3-year Diploma Programme at CCDS is for the students to develop into highly skilled and aware dancers who can take full charge of their own development and handle their careers as professional dancers and artists for a long career in the future

Where: Studio: Enghavevej 82, Copenhagen, Denmark

When: August 2022 – June 2025

Deadline for applications: We recommend sending your application by March 31th 2022.

The finest task of Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School is to support the international group of highly ambitious dancers who wish to develop their full potential, gain profound technical and artistic skills and knowledge and attain a long and distinguished career as company- or freelance dancer and artist internationally.
This combination gives the students the opportunity to both immerse themselves in dance as a craft and to use Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School as a creative and network building point of departure for the future.

The goal of the 3-year Diploma Programme at CCDS is for the students to develop into highly skilled and aware dancers who can take full charge of their own development and handle their careers as professional dancers and artists for a long career in the future.

Structure of a typical week:
In a typical week (Monday-Friday) students are expected to work 4-6 hours per day and dedicate 2 hours per day for individual optimization of their body potential, research, management and for self-studies. Some weeks are dedicated fully to a workshop or rehearsals, others are organized as classes. During periods of productions at Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School, performances and rehearsals can take place in evenings and weekends.

Every school year the students take part in several public productions. Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School collaborates with a number of choreographers, cultural institutions and organisations. Collaborators are for example choreographers such as Gustavo Ramirez Sansano (ES), Mauro Astolfi (IT), Adi Salant (IL) and Tamas Moricz (BE). To see more, please visit our website: https://www.cph-dance.com/teachers/.

Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School has performed at The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen Music Theater, Ministry of Culture, Royal Cast Collection, Østre Gasværk Theatre, Royal Danish Ballet, Nimb in Tivoli, The National Museum, The Cisterns as well as a long list of sight specific performances.

The Diploma Programme includes individual coaching and mentoring of the students to optimize their artistic and technical development to the fullest. CCDS has a strong focus on melting education in safe frames with reality and a strong focus on preparing the students the best possible way for the world they will most likely meet as a professional dancer. In this profession daily life working with different people of different ages, cultures, backgrounds and different experiences is a very realistic scenario. Therefore, the students of CCDS will have a lot of classes together across the first, second and third years. It means a lot to us that the students feel responsible for their own development – we are here to guide the students both technically, artistically but definitely also in finding the most constructive and efficient learning process where they at the end are extremely independent. Working tasks and expectations depend on the level of experience of the individual student.

By the end of every semester (Winter and Summer) there will be an exam followed by individual feedback.

Subjects 1st and 2nd year:
Performance practice; inc. work with choreographers & public performances
Personal Coaching & mentoring
Optimizing performance
Composition, including individual specialization
Improvisation / Contact improvisation
Complementary workshops
Training Planning
Injury Prevention supported by self-study of Anatomy & Physiology curriculum
Voice training
Dance history and performance analysis
*The complementary workshops are mainly connected to the daily practical and physical work and supported by self-studies of curriculum.

Subjects and apprentice periode 3rd year:
Apprentice periode (January – June)
Performance practice; incl. work with choreographers & public performances
Personal coaching & mentoring
Composition focused on solo work
Webpage creation & management incl. filming of choreographic work for audition
Individual specialization
Optimizing performance
Improvisation / contact improvisation

Find more info here: https://www.cph-dance.com/3-year-diploma-programme/
or contact us on info@cph-dance.com

How to apply: Auditions in Spring 2022 for entering 3-year Diploma Programme 2022-25:

Read more on how to audition here: https://www.cph-dance.com/audition-en/3-year-diploma-programme-audition/

Costs for participants: See website

For further information please visit https://www.cph-dance.com/3-year-diploma-programme/

Contact details: info@cph-dance.com

How to apply: Auditions takes place online. We recommend sending your application by March 31th 2022.

Costs for participants: See website.

Contact details: -Studio address:
c/o GAME København
Enghavevej 82D
2450 Copenhagen SV

-Office address
c/o Disie
Enghavevej 80C – 4th floor
2450 Copenhagen SV

-Postal address:
c/o Dansehallerne
HC Andersen Boulevard 25, 3
1553 Copenhagen V

Tel. +45 30 24 53 51


The best way to reach us is by sending us an email.
We will usually reply within three or four business days.

*Office closed for holidays; The 18th of December 2021 -10th of January 2022.

For further information, please visit https://www.cph-dance.com/

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