Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School


The mission of Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School is to facilitate the dancers’ development into skilled and aware artists taking full charge of their own  professional careers.

Unquestionable dedication and independent reflection is at the core of all activities. Responsibility, an open mind and a positive approach, respect for each other, a sense of humor, situational awareness, self-discipline and determination are all essential qualities.

Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School is a space in which everyone can develop their full potential and prepare for a long and distinguished career in contemporary stage arts.

A strong focus on dance as a craft, physical abilities, continued artistic reflection and practical management skills make Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School a strong point of departure for future job takers and job creators within the international dance community.


Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School (CCDS) was launched in 2005 and is today proud to present four professional programmes:

  • 3-year Diploma Programme

A 3-year programme for an selected group of international highly skilled and ambitious dancers who wish to develop their full potential, gain profound technical and artistic skills and knowlegde and attain a long and distinguished career in dance and performing art. Read more.

  • 12-Week Intensive Post-Graduate Programme

A 12-week programme for professional dancers who have a BA in contemporary dance or an equivalent professional dance education of at least 3 years and are looking for time and a place to focus and develop their careers. Read more.

  • 1-Year Pre-Education Programme

A 1-year education aimed at young dancers, who – through a year of fulltime training – will develop their skills significantly and be equipped for acceptance at the higher professional dance educations in Europe. Read more.

The educations at CCDS are based on a long-term partnership between Morten Innstrand and Lotte Sigh who have worked together with the development of dance educations and mentoring of dancers for the last 20 years along with their careers as dancers and choreographers.


CCDS cooperates with a number of cultural institutions as well as the dorm at The Royal Danish Ballet – Dronning Margrethe Kollegiet. Students younger than 18 years of age can apply to live at the dorm during their education at CCDS. Please contact the school for further information.

CCDS is a subsection of CPH Dance Arts which produces professional performing arts. Click here to read more about CPH Dance Arts.


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