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.


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 Copenhagen Dance Arts which produces professional performing arts. Click here to read more about Copenhagen Dance Arts.


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

  • 3-year Diploma Programme

A 3-year programme for a selected group of international highly skilled and ambitious dancers; Dancers who are aiming for an international career as company- or freelance dancers. Read more.

  • 11-Week Intensive Post-Graduate Programme

A 11-week programme for professional dancers who have at least 3 years professional dance education at diploma/bachelor level. The essence of the programme is individual coaching, career guidance, audition preparation, solo work and webpage creation in relation to promoting yourself as dancer. Read more.

  • 1-Year Post Programme

The Programme is specially for dancers with an education in contemporary or ballet or having massive training experience is an individual specialisation and optimisation of your future professional dance career. The essence of the Programme is personal coaching, audition preparation, networking, career guidance and targeting your technical and artistic skills for the specific job situations that you are planning for in the future. Read more.

  • 1-Year Pre-Education Programme (put on hold season 2019/20)

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 professional dancers for the last 20 years along with their careers as dancers, artistic directors and choreographers.



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