3-year Diploma Programme Audition


3-year Diploma Programme

Applications for Diploma Programme 2022-25 is now open.

Audition for CCDS takes place online.
Please go to audition procedure below to see requirements and details for audition material. We recommend sending your application by the 31st of March 2022.
If you wish to visit the school, you are most welcome on our Open Day on Friday the 3rd of December 2021.

To sign up for Open Day please write info@cph-dance.com.


An unquestionable dedication to develop into dancers who wish to exceed and expand the international level and capability of contemporary dance. Sound technical versatility, a great personal drive, an open mind and a positive approach to possibilities and challenges are essential. Profound basic experience in contemporary dance and ballet alongside extremely high ambition and an exceptional talent for movement is required. It is emphasized that candidates has a strong appetite for developing their artistic reflection and body potential through working at a high physical level throughout the day.

To audition for the 3-year Diploma Programme is to audition for becoming part of an international ambitious team for 3 years.  All students are expected to contribute to a great team spirit and support each other in developing their potential and skills to the fullest; through daily training, personal coaching and through performance periods.

Candidates between 17 and 26 years of age may apply. Dispensation can be given in special cases.

Audition procedure

Step 1: Fill in the application form via link below.

Step 2: Provide a link to your online audition material uploaded on a video platform (please do not send files for download). The video should contain following:

• Presentation and motivation of why you wish to educate at CCDS 3-year Diploma Programme. Please consider these questions in your presentation:

Where are you in your dance career right now?
What goals do you have for your dance career, both short term and long term?
What are your strong mental qualities?
How do you contribute with an open and positive mindset?
How do your describe your working mentality?

• 5 minutes excerpt of classical ballet incl. barre and centre work. If you have a classical variation, you are welcome to include this.
• 5 minutes excerpt of contemporary Please include floorwork.
• 2 minutes of improvisation. Please include a focus on full body articulation.
• 1 minute solo.

The video can be filmed with your smartphone in a dance studio as well as your living room or outdoor etc.. The important thing is that we can see you clearly.

Step 3: Applicants will be notified of their admission or non-admission to the course shortly after the audition and latest three weeks after.
Should you be accepted to join the programme, please accept your place by paying the first instalment of the course fee within 2 weeks.


Dress code

You are requested to wear tight fitting clothes in ballet, contemporary and improvisation.

Application form 3-year Diploma Programme (link)

If the application form cannot be uploaded you are welcome to send your application in an ordinary email to info@cph-dance.com.
Remember that all fields are mandatory.
By sending an application you agree that Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School may keep this information. Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School only asks for necessary information and only keeps it temporarily.

Read more about the 3-year Diploma Programme.