3-year Diploma Programme

Applications for Diploma Programme 2022-25 will open in October 2021

*OBS: While Covid-19 is present, there will be no in-person auditions in Copenhagen to help minimise travel and risk of infections. Therefore, we accept students based on video audition. We may ask for more material and a phone meeting after receiving your application as well as you are most welcome to ask for a phone meeting if any questions.
Please go to Audition Procedure below to see requirements for the video audition.

If any questions, 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. The first 2.5 year all the dancers support each other in developing their potential and skills to the fullest; through daily training, personal coaching and through performance periods. In the final semester, the dancers specialize through individual apprentice periods with choreographers and companies.

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

Audition procedure

Step 1: Applicants apply to participate in the audition by sending:

Application form (see link below) and insert a link to your online video uploaded on fx youtube, vimeo or alike (please do not send files) of

• Presentation and motivation of why you wish to educate at CCDS 3-year Diploma Programme
• 5 minutes excerpt of contemporary
• 5 minutes excerpt of classical ballet
• 2 minutes of improvisation
• 1 minute solo

If you have access to a studio that is of course great, but not a requirement. The video can be filmed with your smartphone in your kitchen, living room, outdoor etc.. The important thing is that we can see you clearly.

Step 2: (Due to Covid-19, we will evaluate your material and get back to you by email)We will evaluate your material and inform you by email if you are invited to participate in the audition as soon as possible.

Step 3: (no in-person audition Spring audition 2021 due to Covid-19)If you are invited to participate in the audition, the audition lasts for 1 day. The audition consists of contemporary dance, ballet, improvisation, performance practice, solo and interview. Each applicant must prepare a one-minute solo without music. Applicants might be asked to participate in an interview. Please prepare for the interview by reflecting upon the following questions:

• 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?

Step 4: Applicants will be notified of their admission or non-admission to the course shortly after the audition and latest two 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 throughout the audition. Jewellery and wrist watches are not allowed and hair must be worn tied back, leaving the face and neck clear.

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.

Audition fee

DKK 190.
If you are invited to participate in the audition, audition fee is to be payed 7 days before the audition to secure your place. The audition fee is non-refundable.

Bank information

Reg.: 2107
Account number: 0717838408
IBAN Code: DK9220000717838408

The adress of the bank is :
Smallegade 2
2000 Frederiksberg

Remember to write your full name and address on the payment slip.

When you transfer money from outside Denmark, please allow up to a week’s time and make sure to accept all transfer charges.

Do you not have an EU-passport but want to audition?

Please go to the page Alternative Audition

Read more about the 3-year Diploma Programme.

Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School - info@cph-dance.com - +45 30 24 53 51

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