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School Profile

The mission of Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School is to facilitate development of the dancers 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, respect for each other, a sense of humor, situational awareness, self-discipline, determination and a positive approach are all essential qualities.

Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School is a space in which everyone can develop their unique 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. Our primary studio space is hosted at GAME Streetmekka in central Copenhagen. 


CCDS is a subsection of Copenhagen Dance Arts; an independent cultural institution presenting dance arts nationally and internationally. 

In addition, Copenhagen Dance Arts presents Copenhagen International Dance Festival every Spring. Click here to read more about the festival.


Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School (CCDS) offers three professional programmes:

3-Year Diploma Programme

A 3-Year Diploma Programme for a selected group of international highly skilled and ambitious dancers with extraordinary independent drive;

Dancers who are aiming for an international career as company- or freelance dancers. Read more.

1-Year Post-Graduate Programme

The 1-Year Post-Graduate Programme is designed for dancers who recently completed the professional dance education (Diploma or Bachelor degree) and are looking for performance experience, career guidance and solid audition preparation.

The programme is an individual specialization and optimization of your future professional dance career. 

The essence of the programme is personal coaching, performance experience, 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.

3-Month Post-Graduate Programme

The 3-Month Post-Graduate programme are for professional dancers who have at least 3 years professional dance education at diploma/bachelor level.

The essence of the programmes are individual coaching, career guidance, audition preparation, solo work and webpage creation in relation to promoting yourself as dancer. Read more.