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Competition Overview

AmsterDans International Competition offers the possibility to enter in three age groups:

children 8-11 years old 

juniors 12-15 years old 

young adults 16-26 years old 

In each age group, dancers may compete in the genres ballet or modern contemporary dance. And in each genre, the following sections are possible (with multiple entries allowed):

- solos

- duets

- groups (with a maximum of 18 dancers on stage)

There's an additional category for emerging choreographers (adult choreographers, of any age 18+), with a minimum of two dancers on stage and maximum eighteen (of any age); and the choreography may be in any dance genre.

Schedule

18-19 May 2024

SATURDAY, MAY 18th


Competition starts at: time TBA.

The order of the program will be announced some days prior to the competition. 

 


SUNDAY, MAY 19th

Competition starts at: time TBA.

The order of the program will be announced some days prior to the competition. 

For information and schedules for the masterclasses, please click here.

 

NB: For both days, all masterclasses have to be registered separately from the competition. Places are limited.

Awards & Prizes

Each category will have awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Per solo category, an overall winner for the age group will also be awarded. For example, 'overall winner juniors' (thus, across the entire age group for solos). Beyond these honorary titles, there are many prizes to be won, such as cash prizes, sponsorships, scholarships, and trainee positions with renowned dance companies and professional dance training institutions.

List of prizes of AmsterDans 2024

subject to change

Scholarships or residencies for various studios, schools & companies, such as 

  • Peridance Studios New York, USA

  • National Ballet Academy Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  • ArtEZ , Arnhem, The Netherlands

  • Delattre Dance Company, Mainz, Germany

  • The Henny Jurriëns Studio, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Studio Simoncini, The Hague, The Netherlands

  • Rome International Dance Academy, Rome, Italy

  • ICK Dans Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • De Dutch Don’t Dance Division, The Hague, The Netherlands

  • Chassé Dance Studios, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Premio Danza Puglia, Italy

 

Gift certificates from

  • FlevoDance

  • Gaynor Minden

  • DNC Store

Cash prizes from

  • Associazione Evgenij Polyakov

  • Dunja Jocic/Bird Productions

  • AmsterDans

Performance opportunities at

  • Vondelpark Amphitheater in Amsterdam

Choreographic coaching by

Project Zahira | Dance Theater


Free registrations for

  • AmsterDans Competition 2025

  • Rome International Dance Academy 

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