• Programme in brief
  • What to expect from us
  • What do we expect from you?

Programme in brief

Fontys Dance Academy offers a 4 year full-time study program that gives young dance artists and makers the education to develop their own signature and create their own performance work. Our three flagship profiles: Dance Arts in Context, Contemporary Urban, and Bachelor in Choreography enable students to explore contemporary dance practices and techniques with a view to collaborating with different art forms to make performance work that is innovative, challenging and exciting.

What to expect from us

We place our students at the centre of a fantastic team of teachers and choreographers, in exceptional training facilities, alongside 14 other art schools ranging from Circus and Architecture to Visual Arts and Music. Authentic, curious and distinctive dance artists work in an inclusive learning environment, where individual growth and co-operative exploration are equally prized. Practical work is underpinned by an extensive and rigorous training and research programme that includes a wide range of performance and movement practices. We educate our students to create, think and produce collaboratively. They become dance makers and dance leaders who have their own voice, who take ownership of their own careers and who go on to take up meaningful positions throughout both the performing arts field and wider society.

What do we expect from you

Our students are the creators of and performers in their own work. They also perform in and contribute meaningfully to the work of others. We specifically appreciate students who challenge our ideas of what a dance artist is. We want hard-working, bright-thinking dancers from different backgrounds with an urgent interest in creative, playful, conceptual and resonant dance making.