Dance Date 2019 | Auditions

Dance Date 2019: The Auditions

“Earn a spot on the Holland Dance Festival 2020 stage!”

Are you an ambitious amateur dancer or dance student and do you want to take it to the next level? Sign up now for Dance Date! Holland Dance Festival offers you the unique opportunity to experience the world of professional dance. Work towards a performance with one of the professional choreographers and premiere during the Holland Dance Festival in February 2020!

2 more auditions to go!

Audition East | 09 November, Arnhem | Fabien Prioville

Fabien Prioville, former dancer at the famous Wuppertal Tanzteather Pina Bausch, is a modern choreographer whose boundlessness can be seen in a recent VR performance at the Lyon Dance Biennal 2018.
Fabien likes to work with a mixed group of dancers: young or old, male or female, sign up for the auditions with this creative top choreographer!

Audition North | 10 November, Leeuwarden | Krisztina de Châtel

The originally Hungarian choreographer Krisztina de Châtel has made more than seventy choreographies and three dance films. The performances of Krisztina de Châtel often revolve around contrasts and confrontations. In October 2000 De Châtel was awarded the Nederlandse Dansdagen (Dutch Dance Days) Prize for her entire oeuvre, and in 2001 she was appointed Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion for her services to Dutch dance.

For more than thirty years Krisztina de Châtel has led her own company Dansgroep Krisztina de Châtel. With Itzik Galili she led Dansgroep Amsterdam, the city company for modern dance, from 2009 to 2013.

Take your chance to work with this contemporary dance icon by signing up for the auditions in Leeuwarden!


For whom?
We welcome ambitious amateur dancers (from the age of 14) and dance students.

Audition dates per region

West – September 28 in Rotterdam
Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Eendrachtsstraat 8, 3012 XL Rotterdam
Choreographers: Ed Wubbe / Scapino Ballet Rotterdam
Repetitor: Annemarie Labinjo – Van der Meulen / Scapino Ballet Rotterdam

South – October 6 in Eindhoven
Location: CKE, Pastoor Petersstraat 180, 5612 LW Eindhoven
Choreographers: Heather Ware & Irene van Zeeland

Central – October 12 in Utrecht
Theaterhuis De Berenkuil, Biltstraat 166, 3572 BP Utrecht
Choreographer: Sheree Lenting

East – November 9 in Arnhem
Location: ArtEZ Academie voor Theater en Dans, Onderlangs 9, 6812 CE Arnhem
Choreographer: Fabien Prioville

North – November 10 in Leeuwarden
Neushoorn, Ruiterskwartier 41, 8911 BP Leeuwarden
Choreographer: Krisztina de Châtel

Payments are per audition per region. Thus, when partaking in multiple auditions, multiple application fees are required.

For the Dance Date Auditions the following terms & contitions are applied.

Specific questions and inquiries regarding Dance Date can go to yvonne@holland-dance.com.

Impression of the workshop

Dates & Tickets

Title Start date End date Start time Location Order
Auditions Sat. 28 September 2019 Sat. 28 September 2019 15:00 Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Rotterdam Sorry, event has already occurred
Auditions Sun. 06 October 2019 Sun. 06 October 2019 12:45 CKE, Eindhoven Sorry, event has already occurred
Auditions Sat. 12 October 2019 Sat. 12 October 2019 13:00 Theaterhuis De Berenkuil, Utrecht Sorry, event has already occurred
Auditions Sat. 09 November 2019 Sat. 09 November 2019 10:00 ArtEZ Academie voor Theater en Dans, Arnhem Sorry, event has already occurred
Auditions Sun. 10 November 2019 Sun. 10 November 2019 11:00 Neushoorn, Leeuwarden Sorry, event has already occurred

Frequently asked questions

Can I audition for multiple regions?

It is possible to participate in multiple regions. The payments for these auditions are done separately. Please note: if you are ultimately chosen by multiple choreographers, we will decide which choreographer / region you will end up with. It is not possible to participate in multiple productions.

What about the costs?

We ask a contribution of € 5 per audition. You pay this in advance, via the payment and registration link, which you receive from us as soon as all participants are known.

If you are selected for Dance Date you pay € 75 for the entire process. This includes the preparatory rehearsals, the workshops during the premiere weekend, and the practical matters during the premiere weekend such as catering and overnight stays. The travel costs to the rehearsal locations and The Hague for the performance are for your own account.

How do I apply?

You can register via the button “order tickets” above. After payment you will receive a confirmation email with the link for the registration form. In this registration form we request, among other things, contact details and additional information.

To make your registration final, we need the completed registration form. Please fill this in as soon as possible.

When and where are the rehearsals after selection?

The rehearsals have not yet been scheduled, but expect 10 to 20 rehearsals. Depending on the availability of the choreographers, these will take place from November 2019 to January 2020 in the evenings and / or weekends. The rehearsals take place in the city or region where you have auditioned.

When and where are the performances?

The Dance Date performance will premiere during the Holland Dance Festival in The Hague on the weekend from 31 January to 2 February 2020. We provide overnight accommodation, catering and workshops during the premiere weekend.

Please note that you must arrive at the theater on time on Friday 31 January. Individual Dance Date performances may also be shown at various locations in the Netherlands after the Holland Dance Festival. Everyone will of course be informed about these options on time!

What is the time schedule for the auditions?

Audition West
15:00-17:00 uur

Audition East
10:00-12:00 uur

Audition Central
13:00-14:45 uur

Audition South
12:45-15:45 uur

Audition North
11:00-13:00 uur

Depending on the number of registrations you may receive an e-mail with a different time.