Dance and Choreography

Bachelor of Dance and Choreography, 180 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution The Danish National School of Performing Arts
Campus Campus Copenhagen
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 10300 EUR
As of 2023, The Danish National School of Performing Arts will open a new campus in Holstebro. The Dance and Choreography programmes in Holstebro and Copenhagen share the curriculum but differ in the application. 


This bachelor’s programme offers a space where you can develop and deepen your skills in, and awareness of, the artistic, technical, and critical perspectives of dance and choreography.

The dual focus on both dance and choreography recognises their entangled relation. It encourages an approach to knowledge that casts aside presumed oppositions between body and mind, theory and practice, thinking and doing.

The programme gives you a strong foundation in physicality and qualifies you to engage in a wide array of artistic work both individually and as part of a group.

The main subject of Dance is taught throughout the entire programme. In Holstebro, the emphasis is on established techniques from the Western dance tradition, while in Copenhagen, the focus is on the contemporary development of the tradition, including contemporary techniques, somatic practices, improvisational tools, and more.

The subject of Choreography is also taught throughout the three years, with a different focus in Holstebro and Copenhagen. In Holstebro, the focus is on the interpretation and execution of choreographic works, while in Copenhagen, the focus is on creating one's own work and exploring the contextual aspects of choreography.

In addition to the main subjects, the programme also includes context studies, which introduce students to related art forms and fields of knowledge, such as pedagogy, aesthetics, and entrepreneurship. There are theory classes but the focus is on practice and the aim is to introduce the theory through practice.

Every study year includes a large performance project where the students work with an international choreographer on a publicly presented piece. This provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills in a practical setting.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the programme will have the skills and knowledge needed to work as professional dancers and choreographers, as well as the ability to develop their own creative projects. The programme provides students with tools that enable them to create a sustainable artistic work life within a performing arts field and open up work opportunities that go beyond performing arts.

Students graduating from Holstebro will be versatile technically equipped dancers that can enter a company structure from a collaborative point of departure and with a critical awareness of its modes of operation.

Students graduating from Copenhagen will be prepared to engage in the professional independent field, as a creative artist be it as a performer in someone else’s work or to produce their own work alone or collectively.

Meet Dance & Choreography graduate Agnes Grélinger from Hungary in this interview about moving to and staying in Denmark.


In 2023 the programme admits students to the campus in Holstebro. The future pattern for admission is yet to be decided.

All students are admitted based on an audition. There are no admission requirements as regards age, educational background or level of experience. For those who are admitted into the programme, studies begin mid-August.

Learn more in the application guide


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students with citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher education system

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