ESB Amsterdam Summer School 2020

ESB Amsterdam Summer School 2020 will take place at ESB studios in Amsterdam between July 27th and August 7th 2020.

This Two-Week Intensive (students aged 14 to 21) will be taught by ESB faculty as well as two world-renowned guests who will give afternoon workshops.

  • International choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa will create with the students a short piece based on her material.
  • Forsythe stager and international ballet mistress Kathryn Bennetts will work on Forsythe Technologies, improvisation and repertoire material.

Daily Schedule

10.00 ‒ 11.45Ballet ClassGroup 14-16 yoESB Teacher
10.00 – 11.45Ballet ClassGroup 17-20 yoESB Teacher
12.00 – 13.30DawsonGroup 1Christiane Marchant
12.00 – 13.30DawsonGroup 2Cédric Ygnace
14.15 – 15.45ForsytheGroup 1Kathryn Bennetts
14.15 – 15.45Lopez OchoaGroup 2Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
16.15 – 17.45ForsytheGroup 2Kathryn Bennetts
16.15 – 17.45Lopez OchoaGroup 1Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

The ballet classes are split into two separate groups: 14-16 years old, and 17-20 years old.

The fee for the Two-Week Intensive is € 900. ESB students will pay a rebated fee of € 600.

For students who also sign up for our Online Summer School we are offering a special discounted fee of € 1.500 for both courses (travel and accommodation not included). ESB students can sign up for a discounted fee of € 1.000 for both courses (travel and accommodation not included).

Accommodation Packages are available for our participants, either at ESB’s own lodgings throughout Amsterdam (no meals included, but all studios have access to fully equipped kitchens) for € 450 (two weeks fee), or at the Stayokay Hostel in Amsterdam East (includes breakfast/packed lunch/dinner) for € 750 (two weeks). When applying for the Two-Week Intensive, you can also register for the Accommodation Package.

How to apply?
Only a limited number of spots are available for this program due to current Dutch government measures for the containment of Covid-19. Applications will be dealt with on a first-come-first-served basis. Before you apply, please make sure you are allowed to enter the Netherlands:

You can apply for the Amsterdam Summer School by filling out the online application form on the ESB Applications website. You will need to sign up for an account first if you did not create one yet. When creating a new application, make sure to select the right form: ‘ESB Summer School 2020 – Amsterdam‘.

If you also want to participate in our Online Summer School, please fill out the separate application form as well (‘ESB Summer School 2020 – Online‘).

Participants who already have been accepted into our original ESB Summer School 2020 do not need to register again for the Amsterdam Summer School. They can write to , mentioning their name, application number, and accommodation preferences. For joining the Online Summer School, existing participants do need to reregister by filling out the special application form on ESB Applications (‘ESB Summer School 2020 – Online‘).

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