Application and Fees

Update regarding the Coronavirus/COVID-19 (latest update: 8 June 2020)
Due to the current situation with travel bans and uncertainty on the course of the pandemic, it is with much regret that we have to inform that our ESB Summer School in Rome will have to be cancelled. We are looking into alternative options, such as an online program. We will keep you updated via this website once all these possibilities get their final shape.

Designed for dancers of advanced and professional levels, age 11 to 21 years old. Due to a limited number of places, a selection will be made based on the applicant’s resumé and photographs. Applying for the course does not automatically guarantee a place: only applicants who receive a confirmation of acceptance will be admitted to the course.

How to apply?
You can apply for the ESB Summer School via the online application form on our ESB Applications website. Before you can fill out the application, you must register for an account.

Video & Photographs
You will be asked to upload a video and at least four photographs.

The video should contain barre work (5 minutes max) and center work (5 minutes max). A classical and contemporary solo can be added optionally. A link to the video hosted on YouTube or Vimeo should be added to the application form.

The photographs should be full body shots showing:

  • Portrait photo (for administrative purposes only)
  • Tendu à la seconde (en face)
  • First arabesque (en profil)
  • Demi plié in first position (en profil)
  • Another dance photo of your choice (optional)

Go to the ESB Applications website >

Application fee
There is a non-refundable application fee of € 30 to cover administration costs. Applications will be processed only after the application fee has been paid. Payment will take place online, after submitting the application.

Application deadline
Due to the Corona/COVID-19 pandemic, we had to cancel our ESB Summer School 2020.
Applications are therefore closed as of 8 June 2020.

Course fees
It is only after receiving confirmation of acceptance that participants will be asked to pay the course fees. We offer four programs:

  • Bournonville Week (15-21 years) (13-18 July 2020)
    Course fee: € 500,00
  • Two-Week Intensive (15-21 years) (20 July-1 August 2020)
    Course fee: € 1.200,00
  • Bournonville Week + Two-Week Intensive (15-21 years) (13 July-1 August 2020)
    Course fee: € 1.400,00
  • 10-Day Intensive (11-14 years) (15-25 July 2020)
    Course fee: € 600,00

These fees include all dance classes, coaching and the final presentation. Not included are all drinks, food, personal expenses and accommodation. We do offer an Accommodation Package for participants of the course. More information about the Accommodation Package can be found on the accommodation page.

Participants will be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit within two weeks after their acceptance. Enrollment within the course is only assured after all course fees have been paid fully. For further details, please see our terms and conditions.

It is mandatory that the participant takes out personal health, travel and accident insurances. The administration cannot be held responsible for any damage or injury, however caused, to any person attending the course or third parties, nor for the loss or damage of any property, on or off the premises of the course or any to the course related locations.

Information and contact
Vincent van Kekerix – Business Manager