Programs & Tuition Fees

For the 2019-2020 season, the following tuition fees apply:

  • Junior Program (13-14-15 years old):
    € 7.250/year
  • Advanced Program (15-16-17 years old):
    € 7.750/year
  • Trainee Program (17-18-19 years old):
    € 8.500/year              

Families receive an invoice for the tuition fee via the email address provided on the “Additional Information” form. The tuition fee has to be paid in full before August 30th, 2019. Tuition fees are non-refundable. However, in case of force majeure or exceptional circumstances during the season, ESB might decide to refund families on a pro rata basis for the months of effective study within the school.

Internship Programs

Over the years, ESB’s Director, Jean-Yves Esquerre, has built strong relationships with some of the top key players in the ballet world.

  • Youth America Grand Prix, Prix de Lausanne, Amazing Arts Japan, A.E.D. Italy are some of the producers of major competitions and/or auditions promoting talents and offering dancers to join ESB.
  • National Ballet School of Canada, Paris Opera Ballet School, Zurich Tanz Academie, some of the schools having organized regular exchanges or internships for some of their exceptional dancers who joined Jean-Yves Esquerre’s Trainee Programs.

ESB offers a unique set of internships so that dancers from all over the world can experience an intensive period of training in Amsterdam. These fees are exclusive of lodging expenses.

  • Junior Program (13-15 years old):
    € 5.450 for 6 months
    € 3.150 for 3 months
  • Advanced Program (15-17 years old):
    € 5.800 for 6 months
    € 3.300 for 3 months
  • Trainee Program (17-19 years old):
    € 6.300 for 6 months
    € 3.550 for 3 months

One-Week Scholarships & Acceptances

Throughout the season, ESB offers dancers One-Week Scholarships (free of charge) or One-Week Acceptances into one of the school’s three programs.

  • Advanced/Junior Programs
  • Trainee Program

Visa, Immigration & Internship Program

  • Schengen Area/European Union students are able to attend ESB’s Full-Year Program
  • Canadian, Australian, New-Zealander, Argentinian and South Korean students over 18 years old can apply for a one-year visa within the Working Holiday Program in order to obtain a 10-month study period.
  • Students with any other citizenship are offered Three-Month (90-day period) or Six-Month Internship (two 90-day periods separated by a 90-day period outside the Schengen space) so that students can enter The Netherlands as a visitor.