Application & Fees

Update 15 December 2020: Due to new Covid-19 measures from the Dutch government, unfortunately, the Amsterdam Winter School 2020 has been canceled.

Designed for dancers of Advanced Level (age 14 to 16 years old) and Preprofessional Level (age 17 to 21 years old). Due to a limited number of places, a selection will be made based on the applicant’s resumé, photographs, and a short video. 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 Winter School via our ESB Applications website. After creating an account, you can fill out the digital application form. Applications have to be sent before 20 November 2020. The application form includes:

  • Portrait photo: (for administrative purposes only)
  • Video link: 6-minute maximum classwork (no barre)
  • Full body photo: Tendu à la seconde (en face)
  • Full body photo: First arabesque (en profil)
  • Full body photo: Demi plié in first position (en profil)
  • Optional dance photo of your choice

Important: Due to the current Covid 19 situation, there is a possibility we have to cancel the Winter School at any given moment, depending on Dutch government measures and advice. Please keep this in mind when applying, and take appropriate measures regarding insurance, trips, and lodging arrangements.

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. Due to a limited number of places available, candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible.

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

ESB Winter School – Advanced level (14-16 years old)
ESB Winter School – Preprofessional level (17-21 years old)
Period: 26 December 2020 – 2 January 2021 (8 days, daily classes from 10:00 – 17:45h)
Course fee: € 650,00
ESB student fee: € 400,00

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 at Stayokay Amsterdam Oost, our accommodation partner. More information about the Accommodation Package and the Stayokay hostel can be found on the accommodation page.

Participants will be asked to pay the full tuition fee and accommodation package deposit (€ 600) before the application deadline (20 November 2020). An invoice with payment details will be sent by email after the application has been accepted by ESB’s administration. In case the Winter School would have to be canceled due to Covid 19 measures, both the tuition fee and accommodation package deposit will be refunded in full.

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 of the Stayokay hostel.

Terms and Conditions

Information and contact
Vincent van Kekerix – Business Manager