Auditions Rotterdam

Here you can find more information about the auditions for the Bachelor Dance in Rotterdam.

Auditions Rotterdam

Codarts - Auditions Rotterdam

DATES: 18-21 MARCH 2024





Apply by February 19, 2024 at the latest!

For auditions taking place in Rotterdam you will have to subscribe via Studielink.

      Participation in the audition is free of costs.



To apply for the audition: go to Codarts Rotterdam: Register Studielink and  register yourself for the audition in Rotterdam.

After a successful registration via Studielink you will receive an e-mail from Codarts ( informing you that you must continue with your Studielink registration via In this message you will receive new login for this website (it is not the same as Studielink). In some cases this e-mail can go to your spam box, so please keep an eye on it. Only after completing the registration through both platforms, your application for the audition will be complete.

After the deadline application date has been closed you will receive an email with further information and schedules concerning the audition.

After the deadline application date has been closed you will receive an email with further information and schedules concerning the audition and dates.




To enrol at Codarts you should be in possession of a (Dutch) havo diploma, mbo bve-level 4 or a (foreign) certificate of equivalent value, in which the subject profile of the previous education is of secondary importance. In special cases the above diploma demands can be set aside. The student-to-be then has the possibility to take a capacity test, to check if there is sufficient general development to be able to follow the study. The fees for this test are charged to the student-to-be.                                                                                                          


Requirements for enrolment at Codarts*

  • A diploma from your secondary (high) school (vwo, havo, mbo level 4 regardless of subject profile) or a foreign diploma of equivalent level, or of a higher level**
  • Passing successfully definitive selection of the audition
  • Payment of the schools tuition fee for that year
  • A valid residential address in the Netherlands before 1st October 2024 (registration with local municipality)
  • Non European candidates must apply for a residence permit
  • The required level of the English language for the bachelor’s programme is a minimum score of IELTS (Academic) 5,5 or an equivalent TOEFL score***


*   Subject to changes in the law.
** Students without an upper Secondary Education diploma can only be admitted to Codarts after passing a general capacity test.
*** Not required yet for audition, only after acceptance.


Programme and content of the audition

In Rotterdam there will only be auditions, no workshops.  The pre-selection audition on Monday March 18, is followed by the final audition on Tuesday March 19 2024. The pre-selection audition on Wednesday March 20, is followed by the final audition on Thursday March 21, 2024.


The audition takes place in two rounds.



The pre-selection consists of a ballet class and a modern/contemporary dance class, including an improvisation assignment. There will also be a short demonstration of flexibility. After the pre-selection round, the audition committee will evaluate and then invite selected candidates to join the final selection. 


Final selection

The final selection consists of a ballet class and a modern/contemporary dance class, learning a short Codarts repertoire excerpt, a presentation of your solo (max. two minutes) and an interview. The interview with each candidate focuses on your communication skills, motivation and personality. After the final selection round, the audition committee will deliberate after which all candidates will be informed whether they have passed this round of selection.


Final results

Codarts only admits a limited number of students. Candidates who have passed the final selection round are admissible. However, if after the live audition process there are more suitable candidates than available places, the audition committee makes a new definitive selection. Candidates who make it through this last selection can be placed in the programme and will receive an enrolment package. Other suitable candidates who cannot be (directly) admitted will be added to a waiting list. Communication about this will happen by e-mail. If candidates do not respond in time, Codarts reserves the right to offer the place to another candidate on the waiting list.


Final results of the total selection process will be announced by mid May 2024 at the latest.

We are looking forward receiving  your audition application!

If you have any questions,  please send an email to




Audition assessment criteria

The audition committee consists of faculty members of the Codarts BA Dance programme. The committee works according to guidelines concerning the (dance) technical and artistic aspects of your presentation.

The committee evaluate the suitability of the candidates based on exhibition of the following qualities and abilities:

  • An articulate body and physical potential
  • A combination of talent and potential for development
  • A sense of coordination and musicality as well as spatial awareness
  • An intrinsic feeling for movement and expression in dance
  • Creative potential
  • Artistic qualities
  • Willingness, commitment, openness, honesty, communicative skills and curiosity


Codarts Rotterdam stands for equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with its students, faculty, staff, and community in general. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition, whether in relation to student admission or the later treatment of students in our programmes and activities.


Admission is officially not related to age. In general, however, given the intensive physical training during the four-year programme, we advise applicants in this formative stage of their performance careers to not be older than 20 years if they audition for the 1st year, 22 years if they audition for the 2nd year.


Dress code audition/clothing advice

  • Tight-fitting clothing that clearly enables the viewer to observe your technique
  • Do not wear skirts or baggy shorts, loose fitting t-shirts or costumes
  • Ballet shoes are obliged for the ballet section



For solo: You should be prepared to say the:

  • title of the solo
  • name of the choreographer (if not made by yourself)


Please bring recorded music as an accompaniment for your solo on a phone or tablet with an auxiliary output. The music should be downloaded to your device; streaming via WiFi may not be available in the studio.


Please do not bring elaborate costumes or props for the solo.