Secondary school Codarts Lyceum and primary school Nieuwe Park Rozenburgschool (NPRS) are joining forces to offer grade 7 and 8 pupils a unique opportunity: music and dance lessons taught by expert teachers from Codarts. We are working towards a programme where pupils receive ten hours a week of lessons in various music and dance disciplines, including ballet, modern dance & improvisation and acrobatics.
This collaboration aims to introduce young talents to the world of performing arts in an inspiring way. Through this introduction, we want to prepare and excite them for possible next steps, such as an education at Codarts Lyceum or similar secondary schools, and eventually an audition at an arts college.
This cooperation between Codarts Lyceum and the NPRS is a first for Rotterdam. It enables primary school pupils to take music and dance lessons from higher education teachers and makes use of the DAMU scheme for primary education. Besides the NPRS, two other primary schools in the Netherlands participate in this programme: the School for Young Talent in The Hague and the Olympiaschool in Amsterdam.
Sander Tetteroo, director of Codarts Lyceum, emphasises the importance of this collaboration: "There is a wealth of music and dance talent in the Netherlands, but there are few places where this talent can actually flourish. With this collaboration, we are opening doors to this world and creating opportunities where art and creativity are central."