All HBO teachers and guest teachers/rehearsal teachers

Year, duration

Study load (weekly)
90 minutes

Contribution to the competences
1. Creative ability
2. Technical capability
3. Problem-solving ability
4. Communicative Ability
5. Ability to grow and develop
6. Ability to Collaborate

Short summary of the content
Workshops are repertoire lessons that focus intensively (in a short period of time) on a specific work, part of a ballet or a specific choreographer and style.
The student is introduced to a different style, a different way of working and is challenged to apply the learned technique in a situation that would be in the field and often outside the "comfort zone". Workshops are often related to demonstration or final performances and can be used to prepare or study a particular work for these performances.
Sometimes the focus in a workshop is on a particular choreographer and associated techniques, way of working, thinking and applying.

Workshops can also be organized at other times of the year around specific themes, conversations with professionals from the field, teaching make-up skills or other required theatrical skills or have specific short-term training goals (for example through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy sessions). 

Learning goals
The student:

  • develops knowledge of new styles, works, repertoire or working methods of a particular choreographer/guest teacher in a very focused period.
  • shows a sense of dance that is broader than classical ballet language and can apply the technique learned to other styles and forms and is able to make connections or understand differences and actively understand and apply them physically.
  • can physically perform a different style at the end of a period and also has the knowledge to explain the differences in words.
  • shows a feeling for different styles and develops personality in dance styles.
  • is able to perform a repertoire piece during performances
  • understands how repertoire can be learned in many different ways in different groups and is able to play an active role in rehearsals and to be individual.
  • is well prepared for auditions through knowledge of different companies and choreographers and can think about it more specifically and actively and form an opinion.
  • acquires skills other than dance skills required to work in the theater.

Method(s) used
In group lessons, the student learns material and repertoire.
Research assignments into other styles, methods and techniques. Guest lecturers and rehearsals mainly lead the lessons.

Study materials used (specialist literature, case studies, assignments, videos, etc.)
No. However, the student must be challenged to conduct further research into other styles, choreographers and companies. Link to Dance History and Tutoring and Repertoire Lessons.

Assessment method
Evaluation and feedback on presentation. The work is then performed as part of demonstrations and performances.

Assessment criteria
1) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
2) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
3) 1, 2, 3, 4
4) 1, 2
5) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
6) 1, 2, 3, 4