The rehearsal process and the presentation of a performance on stage are important aspects of the study programme. The presentation and performance-oriented education is aimed at repertoire study, rehearsals and performances of existing and new choreographies. In this way, the student gains insight and experience in the way in which various parts of a choreography come together in an artistic work: dance technique and style, analysis and understanding of movement, form, structure, music and musical structures, use of space, collaboration with other dancers, etc. Various choreographers from the field are invited to work with the students. Performances during the academic year are scheduled in two or three periods:
- November: Choreographic Project (own work of the students)
- February: Demonstration shows
- April: Demonstration performances (possible)
- July: Final performances
In addition, students can gain stage experience as part of the corps-de-ballet during the major classical productions of Dutch National Ballet (The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Swan Lake, La Bayadère, etc.). During these productions, students learn to adapt to the entire rehearsal process that is an important part of a repertoire ensemble, from learning the choreography through rehearsals in the studio and on stage, to the final presentation during the performances.
The student's contribution to the rehearsal process and the performances is evaluated by the choreographer/instructor. A student's performance on stage during a performance is evaluated with oral feedback from the teachers, the choreographer and the artistic director.