The Leidse Ballet & Theaterschool offers a unique pre-professional program. Students attend a selection of high standard classes to be well prepared for possible ballet, dance, theatre or musical auditions at one of the Dutch Dance Academies, such as the ‘Amsterdam Theater School’, the Royal Ballet Conservatory in The Hague or Lucia Marthas Dance Academy, where an average of ten of our students are accepted each year.

The curriculum contains classes in classical ballet, modern dance, jazz & musical dance, street dance, hip hop, clip & show dance, stamina and stretching training, drama and vocals. Additionally various modules are offered such as tap dance acrobatics, break dance, improvisation, nutrition, physiology and anatomy.

The students perform at several occasions and finish the season with a final presentation. To enter the program students need a positive recommendation from their teachers and/or to make an appointment to audition.

For more information please send an email to For more detailed information please contact Carol Schrijnemaekers, artistic and executive director or Loes Overdijk, training coördinator.