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Dancing on the Edge Scholarship Program

Dancing on the Edge Scholarship Program 2021

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Applications are open for Dancing on the Edge Scholarship Program 2021. Call for the new generation of contemporary dancers from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region) for the Dancing on the Edge Scholarship Program 2021. Dancing on the Edge (DOTE) offers scholarships to young talent from the MENA region to attend a three-week Summer dance workshop program.

In 2021, depending on the development around Covid-19, this will either be offline in Amsterdam (attending the three-week Amsterdam Summer Intensive) or online in the three-week Online Masterclass Program. On the application form, you can let me know if you are interested to participate in both programs, or just one or the other.

Offline Scholarship Program – Amsterdam Summer Intensive

During the three weeks of the offline scholarship in Amsterdam, dancers can take technique classes and participate in workshops in Amsterdam, taught by teachers representing the most important companies and styles in today’s contemporary dance world. These include Akram Khan, Kidd Pivot (Crystal Pite), Peeping Tom and Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and many others. The program is an ideal opportunity for dancers to study in an international atmosphere together with other professionals and professionally oriented dancers. Dancers can also attend performances from the cutting-edge Julidans Festival, which takes place at the same time. Check out a report of the DOTE Scholarship 2018, the Amsterdam Summer Intensive program, right here. This program will take place in July 2021.

Online Masterclass Program

During the three weeks of the online scholarship, the masterclass program, dancers can take some of the same classes by the same teachers in a carefully selected online program. This can be done from home. A small space to move is enough, as long as you can focus there, and you have a laptop and internet to use. In a small group of selected dancers, you will take part in an intensive online program, with a different teacher every week and one three-week workshop. You can expect more personal attention than in the offline classes, more possibility to ask questions, and great opportunities to expand your network. This three-week program will take place in June 2021.

Take a look at the 2020 Online Masterclass Program here.

Cost and Funding

The DOTE Scholarship Program covers travel and visa expenses, accommodation, program fees, and some performance tickets. There is no per diem: participants are expected to pay for their own living and other expenses. They should also pay for their own travel/health insurance.


  • Dancers applying must come from (and be at least partly based in) an Arab country or Iran
    have at least some (and preferably substantial) training and performance experience in contemporary dance.
  • Applicants must be no older than 27 years.
  • For the offline program: be capable of traveling and living independently for this period and have enough resources to pay for food and other living expenses that may occur in this period.
  • For the offline program: have or be able to acquire health/travel insurance for this period and arrange their own visa if necessary (with the help of organizing parties) .


Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Deadline01 March,2021
Open toAll



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