We invite dancers and dance students ages 18-years and up to spend a semester with us at our company’s home at the International Dance Village in Kibbutz Ga’aton, Israel and take part in our 5-moth pre-professional Dance Journey study program which begins each February and September.  The program offers dance students from across the world, an unparalleled opportunity to engage in some of the best professional and academic dance training while studying with and living among some of the best teachers, choreographers, and dancers from one of the leading dance companies in the world.

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s Dance Journey program is suitable for both dance students who are currently pursuing a B.A. or B.F.A. degree in dance as well as dance students who are looking for a gap year option between high school and university or have already graduated from university; allowing dancers to spend the semester studying dance abroad in Israel which continues to be one of the leading regions and forces in the contemporary dance and where some of the best professional networking and connections can take place. Dancers who are currently enrolled in a university dance program or dance academy can also earn course accreditation while studying with us.  The curriculum of the program is heavily focused on contemporary and modern dance along with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company repertoire, but at the same time participants generally warm up with ballet daily and work with teachers, choreographers, and company dancers who offer a multitude of classes and diversity between choreography, floorwork, Gaga, improvisation, and much more.

A significant part of the Dance Journey program is a project known in Hebrew as ‘Netzitzot‘ (Hebrew for ‘Sparks‘) where the program’s participants create original work to be presented towards the end of the semester on the stage of the Zichri Theater in the International Dance Village.  Throughout the semester, our professional staff provides you with all the necessary support in this original creation process

Acceptance to the program is by audition only and dance students may audition by either sending us an online audition video (see below) or by attending an upcoming audition. We generally hold auditions annually in London, Amsterdam, and Berlin in the early spring and in New York City and North America in the fall. But as the program is in high demand, we recommend that you send us an audition video right away, especially if you are keen on joining the upcoming program.   The program is based on a rolling admission meaning that it’s on a first come first serve basis.   Each semester/program can only host a maximum of 38 dancers and therefore once the program is full, we open up a waiting list.

Included in the program fee are your accommodation, health insurance, field trips throughout Israel, Hebrew language classes, volunteering opportunities in the community, and the registration fee. The field trips include amazing trips to the Dead Sea (the lowest place on earth!), the Old City of Jerusalem, Masada, rafting on the Jordan River, camel riding in the Negev Desert, and much more!

The program takes places at the company’s home at the world-renowned International Dance Village in the historic Galilee region of northern Israel in Kibbutz Ga’aton; overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

There’s a wealth of additional information about the program available on our Frequently Asked Questions page. We also encourage you to read through the Testimonials of past participants of the Dance Journey program and learn about tips to secure financial support and Dance Scholarships for the program.

5-Month Programs

Starting February 2019

February 4, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019
Tuition & Dates

Accommodation, field trips, health insurance, dance curriculum, Hebrew language classes, and registration fee are included!

Starting September 2019

September 2, 2019 - January 29, 2020
Tuition & Dates

Accommodation, field trips, health insurance, dance curriculum, Hebrew language classes, and registration fee are included!

5-Month Programs

Starting February 2020

Exact Dates TBA
Tuition & Dates

Accommodation, field trips, health insurance, dance curriculum, Hebrew language classes, and registration fee are included!

Starting September 2020

Exact Dates TBA
Tuition & Dates

Accommodation, field trips, health insurance, dance curriculum, Hebrew language classes, and registration fee are included!

Once accepted, dancers must reserve their spots by making a $300 USD registration payment which is a part of the program fee. The registration payment is non-refundable and covers our administrative costs and reserves your spot in the upcoming program of your choice.

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Audition for the Dance Journey Program


All interested dancers are welcome to send us a 3-minute video that shows you at your highest level and displays your technical abilities and skills as a dancer.  Your video must include a plié, grand battement, jeté, and fondu from the bar and then be sure to also add a pirouette, adagio, petit allegro, and grand allegro from the center.  We ask that you also include two exercises from a modern class and end with an improvisation exercise.

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We hold Dance Journey program auditions annually in New York City, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris and other major cities as well as in cities when our main company is on tour.

See our upcoming auditions below and register for them here.  If you cannot attend one of the auditions below, we welcome you to send us an audition video via the form above.




April 5, 2019

Amsterdam Dance Center
Studio 1
Marnixstraat 342
1016 CX Amsterdam
The Netherlands

April 6, 2019

Studio Wayne McGregor
Broadcast Centre, Here East,
10 East Bay Lane
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
London E15 2GW

April 7, 2019

Eden Studios
Studio 300
Breite Straße 43
13187 Berlin


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For Information & Questions

Write Us  yoni@kcdc.co.il

Call Us   +31-6-8006-8709

Acceptance to the Dance Journey Program is based upon sound physical and mental health.