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 perfect for dancers and dance students from across the world who are looking for a top-level pre-professional dance program in order to advance their future career as a professional dancer.  The program provides an excellent stepping stone and platform to advance on a highly-professional caliber with the goal to take you to the next level.  Participants of the program are either in their gap year between high school and university, currently pursuing a B.A. or B.F.A. degree in dance, in the midst of a dance academy program, have graduated from such a program, or have not studied dance in a secondary education level and are seeking a springboard into a career in dance.  The program also allows dancers to spend the semester studying dance abroad in Israel which continues to be one of the leading regions and forces in the international contemporary dance scene 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 2024

Feb. 6 - June 27, 2024
Tuition & Dates

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

Starting September 2024

Sept. 2, 2024 - Jan. 29 2025
Tuition & Dates

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

5-Month Programs

Starting February 2025

Feb. 4 - June 26 2025
Tuition & Dates

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

Starting September 2025

Sept. 2025 - Jan. 2026
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.

Complete The Form Below To Submit Your Video Audition

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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 our website here.


Sunday, December 10, 2023

City Academy
10 Herbal Hill
EC1R 5EG Clerkenwell


Sunday, December 10, 2023

EDEN Studios
Breite Strasse 43
13187 Berlin


Sunday, December 10, 2023

Mejiro Attic
〒171-0031 Tokyo
Toshima City, Mejiro
3 Chome−1−34 2F


To Be Announced Soon

Date: Spring 2024
Dancers Interested in Applying
May Send Their Audition Video Online



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For additional information and any questions, please contact:

Yoni Avital
International Director
Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
E-mail [email protected]
Mobile +31-6-8006-8709
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The Dance Journey program is supported by Masa Israel Journey which is the global leader in immersive international career development and leadership experiences in Israel for young Jewish adults from around the world.

With a variety of long-term programs in Israel, Masa is able to provide meaningful, enriching experiences to young Jews from many different countries, backgrounds, levels of education, and fields.

Since its founding in 2004, Masa has helped over 150,000 young adults from 60+ countries to strengthen their connection with Israel, empowering a new generation of connected, committed, and inspired young Jewish adults. These young adults are changing the face of the Jewish world and Israel, as professionals, community leaders, and advocates.

Program Dates Are Subject To Change.

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