Auditions for entry to the School od the Centre national de danse contemporaine take place two years out of three.
They take place in two rounds, at the end of which a maximum of 20 students are selected to enter the first year.
Auditions for the academic year 21/22 are in progress.
The following auditions will take place in the first semester of 2022, for the academic year 22/23.

Audition Schedule 2021

First round (online):
→ Applications open February 1, 2021
→ Closing date for applications: March 14, 2021
The results of the first round will be released the week of March 29, 2021.

Second round (in person, subject to the health situation)
→ Four-days workshop in Angers from April 23 to 26, 2021.
The results of the second round will be communicated during the week of May 3, 2021.

Auditions 2021 - Requirements - First round (online)

Applicants must submit the following items:

    • The completed registration form, saved in pdf format. The title of the file must respect the following format: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_form → Download the registration form

    • A video presentation of 2 minutes maximum, in which the candidate introduces himself/herself, indicates his/her career path, and explains his/her motivations for entering the Cndc school. This video must be filmed in a quiet place so that the content is perfectly audible. The title of the video file must respect the following format: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_presentation

    • A video of 1 minute maximum in which the candidate dances. It can be an excerpt from a piece choreographed by the candidate, an excerpt from a piece choreographed by a third party, or an improvisation. The content of this video is specified in the registration form, in the section provided for this purpose. The title of the video file must respect the following format: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_Dance

    • A written reflection based on the text excerpt below, between 2,500 and 3,500 characters long, including spaces, saved in pdf format. The title of the file must respect the following format: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_reflection
      “ That left me alone in the studio; this in turn raised the fundamental question of what an artist does when left alone in the studio. My conclusion was that I was an artist and I was in the studio, then whatever it was I was doing in the studio must be art. And what I was in fact doing was drinking coffee and icing the floor. It became a question then of how to structure those activities into being art, or some kind of cohesive unit that could be made available to people. At this point art became more of an activity and less of a product.”

      Bruce Nauman, interview with Wallace and Keziere, 1978; in Please Pay Attention Please: Bruce Nauman’s Words, Janet Kraynak (dir.), Cambridge, MIT Press, 2005, 194.


The registration fee for the first round (30 euros) is to be paid by check or Paypal at the time of application.

Paiement par Paypal :
It is imperative to specify in the registration form the email address used for payment.

Payment by check:
Check payable to the Cndc to be sent to:
Auditions - Cndc - 17 rue de la Tannerie - CS 50107 - 49101 Angers cedex 2
Please indicate the first and last name of the applicant on the back of the cheque.

How to send the documents?

The four documents must imperatively be sent together by the candidate in the form of a unique link generated by wetransfer and copied in an email (attention, files sent directly by wetransfer will not be taken into account).

  1. Step 1 - generate the wetransfer link :
    Go to WeTransfer
    Click on the three dots at the bottom left of the sending window and select “Get a transfer link”.
    Add the four files that make up your application
    Click on Get a Link
    Copy the link

    2. Step 2 – send the link by email
    Send the link by email to:

Applications will only be considered upon receipt of a complete and compliant application form and the corresponding payment.

Second round in person in Angers

(subject to health situation)

Successful candidates from the first round will participate in a four-days workshop at the Cndc in Angers from April 23 to 26, 2021.
The details of this workshop will be sent by e-mail to the successful candidates.
The registration fee for the 2nd round is 20 euros.
Travel, meals and accommodation for the stay in Angers are at the charge of the candidates.
Candidates selected for the 2nd round and whose place of residence is outside the European Union may request an exemption to take the 2nd round remotely. Such requests for exemption will be considered on a case-by-case basis.