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SECOND STAGE: Yesterday’s dancers in today’s life

In 2016 the Dutch retraining program for dancers (ODN) celebrates it’s 30 year existence. Artist and ex-dancer Goran Turnšek portrays other ex-dancers for this occasion.
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LEAP Together: Career and Life Transitions in Dance and Sport

On November 11 and 12, 2016 the LEAP conference is held in Toronto Canada. The main focus point is the career switch both dancers and athletes have to make.
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Moving ODN

On 24 May 2016 the Omscholingsregeling moves to a new location
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Publication financing Omscholingsregeling

On March 2 2016, an article was published in the NRC about financing the Omscholingsregeling
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Programm November 18th

Information about the new retraining scheme
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Omscholingsregeling as of 1 October 2015

The time has come at last: we have a new Omscholingsregeling!
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Newcomers in 2014

In 2014, over 70 people applied to the Omscholingsregeling. Most of them submitted an additional application to previous plans. Thirteen dancers applied for the first time. Five of them started a study next to their dance career. Eight of them exchanged their dance career for a new challenge
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Two years of co-financing for tuition fees for a second Bachelor’s/Master’s degree

Since the 2012-2013 academic year, students wishing to obtain a second Bachelor’s or Master’s degree have had to pay more. They are no longer eligible for paying the legally set tuition fees, but have to pay the ‘institute tuition fees’. This sum is much higher than the legally set tuition fees and can amount to as much as € 9,000 per year!
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Meetings

The board of the Omscholingsregeling (ODN) meets around five times a year. The applications are discussed at the meetings. The dates when the application forms must have been handed in are listed below. That is usually one month before the meeting takes place. Applications that are not received by ODN by the date given cannot be dealt with until the subsequent meeting. 

Wed. February 26 2020 is the deadline for applications to be discussed in the meeting of March 18         
Tue. April 7 2020 is the deadline for applications to be discussed in the meeting of April 28         
Tue. June 2 2020 is the deadline for applications to be discussed in the meeting of June 23          
Tue. September 1 2020 is the deadline for applications to be discussed in the meeting of September 22         
Tue. November 3 2020 is the deadline for applications to be discussed in the meeting of November24           

 


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The Next Step

Interviews with former dancers who are in the middle of their retraining program or share their experiences afterwards.

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Testimonial

"When as a dancer it is time for a change, a lot of feeling of insecurity arises. The Omscholingsregeling gave me financial support and self confidence to face these new challenges." (Jérôme Meyer)

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