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Newcomers 2016-2017

ODN welcomes all new dancers in the program with great pleasure. Read the inspiring choices they made

Video: Dancer Transition Support in the Netherlands

ODN is happy to present its first video

After the exhibition there is now the book!

Second Stage: a lasting and tangible memory in a beautifully designed publication

Alumni Event ODN

The first Alumni Event of the Omscholingsregeling took place on Sunday October 29

Invitation Alumni

Curious to meet your former colleagues and hear from them directly? You will have that chance at the very first ODN alumni event that takes place on Sunday afternoon, October 29!

SECOND STAGE in Amsterdam

Photographer and (former) dancer Goran Turnšek shows portraits of former professional dancers. The exhibition runs from September 8th up to and including October 29th at Podium Mozaïek

What has the Omscholingsregeling to offer to freelancers?

All professional dancers can call on the services of the Omscholingsregeling, including freelancers.

What happened in 2016

In 2016, it was exactly thirty years since the foundations were laid for the Omscholingsregeling. Since September 1986, hundreds of dancers have made use of it. In this period, more than three thousand dancers made appointments for advice about their career and over five hundred dancers received financial support.


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. 

Tue. March 27 2018 is the deadline for applications to be discussed in the meeting of April 17
Tue. May 29 2018 is the deadline for applications to be discussed in the meeting of June 19
Tue. September 4 2018 is the deadline for applications to be discussed in the meeting of September 25


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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.




"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)