From 9-22 August 2024, the ninth Countertechnique Teacher Training (CTTT) will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Directed by Countertechnique Founder Anouk van Dijk and Senior Teacher Elita Cannata, a select group of aspiring and existing Teachers will come together to develop, exchange and further their skills as Countertechnique Teachers.

For aspiring Teachers, the main focus of their first CTTT will be on gaining a basic understanding of the Countertechnique movement system from a teacher's perspective and learning how to teach a basic Countertechnique class. Returning Countertechnique Teachers will use the CTTT to further develop their theoretical and pedagogical skills, and to research, reflect and deepen their intellectual and physical understanding of Countertechnique from a teacher’s perspective .

To join the CTTT program as an Aspirant, you're required to have at least three years of experience as a professional dancer. Previous teaching experience is an advantage, but not required. All aspiring Teachers are expected to have attended a substantial number of Countertechnique classes and workshops, and to have taken part in at least one, but preferably more ‘One Body, One Career’ Intensives (OBOC), prior to the start of the CTTT. Aspirants will be required to follow a three-day ‘pre-CTTT’ training, in preparation for the CTTT; dates and mode of the pre-CTTT will be discussed with successful applicants. For all Aspirants it will be required to attend the OBOC in 2024 prior to the CTTT, either in Los Angeles (OBOC LA, 3 - 14 June) or Amsterdam (OBOC Amsterdam, 27 July – 6 August); registration for both OBOCs will open 15 January 2024.

At the end of the CTTT, the aspiring Teachers should know how to teach the general framework and exercises of a basic Countertechnique class (the Skeleton), should have an incorporated understanding of the Countertechnique Principle and be able to pro-actively apply Countertechnique tools in their own dancing. If these conditions are met, and if the Aspirant can confidently structure, build and lead a basic Countertechnique class, the Aspirant will graduate and receive an official Countertechnique Teacher Certification.

To learn more about the 2024 CTTT, the fees, the conditions and the registration process, please read the 2024 CTTT FAQ page. We highly recommend reading the FAQ at your earliest convenience, as the material required to submit your EOI requires preparation.

Everyone who is interested to participate in the CTTT, is required to complete their Online Application Form online by 14 January 2024. We do not accept applications by email.

Upon submitting your registration, you will have to pay a 50 euro registration fee. This registration fee covers the costs associated with the different members of our team assessing all applications. All fees associated with the CTTT upon acceptance into the program can be found in the FAQ sheet.

All applicants will be informed on the result of the selection procedure by 5 February 2024. 

- Application open: Sun 3 December 2023
- Application deadline: Sun 14 January 2024
- Notification selection candidates: Mon 5 February 2024

APPLY VIA OUR ONLINE APPLICATION FORM (no applications via email)

Before registering, please make sure to read all the conditions for the event on our 2024 CTTT FAQ page.