Objective of Prins Dries


The Royal Ballet School Antwerp and the municipal primary school Prins Dries are happy to invest in your future. You can count on our many years of artistic and academic tradition and expertise. Together with our students, we strive for mastery of classical ballet and contemporary dance, performance experience, artistry, stage presence and academic knowledge. The perfect first step on a way to a professional career in dance.

The Prins Dries primary school offers a professional preparatory ballet education in combination with a regular curriculum based on the final attainment levels.

Schoolvision Prins Dries

A school where learning and play are a joy. A school that is warm and welcoming. That is what we live for! A unique atmosphere created in the charming, characterful Prins Dries buildings ensures that clear boundaries are coupled with genuine openness day after day. Students have an open channel of communication with anyone on the school team. The school is also a piece of home.

A school where we look out for each other. This also involves attention to sustainability and ecology. That is we are working towards! Chickens live on the playground of our school in the heart of the city, along with a tree house right next to the rainwater barrels and insect hotels. Love and respect for nature can be taught.

As well as respect for one another. Our students’ diversity is a gift and opens us up to the world around us. That is what we strive for!
Parents also contribute to this enrichment. At Prins Dries they enjoy organising activities that bring parents into contact with each other and with the school.
We shape our school together.

A school where students learn and develop their talents. That is our ambition! The performing arts are central to this aim in the broadest sense of the term. We accompany our students on a voyage of discovery into the world of dance, theatre, music and art. Theatre visits, school performances, after-school activities and other art projects are all part of our culturally rich calendar. Together we discover where our passions lie and how we can express our creativity. On stage or behind the scenes - it’s all possible.

First position, an arabesque or relevé,... at our school, dancing plays a major role. Students with a passion for ballet get the chance to follow a professional ballet programme with us. Our dancers take their first steps into the world of ballet thanks to our collaboration with the Royal Ballet School Antwerp.

We dare to hope that at the end of this fascinating ride, our students will leave Prins Dries with a heart full of passion, zest for life and glorious dreams. Dreaming of a future full of opportunities. Because everyone deserves a stage.