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April 23, 2024

Winners SDF Scholarship 2024


On Novemeber 2023, the auditions for the Summer Dance Forever x VandenEnde Foundation Scholarship took place in Amsterdam. The scholarship, organized for the second time, supports young hip-hop dance talent from the Netherlands and Europe with prize money and a coach, enabling them to take the next step towards a professional dance career. The candidates followed workshops during the audition weekend from Nedda Sou, Wesley Rommy, Denden Karadeniz, and Niecey Almario. They also receive assignments and a personal interview about their plans and motivation. Out of the 20 dancers invited to the selection weekend, the judges Ton Steenvoorden, Nedda Sou, and Jopie de Groot chose three winners. They will be coached year-round by Alida Dors, Aruna Vermeulen, and Ton Steenvoorden.

WinnersWe present to you our Summer Dance Forever x VandenEnde Foundation Scholarship 2023 winners:

Lara Valentic
(Coached by Alida Dors)

Karel López
 (Coached by Aruna Vermeulen)

Loek Hoeben (Coached by Ton Steenvoorden)

“I hope to accomplish, or challenge myself, to turn an idea into something real, and to become a better dancer, gaining notoriety for my uniqueness” – Karel López (26 jaar, Rotterdam)

Lara Valentic

“I want to specialize more in hiphop and popping, express my most authentic self in high quality freestyle dancing, take this knowledge into the theatre world and reach new heights.” – Lara Valentic (27 jaar, Amsterdam)