Get private one - on - one coaching in organizing your Dance event in the heart of Amsterdam From. We give you feedback on your concept, location to music programming, content marketing and production. We will also look at budget questions, ticketing and any other problem or challenge you might face.


    Together with one of our professionals, we aim to guide you in the best way possible to either start or maintain your own event and improve your company's operations and efficiency, and help you create a sustainable business model. We will have an intake session where we will look at the concept/event and current situation, and questions you have. Following up you will address the to do points where we will work on.

  • Jobs & Network

    Aside from industry knowledge, Next Stage opens up an extensive network and possibilities to generate work experience, internships and jobs for the most talented participants. Our students already work at events like DGTL, ID&T and music companies like Beatport, Universal and various labels. We help with career strategy, connecting the right people and starting up your company.

Jan Maarten Hartong

Moderator & Teacher

Jan Maarten is founder and head teacher of Next Stage, the first education platform on Dance & Electronic Music culture in the Netherlands. Jan Maarten has 20 years of experience in organizing events and teaches organizing Dance events, marketing & ticketing and building professional artist careers. Aside teaching and moderating, Jan Maarten also coaches talents with their career to help them make the right choices and connections.
Jan Maarten Hartong

About Next Stage

Next Stage is more than a school. Our hybrid approach to education comprises both practical and cultural courses, both masterclasses and visits to the workspace. And that’s only the beginning. Thanks to our network – including many of the Dutch festival world’s leading figures and organizations – we will help kickstart your career by landing you an apprenticeship at one of your favorite festivals. Our education is created together with key professionals who carry out our values in sustainable and innovative organization as well as originality.
About Next Stage
Opal Abohadana, Student at Next Stage

“It was very educational and it is a great opportunity to make a lot of interesting contacts in the Events Industry! Five star plus for Next Stage and their courses.”

Opal Abohadana, Student at Next Stage


    Teachers who spearheaded Dutch dance music

  • 2.500+ student alumni

    Enrolled and kick-started their career since 2015

  • Your time to lift off

    From aspiring artists to seasoned DJ/producers

You will be able to:

After the Events & Festival Organization Course

  • Create an original concept and organize your own club night, rave or festival

  • Use your your increased network in the Dance & Event Industry to find jobs and opportunities

  • Have a clear view on the various roles within the event and music scene, and understand the jargon

Ready To Start Organizing Your Own Events?

Payment Methods

Signing Up For The Course

You can easily register for the Courses of Next Stage via the website. This can be done via an online booking with creditcard or Paypal. You can also transfer the course amount via bank transfer. Then transfer the total course amount to: Next Stage Academy B.V. on bank account: NL59 RABO 0317 9144 56 stating the course concerned and starting date.