• 8 Lessons + Location visit

    In 8 weeks all facets of organizing a modern event are thematically highlighted. From concept, location to music programming, content marketing and production. Various Dance industry professionals from companies like DGTL, Awakenings, Mysteryland and many others tell about their specialism and share their vision. The inspiring guest lessons are always concluded with a Q & A with the students. Every course we visit a club or festival location for a tour and talk with the location manager.

  • Assignment + Accreditation

    Participants work out their own event concept in groups, and pitch this in the final lesson. This can be for instance to organise a festival, Techno rave, or smaller thematic club party. With your group you will work on the event pitch during the course. In the 9th lesson every group will have 10 minutes to present the concept. Successful participation in the lessons and assignment is rewarded with our Acknowledged certificate.

  • Jobs & Network

    Aside from industry knowledge, Our House Academy 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 Our House Academy, 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 to teaching and moderating Dance industry professionals he also coaches talents in their career and helps them with the right choices and connections.
Jan Maarten Hartong

Meet speakers from DGTL, Awakenings & Mysteryland

During the course you will learn a lot from our key guest speakers. Meet festivals directors, bookers, stage managers, creatives who will share all their knowledge; their successes and also their failures. Get inspired and learn the fundamentals of event organizing!
Meet speakers from DGTL, Awakenings & Mysteryland

About Our House Academy

Our House Academy 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 Our House Academy
Opal Abohadana, Student at Our House Academy

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

Opal Abohadana, Student at Our House Academy


    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 Event & 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 Our House Academy 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: School of House B.V. on bank account: NL32ABNA0413506037 stating the course concerned and starting date.