Information for applicants (Associate courses)

Our Associate programme is run in eight centres around the UK including: London, Birmingham, Bath, Eastleigh, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Totnes.

The course is designed to augment an individual’s current training while introducing them to The Royal Ballet School’s System of Training, alongside other gifted children who aspire to a career in dance. Pupils continue to study with their regular dance teacher in addition to their Associate classes

Applications for Junior Associates (8-10 years)

Junior Associate auditions are held in May and June.

Junior Associate applications will be available on this website from 11 January 2016.

All applicants within the age range that apply for our Junior Associate course will be invited to audition. Communications are sent via email and details will be sent out in audition date order. Please click here to see a list of our Junior Associate audition dates in our different centres around the country.

Applications for Mid (11-13 years) and Senior Associates (14-15 years)

Mid and Senior Associates auditions are held in January and February with an application close date in November.

Application forms become available again next September through to November 2016.


How to apply

Please apply for Junior Associates by following the links on our Audition application forms page.

Applications for Mid and Senior Associates are now closed.