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Exciting changes to our audition process

After a review of our auditions process, applications are opening and closing earlier than in previous years.

Applications will open on 7 September 2021 and close on 20 October 2021 for all UK and international aspiring students.

This applies to our full-time training programme and Mid, Advanced and Senior Associate programmes.

Preliminary auditions will now take place from November to early January.

We will now include an in-person semi-final for girls applying for Year 7 and a video semi-final for all students applying for Upper School. 

This will create a more personal experience and positive learning opportunity for applicants. Our staff can also observe the finalists in smaller groups which enhances the selection process.

These changes will not affect our Junior Associate applications, which open on 22 February 2022 and close on 29 March 2022.

Find out more about applying for The Royal Ballet School.

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