Music and Dance Scheme

Royal ballet school sign, upper school, floral street, covent garden

The Royal Ballet School is one of eight specialist Music and Dance Schools.

These schools are funded by the UK government and offer the finest training in the UK.

The eight schools are:

MDS Schools offer

  • Means-tested bursaries up to 100%
  • Full time specialist training
  • Academic education to A Level/Higher Grade/Degree
  • Boarding and day places
  • Places for boys and girls ranging from 8-19
Music & dance scheme

Did you know?

  • MDS schools nurture exceptional talent by offering the finest training available
  • Each school offers a strong academic education underpinned by a supportive pastoral environment
  • The majority of students receive generous financial support from the UK government
  • Applying is easy. Entrance is by audition
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