We are looking for talented young dancers with a passion for classical ballet

Auditions for entry into The Royal Ballet School are held at venues across the UK.  Preliminary auditions for full-time students are also the sole audition for Mid and Senior Associates and are held in the Spring term with auditions for Junior Associates held in the Summer term. All auditions are for courses which start the following September.

All applications received by the closing date are offered an audition class at their selected venue. There is no pre-selection for preliminary/associate auditions - all applicants are offered an audition class provided they are within the age-range for the course applied for. Applicants for both our full-time and associate courses usually audition with each other in age appropriate classes which last 1¼ to 1½ hours.

Please note, Summer School applicants are not required to audition as this selection is made exclusively from applications and photos received.

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Full-time training application now by video only*

*International and EEA applicants only - we are still receiving video applications for full-time training at White Lodge or Upper School.

Our application to attend a 2018 UK preliminary audition for full-time or associate training is now closed - the closing date to attend a preliminary audition in person was 12 November 2017.  No further UK applications are accepted unless from those living in Scotland or Northern Ireland, who may submit a video application only.

The closing date for video applications is 8 January 2018.  International and EEA applicants only: Apply now


Spring and Summer Programmes 2018

Our Summer Programme applications are now open and close on Friday 19 JanuaryApply now

Applications for our London Spring Intensive will close on Friday 24 November. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have gained a place by the end of this year. Apply now

Applications for our Hong Kong Spring Intensive have been extended and will now close on Saturday 16 December. Applicants will be informed whether or not they have gained a place by the end of this year. Apply now

Other programmes

Our Junior Associate applications will open in January 2018.

Please click on Eligibility for age requirements for the courses above and discover which course you can apply for.


Associate Programme and Audition Livestream Q&A

Full-time training

Summer School 2017

Brian Slater

Associate courses

Katie Davison


Brian Slater
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