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 applicants to our full-time and Associate courses are invited to audition alongside other candidates in a class which lasts  1¼ to 1½ hours.  There is no pre-selection for preliminary auditions - all applicants are offered an audition class provided they are within the age-range for the course applied for.

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

Applications to our Advanced Associate programme are now open.

Advanced Associates is a Saturday programme for 17/18 year olds. Classes run on Saturdays from September to July at The Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden.

Applications are now open - please complete our online form. Auditions will take place in June 2017.


  • Aged 16.00-17.11 by 31 August (in current school years 11 & 12)
  • Demonstrable committment to the study of classical ballet. Girls must be en pointe
  • Ability to travel to The Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden, each Saturday of the academic year that a class is held

Apply online now. Applications close on Sunday 30 April.

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