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

The Royal Ballet School holds auditions across the UK and internationally.

Applications for our full-time and Mid/Senior/Advanced Associate programmes open in September each year. Auditions take place in the Spring term. All auditions are for courses which start the following September.

Applications for our Junior Associate programme open in January each year. Auditions are held in the Summer term and are for courses which start in September.

All applications received by the closing date are offered an audition class. Applicants are invited to audition together in age appropriate classes which last 1h15 to 1h30.

Our Intensive Courses applications open in September and do not require an audition.

Find out more about our international auditions and international and EEA video applications. USA audition applications are now open - apply using the full-time application links below.

Full-time training - White Lodge and Upper School

 

Audition type Current status Applications open(ed) Application deadline
UK preliminary audition 2019 - in person (ages 11-18) CLOSED Autumn 2019 12 November 2018
Video & USA preliminary audition 2019 (international students only, ages 11-18 video & 12-18 USA) OPEN 26 September 2018 8 January 2019 Apply - new applicants

Apply - previous applicants

Preliminary auditions in the USA

For the very first time The Royal Ballet School will also be holding preliminary auditions in the USA in January in Chicago and San Francisco. Visit our International auditions page to find links to apply. Applications close on Wednesday 12 December.

Associate Programme

 

Training course Current status Applications open(ed) Application deadline
Junior Associates
2019 (ages 8-10)
DUE January 2019 tbc Find out more
Mid Associates
2019 (ages 11-13)
CLOSED 26 September 2018 12 November 2018  

 

Senior Associates
2019 (ages 14-15)
CLOSED 26 September 2018 12 November 2018  

 

Advanced Associates
2019 (ages 16-17)
CLOSED 26 September 2018 12 November 2018  

 

Audition dates

Visit our audition dates page to find out when and where our auditions are.

Please note we now offer preliminary auditions in countries outside the UK. Please check our international auditions page for more details.

Photo and video requirements

For some of our courses you will need to submit photographs or videos to support your application. Find out more about photo and video requirements.

Associate Programme and Audition Livestream Q&A

Applying for Intensive Courses

 

Training course Current status Applications open(ed) Application deadline
Spring Intensive
Hong Kong
CLOSED September 2019 tbc Find out more
Spring Intensive
London
CLOSED September 2019 tbc Find out more
Summer Intensives
2019
OPEN 17 September 2018 2 December 2018 Find out more and apply