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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 for 2020 re-open  Applications for 2020 close
UK preliminary audition 2019 - in person (ages 11-18) CLOSED September 2019 tbc
USA preliminary audition 2019 - in person (ages 12-18)

Video preliminary 2019 (international students only, ages 11-18 )

CLOSED

 

 

CLOSED

 September 2019

 

 

September 2019

tbc

 

 

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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. Application deadline was Sunday 6 January 2019 and this option is now CLOSED.

Associate Programme

* Junior Associate applications - please do not attempt to edit an existing 2018 OpenApply application but please wait for the new 2019 JA application form which will be available from 21 January 2019.

Training course Current status Applications open(ed) Application deadline
Junior Associates*
2019 (ages 8-10)
OPENING SOON 21 January 2019 tbc Find out more
Mid Associates
2019 (ages 11-13)
CLOSED September 2019 tbc  

 

Senior Associates
2019 (ages 14-15)
CLOSED September 2019 tbc  

 

Advanced Associates
2019 (ages 16-17)
CLOSED September 2019 tbc  

 

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
CLOSED September 2019 tbc Find out more