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.

When to apply

Applications for our programmes starting in 2017 have now closed. Our 2018 applications for full-time training as well as Mid and Senior Associates will open in September 2017. Our Summer Programme applications will open in October 2017 and Junior Associate applications will open in January 2018.

Associate Programme and Audition Livestream Q&A

Full-time training

Summer School 2017

Brian Slater

Associate courses

Katie Davison


Brian Slater