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, applications available September-November. Junior Associate auditions are held in the Summer term, applications available January-March.  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. Details of the audition class allocated will be emailed to applicants in December.

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

Our programmes and courses

Please click on Eligibility for age requirements for the courses below to discover which course you can apply for. Check our Audition dates page for details of where and when auditions are held.


Training course Current status Applications open(ed) Application deadline
Full-time training White Lodge and Upper School 2019 CLOSED September 2018 tbc  Find out more
Junior Associates 2018 CLOSED  January 2019 tbc  Find out more
Mid Associates 2019 CLOSED September 2018  tbc  Find out more
Senior Associates 2019 CLOSED September 2018  tbc  Find out more
Advanced Associates 2019 CLOSED September 2018  tbc  Find out more
Spring Programme 2019 CLOSED Autumn 2018  tbc  Find out more
Summer Programme 2019 CLOSED October 2018 tbc Find out more

Photo and Video Requirements

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

Associate Programme and Audition Livestream Q&A