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Brian Slater

Applications for full-time training - UK preliminary auditions and video preliminary submissions

Please note: all applications are electronic online submissions submitted through our website, no other versions are available or valid.

UK Preliminary Auditions for full-time training are held in Bath, Birmingham, London and Manchester in January and February 2018. Applications to attend preliminary auditions are now available. CLOSE DATE 12 NOVEMBER 2017.

All applications must be submitted fully completed by the close date including photos and audition fee payment. No late/incomplete applications accepted.  APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

Video Preliminary Auditions for full-time training are welcome from candidates who do not live in the UK*, please scroll down for requirements. Applications for preliminary auditions by video are now available. CLOSE DATE 8 JANUARY 2018.

All video applications must be submitted fully completed by the close date including photos, video link and audition fee payment. No late/incomplete applications accepted.

Final Auditions for applicants who have been successful at preliminary/video stage will be held in February and March 2018. By invitation only.

Applications for UK Preliminary Auditions are now closed.

Preliminary audition dates 2018 - sorry, no further applications taken.

Venue Dates  
BATH
White Lodge, Upper School
Mid/Senior/Advanced Associates
Wednesday 10 January
LONDON 1 Girls only
White Lodge: School Year 8 - 11 entry
Mid Associate/Senior Associate* if also applying for White Lodge
Sunday 14 January
MANCHESTER 1
Upper School, White Lodge: School Year 9 - 11 entry
Mid/Senior/Advanced Associate
Wednesday 17 January
MANCHESTER 2
White Lodge: School Year 7 - 8 entry
Mid Associate
Thursday 18 January
LONDON 1 Boys only
White Lodge
Mid Associate/Senior Associate* if also applying for White Lodge
Sunday 21 January
LONDON SA 1
Senior Associate entry only, not full-time training
Wednesday 24 January
LONDON SA 2
Senior Associate entry only, not full-time training
Thursday 25 January
LONDON 2 Girls only
White Lodge: School Year 7 entry only
Mid Associate
Sunday 28 January
BIRMINGHAM 1
Upper School, White Lodge: School Year 10 - 11 entry
Senior/Advanced Associate
Wednesday 31 January
BIRMINGHAM 2
White Lodge: School Year 7 - 9 entry
Mid Associate
Thursday 01 February
LONDON 3
Upper School
Advanced Associates
Sunday 04 February

Note 1: Bath, Manchester & Birmingham venues - depending on age and numbers applying, male dancers may be placed in mixed audition classes rather than an all-male class.

Note 2:  Following a successful audition, the preferred option is for Mid & Senior Associate boys to attend specialist male-only classes at our London centre.

Video auditions

International and EEA applicants who do not live in the UK* can submit a Video Audition at preliminary stage (full-time courses).  *Exceptions: a video application is also an option for candidates living in Scotland and Ireland (only) if preferable. Video applicants apply using the same online application form, selecting Video option and including an uploaded video link.   All video applications must include photos and fee payment together with the uploaded video link submitted all together by the video close date 8 January 2018. (The close date of 12 November is for applications to attend an audition only and does not apply to video applications). Closing date for all video applications - 8 January 2018.

Video submissions are recommended and all are initially viewed by the head of the preliminary selection panel and given equal consideration to those attending in person. An overseas applicant may attend one of our scheduled UK auditions in person if preferred but please note that visa support documents cannot be issued by The Royal Ballet School to attend a preliminary audition.  Remember, any applicant successful at video/preliminary stage will be invited to London to attend a final audition in person, please see Finals dates below.

Check our video requirements

International and EEA video applications for full time training are now open. Apply now.

Final audition dates 2018

Candidates selected from video/preliminary stage auditions will be required to attend a further Final audition in London in person, as scheduled below.  For invited candidates only.  All Final auditions are held in London: at White Lodge (ages 11-15) and Covent Garden (ages 16-18).

*Please note the change of dates for the first two finals from as previously published.  White Lodge School Year 7-8 entry for boys aged 11/12 is now on the Friday &  School Year 8+entry for Girls aged 12-15 and Boys aged 13-15 are now on the Saturday.
JUNIOR FINAL 1  at
White Lodge
*School Year 7-8 entry boys Friday 23 February*
JUNIOR FINAL 2 at
White Lodge
*School Year 8-11 entry girls & Year 9-11 entry boys Saturday 24 February*
JUNIOR FINAL 3 at
White Lodge
School Year 7 entry girls only Friday 02 March & Saturday 03 March (all attend both days)
SENIOR FINAL      at
Covent Garden
Upper School all Years entry Sunday 11 March