Photograph requirements

Auditions, Associate Programme and Intensive Courses

Please ensure that your images do not exceed 10MB in total (for all photographs)

All photographs must be uploaded onto the online application forms for auditions and intensive courses. Emailed photographs are not accepted. Remember to name each individual image and adhere to the requirements shown below.  The positions shown in the diagrams for Junior Associate entry are visual guidelines only, for other programmes please also read the detailed descriptions of the positions and speak with your regular dance teacher and with their guidance practise the positions in front of a mirror before taking the photos. It is not a requirement to use a professional photographer, however we advise you to transfer images from your phone (if used) onto a laptop or pc to upload onto the online application.

Ages 10-12 - Full-time training / Mid Associate / Intensive Courses applications

(candidates aged between 10-12 years on 31 August 2020)

Girls aged 10-12 should wear a plain colour leotard with no skirt or frills, bare legs (no tights) and pink ballet shoes, or a colour to match skin tone if preferred.

Girls aged 13+ should wear a plain colour leotard (simple style, no frills or high necklines), pink tights and shoes or a colour to match skin tone if preferred and need only wear pointe shoes for figure 5. If not on pointe yet, show the position on demi pointe.

Boys aged 10-12 should wear a dance leotard or close-fitting white t-shirt, dance shorts or mid to dark footless tights, white socks, black or white ballet shoes. 13+ should wear a dance leotard or close-fitting white t-shirt, mid to dark colour tights, white socks and black or white ballet shoes.

Hair should be neatly groomed.

Please do these photos if aged 11 or 12 at 31 August 2020 or age 10 at 31 August 2020 if applying for Spring/Summer Intensive Courses.

Ages 13-18 - Full-time training & Mid, Senior, Advanced Associates and Intensive Courses

(candidates aged between 13-20 years on 31 August 2020)

Female dancewear: for photographs and when attending an audition class, female dancers should wear a plain-colour leotard (not white, simple-style: no skirt, no frills, lace, high fancy neckline or multi-straps), pink tights, or a colour to match skin tone if preferred, soft shoes and pointe shoes (picture 4, in pointe shoes only if already working on pointe, if not yet on pointe do this position in soft shoes on demi). Hair neatly groomed. Subtle/natural make-up only, if worn.

Male dancewear: for photographs and when attending an audition class, male dancers should wear a close-fitting white t-shirt or leotard, mid to dark colour tights (no white tights, no dance shorts), white socks, black or white ballet shoes. Hair neatly groomed, if long please tie back (no headbands).

Please do these photos if aged 13-18 at 31 August 2020 for full-time training, Mid, Senior & Advanced Associates and if aged 13-20 for Spring/Summer Intensive  Courses.

Eligibility - Junior Associate applications

Applications for Junior Associates open in January and are accepted from candidates in current School Years 3, 4, 5 (aged between 8-10 years on 31 August 2020) or Scottish equivalent  P4, P5, P6.

Female dancewear: for photographs and when attending an audition class girls should wear a plain-colour leotard (simple-style: no skirt, no frills, lace, high fancy neckline or multi-straps), short ballet socks and bare legs (no tights), ballet shoes with elastic (no ribbons). Hair neatly groomed.

Male dancewear: for photographs and when attending an audition class boys should wear a close-fitting t-shirt or dance leotard, dance shorts or plain-colour swimming trunks, short white socks and bare legs (no tights), ballet shoes.  Hair neatly groomed, if long please tie back (no headbands).

Please do these photos if applying for a Junior Associate course.