Video audition requirements

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EEA and International applicants may continue to apply by video for full-time training.

All video applications must include photos and fee payment together with a video link uploaded onto the completed online application form to submit by the video close date 8 January 2018. (Please note, the close date of 12 November was for applications to attend in person an audition only and does not apply to video applications). Please scroll down to see the video requirements for our different courses and age-groups as well as guidance on how to create your video link.

How to create your video application link

Please upload your video to a file sharing website and include the link in your application form, along with the applicant's details. We regret that we no longer accept DVD applications. Videos should be no longer than 20 minutes.

If you have any questions about any of the above please email our web team at web@royalballetschool.org.uk

Dropbox

Login or create a free Dropbox account and click on the ‘upload file’ button. Once the video has uploaded, right click on it and select ‘share’. Copy the share link into your application form where instructed. This will allow the auditions team to watch the video online privately.
Please note there is a 2GB limit for free Dropbox accounts.

Vimeo

Login or create a free Vimeo account and follow the site’s instructions to upload your video. Set the video to private using the ‘Only people with a password’ setting. Please pasted the video url/link with the password into your application form where instructed.

What to include in your video:

White Lodge candidates aged 11.00-11.11 years only

Entry into UK School Year 7 - to apply must be 11 years old i.e. under 12 years old at 31 August 2018

Uniform

Girls – plain leotard, socks (pink or white), usual ballet shoes
Boys – ballet shorts or footless tights, fitted white t-shirt, vest or leotard, white socks, usual ballet shoes

Photos

As requested on application form.

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1. Barre work

Ten minutes maximum:

a) plies (demi and full)
b) tendus (4 front, 4 side, 4 back and 4 side)
c) battement tendu jeté (glissés) (4 front , 4 side, 4 back and 4 side)
d) grand battements en croix (in 4 counts for each movement)
e) cambrés (bends) – sideways, forwards and backwards

 2. Centre work

Five minutes maximum:

a) simple ports de bras
b) pirouettes from 5th position (only if already taught)
c) sautés in 1st and 2nd positions, en face
e) balancé de cȏté in a series
f) gallops en diagonale

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White Lodge candidates aged 12.00-15.11 years only

Entry into UK School Years 8/9/10/11 - to apply must be over 11 years and under 16 years old at 31 August 2018

 

Uniform

Girls – plain leotard, tights and soft ballet shoes
Boys – black tights, close-fitting white t-shirt, white socks and usual ballet shoes

Photos

As requested on application form.

1. Barre work

Please position the camera in front of the applicant to show full height and breadth in pliés and ports de bras. Please position the camera halfway between front and side for all other sections of the barre to show full range of movements.

Left and right sides of all exercises must be shown unless otherwise stated.

Five minutes maximum:

a) pliés and cambrés (right side only)
b) battements tendus (left side only)
c) adage (both sides)
d) grands battements (left side only)

2. Centre work

a) port de bras and small adage
b) simple pirouettes en dehors with any preparation (only if these have already been taught)

3. Allegro

Five minutes maximum:

a) one enchaînment including sautés, changement des pieds and échappés
b) one enchaînment of petit allegro
c) one enchaînment of grand allegro

4. Girls only

Five minutes maximum of pointe work (only if already taught) at the barre only: rises, relevés, in 1st, 2nd and 5th positions

Upper School candidates aged 16.00-18.11 years only - senior training

Entry into UK 6th Form level 1st, 2nd & 3rd Year - to apply must be 16+ years and under 19 years old at 31 August 2018

Uniform

Girls – plain leotard, tights, soft ballet shoes (except for number 4 in pointe shoes)
Boys – fitted white t-shirt or leotard, black tights, white socks, ballet shoes

Photos

As requested on application form.

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1. Barre work

Please position the camera in front of the applicant to show full height and breadth in pliés and ports de bras. Please position the camera halfway between front and side for all other sections of the barre to show full range of movements.

Left and right sides of all exercises must be shown unless otherwise stated.

Five minutes maximum:

a) pliés and cambrés (right side only)
b) battements tendus
c) adage
d) grands battements

2. Centre practice

Five minutes maximum:

a) adage must include grands poses and a tour lent/promenade in either à la seconde or arabesque
b) pirouettes may be from 5th, 2nd, or 4th position, but must be done on the right and the left sides, en dehors and en dedans

3. Allegro

Five minutes maximum:

a) one enchaînment including sautés, changement des pieds and échappés
b) one enchaînment of petit allegro
c) one enchaînment of grand allegro (including tours en l’air for male applicants)

4. Pointe work (female applicants)

Five minutes maximum:

a) simple échappé relevé in 2nd and 4th, retiré relevé and passé relevé
b) simple pirouettes from 4th position
c) diagonale of piqué turns