Video audition requirements

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EEA and international applicants may apply for full-time training by preliminary video.

All video applicants must complete an online application form to include photos and fee payment together with a video link uploaded within the application form to be submitted by the video closing date.

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 [email protected].

YouTube

  • Login or create a YouTube account
  • Find the camera icon with a plus and click on ‘Upload video’
  • When uploading the video or when you finish uploading, you can set the video to unlisted. By setting to ‘Unlisted’, only those with the url/link can see it
  • Please paste the url/link into your application form where instructed
  • This will allow the auditions team to watch the video online privately.

OneDrive

  • Login or create a OneDrive account
  • Click on ‘Upload’ and then ‘Files’
  • Once you find your file, upload it, right click on the file and click ‘Share’
  • Select ‘Anyone with the link’ and make sure to set a password and expiry date
  • Once done, copy the url/link, and paste it in the application form with the password, this will allow the auditions team to watch the video online privately.

Google Drive

  • Login or create a Google account
  • Go to Google Drive, click on ‘New’ and choose ‘File upload’
  • Once the video is uploaded, right click on the video and select ‘Get shareable link’, make sure it’s set to ‘Anyone with the link’ can view
  • Please copy and paste the url/link into your application form where instructed, this will allow the auditions team to watch the video online privately.

What to include in your video

 

White Lodge and Mid Associate candidates aged 11.00-11.11 years only (age at 31.08.21)

Entry into UK School Year 7 – to apply must be 11 years old i.e. under 12 years old on 31 August 2021.

Uniform

Female candidates: 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.

Male candidates: 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.

Hair should be neatly groomed.

Photos

Find out more about photograph requirements.

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1. Barre work

10 minutes maximum:

  • Plies (demi and full)
  • Tendus (4 front, 4 side, 4 back and 4 side)
  • Battement tendu jeté (glissés) (4 front , 4 side, 4 back and 4 side)
  • Grand battements en croix (in 4 counts for each movement)
  • Cambrés (bends) – sideways, forwards and backwards

2. Centre work

Five minutes maximum:

  • Simple ports de bras
  • Pirouettes from 5th position (only if already taught)
  • Sautés in 1st and 2nd positions, en face
  • Balancé de cȏté in a series
  • Gallops en diagonale

3. Stretching

Please note that these stretches should not be bounced or forced.

  • Achilles (standing in parallel sideways to camera and bend knees with heels remaining on the floor)
  • Hamstrings (sitting on floor sideways to camera, legs stretched forward in parallel, reach forward to touch toes). Be mindful to keep your knees fully stretched.
  • Back (lying face down sideways to camera, place hands on floor next to your shoulders and slowly stretch arms so back is arched)
  • Splits (facing on diagonal splits with both right and left leg, box splits in second position)
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White Lodge, Mid and Senior Associate candidates aged between 12.00-15.11 years only (age at 31.08.21)

Entry into UK School Years 8/9/10/11 – to apply must be over 11 years and under 16 years old on 31 August 2021

Uniform for candidates aged 12

Female candidates aged 12: 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, and pointe shoes (only for section 5).

Male candidates aged 12: a dance leotard or close-fitting white t-shirt, dance shorts or mid to dark footless tights, white socks, black or white ballet shoes.

Hair should be neatly groomed.

Uniform for candidates aged 13-15

Female candidates aged 13-15: 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 (only for section 5). Hair neatly groomed. Subtle/natural make-up only, if worn.

Male candidates aged 13-15:  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).

Photos

Find out more about photograph requirements.

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:

  • Pliés and cambrés (right side only)
  • Battements tendus (left side only)
  • Adage (both sides)
  • Grands battements (left side only)

2. Centre work

10 minutes maximum:

  • Port de bras and small adage
  • Simple pirouettes en dehors with any preparation (only if these have already been taught)

3. Allegro

Five minutes maximum:

  • One enchaînment including sautés, changement des pieds and échappés
  • One enchaînment of petit allegro
  • One enchaînment of grand allegro

4. Stretching

Please note that these stretches should not be bounced or forced.

  • Achilles (standing in parallel sideways to camera and bend knees with heels remaining on the floor)
  • Hamstrings (sitting on floor sideways to camera, legs stretched forward in parallel, reach forward to touch toes). Be mindful to keep your knees fully stretched.
  • Back (lying face down sideways to camera, place hands on floor next to your shoulders and slowly stretch arms so back is arched)
  • Splits (facing on diagonal splits with both right and left leg, box splits in second position)

5. 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 and Advanced Associate candidates aged between 16.00-18.11 years for senior training (age at 31.08.21)

Entry into UK 6th Form level 1st, 2nd & 3rd Year – to apply must be 16+years and under 19 years old on 31 August 2021

Uniform

Female candidates: 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 (only for section 5). Hair neatly groomed. Subtle/natural make-up only, if worn.

Male candidates: 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).

Photos

Find out more about photograph requirements.

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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:

  • Pliés and cambrés (right side only)
  • Battements tendus (left side only)
  • Adage (both sides)
  • Grands battements (left side only)

2. Centre practice

Five minutes maximum:

  • Adage must include grands poses and a tour lent/promenade in either à la seconde or arabesque
  • 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:

  • One enchaînment including sautés, changement des pieds and échappés
  • One enchaînment of petit allegro
  • One enchaînment of grand allegro (including tours en l’air for male applicants)

4 Stretching

Please note that these stretches should not be bounced or forced.

  • Achilles (standing in parallel sideways to camera and bend knees with heels remaining on the floor)
  • Hamstrings (sitting on floor sideways to camera, legs stretched forward in parallel, reach forward to touch toes). Be mindful to keep your knees fully stretched.
  • Back (lying face down sideways to camera, place hands on floor next to your shoulders and slowly stretch arms so back is arched)
  • Splits (facing on diagonal splits with both right and left leg, box splits in second position)

5. Pointe work (Girls only)

Five minutes maximum:

  • Simple échappé relevé in 2nd and 4th, retiré relevé and relevé passé
  • Simple pirouettes from 4th position
  • Diagonale of piqué turns