Central School Of Ballet

How To Apply

Central School of Ballet seeks to recruit students with exceptional talent and offers places based on an applicant's aptitude for training and potential for a career in professional dance.

Applications

Entry to Central School of Ballet is by direct application and audition.

In line with the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama and its affiliates, Central School of Ballet is committed to widening participation and encourages applications from students regardless of their background. Central will support those with learning difficulties and disabilities to enable them to access the audition and course.

The Senior School application form will be published on this page in due course for entry in September 2019.

Audition

Central currently auditions applicants in London, Glasgow, Leeds, Japan and New York City, USA. Candidates are invited to attend a preliminary audition, where they are then shortlisted and further invited to a final audition, which usually takes place towards the end of March. The audition class will consist of a Ballet class, Pointe work for the ladies and either a Contemporary class or a workshop with a renowned choreographer.

We recommend that those intending to audition for Central attend a Central Dance Day. These are days made up of a series of taster classes in contemporary and ballet for students ages 12-16, led by Central Senior School tutors. They are designed to encourage and inspire student's current dance training and serve as a taste of life at Central. For further information and to apply click here.

For further information on auditioning from outside the UK and the EU head to the Overseas Auditions Tab

Private Audition

Where an applicant is unable to attend a formal audition they may be invited to attend a class or private audition. Class and Private audition queries should be directed to Josephine Alsinger, Senior School Manager.

Audition Fee

Standard audition fee - £50.00

DVD audition fee - £50.00

Private audition fee - £60.00

The audition fee is non-refundable and subject to increase prior to the commencement of the annual application process. Any changes to the audition fee will be advertised above.

Due to the high number of applications that we receive, Central School of Ballet is unable to provide individual feedback.

An applicant cannot appeal a decision reached by the audition panel.

Further details on Centrals Admissions Procedures and other policies can be found on the Policies and Procedures page

Audition Fee Waiver

Applicants who meet the criteria as set out by the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama may be eligible to apply for an Audition Fee waiver. For further information please see the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama website.

The CDD Audition Fee Waiver Scheme is now closed for 2018/19 entry.

Preliminary and Final Auditions

Audition dates for September 2019 entry will be released in due course.

Admission Policies

All policies relating to Senior School admissions are available from our Policies and Procedures page here. Please also see below for for the following:

Admissions Policy 2018-19

Terms and Conditions 2018-19

Tuition Fee Policy 2018-19

Central School of Ballet is committed to protecting your personal information.Our Privacy Policy is available here

If you wish to lodge a complaint or appeal concerning an admissions decision, please see the School’s Admissions Appeals and Complaints Policy below:

Admissions Appeals and Complaints Policy

Queries regarding applications and auditions for Central School of Ballet should be directed to auditions@csbschool.co.uk

To be the first to know the latest news from Central, make sure you are following us on Twitter and Facebook. Our Twitter names are @csbschool and @balletcentral, and our Facebook page is Central School of Ballet.

Entry in 2019 - Office for Students and Student Finance

For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2019-20 academic year. The OfS will start publishing providers on its Register from July 2018. The Conservatoire for Dance and Drama has made an application to register and expects a decision by September 2018. No provider will be able to confirm whether student support is available until it has a decision from the OfS.

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