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 for 2020/21 are now open

Entry to Central School of Ballet is by direct application and audition. Please download and complete the application form electronically and return via email to auditions@csbschool.co.uk. Please submit your application as a.word,.doc or PDF file.

If you have any trouble editing or submitting the form or have any questions, please email auditions@csbschool.co.uk

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.

Auditions

Central currently auditions applicants in London, Glasgow, Leeds and Japan. Candidates are invited to attend a preliminary audition, where they are then shortlisted and further invited to a final audition. The audition class will consist of a Ballet class including pointe work, and either a Contemporary class or a workshop with a renowned choreographer.

Audition dates for September 2020 entry

Preliminary auditions:

Sunday 17 November 2019: Glasgow - The Dance School of Scotland

Sunday 8 December 2019: London – Central School of Ballet

Sunday 9 February 2020: London - Central School of Ballet

Sunday 16 February 2020: Leeds – Northern Ballet

Final Audition

Sunday 22 March 2020: London - Central School of Ballet

Dance Days

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 11-16, 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, head to the Overseas Auditions Tab or the Digital Auditions Tab

Audition Fee

Standard audition fee - £50.00

Digital audition fee - £50.00

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.

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.

Policies and procedures

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 2020-21

Terms and Conditions 2020-21

Fee Policy 2020-21

If you wish to lodge a complaint or appeal concerning an admissions decision, please see the Conservatoire's Admissions Appeals and Complaints Policy here

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