Academy application & auditions 2014

The information below is for reference only, we will be updating this page with information regarding auditions & applications for 2015/16 soon.

We are now accepting applications for 2014/15!

To apply download the Academy application form and send your completed form to

Northern Ballet Academy, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA

Download Academy Application Form

Audition dates

Friday 28 Feb & Sunday 2 Mar 2014

Preliminary auditions for Professsional Programme (CAT Yorkshire Young Dancers), Associates, International Easter Course, Summer School and combined auditions for students auditioning for more than one programme.

Sunday 23 March 2014

Second round for Professional Programme, final auditions for Associates, Easter and Summer School.

Friday 11 – Saturday 12 April 2014

Final intensive auditions for Professional Programme.

Course fees

  • Junior Associates £355 per year
  • Intermediate Foundation Associates £425 per year
  • Intermediate and Senior Associates £635 per year
  • Easter Course £135
  • Intermediate Summer Course (1 week) £225
  • Senior Summer Course (2 weeks) £365
  • Professional Programme (CAT Yorkshire Young Dancers) approx. £3,577 for the year.
    • this course is supported by the Department for Education’s Music and Dance Scheme. Bursaries and means tested grants are available.

Academy information on funding & grants

Course dates & timetables 2014

Summer & Easter courses

Easter Course Ages 12-19 7 - 11 April
International Summer Course, Intermediate Ages 12-16 28 July - 2 August
International Summer Course, Senior Ages 16-19 4 - 16 August


Junior Associates Ages 10-11 Fridays 5.30 - 7pm
Intermediate Foundation Classes Ages 11-12 Sundays 10am - 12.30pm
Intermediate Assocaiates Ages 12-14 Saturdays 9am - 1pm
Senior Associates Ages 14-16 Saturdays 9am - 1pm

Professional Programme (CAT), ages 10-17

Midweek and weekend classes. Each student has an individual timetable tailored to their needs. Students in their first year of the programme usually train with us on 2 weekday evenings and Saturdays.