Academy Applications and Auditions

Applications for our courses and training programmes are now open.

Applicants will need to complete the relevant form uploading the appropriate photos (and videos for international students) when prompted. Please see information on our courses below.


Vocational courses

Course/ Training programme Closing date for application Date of Course/Intake
Centre for Advanced Training
ages 10 – 15
3 February 2020 September 2020
Associate Programme
ages 9 – 15
3 February 2020 September 2020
Intermediate Summer Intensive
ages 12 – 16
3 February 2020 27 July – 1 August 2020

Application form

Audition fees

There is a set audition fee of £30 per person. You may audition for more than one programme for this fee.

Please read our photo and video requirements before you complete the application form as the form can not be saved once you start to complete it

Preliminary and recall auditions

Preliminary auditions CAT, Associate & Intermediate Summer Intensive Sunday 1 March
Recall auditions CAT & Associate Sunday 15 March

There is no recall audition for the Intermediate Summer School

Audition process and eligibility 

Preliminary auditions for CAT, Associates and Intermediate Summer Intensive will take place on 1 March 2020.
For CAT and Associate applicants there will be a recall audition on 14/15 March. Please note that the age brackets for the different programmes are slightly different:

  • To audition for the CAT programme, you need to currently be in school years 5 – 10 (aged 10 – 15 on the 1 September 2020)
  • To audition for the Associate programme, you need to currently be in school years 4 – 10. (aged 9 – 15 on the 1 September 2020)
  • Intermediate Summer Intensive applicants need to currently be in secondary education and 12 years old at the time of the course to apply. International students do not need to attend an audition at Northern Ballet, instead you will be required to upload a video audition link on the application form which will be used to assess your suitability for the course.
  • There is no recall for Intermediate summer intensive applicants, results will be sent out on the week of the 16th March.

Please read our photo and video requirements before you complete the application form as the form can not be saved once you start to complete it

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Senior Summer Intensive

Course/ Training programme Closing date for application Date of Course/Intake
Senior Summer Intensive
ages 16 – 19
3 March 2020 3 – 15 August 2020

Application form

Audition process and eligibility for the Senior Summer Intensive

Both International and UK Senior Summer Intensive applicants should be in full time classical vocational training to be at the required standard for this course. Girls should be confident en pointe. International applicants will be required to submit a video link along with their application. Students applying from the UK should complete the application form and necessary photographs.

Please note that ballet staff may request an additional video link for our UK applications if they feel this is necessary in order to support and review your application fully.

Please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility by emailing academy@northernballet.com

Please read our photo and video requirements before you complete the application form as the form can not be saved once you start to complete it

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Photo and video requirements

Required Photographs:
Our application forms will require you to upload photographs. All photographs should be taken in bare feet with either leotard & convertible tights or vest & shorts. Please include all the required photos for the course/s you are applying for.

All Courses: Associates / CAT / Summer School (Intermediate and Senior)

  • Facing to the back, feet together (parallel bare feet)
  • Facing forwards – tendu in second (bare feet)
  • Rise on demi-pointe in second (bare feet)

Additionally, for the Senior Summer Intensive you will also need to upload:

  • Second arabesque in profile (ladies en pointe)
  • Developpe a la second (ladies en pointe)

Video requirements (international applicants only)*.
All international applicants for our Summer Intensives (Intermediate and Senior levels) will be required to submit a YouTube or Vimeo link as part of their application when prompted.

Intermediate and Senior Summer Intensive video requirements for international applicants
Your video should include centre adage, a pirouette combination and a grand allegro combination

*Please note that ballet staff may request an additional video link for our UK applications if they feel this is necessary in order to support and review your application fully.

CAT audition fee waiver

The Academy of Northern Ballet’s Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) programme aims to support talented children and young people from all backgrounds to access our training. We understand that audition costs are prohibitive for some families. Our CAT waiver initiative helps by offering those in need a free audition for the CAT programme. Please read the information below to find out if you are eligible.

  • Our waiver works on a means tested basis that follows the CAT grant income brackets set by the Department of Education
  • Families on a combined household income of £31,139 or less will be eligible for the fee waiver.
  • Parents may be asked to supply evidence of their income to support their application.
  • If you would like to apply for the fee waiver please complete the online CAT fee waiver application form. Waiver forms should be submitted as well as the audition form.

 

CAT Waiver Form

What happens after I apply for a waiver?
Once we have processed all the waiver applications, you will be emailed if you have been successful or unsuccessful. You should complete the application form as normal, without transferring the fee. If successful we will pay your fee and you will not need to make a payment. If unsuccessful we will notify you on the details of when we need to receive your payment.

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