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Applications for our Centre for Advanced Training and Associate Auditions 2022-2023 are now open!

Submission deadline: Monday 7 February 2022

Preliminary audition date: Sunday 6 March 2022

Recall date: Sunday 20 March 2022

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How do I apply?


To be eligible for the Associate Programme or the Centre for Advanced Training (CAT), at the time of the audition you need to be in year 4 or above at school, going into academic years 5 - 11 in the September you would start your training.

Year 4 students auditioning for CAT will be auditioning for the CAT Foundation.

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The Centre for Advanced Training is a non-residential intensive training for pre-vocational students. You must be attending school in the UK to be eligible. For more information click here.

Associate classes run weekly in term times. For more information click here

Audition Fee

There is an administration charge of £30 per person and you may be assessed for one or both programmes for this fee.

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.

  • 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 £30,227 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 download and complete the fee waiver application form available when the 2022-2023 application form is live.

CAT audition fee waiver form

What happens after I apply for a waiver?

Once we have processed all the waiver applications, you will be emailed your outcome. If successful you will not need to make a payment for your audition.

When will I find out if I have been successful in my application?

All eligible applicants will be offered a preliminary audition. The Academy Team will email you your audition time after the application closing date. All preliminary auditions will be held on Sunday 6 March. If you are applying for both the CAT and Associate programmes you will be required to attend two auditions on this date.

If successful in your preliminary audition, you will be invited to a recall audition. All recall auditions will be held on Sunday 20 March.

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