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Centre for Advanced Training and Associate auditions

We have an open audition once a year for our Centre for Advanced Training and Associate Programme. 

Auditions for September entry 2021 have now taken place. 

Our next auditions will be in March 2022 for September entry. 

How do I apply? 


To be eligible for the Associate Programme, 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.  

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

To be eligible for the Centre of Advanced Training Programme, you need to be in year 5 or above at the time of the audition, going into academic years 6 - 11 in the September you would start your training. 

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

Application form

The application form will be available when we start accepting applications. This is usually in the new year and we will announce this on our social media pages. Click here to subscribe to notifications. 

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.

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.

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