How to Apply

Applications for entry September 2017 to the FD/BA (Hons) in Ballet and Contemporary Dance are now CLOSED

Applications for September 2018 entry will be available in October 2017.



Entry to the School is by direct application and audition. There is a one-time, non-refundable administration fee of £50. This fee covers the cost of processing the application and is not refundable if an audition offer is not made. Applications are not yet open for September 2018 entry.

Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance welcomes applications from disabled people and offers places solely on the basis of potential and suitability for a career in the profession. You are encouraged to disclose any impairment or condition (for example, dyslexia, a physical, sensory or mental health condition) at the earliest opportunity so that we can endeavour to meet your needs at audition and during the course. All applicants, who meet the criteria for entry to the School, will be invited to audition.


Formal audition dates are offered every year. Auditions for entry in September 2018 will be held from January onward (audition dates yet to be confirmed). These auditions consist of a 1 hour Ballet class (with pointe work for the Ladies) and a 1 hour Contemporary Dance session (with a creative task) for all applicants. Some auditionees will be asked to perform a solo. Some will be given a physical check-up and interview. Please note that this is not indicative of a result. Prospective students and their parents will have the opportunity to attend a talk by the Principal, Amanda Britton either before or after their audition.


Video Auditions

Alternatively, students who are resident outside the UK may submit a video audition with their application form via Vimeo/YouTube. Details of what to include:

  • A short introduction of yourself and why you would like to join Rambert School.
  • Barre work (approx. 10 minutes)
  • Centre work to include adage, Pirouettes and allegro (approx. 10 Minutes)
  • Centre Pointe Work ( for Ladies)
  • Contemporary Solo (no longer than 3 minutes) or Sequence ( no longer than 5 minutes)

Audition Dates

Audition Dates are offered on a first come first served basis, please indicate on the application form your preferred audition date, if this date is unavailable you will be offered the nearest suitable date. Dates are subject to change and you will be contacted in the event of this.

Rambert School, London: Dates to be confirmed

Auditions and Workshops will also be held in Japan in December 2017, more details on how to apply visit our Japanese page HERE

Auditions and workshops will take place in Australia in February 2018, more details available soon on our International student page: International students

School Tours

Although we do not hold open days for the BA (Hons) course you are welcome to book a tour of the building. On the tour you will see the facilities and learn about the course and be given information on being a Rambert Student. Please contact the School to arrange a visit, telephone 0208 892 9960 or email

Audition fee waiver

A small number of free audition places are available to UK residents looking to apply to one of the Conservatoire schools. For further details please refer to the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama website.

Conservatoire for Dance and Drama – Audition Fee Waiver