Applications are now open and will close on 1 March for 2021 entry to the FD/BA (Hons) Ballet and Contemporary Dance programmes.
Entry to the FD/BA (Hons) Ballet and Contemporary Dance at Rambert School is through a two-stage audition process.
Due to the restrictions of Covid-19, for entry September 2021 our stage 1 auditions will be via a digital submission.
Update to audition process (posted 11 January 2021):
In response to the current Covid pandemic and enhanced worldwide Covid restrictions, we would be delighted if applicants are still able to record and submit a video for all the content contained in the first stage digital submission form, but completely understand if in these current circumstances that may not be possible.
We would be happy for you to submit any existing ballet evidence you may already have in lieu of the ballet sections of the first stage digital audition (this could be video evidence of you performing a ballet solo, ballet class or ballet audition footage you had already prepared for other dance school/dance course applications you might be submitting) but request that you still complete Rambert School’s contemporary and creative tasks contained in our first stage digital submission form.
We hope that Stage 2 auditions will go-ahead face to face but if this is not possible due to travel restrictions/ lockdown measures, alternative arrangements will be put in place.
All applicants complete and submit the application form and pay the £50 application fee. Once the application has been processed a link will be shared to enable the digital audition to be submitted. Digital auditions will be accepted from 4 January – 5 March 2021. Applicants will be advised if they have been successful at the Stage 1 audition process within 14 days of their digital submission being received.
Please note the application form is to be completed in Word, therefore please download the file on a computer or tablet rather than on mobile.
If you have any questions, please email our admissions team.
The central objective of the degree is to develop and enhance the students’ ability to perform in Ballet and Contemporary Dance at a professional level. Therefore, irrespective of academic qualifications or prior learning experience, entry is subject to audition.
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.
Applicants must have turned 16 years by 1st September in the year of entry.
EU, EEA and International students are required to achieve at least a Level B1 in one of the English testing systems recognised by the UKVI. The certificate gained should be a Secure English Language Test (SELT).
There are no academic requirements for entry to the FD/BA (Hons) Ballet and Contemporary Course course. Entry is via a two stage audition process.
See International Students page for more information on studying in London and Visa applications.
Entry to Rambert School for September 2021 is through a two-stage audition process. All applicants must complete and submit an application form and pay the £50 application fee. This fee covers the cost of processing the application and is not refundable if an audition offer is not made.
CDD are able to offer an application fee waiver to students who meet the criteria visit: CDD Audition Fee Waiver
The school is also able to offer a limited number of our own application fee waivers, if you have missed the CDD deadline, do not meet the CDD fee waiver criteria or for other personal reasons, please apply directly to the school by emailing Head of Admissions at Judy Bowden to make a request for an application fee waiver.
As a result of Covid-19 and the current social distancing restrictions in place in the UK, Stage 1 of our audition process will be via digital audition.
Digital auditions will only be accepted if an applicant has completed an application form and paid the application fee of £50. Digital auditions will be considered by the Principal & Artistic Director and the Deputy Principal.
Digital auditions can be submitted between 4 January 2021- 5 March 2021.
Applicants will be advised if their Stage 1 audition (digital) has been successful within 14 days of submitting their digital audition.
Successful auditionees from the first stage digital audition will be invited to attend a second stage face to face audition* on either:
Friday 19 March 2021 AM/PM
Saturday 20 March 2021 AM/PM
or Monday 22 March 2021 AM/PM.
*If face-to-face auditions are not possible due to enhanced lockdown measures, alternative arrangements will be shared.
Rambert School welcomes applications from EU, EEA and students from Overseas. All first stage auditions will be via digital submission. International students will attend a virtual second stage audition, if they are not able to attend in person.
For more information on the application process including Visa applications, visit our International Students page.
Details for applicants in Japan are available on our Japanese Auditions page.
There is a one-time, non-refundable administrative fee of £50. This fee covers the cost of processing the application and is not refundable if an audition offer is not made.
Please note, you will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of application form, but the form will not be processed until the School has received the £50 application fee.
How to pay
Preferred method of payment is bank transfer. Please find our bank details here and information about payment by debit/credit card: Bank Details.
The Conservatoire for Dance and Drama are able to offer a small number of application fee waivers to students who meet the criteria, visit: CDD Application Fee Waiver
The school is also able to offer a limited number of our own application fee waivers, if you have missed the CDD deadline, do not meet the CDD fee waiver criteria or for other personal reasons, please apply directly to the school by emailing Head of Admissions at Judy Bowden to make a request for a fee waiver.
For more information about fees, visit our Fees and Finance page.
To access all the Policies and Procedures please visit: FD/BA Degree Policies and Procedures
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