How to Apply



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Entry Requirements

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.

Overseas students are required to achieve at least a Level B1 in one of the English testing systems recognised by the UKVI.

Digital Auditions

Students who are resident outside the UK may submit a digital audition with their application form via Vimeo/YouTube. For detailed instructions on submitting an acceptable digital audition, please see: Rambert School Digital Auditions

Overseas Auditions

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

Auditions and workshops will be held in Australia in February 2018, more details available on our Australian Auditions page.

School Tours

Although we do not hold open days for the FD/BA (Hons) Degree 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 School student. Please contact the School to arrange a visit, telephone 0208 892 9960 or email

Audition Process

Auditions for entry in September 2018 will be held from January – March 2018.

Entry to Rambert School for September 2018 is through a two-stage audition process. All applicants must download, fully complete and submit an application form and pay the £50 application fee.

All applicants meeting the entry criteria will be offered a first stage audition. We do try to accommodate a preferred audition date, but cannot guarantee this as auditions are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis to applicants meeting the entry requirements.

Auditionees will be advised if they have been successful at the first stage audition within 48 hours of the audition. Some auditionees will be invited back to a second stage audition, after which all final offers will be made. The decision of Rambert School is final.

First stage auditions will be a half-day process consisting of a 1-hour Ballet class (with pointe work for female applicants) and a 1-hour Contemporary Dance session, with a creative task. Some applicants will be asked to perform a pre-prepared solo. Some will be given a physical check-up and interview.

Second stage auditions will take place on Monday 26th or Tuesday 27th March. The half-day process will consist of a ballet class (with pointe work for female applicants) and a contemporary class, including creative work. Some applicants will be asked to perform a pre-prepared solo. Some will be given a physical check-up and interview. All applicants attending the final audition will advised if they have been successful, unsuccessful or placed on the reserve list no later than 31st March 2018.

For more detailed information, including what to prepare for audition, please see: Audition Process and Selection Criteria

Auditions Dates


First Stage Audition Dates (half-day, either 9:30AM or 2:30PM start time):

Auditions held in 2018:

  • Monday 8th  January (PM)
  • Tuesday 9th  January (PM)
  • Thursday 25th  January (PM)
  • Friday 26th January (AM)
  • Thursday 8th February (AM and PM)
  • Friday 9th February (AM)
  • Monday 26th February (AM and PM)
  • Tuesday 27th February (AM and PM)
  • Monday 5th March (AM)

Final Audition Dates

  • Friday 23rd March
  • Monday 26th March
  • Tuesday 27th March


To apply, please download the Application Form 2018 and email the completed form to

If you are applying to audition in Australia, please indicate which audition you wish to attend in the body of your email, i.e. Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne, and be sure to submit your application by Friday 2nd February.

Once you have successfully submitted the form, you will receive a confirmation email to acknowledge receipt.

If you have any trouble editing or submitting the form, or have any questions about the content, please email us.

Application Fee

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: Rambert School Bank Details

Application Fee Waiver

A small number of application fee waivers are available to UK residents looking to apply to one of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama schools. For further details and to access the online application form, please refer to the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama website:

Admissions Policies

For more information on our Admissions Policies, see our Admissions Policy and our Admissions Appeals and Complaints Policy.


For more information about fees, visit our Fees and Finance page.

Terms & Conditions

For more information about our terms and conditions please read Terms and Conditions 2018-19



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