Apply for the FD/BA Degree - Rambert School

Apply for the FD/BA Degree


If you have any questions, please email us.

Update: We are currently finalising our plans for next year (2021) including term dates and our audition process. We will provide more information on this by mid-August 2020.

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.

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 2020.

Auditions and Workshops will also be held in Japan in December 2019, more details on how to apply available on our Japanese Auditions page.

Auditions and workshops will be held in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore in February 2020, more details available on our Overseas Auditions page.

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

Auditions for entry in September 2020 will be held from January – March 2020.

Entry to Rambert School for September 2020 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) 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 Friday 20th March and Monday 23rd March. The half-day process will consist of a ballet class (with pointe work) 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 27th March.

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



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

Auditions held in 2020:

Wednesday 8 January PM Mixed

Thursday 9 January PM Women

Thursday 23 January PM Mixed (fully booked)

Friday 24 January AM Women


Thursday 30 January AM Women

Thursday 30 January PM Men


Friday 7 February AM Women

Mon 10 February AM Women

Mon 10 February PM Women

Friday 28 February AM Mixed (fully booked)

Friday 28 February PM Mixed

Friday 6 March AM Mixed (fully booked)

Friday 6 March PM Women (fully booked)

New audition date: 
Friday 13 March AM Mixed 


Final Audition Dates

Friday 20th March (AM Men and PM Women)

Monday 23th March (AM)

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: 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:
Audition Fee Waiver.


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

For more information about our terms and conditions please read Terms and Conditions.

Admissions Policies

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