Auditions for the normal September entry are held from the preceding December to April. The candidates will be notified (via e-mail) of the audition date and schedule upon receipt of the completed application form, fee and enclosures.
The Audition Panel then submit their recommendations to the Admissions Review Board and the formal result of the audition is sent to each candidate by post. Parents or guardians are most welcome to come along on the audition day; they will receive an introduction and Question & Answer session with the General Manager.
The audition is run in two stages. The primary audition takes the form of assessment in three technique classes; ballet, contemporary and jazz. Candidates do not need to prepare any songs or solos for the primary audition.
Candidates successful through this stage will then be invited to attend a recall audition. There are three different genres of recall; classical ballet, contemporary and jazz/music theatre. Candidates will participate in a more advanced class of their chosen genre and will show the following:
Classical – Applicants will receive a choice of solo they must prepare and perform*. There will also be a pointe work assessment following the ballet class for female auditionees.
Contemporary – Applicants are to prepare a solo of no more than 2 minutes to demonstrate their performance skills and movement quality. This is not a choreographic assessment.
Jazz/music theatre – Applicants are to choose a song from a list provided*.
*The list of ballet solos and songs will be sent out following the primary audition.