Summer Course 2019

Our next audition for the Summer Course will take place in Madrid on 24th February (please see Audition Dates for more details).

All other Summer Course applicants must now audition by video.

Please click here for our Summer Course Video Audition Specifications.

Our Summer Courses are designed to give young aspiring dancers a taste of student life at English National Ballet School.  Taught by our highly experienced teaching staff, the timetable offers a variety of classes, including daily ballet class, pointe work, boys coaching, contemporary classes and much more!  Students who attend all four weeks will perform repertoire to family and friends on the last day.  Please be aware that students who attend only two weeks will be unable to perform.

All Summer Course applicants will be selected to attend by our Director of Dance or Artistic Staff by audition. Please see below for further details.



Week 1: 15-19 July 2019

Week 2: 22-26 July 2019

Week 3: 29 July – 2 August 2019

Week 4: 5-9 August 2019

Applicants are welcome to apply for either two weeks or four weeks of the course.  We do encourage applicants to attend all four weeks.  However, applicants applying for two weeks may select which weeks they wish to attend (e.g. weeks 1&2, weeks 1&4, weeks 2&3 etc).


English National Ballet School, Carlyle Building, Hortensia Road, London SW10 0QS

Cost and Payment

Registration Fee: A non-refundable fee of £30 must be paid for all applications.  Please see our Registration Payment Details. Your application will not be processed until we have received the registration fee.


Course Fee:

Two Weeks: £735

Four Weeks: £1,400


Entry Requirements

Male and female students must be aged 11-20 years and are required to have studied a minimum of 4 years ballet training.  Female students who currently study pointe must have done so for a minimum of 2 years.  Female students who have studied pointe for less than two years will be asked to dance en demi-pointe.


How to Apply

Applications must be received within the below deadlines with the registration fee.  Applicants auditioning by video audition must also send the video within the deadlines below:

Applications open: 1 October 2018

Applications close: 28 February 2019

Please be aware, applications received before or after these dates will not be considered.

Applicants auditioning by video will receive a reply from us via email within three weeks of receiving the application.  Applicants attending a live audition will receive a reply from us up to three weeks after the audition.  If we do not receive the registration fee with the application, your application will not be processed.  All applicants will be contacted with the result of their audition, including those whom, regrettably, we are unable to offer a place.

Applying online: Please use our Online Summer Course Application Form.

Alternatively you can download our Summer Course Application Form and return by either email or post to;

Email: Applicants may email their application to our Short Courses Department, with the email subject 'Summer Course Application [insert Applicant Name]'

Post: Applicants may post their application to Summer Course, English National Ballet School, Carlyle Building, Hortensia Road, London, SW10 0QS


Summer Course Auditions

There are two methods which applicants may audition by:

1. Live audition: Applicants who wish to attend a live audition must indicate on the application form the date and place of their preferred audition. Please refer to the Audition Dates page on our website to see available audition venues and dates. 


2. Video audition: Applicants who wish to apply via video audition must include their video with the application form. Application forms sent via email must include an online link (e.g. through YouTube or wetransfer) of their video audition. Application forms sent by post must include a hard copy, preferably as a memory stick or alternatively as a DVD.  Please see our Summer Course Video Audition Specifications.

Applicants only need to audition by one of the above options. 

Photographs Requirements

Please see our Photograph Specifications. All photographs must be returned  with the application form.