Summer Course

Summer Course 2019

We are now advertising Summer Course auditions taking place in Manchester on Sunday 4 November on our Auditions section in addition to our other audition dates. If you are interested, please note the applications will not be open until 1 October 2018. For further enquires about the Manchester audition please email your questions to our Auditions Department with the subject line Manchester Preliminary Audition 2018. 

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.


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 two or four weeks of the course.


Cost and Payment

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


Course Fee:

Two Weeks: £735

Four Weeks: £1,400

 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).


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.

Summer Course Application Form should be completed and returned be either email or post.

Applying by email: Applicants may email their application to, with the email subject 'Summer Course Application [insert Applicant Name]'

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


Summer Course Auditions

All Summer Course applicants will be selected to attend by our Director of Dance or Artistic Staff by audition.  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 'Auditions' page on our website to see available audition venues and dates. Applicants who select to attend a live audition do not need to submit a video audition.


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 download our

Summer Course Video Audition Information.

Applicants who select to send a video audition do not need to attend a live audition.

 Photographs Requirements

Applicants must attach a passport sized photograph to the front of the application form and the following four 4 x 6" photographs to the reverse of the application form:

Demi-plié in 1st position

Dégagé in 2nd position

Dégagé effacé devant

1st arabesque en l’air


Please wear soft ballet shoes, tights and a leotard/unitard.  Photographs sent by post must be either stapled or pasted to the reverse of the application form.