In the case of overseas applicants, an audition by DVD accompanied by a letter of recommendation from their dance teacher is acceptable.
- A 45-minute ballet class, demonstrating barre work, centre practice, port de bras and adage, pirouettes, allegro and pointe work if applicable.
- At the end of the class all candidates must demonstrate the following:
- Facing the camera –
o Demi plié in 1st position
o Tendu to 2nd from 1st position with both feet
o Lying on the back in frog position to demonstrate turnout, making sure that the hands are placed under the middle of the back to prevent arching of the spine
o 1st arabesque en l’air on both legs
o Seated port de bras forward over the legs to demonstrate mobility of the spine
- Musical Theatre candidates must then provide a solo song from Musical Theatre or Pop repertoire and a monologue from a musical or a play (time limit of 2 minutes each)
- Dance candidates must then provide a dance solo in the candidate’s chosen style (time limit of 1½ minutes), and either a song or monologue as described above.
Any applicant who cannot attend an audition in person but wants to be considered for one of the external qualifications may also be required to have an interview over Skype and may be asked to submit examples of written work to assess suitability for these qualifications.