how to apply

All courses at Dancebox Studios & Theatre Works are auditioned programmes of study. We use this audition process to assess the suitability of candidates for the rigorously physical dance training involved in our programmes.

 

In line with the changes to Covid regulations, we will be operating both in-person and filmed submission auditions for 2021 entry. We would encourage applicants to audition in person where possible, but we understand that it may be necessary for occasional applicants to need to submit filmed audition material, as detailed HERE

If you are attending an in-person audition you do not need to provide/upload any filmed content, but you will still be required to provide/upload a headshot and full length picture in dancewear when completing the Audition Application Form below.

APPLICATION PROCESS

BA (Hons) PROFESSIONAL DANCE & MUSICAL THEATRE

Applicants for the BA (Hons) Professional Dance & Musical Theatre need to apply via UCAS, before the January 15th deadline, using the codes / details below:

  • Course code  -  W3DB

  • Institution code  -  B94

  • Campus name  -  Dancebox Studios and Theatre Works

  • Campus code  -  W

  • In addition to applying via UCAS, candidates for the BA (Hons) programme are also required to complete our audition process, preferably in person, or where that is not possible, by filming and uploading the content detailed HERE.

  • We will provide notification of the audition outcome within two weeks of audition date, or receipt of filmed submission.

  • If successful, you will need to confirm your place within 14 days. This is in order for us to manage the limited spaces we have on each course.

  • If you accept you must complete the provided acceptance form and pay the non-refundable acceptance fee. 

  • If you do not accept by the deadline you will be placed on the waiting list for a place and we will contact you later in the year if a place on your selected course becomes available.

APPLICATION PROCESS

SIXTH FORM PERFORMING ARTS (Dance) or (Musical Theatre)

  • Candidates for the Sixth Form programmes are required to complete our audition process, preferably in person, or where that is not possible, by filming and uploading the content detailed HERE.

  • We will provide notification of the audition outcome within two weeks of audition date, or receipt of filmed submission.

  • If successful, you will need to confirm your place within 14 days. This is in order for us to manage the limited spaces we have on each course.

  • If you accept you must complete the provided acceptance form and pay the non-refundable acceptance fee. 

  • If you do not accept by the deadline you will be placed on the waiting list for a place and we will contact you later in the year if a place on your selected course becomes available.

In order to complete the Audition Application Form you will be required to upload a clear headshot, a full length picture of the candidate in dance wear. If you not auditioning in person, you will also need to upload all filmed audition content as detailed HERE

 

Once you have completed the Audition Application Form you will be directed to a payment portal where you can make payment of the £30.00 audition administration fee. Please note that due to the large file uploads there will be a delay (possibly several minutes) after clicking the SUBMIT APPLICATION button before being re-directed to the payment portal. Please do not refresh your page as it will re-direct on completion of the file upload.

IN-PERSON AUDITIONS - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Auditions will take place in person and we will be following a comprehensive range of Covid safety guidelines, details of which will be provided to candidates in advance of their audition date. 

AUDITION CONTENT

  • All candidates will take part in a Ballet and Jazz class, which will be conducted in a group setting. Each class will last approximately 45 minutes.

  • All candidates will be required to present a short dance solo. This solo can be performed in a style of the candidate’s choice (Jazz, Commercial, Street, Ballet etc.) and should be no more than one minute in duration. Please bring music on a phone or device and ensure that any cases are removed from phones before you are called to perform your solo.

  • Sixth Form (Musical Theatre) and BA (Hons) in Professional Dance & Musical Theatre candidates will also be required to sing as part of their audition process. Songs for the Sixth Form (Musical Theatre) course should be approximately 32 bars and should be sung to a backing track. Songs for the BA (Hons) in Professional Dance & Musical Theatre should be no more than 2 minutes and should be sung to a backing track. Please bring backing tracks on a phone or device and ensure that any cases are removed from phones before your song.

  • All candidates will have a short interview with the panel. 

AUDITION ATTIRE

For the dance rounds, female candidates should wear leotard & tights for Ballet content and either leotard & tights or tights/hotpants & crop top for Jazz content, with appropriate footwear. Hair should be in a bun for Ballet and off the face for Jazz. Male candidates should wear tights, shorts or tight fitting sweatpants/jazz pants and a tight-fitting top, with appropriate footwear. 

For the singing round, all candidates should be well-presented in suitable audition attire (you will have time to change out of dance wear)

Candidates may also bring water in a non-glass bottle with a closable lid and a small towel into the audition room.

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