6 April 2024 - 7 April 2024

Project B Celebration: Competition 2024

This years’ Project B Competition will be held at our home of dance in London, as part of a wider weekend of celebratory events to recognise emerging young male dancers.

An opportunity to embrace choreography and performance, the competition gives candidates the opportunity to be part of a creative process, as they perform a solo that they, a peer or a teacher has choreographed in their chosen dance style.

Candidates will enjoy two free workshops of their choosing, ahead of their performance in the Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre.


Entries are now closed

Key Information

Level Age Fee Closing Date
Two years dance experience + 8-17 Entry fee: £10
Prizes: Kevin O'Hare scholarship of £700 and two RAD Summer School places worth upwards of £475+
15 March 2024 12:00pm


Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April 2024

Candidates must be available on both days, please see the Information Pack further guidance and approximate timings.

Other key dates:
Friday 15 March
– the deadline by which to submit your online application, with the option to enter TBC (to be confirmed) in sections of the application.
Friday 15 March – the deadline by which you must confirm and submit your music and any amended or missing information relating to your solo choreography.


Devise, create and rehearse your choreography!

Attend a placing call of your solo, network with other aspiring young dancers and choreographers, and take class with Josh Tuifua on day one at the RAD.

On day two, take part in fun workshops with inspirational male teachers, perform your solo in the Aud Jebson Studio Theatre to the audience and panel of judges. The prize-giving and announcement of the winners will follow after all candidates have performed, including our guest male dance youth groups!


Royal Academy of Dance
188 York Road
SW11 3JZ


The Kevin O’Hare Scholarship will be presented to the overall winner scoring the highest mark, with prize money of £700 awarded.

The Kevin O’Hare Scholarship is designed to support the winning candidate’s participation in a dance workshop or course additional to their current timetable, as a subsidy for the participation fee and any associated costs such as accommodation, travel, food, equipment and dance wear.

A Level 1 and Level 2 runner-up will each receive a place at an RAD London Summer School in 2024 or 2025.

Voting for the Audience Choice Award will also take place after all the dancers have performed their solo.

Entry requirements

Level 1: Candidates must be age 8-11 years by 15 March 2024 and have at least two years’ experience in a recognised dance discipline.

Level 2: Candidates must be age 12-17 years by 15 March 2024 least two years’ experience in a recognised dance discipline.

Candidates will be allocated to the appropriate level classes depending on their age. Should applications exceed capacity, the RAD will undertake a process of selection based on video submissions of your solo. If this is required, you will receive a request from us.

How to Enter

  • Download and read the Information Pack carefully to ensure you have all of the information required.
  • Make your application online by clicking the ‘Enter now’ button above and follow the instructions to enter all the required information.
  • All entries must be made using the online application form.
  • The fee of £10 must be paid at the time of application.
  • All applications must be received by the closing date, 15 March 2024. 
  • Students may re-apply for the RAD Dance Challenge as many times as they wish, provided the entry requirements are met.

You will receive an automated confirmation that your application has been received. We will contact you if there are any questions in relation to your entry and the eligibility criteria being met. Places are limited and you are advised to enter early to avoid any disappointment.

Audience Tickets

Tickets cost £5 each (inc. VAT)

Enjoy each young dancers solo performance, along with performances from our friends at FuzzyLogic and SYD Boys Dance Co.

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For further information please email: participate@rad.org.uk.

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