Auditions and interviews
In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, all on-site auditions for the BA (Hons) Ballet Education and Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with QTS) programmes will be delivered via skype interviews, video/photo submissions and written tasks until February 2021 when this will be reviewed.
Some of our programmes require applicants to attend an interview and/or audition or take part in a telephone interview. These are as follows:
MA in Education (Dance Teaching)
Applicants for this programme will be invited to take part in a telephone/Skype interview.
PGCE: Dance Teaching (with QTS)
All successful applicants for this programme will be initially invited to submit a video audition. If successful they will attend an audition and upon invitation an interview in London, but there are several steps to go through.
The first one is to apply through UCAS Teacher Training. Successful candidates will show in their application that they have a profile suitable to the PGCE:DT programme at the RAD. Entry for this programme is very competitive and we strongly recommend early application to improve your chances of an invitation to audition.
Successful applicants will be invited to submit a dance video. The video should show you performing a solo dance of between 1–2 minutes that you have choreographed yourself accompanied by suitable music. Please inform the Admissions Officer on how it can be accessed as soon as you can.
The solo dance will allow you to demonstrate your choreographic ability, your use of any chosen accompaniment and your ability to project dance ideas. You should talk briefly about the content and structure of your solo.
We suggest that you start preparing the video when you submit your application. If you are invited to present a video, you will be given a week to submit it to the RAD for assessment.
Applicants with successful solos will then be invited to attend a practical audition day in London. Part of the audition day will be a practical class and a teaching extract as well as a group discussion. Further to this, candidates may be invited to stay on for an interview. Candidates will normally be sent instructions two weeks before the audition day.
Please refer to the selection criteria for more details.
BA (Hons) Ballet Education
All successful applicants for this programme will be invited to attend an audition and interview in London.
International Students applying for this programme who are unable to attend an audition in London may supply video and other evidence in place of an audition. Entry for this programme is very competitive and we strongly recommend early application to improve your chances of an invitation to audition. Please refer to the selection criteria for more details.
Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance
Applicants who are not enrolled in the BA (Hons) Ballet Education may be required to undertake an audition and interview with a member of the programme staff.
Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma
Applicants for this programme will be required to submit a personal statement and reference, followed by a telephone interview and short teaching extract.
Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate
Applicants for this programme will be required to submit a personal statement and reference, followed by a telephone interview. Applicants will also submit a short teaching extract and written task designed to assess their potential as a teacher.
If you wish to raise a Grievance or Complaint on any aspect of your application, you should do so by using the Student Grievance and Complaints Policy and Procedures.