How to apply
Information on coaching and submissions.
Applications for remote coaching open on Monday 7 December 2020 and close on Sunday 24 January 2021. Applications should be completed via the online application form.
Upon application, you will be provided with a selection of dates and asked to indicate your availability (please bear in mind when providing your availability that you must ensure you have access to a dance studio and your teacher can be present).
You will also have to certify that you meet all the eligibility criteria.
In the case of incomplete applications we will email you requesting additional information, which will be due by Sunday 24 January 2021. If we do not receive this information, your application will be considered incomplete and deemed invalid.
If you wish to benefit from this incredible coaching opportunity but have concerns about delayed examination results, do not worry. We strongly encourage you to apply and we will work with you to ensure that any delays in results do not prohibit your participation in The Fonteyn.
- Candidates will receive confirmation by Friday 12 February 2021 of their acceptance for the online coaching and video submission for the Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition 2021. If we find that you are not eligible, your payment will be refunded.
- Coaching will be provided by a range of coaches from the profession.
- Candidates should be available on line 10 minutes ahead of the scheduled time slot to assure that there are no connection problems. A member of RAD staff will be present at the beginning of the session to assist with any technical issues.
- One teacher must be present with the candidate to hear the coaching notes and general advice given to the candidate but not to actively participate.
- You must have access to a studio with an internet connection and a device (e.g. laptop or tablet) that will allow a coach to see all of your dancing, in order to take part in the remote coaching.
- Dancer’s Own will be coached to a recording, whereas recordings or a live pianist may be used for the Classical Variation.
- All variations are covered by copyright law and therefore it is strictly prohibited for you to make any type of recording (images, photographs, audio/video, etc.) on any device, during your online coaching sessions.
- Please note that the RAD will record the session for monitoring and promotional purposes. You will be asked to give permission when applying to take part.
To be considered for selection as a Finalist at the 2021 competition, you must submit two videos between Friday 7 May – Monday 31 May 2021.
Candidates should submit a recording of themselves performing their chosen Classical Variation and their Dancer’s Own Variation.
Dancer’s Own Variation
Candidates should perform a variation between 1.00 – 1.30 minutes duration (performed in pointe shoes for females), choreographed by themselves, their teacher or a peer to a piece of music of their choice. This section, Dancer’s Own, puts the creative process right at the heart of The Fonteyn. See further details in the information pack.
Classical Repertoire Variation
Candidates should select one variation from the list. Candidates who have previously participated in the Genée International Ballet competition must choose a different variation for the Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition. See further details and guidelines in the information pack.
Video submission guidelines
Full guidance on submitting videos can be found in the competition information pack.
Video selection results
We will inform you of the Judge’s decision by Friday 26 June 2021 by email. It is only on receipt of this communication that you will know if you will be invited to compete in the Final of the Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition 2021. If you have been selected as a reserve Finalist, you will receive notification at this time.
The Judge’s decisions will be final and we are unable to provide feedback or justification.
If you are selected as a Finalist and were awaiting your Advanced 2 examination result during the remote coaching/video submission period, you will be asked to submit proof of qualification at this time.
We will also request further information from you such as a short biography, headshot and the music file for your Dancer’s Own variation. Further details will be provided at this time.