Application Details

Entry to NBS full-time courses is open to male and female students, who can show suitable artistic and technical talent or potential, as demonstrated at audition and interview, have the necessary physical and mental aptitudes for a demanding course of study and are over the UK statutory school leaving age. The number of places on the courses is limited and they are offered strictly on merit.

Duration of the Course

The length of the courses is dependent upon the standard of the student at entry and the level of accredited prior learning, but the normal duration of study is three years. The school has a three term year of thirty-five weeks in total, including a week long break half way through the term.

Audition Dates

Auditions classes for normal September entry are held at the school from the preceding October to June. Application should be made by completing form NBS 1 which is available for download on this site. Return completed forms to the school, together with the stipulated supporting documents, whereupon an audition date will be offered by post. Individual auditions may be held in exceptional circumstances.

Dates of auditions to be held at Northern Ballet School are published in dance journals, on this site and on social media. Additional copies of form NBS 1 can be obtained from the Registrar.

Audition Dates are:

  • 17th January 2021
  • 7th, 28th February 2021
  • 21st March 2021

Overseas Student Applications

Currently NBS is only able to accept students from outside the UK who have Settled Status. Please contact the school for more details.

Enrolment and Induction Procedures

Successful applicants will receive an offer of a place on the relevant course. Students wishing to accept and reserve a place need to complete and return Registration Form NBS 3. Induction of new students takes place on the first day of the Autumn term, when they are greeted by the Principal and introduced to school routines, provided with their individual detailed course curriculum and copies of the NBS student handbook and issued with standard pre-ordered dancewear for classwork.