Apply for an Audition
We are currently conducting virtual online open days, with the opportunity to talk to current students via video chat. We also have a substantial collection of vlogs with interviews with the staff, students and graduates who in their own words talk about what makes D&B so unique. To book in for a virtual open day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We hold open days throughout the year, where we give prospective students and their families the chance to come into the studios and watch classes in progress. Following an introduction to our principals, we allocate a student to each visitor to give a guided tour around the facilities and classes. The benefit of having a student guide means that you can ask any questions you have to the student, before being brought back to reception where our course co-ordinator is on hand to offer any further information.
Our upcoming open days are as follows:
- 21st August 2020
- 6th November 2020
- 29th January 2021
- 7th May 2021
To book a place on an open day, please click here. We will be in touch to confirm your appointment on receipt of your application.
College Experience Days
Every term we hold a college experience day, given prospective students aged 14-18, the chance to come along and experience a day at the college. With a day rammed full of classes with our wonderful faculty, it’s a great chance to fully experience what it would be like to train with us. The cost of the day is £55.00. Our last experience day included classes with Carrie-Anne Ingrouille in commercial jazz, Jo Goodwin for musical theatre jazz, Dayle Hodge for theatre acting, Ben Rawlings for screen acting, Genevieve Nicole for lyrical jazz and Paul Morrissey for ensemble singing and singing technique. We also bring in current students to perform something that they’ve been working on. The day roughly runs from 8:00am- 4:45pm- but times will be confirmed closer to the event.
Our upcoming experience days are:
- Sunday 11th October 2020
- Sunday 21st March 2021
- Sunday 4th July 2021
If you would like to book in for one of these days, please call the office to pay for your place on 02086988880.
2020 Starters: We are currently accepting video applications for 2020 entry.
2021 Starters: We will be holding auditions at the studios as follows:
- Week commencing 30th November 2020
- Week commencing 8th February 2021
- Week commencing 10th May 2021
To apply, please fill in the form below.
Applying for the course
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions.
We are currently accepting online video applications for the academic year starting in 2020. Please fill in the form below, and then you will be contacted regarding what you need to prepare which will include a song, a monologue and a routine that you will learn from a 30 minute video tutorial. Upon a successful application, you would have a video interview with the principals and the opportunity to speak to current students to ask any questions you may have.
You will need to fill in the form below. Then you will be contacted over the phone to confirm some further details. Following that call you will receive written confirmation by email of all of your audition details.
To audition for D&B School of Performing Arts, applicants will be expected to take part in a technical dance class as well as a commerical jazz class. They would also need to prepare two contrasting songs with sheet music (no longer than 2mins) and a monologue (no longer than 2mins). They would then be interviewed by the Principals to assess their suitability to take on the training. All applicants will hear within one week whether they have been offered a place, invited back for a recall, or declined entry.
Our students come to us with a range of abilities and training. Although it is advantageous to have trained across the areas of dance, singing and acting, many of our students had received little or no training in one or more areas prior to their auditions. Please don’t be put off if you have not taken a ballet class before, or are not a confident singer. We are looking for potential and students that we feel could really develop under our guidance and training. If you would like to come along to part time classes to aid your confidence before your audition, please get in touch so that we could advise you what classes we would suggest.
If you are successful in your audition and accept your place on the course, you will be invited back to audition for the full scholarships. Scholarship Recall Auditions take place in June.
Absolutely! You would need to fill in the form below. After that, we would contact you to arrange your submission. We would ask you to submit the following material via Dropbox or WeTransfer
* Performance of 2 contrasting songs- no longer than 2mins each
* Performance of a monologue- no longer than 2mins
* A dance that showcases you to the best of your ability- this can be in any style but must include technical dance moves fitting to that style
* A Short demonstration of the following to demonstrate technique and ability: a) a kick combination that includes front, side and back kicks on each leg b) Jazz pirouettes on both sides- single or double, c) a leap combination demonstrating front and side leaps on both legs.
The deadline for overseas submissions is the 1st May 2020
Please fill in the following information to be booked into a college audition. Once we have received your application below we will be in touch to book you in to our next available date.
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