The English Youth Ballet is now well-established for the production of full length classical ballets in the regional theatres of the UK. The Company uses 100 young dancers chosen by audition from within an 80-100 mile radius of the theatre in the area, therefore giving young ballet dancers the opportunity to experience the creative process from rehearsal to performance in our exciting productions of The Nutcracker, Coppelia, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle or Swan Lake.

Auditions take place either on stage at a regional theatre or in a school in the town where performances will take place and last for 90/105 minutes.

Junior Audition Age 8-11yrs . Senior Audition Age 12-18yrs.

EYB auditions take the form of a ballet class. No dance has to be especially prepared.

Students are expected to wear what they would wear for their ballet classes/ballet exams. We see the auditionees all together and all students must attend at the start time. See audition procedure sheet.

The Audition Registration is £18.00 payable to English Youth Ballet. It is advisable to send in the form and register in advance to save administration time although we do accept registration forms on the audition day.

The audition is designed to be an experience in itself and we like parents to watch when the audition venue and space allows this. EYB is about performance and this starts with the audition when we look for young dancers who love their dancing and who would benefit from classes, rehearsals and participating in EYB ballet performances.

There are one Junior and Senior full scholarships available and one Junior and Senior half scholarships available that are awarded.

For audition packs and a registration form for a specific venue please Email

The fee for the Performance Course is £500 for 2018 payable to English Youth Ballet in full or by instalments and in advance prior to the first rehearsal/casting day date.

This is inclusive of all costume and production costs (not ballet/character shoes). Three rehearsals take place simultaneously and are always preceded by a ballet class. There is a 20% reduction for 2nd sibling taking part.