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.
Auditions take place either on stage at a regional theatre or in a school in the town where performances will take place.
English Youth Ballet has been successfully teaching and nurturing children in their love of classical ballet for the past 21 years and it is important that we continue to do this in whatever way we can.
THE EYB AUDITION EXPERIENCE ON STAGE
The two auditions take the format of an hour and a half ballet class each.
Juniors Age 8-11yrs . Seniors age 12 – 18yrs
The minimum age and Grade is 8 years and Grade 1 or 2. No dance needs to be pre-prepared.
The audition is designed to be an experience in itself and when space allows we like parents to watch. The English Youth Ballet motto is Dance Performance Experience Nationwide beginning with an ‘audition performance’
Students are expected to wear what they would wear for their ballet classes/ballet exams. The Audition Registration fee is £20.00.
It is advisable to register in advance of the audition to be placed on our audition register.
Audition information for EYB productions is only available from the EYB office or this website and not from the venue where the audition will be held.
THE EYB PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE
The fee for the Performance Course in 2023 – 2024 is £540 payable in full or by instalments and in advance.
There is a 20% reduction for siblings. There are three Junior and three Senior assisted places available
This is inclusive of all tuition, costume and production costs (not ballet/character shoes).
Three rehearsals take place simultaneously always preceded by a ballet class.
THE BENEFITS OF AN EYB PERFORMANCE PROJECT
Each student who takes part in the creative process gains a performance quality that gives them an incredible all round confidence, stage presence and assurance, not only on stage but in life.
Students gain more self-discipline and become more self- reliant and gain self – possession.
They learn the meaning of dance enjoyment through self -expression and movement and the excitement of the performing.
Most students attain a higher level of ballet technique, learning attention to technical detail.
As a result of the inspiration that EYB gives, many young dancers go on to vocational schools and into the dance profession.
How to request an Audition Registration form and project details for a specific venue, please click on the link under Audition Dates