Students live in a friendly and caring community which is committed to their safety and welfare. Students receive outstanding Health & Well-being support specifically designed for dancers.
We are proud to be a world class centre of excellence for the training and education of classical ballet dancers where graduating students are prepared to secure contracts with national and international ballet companies. Teachers come from successful professional dance backgrounds and teach with passion and commitment.
A student-focussed learning experience maximises each studentís potential in learning, living and dancing skills. The positive learning environment and high expectations prepare our graduates for life in the very best national and international ballet companies.
Elmhurst in Association with Birmingham Royal Ballet is a world renowned centre of excellence for the training and education of ballet dancers. Students are equipped with the skills, resilience and creativity to succeed and make a difference in the professional dance world and beyond.

How to apply for full-time ballet training


All potential students must audition for a place. Auditions are held in Birmingham on specified dates during the autumn and winter terms (audition dates for 2019 entry).

Registration and Audition Form
Full-time fees

Some auditions are undertaken overseas (audition dates for 2019 entry). Alternatively, arrangements can be made for overseas students to submit a prescribed audition DVD or YouTube link; download details of what is required here: Year 7 entry; Years 8-11 entry; Sixth Form entry. For September 2019 entry DVDs/YouTube applications should be received, along with the application form, by the 31st January 2019.
Please contact the Registrar for further information.


Students offered a place at Elmhurst, who have been resident in the UK for the previous three years, may be eligible for financial assistance through the DfES Music and Dance Scheme. This covers all, or a proportion of the fees, on a sliding scale based on parental income. British and other European students may be eligible for a Dance and Drama Award to defray the expenses of the Sixth Form three-year vocational course.

Please e-mail the Registrar, if you have any queries about the application process.

Please ensure an up to date and correct e-mail address is provided as all correspondence relating to audition invitations will be carried out via e-mail




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