National Audition Tour
The National Audition Tour is conducted during May-July each year, visiting major cities around Australia. Participants auditioning during 2023 will be considered for the 2024 intake.
The audition consists of a modified Classical class and a physical assessment. It is structured to assess a range of criteria, including coordination, musicality and physical suitability for the demands of The Australian Ballet School's programs. No special preparation is required.
We are committed to playing our role in increasing diversity in dance and welcome auditions from dancers of all cultures and orientations. All dancers are given equal consideration.
Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions about our auditions.
Children of eligible age may audition for the below Training Programs. Successful auditionees will be offered training options based on their age, ability and location/accommodation requirements.
Full-Time Program (FTP)
Age at 30 June of auditioning year: 13 to 18 years
Levels 4-8 of the School's training program, comprising both dance and academic classes. Please see the Full-Time Program page on our website for more information.
Intra/Interstate & International Training Program (ITP)
Age at 30 June of auditioning year: 9 to 13 years
A flexible program for younger dance students seeking to augment their local dance training. Please see the ITP page on our website for more information.
2023 National Audition Tour Dates
Canberra: 7 May - past event
Sydney: 2-5 July - past event
Brisbane: 6-7 July - past event
Adelaide: 16 July - past event
Perth: 19-20 July - past event
Melbourne: 24-26 July - past event
Early Bird: $120
Early Bird available until approximately three weeks prior to each event date.
Love to dance, but not sure if you’re ready to audition? Looking to benefit from elite instruction? Try a masterclass with The Australian Ballet School! To find out more, visit Open Masterclasses.