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National Audition Tour

National Audition Tour

The National Audition Tour is conducted during June-August each year, visiting major cities around Australia. Participants audition in 2021 for intake in 2022. 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 programmes. No special preparation is required.

We are committed to diversity in dance and welcome auditions from First Nations, LGBTQI+ dancers and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. All dancers are given equal consideration.

Children of eligible age may audition for any of the below Training Programmes. Successful auditionees will be offered training options based on their age, ability and location/accommodation requirements.  


Full-Time Programme (FTP) (Melbourne-based)
Age at 30 June 2021: 13 to 18 years
Please see the Full-Time Programme page on our website for more information.

Intra/Interstate & International Training Programme (ITP)
Age at 30 June 2021: 8 to 13 years
Please see the ITP page on our website for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions
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Love to dance, but not sure if you’re ready to audition? Looking to benefit from elite instruction? Try a 1.5 hour class with The Australian Ballet School! To see our Open Masterclass locations and enrol, visit Open Masterclasses.