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How to Apply - New Extended Deadlines/ Online Auditions

Applications for all programmes are closed for September 2020 entry

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Due to the Coronavirus, the upcoming auditions have been cancelled and moved online for Developing Artistic Practice Pathway. We are inviting candidates to submit a video-based audition instead, by the now extended application date of Tuesday 21 April 2020. We will then be inviting applicants to take part in a video-based interview on Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 or Thursday 30 April 2020. Candidates are advised to keep some free time during these dates.

How to apply

All applicants are required to submit a completed online application form along with the £50.00 application fee before they are invited to an audition/interview. Full audition/interview details will be sent to applicants once a completed form has been received.

Filling in your application

  • Register with the site - once you have registered with the site you will be able to logout and return to your application at any point to continue with your application via the green study programme buttons on this page. If you do not have an account, you will be redirected to the registration page after selecting your study programme below.
  • Log in and complete the online application form - the form is spread across six separate steps. At each step you must submit your details in order to save it. Once you have completed all six steps you will have the opportunity to review, revisit and edit any of the details you have submitted. You can log in later to amend an incomplete application via this page. Every section of the form should be completed as fully as possible in English.
  • Pay your application fee - £50.00. You will need to pay with a credit or debit card. If you do not have access to these please contact the School office for a postal application form, complete and post along with a cheque made payable to: Contemporary Dance Trust.

If you are facing particular financial hardship and wish to be considered for an application fee waiver please visit the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama website before starting your application. Once you have paid your application fee you will be redirected to a confirmation page to confirm that your application has been received.

The online application form contains features where you are asked to upload a passport-style photo and provide email contacts for your two references. Should you be unable to do this please follow the guidelines below and post them to: Admissions Office, London Contemporary Dance School at The Place, 17 Duke's Road, London WC1H 9PY.

  • Two passport sized photos (remember to write your name on the back of both photos)
  • Two references - If possible, one of these references should be dance related and one should be academic. As part of the online application process referees will automatically receive a form to complete and return to the Admissions office via the email address,

If you have any questions about the application procedure or require a postal application form, contact the School Office email or call +44 (0)20 7121 1111.