Candidates who are successful at the screening stage will receive a link to complete the online audition application.

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools in the UK. Candidates should have ideally had at least 3 years training in Classical Ballet.

Classical ballet is the primary focus of the Dance Course. Pupils also study contemporary and jazz dance and have additional classes in pointe work, repertoire, virtuosity, pas de deux, solos, pilates, body conditioning and weights. Training is supplemented by RAD Ballet and ISTD Modern and Tap syllabus classes, all delivered via Saturday lessons.


Audition Information

Audition Schedule

  1. Ballet class.
  2. A modern jazz class.
  3. Flexibility assessment.
  4. Dance solo – this can be in any style. We are happy to see the candidates own choreography.
  5. Physio screening
  6. Academic assessment. All candidates will sit an academic assessment. The academic part of the audition involves a computerised verbal and non-verbal reasoning test followed by a 10-minute writing test from which we can identify very quickly if a candidate has difficulties with handwriting speed, spelling or grammar.

During the audition day candidates may be interviewed with specific regard to relevant experience, aspirations, career directional choices and personal qualities/skills.

Clothing and Equipment

  • Girls – plain leotard, pink ballet tights, and usual ballet shoes. Hair should be neat and tied up away from the face. For the Jazz section please bring jazz shoes or jazz trainers and a pair of jazz pants
  • Boys – unitard with socks and usual ballet shoes or tights, leotard and usual ballet shoes. For the Jazz section please bring jazz shoes or jazz trainers and a pair of jazz pants.


All candidates are required to attend an entrance audition for the school. These are held in the autumn and Spring Term each year. Suitability for a place is determined on talent and potential shown at the time of audition.

Final auditions take place in February or March of each year and successful candidates are offered places to start in the following September.