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Elite pathway auditions

The National Theatre Ballet School offers two dynamic and exciting programs that enable students to attend classes after school or experience training in a full-time environment. 

You will find all information on this page with links on how to apply,

please email auditions@nationaltheatre.org.au for any further information.

audition dates for 2023 entry
AUS Melbourne – held at the National Theatre Ballet School Studios
Elite Transitional
1 pm Saturday 29th October 2022
Elite
1pm Saturday 29th October 2022
Junior Elite
12pm Saturday 29th October 2022
Digital video submission – AUS/NZ and International
Private audition with the Artistic Director – by arrangement

For further information please contact auditions@nationaltheatre.org.au 

JUNIOR Elite Program 7yrs+

The classes will help install quality, artistry, musicality, technique, and discipline into the training of each student at a much younger age by offering more contact hours of training. The young dancers will also be given more performance opportunities within the dance industry. This carefully designed program is considerate to the busy parent so the extended hours of training is achievable.  There are two levels of Junior Elite available – the Half Program and the Full Program. 

The students have an opportunity to undertake more hours (up to 10 hours) of study under the Junior Elite Program to ensure that their training continues to grow and become more refined in technique and artistry. Entry to the Junior Elite Program is by invitation or audition and interview.

Elite Program 11yrs+

The Elite Program is designed to prepare younger students for the physical demands of a full-time dance training program, and we ensure our programs are holistic and healthy to avoid injury. All pathways into full-time training are carefully prepared for each dancer because their progression is a journey unique to them. 

The students have an opportunity to undertake more hours (up to 12 hours) of study under the Elite Program to ensure that their training continues to grow and become more refined in technique and artistry. Entry to the Elite Program is by audition and interview.

Elite Transitional Program 14yrs+

At the National Theatre Ballet School, we encourage a well-rounded education because we know that this approach is highly valued in Dance. Students who undertake the Certificate IV in Dance train for 24 hours per week while studying their VCE  alongside the program. The Elite Transitional Program is developed and designed for students who are not quite ready for the full-time commitment and want to continue their education at their regular educational facility or with a distance education provider. 

The Elite Transitional Program provides students with the opportunity to attend two to three dance classes during the day in our full-time school environment. The program is tailored to suit the individual student and is flexible in delivery. Ensuring that their training grows and becomes more refined in technique and artistry.

Entry to the Elite Transition Program is by audition and interview.

Both programs enable the students to prepare physically and mentally for the rigors of Full-Time Ballet training.