How To Apply

  • I am between the ages of 10 and 16 years

  • I am enthusiastic about dance

  • I am highly motivated and eager to develop new skills

  • I believe I have exceptional talent and potential within dance

If any of the above sounds like you, apply today! Applications are accepted from young people aged 10-16 years on point of entry in September from the East of England from all backgrounds.

We’re looking for applicants with strong physical awareness, creativity, the ability to work as part of a team and independently.

Both non-experienced and experienced young dancers are encouraged to apply.


Entry onto the DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) is by audition. Auditions run each year in May and June.

There is a two-stage audition process. Everyone who applies will be invited to take part in a Stage 1 audition which involves creative work and technique. Students will be placed in a class with people of a similar age and level of experience.

Selected applicants will then have the opportunity to participate in a Stage 2 audition.

CAT Audition dates

Stage One:
Saturday 16 May
Tuesday 26 May
Wednesday 27 May

Stage Two: (Invite only)
Saturday 6 June
Sunday 7 June


Applications for 2020/21 are now open.

Deadline: Sunday 3 May 2020, 5pm – early application is advised.

Click here to view to the application form.


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