Candidates should be advanced dancers of Intermediate level or higher and have reached the age of at least 16 years or older within the year they commence study. Please call our office to discuss your dance background if you are unsure and then just fill in our enrolment form and enclose this with your photograph and audition fee if an audition is necessary.
Most candidates will be asked to attend an informal audition and interview at a mutually convenient time or join in with an existing class to assess them, however candidates may sometimes just need to interview and not audition, if they are ex-professional dancers/competitors with proven C.V’s or have passed ISTD Advanced 1 or 2 level exams recently. Most of our students commence in September, however we do also accept candidates mid way through the year at the start of each new term if they have some previous knowledge of the grade syllabus.
After your audition if applicable, you will be informed either immediately in your interview or within one week in writing of the outcome. If accepted onto the course we will also then need our registration fee, copies of your Intermediate/Advanced 1 or other certificates such as degrees, Trinity diplomas etc. and a cheque made payable to the ISTD for their registration to enrole you with the ISTD as a student. If you already have a portfolio at a previous approved centre on the old DDE system then you will need to check with us so we can migrate you on to the new ISTD Online Learning Platform TOTARA.