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Every year, applicants tell us that they enjoy auditioning at Trinity Laban.

Our audition process provides us with the opportunity to discover your potential as a dance artist. We are keen to find out about your passion for and curiosity in Contemporary Dance. We welcome applications from all backgrounds in dance and we audition all applicants.  The audition will enable you to demonstrate a range of your skills, creative approaches and experiences so that we can assess your suitability for our programmes.

Applications are open for 2022 entry

Applications for 2023 entry will open shortly

 

Please submit an application via UCAS Conservatoires for one of the following programmes

BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance

BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance with Foundation Year

BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance with International Foundation Year

You only need to apply for your preferred programme (foundation or degree level) and audition in person or by sending a recording.

Audition Dates for 2023 Entry

In person auditions will take place at Laban Building, London, on the following dates:

Wednesday 14 December 2022

Thursday 19 January 2023

Wednesday 15 February 2023

Friday 17 February 2023

Thursday 23 February 2023

Tuesday 14 March 2023

For more information please contact admissions@trinitylaban.ac.uk

Recorded Auditions

Once you have submitted your application via UCAS Conservatoires, you should submit your recorded audition on Embark.

You should include 3 videos: your Creative Task, Contemporary Technique 1 exercises, and either Contemporary 2 or Ballet exercises. For both the ballet and contemporary exercises accompanying music of a similar tempo to that played in the video may be used or the exercises may be filmed in silence.

You can find more information and FAQ about recorded auditions on the video at the end.

Creative Work

The creative task is to devise and film your performance of a 1-minute solo illustrating your individual response to the tasks explored in the video. The solo should be performed in silence.

Contemporary Dance Techniques

Contemporary Technique 1

Please film yourself front-facing for all the exercises.

Contemporary Technique 2

You will see alternative orientations for the contemporary technique 2 exercises. Please film yourself in both front-facing and side-facing positions for the first two exercises and in a front-facing position only for the third exercise.

Ballet

You will see three ballet exercises demonstrated both from a front-facing and a back-facing perspective. Please film yourself executing these exercises in a front-facing position only (the back-facing demonstration is there to help you learn the exercises).

Criteria for Assessment of Applicants

  • physical skills and facility
  • movement memory / capacity to pick up the recorded material
  • range of movement qualities
  • musicality
  • spatial awareness
  • presence
  • response to tasks
  • creative choices

Criteria for Assessment in the Interview 

  • evidence of a serious commitment to dance study leading to vocational opportunities
  • a positive attitude to the opportunities and demands of the dance training offered on the programme
  • enthusiasm and interest in dance practices

Possible areas you may be asked to talk about

  • Your dance background
  • Your reasons for applying
  • Your future aspirations as a dance artist
  • Your experience of the audition process
  • Reflect on your response to the creative task

Please watch the video below for more information and advice on recorded auditions.

For more information please contact us at  admissions@trinitylaban.ac.uk.

Six dancers all holding on to each other in motion