Entry into the Diploma course is by audition and interview only, carried out by members of the faculty. All candidates should have previous dance training and the commitment necessary to become a professional dancer. Auditions are usually held in February, March and April, please check our latest News for more information.
Students applying to the course must use the official application forms.
The audition fee of €30 is non- refundable.
If you wish to be auditioned please ensure you have returned:
- TWO PAGE APPLICATION FORM with ALL sections completed.
- PASSPORT STYLE PHOTOGRAPH of yourself to be attached to application form.
- AUDITION FEE OF €30.00 please make cheques or postal orders payable to The College of Dance.
Fee must be paid prior to audition.
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All correspondence should be sent to
The College of Dance, St. Catherine’s Community Sports Centre, Marrowbone Lane, Dublin, D08 W5WC
If you have any questions please contact the College by telephone on +353 (0)86 8039 739 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The audition takes the form of short Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary classes. Each candidate will then present a prepared solo, no longer than 1 minutes, in their own choice of style. Please bring your own music for this solo on a CD or ipod.
Candidates are advised to arrive early in order to familiarise themselves with the building and to warm up in the studio before the audition. Girls should wear leotards and tights or unitards or close fitting leggings and close fitting tops, soft ballet shoes or socks. Boys should wear close fitting leggings and tops, soft ballet shoes or socks.
For those who successfully pass the audition, places are provisionally offered after an interview and pending the results of a physical assessment carried out by the College Physiotherapist.
The College is located at St. Catherine’s Community Sports Centre, Marrowbone Lane, Dublin, D08 W5WC. It is easily accessible via a number of buses and the Red Luas line, nearest stops Fatima. Click HERE for map.
A €500 non-refundable deposit will be required from successful candidates no later than 14 working days from when they receive an offer of a place. Deposits must be paid in order to secure their places on the course for the academic year commencing in September. Full time student fees are €3,600 per year, paid €1200 per term. The €500 deposit is deduced from term three’s fees. Fees must be paid in full before the beginning of each term and are non-refundable. In the event of a student wishing to discontinue studies one full terms notice must be given to the College administration. Any queries about fees or payment methods should be addressed to the administrator at the College of Dance.