Auditioning for the Associates Program

Do you know a young dancer aged 6-17 who is excited to explore their love of ballet and dance? The Associates Program (AP) at Canada's National Ballet School is a part-time Dance Education and Training program that allows young dancers in the Greater Toronto Area to participate in after-school and weekend dance classes from mid-September to early June.

Registration for auditions for the 2021/22 school year

This Spring, auditions for the Associates Program will take place online through Zoom video conferencing. Online auditions are approximately 1 hour to 1.15 hours in length and will involve small groups of dancers, with each dancer joining individually from their home, studio, or a space of their choice.

For students auditioning for entry into early levels of the program, previous ballet experience is not necessary. For students auditioning for the Senior Associates Program, some ballet experience is expected.

Students are evaluated based on their ability to listen to instruction, their musicality and ability to express themselves, be creative and enjoy the experience.

For information about Associates Program auditions, contact

Please note that registration for auditions is now closed. 

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