Applicant Letter: Cymraeg & English

Entry requirements

Course admission is subject to audition for which there is a £15 fee.

Candidates do not need to prepare material for the audition which is held in a relaxed and positive atmosphere. Potential is as important to us as formal dance training and we are looking for people who will apply themselves and are willing to work hard. As part of the audition you will undertake short classes in ballet and contemporary that are used to assess what you can do and your ability to apply corrections. Do not worry even if these styles are new to you as you will be supported and encouraged to demonstrate your unique potential.

These classes will be followed by a creative task and a short interview where you will have opportunities to ask questions and receive feedback. We recommend that you wear clothing suitable for dancing. You will be working barefoot for contemporary and the creative task. You may wear ballet shoes for the ballet class but this is not an absolute requirement. We suggest you bring a bottle with water to drink into the studio.

You will need 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English, Mathematics and ideally Science. However, in some circumstances and for exceptionally talented dancers we may consider those who do not quite meet this requirement. We also require two references, one of which should be academic.

Course fee per year

Course Fee: £0.00 

N.B. There is however an annual enrichment cost of £150 per learner towards field trips, performances and guest professional workshops. 

Application Process:

An easy step by step process completed online:

  1. Email [email protected] to request an application form.
  2. Complete the application form and return directly to [email protected]
  3. Requests for references will be made by Rubicon via email (contact details will be provided by you on your application form).
  4. On receipt of your two references we will contact you directly to provide access to recent video footage of yourself dancing in class or in performance (3-5 minutes maximum).
  5. We will also request four pictures in appropriate dance wear - a) Head shot, b&c) full body shot, front view and a profile view, d) classical ballet second position plie with arms extending, front view. Diagrams are provided for guidance. These will need to be forwarded to [email protected]
  6. On completion of stages 1-5 you will then be invited for a zoom interview which will be scheduled on Fridays between 10am -12pm midday at your convenience.

Please contact Rubicon Dance on 02920 491477 or email Paul Davies, Head of Vocational Training at [email protected] for more information.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.