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Entry on to the Centre for Advanced Training programme is via audition only. Auditions are held annually, usually in the summer for entry onto the programme the following September.

The audition is your opportunity to demonstrate your potential by taking part in a practical dance session and creative workshop in front of a selection panel. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer places outside this process.

Audition Information

Previous dance experience is not necessary as we are looking for young people with enthusiasm, potential and commitment to training as Contemporary, Bharatanatyam or Kathak dancers.

If you’re interested in joining FABRIC’s Centre for Advanced Training scheme, email to find out more, book a free taster event or click the links below to apply audition:

West Midlands Contemporary Audition 
Saturday 1 July 2023 10.30am – 2pm

East Midlands Contemporary Audition 
Sunday 2 July 2023, 10am – 5pm

Yuva Gati Audition
Saturday 8 July 10.30am – 2pm (your specific time slot will be given to once you’ve applied).

Fee, Grants & Bursaries

The CAT programme is funded by the Department for Education’s (DfE) Music and Dance Scheme (MDS). The DfE offer grants which are means-tested based on family’s annual earnings per tax year, with deductions and allowances made for dependents in accordance with their guidelines.

Students who are eligible and who make sufficient progress will be entitled to receive financial assistance until they graduate or exit from the programme.

We will work with all successful applicants to identify available government funded grants and financial support for travel and dancewear. The full cost of the course per student is currently £3,840 per year.

You will not have to make any contribution if your total family income before tax is £31,481 or less in the tax year (after deducting £2,156 for each dependent child in the family including the CAT student). If your family income is more you will receive a smaller grant and you may have to make a contribution.

The table below details the means-tested funding system set by the DfE for 2022/2023.

Relevant income Maximum Amount of Grant
up to £31,481 £3,840
£31,482 to £35,680 £3,454
£35,681 to £39,877 £3,070
£39,878 to £44,129 £2,661
£44,130 to £48,273 £2,287
£48,274 to £52,470 £1,909
£52,471 to £57,124 £1,537
£57,125 to £60,867 £1,152
£60,868 to £65,065 £769
£66,066 to £69,260 £385
£69,260 or more NIL


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