The City of Edinburgh Dance School @ Broughton High School

Application Information

  • Download an Application Form for 2016-17 here

Broughton High School's Talented Young Performer Programme

Broughton High School's Talented Young Performer Programme is for Primary 6 and Primary 7 pupils interested in dance. Pupils from across Edinburgh can audition to be part of the programme.  The programme is run by Broughton High School's Specialist Dance Department and supported by the City of Edinburgh Council Arts and Creative Learning Team.

Classes are on a Friday afternoon from 2-4pm in the Dance Studios at Broughton High School. Throughout the year students will participate in weekly technique classes in jazz, contemporary and choreography.   Ballet technique will also be taught but not through specific ballet classes. The pupils will also get the opportunity to perform in Broughton High School’s Specialist Dance end of year show in June.


Upcoming Auditions dates for entrance onto the programme for 2016/2017. Please download and fill out an application form to secure a place at the audition.

Preliminary Audition for entry into S1 Specialist Dance

January 29:  2-4pm

*These auditions are for P7 students (for entry into S1)

Final S1 Audition (This is a call back for those successful in the first round of auditions)

March 4:  2-4pm

P6/7 Talented Young Performers Auditions

May 20: 2-4pm

*These auditions are for students currently in P5 (for entrance into the P6 programme) and for students currently in P6 (for entry into the P7 programme).

We intend to have an open afternoon prior to the S1 auditions. The open afternoon will be on either in December or January. Information about this will be uploaded to the school website as soon as we have it available. 


All dance auditions will take place in the Dance Studios at Broughton High School from 2-4pm. Registration will take place at the school reception from 1:45pm onwards where your child will be registered and given their number for the audition. At this point you will meet with students that are currently in the Dance School along with a member of the teaching staff who will take the children along to the dance corridor where they will be shown to changing rooms before being taken to the dance studio. Parents are requested to drop their child off at reception once they have been registered, they will not be allowed to accompany them along to the dance corridor.

Candidates should wear clothing that is comfortable to dance in. For example:

  • Girls – leotard and leggings/convertible ballet tights or leggings and a vest top and bare feet, hair neatly tied back from their face.
  • Boys – leotard and shorts/leggings or shorts and t-shirt and bare feet.

Everything that the candidates will be required to do during the audition will be taught to them on the day; there is no need to prepare anything. The audition will incorporate jazz, ballet and creative movement. Members of the Dance School teaching faculty along with senior students will lead the class.

The audition panel will be made up of members of the teaching faculty and an email will be sent out following the audition detailing whether your child has been successful at the audition.  Please note that no correspondence can be entered into if the results of the audition are unfavourable.

We are now accepting application forms for entry in 2016/2017. Please send in your application to secure a place at the audition.