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Videos about the School

Audition to the Swedish National Ballet School

You can apply for year 4 and available places in years 5-9. No dancing experience is needed when you start in year 4. With us, you get to learn to dance from the ground up. The school is free of charge.

All applicants take an audition test in dance in the format of a dance lesson, led by tutors in front of a jury. The jury assesses the applicants according to the National Agency for Education’s (Skolverket) assessment criteria for audition tests in dance.

Commuting to the Swedish National Ballet School

The Swedish National Ballet School in Gothenburg is a secondary school with a focus on dance.

Already from year 4 the students commute from all parts of the region to our unique school in Gothenburg. 

Boys at the Swedish National Ballet School

Meet Jacob and Arion, 13 years old.

See what it’s like to be a boy and dance at the Swedish National Ballet School. Why they like to dance. What it’s like to be on stage. And what they do in breaks.

Pointe shoes at the Swedish National Ballet School

Hillevi, 11 years old, talks about her first pair of pointe shoes and the dream of being on stage.

Ballet teacher Emma talks about what pointe shoes mean to the girls.

At the Swedish National Ballet School, all girls get their own pointe shoes. The pointe shoes are a first step towards becoming a ballerina!

In the dance studio at the Swedish National Ballet School

A Secondary school with a focus on dance. In addition to the compulsory academic subjects, all students practice classical ballet, modern contemporary dance, pilates, strength training, acrobatics, character dance, commercial and street dance as well as drama and dance theory.

The purpose of the education is for students to acquire the technical skills and artistic expressiveness required to become a professional dancer by the age of 17.

Videos from the Stage

La Fille Mal Gardée

LAURA PERSSON, 14 YEARS OLD, student at the Swedish National Ballet School and candidate of the Prix du Nord / Nordic Baltic Ballet Competition 2019.

Choreography ALEXANDER GORSKY
Music PETER LUDWIG HERTEL

COUVERT

MIRANDA BENRAMDANE FÄLT, 15 YEARS OLD, student at the Swedish National Ballet School and candidate of the Prix du Nord / Nordic Baltic Ballet Competition 2019.

Choreography FELIX SKALBERG
Music MIKAEL KARLSSON

The Nutcracker – Trailer 1

The Nutcracker at the Lorensberg Theater. Experience Gothenburg’s Christmasiest dance performance with fabulous scenography, beautiful costumes and everything that belongs to Christmas.

The Nutcracker – Trailer 3

The Nutcracker at the Lorensberg Theater. Experience Gothenburg’s Christmasiest dance performance with fabulous scenography, beautiful costumes and everything that belongs to Christmas.

FURIES

A contemporary piece with students of the Swedish National Ballet School at the Gothenburg Opera House. Part of the 70th anniversary of the Swedish National Ballet School 2019.

Choreography HLIN HJALMARSDOTTIR

Cinderella

Extracts from the ballet Cinderella with students of the Swedish National Ballet School at the Gothenburg Opera House. Part of the 70th anniversary of the Swedish National Ballet School 2019.

Choreography TERENCE ETHERIDGE

For Goodness Sake

A contemporary acting piece with students of the Swedish National Ballet School at the Gothenburg Opera House. Part of the 70th anniversary of the Swedish National Ballet School 2019.

Choreography SÖREN DU HOFFMAN

The Ugly Duckling

Extracts from the ballet The Ugly Duckling with students of the Swedish National Ballet School at the Gothenburg Opera House. Part of the 70th anniversary of the Swedish National Ballet School 2019.

Choreography PETER CHRISTJANSEN

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Change school!

Sign up for the dance audition no later than March 2nd, 2021

Are you between 9 - 14 years old and want to start dancing at an elite school?

Then you can sign up for an audition for the autumn term 2021. The last day to register is March 2, 2021.

You can apply for year 4 as well as for available places in other year groups. No dancing experience is required when applying to year 4. With us, you learn to dance from the ground up.

It is free of charge to go to the Swedish National Ballet School. As a student, you get the opportunity to develop in classical and modern dance while you study the compulsory secondary school's regular academic subjects.

Already in year 4, students from the entire region travel every day to our unique secondary school in Gothenburg.

Do you want to be on stage and dance at the Gothenburg Opera, The Lorensbergs Theatre or go on tour in the region with your classmates?

Then apply to the Swedish National Ballet School - a "regular" secondary school containing the years 4-9 (ages 9/10-15/16) with a focus on dance, open to all children throughout western Sweden!

Dance Camp during the sports holiday February 2021

Free for everyone who is in school year 3 and year 4

During the Half Term holiday 15-17 February (3 full days) and 18-19 February (2 full days) we hold a FREE dance camp for all children who are in school year 3 and year 4 in western Sweden and who want to try dancing at the Swedish National Ballet School.

The dance camp is held between 09.00-15.00 and is completely free of charge and it is first come, first served.

We will test out dancing ballet, street dance and character dance as well as doing some acrobatics and drama lessons. The last day ends with a show where all children join the Circus Ballet and show their parents what we did during the camp.

The children are left at the school between 09.00-09.30 and picked up between 15.00-15.30.

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