From September 2018, in line with our Widening Participation Policy, The Creative Academy will not charge for auditions! Our training is for the talented, not for the elite. We believe auditions fees are a barrier to application.


Auditions for FDA:

  • 7th December 2018
  • 23rd January 2019
  • 16th February 2019
  • 16th March 2019
  • 17th April 2019
  • RECALL – 27th April 2019

Auditions for BA:

  • 18th April 2019

*Opening Days*

Wednesday 19th September 2018

Wednesday 17th October 2018

Wednesday 31st October 2018

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Wednesday 28th November 2018


Course fees for entry are £6,200 a year.

Creative Academy is a not-for profit organisation which is managed through Slough Borough Council. Creative Academy has been supported by the Department for Education in developing and creating a permanent home at the old Orchard Community Centre. The Creative Academy has successfully positioned its course as an affordable alternative to University and Vocational School dance training with a strong industry focus and a minimum of 30 contact hours of practical training a week. The Ba (Hons) Dance (top up) and FDA Dance courses are validated by The University of West London (London College of Music).  The BA (HONS) Dance  provided by Creative Academy is endorsed by the Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre (CDMT) and has approved centre status from Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

The Creative Academy has strong links with industry and currently has 95% Graduates in employment or going onto Higher Education. Graduates have gone onto work for companies including Celebrity Cruises, Thompson Cruises, Peel Entertainment, TUI, Princess Cruises, Union Dance, Vogue, AVA Dance Company, perform with Mary J Bliege, Will.i.am and Rod Stewart and with representation from AMCK, Rudeye Dance Agency and Simon and How.

The Creative Academy currently works with AVA Dance Company, Ballet Boyz, DanceFusion, London College of Dance Network, London College of Music, Lost Dog Dance Company, Multi-Trax UK, Rambert Dance Company, Random Dance Company, Rifco Arts, Rudeye Dance Agency, StopGap Dance Company, Kerry Nicholls, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, AMCK, Rhian Duncan, Lindt Creative, Company Wayne McGregor and Tavaziva Dance Company.

Creative Academy aims to create confident, knowledgeable, technically proficient, versatile, strong, independent, passionate and talented performers/teachers ready for the diverse dance industry by:

• Offering industry relevant, affordable and innovative vocational dance training

• Creating an inspirational and inclusive learning environment

• Ensuring students are treated as individuals

• Supporting students to reach their full potential

• Engaging high profile industry partners

• Being wholly committed to developing and maintaining the highest quality standards

• Creating employment and performance opportunities

The Creative Academy has small class numbers to ensure students receive the individual attention required to understand and achieve in the diverse dance industry.

Entry requirements for FDA Year 1 – GCSE English C or above, successful audition & 72 UCAS points or above.  Entry for BA (HONS) top up Year 3 – GCSE English C or above, Successful audition & HND/FdA (240 University Credits) on a dance course.

The Creative Academy BA (HONS) Dance (Top Up) (this is a one year course which is completed after a Foundation degree) splits into 2 streams in year three – Dance and Dance Performance

Stream 2 is offered with additional entry requirements. Students must have FdA at Merit or higher, ISTD Intermediate Modern Theatre and ISTD/RAD Intermediate Foundation Ballet – merit or above).

Students at Creative Academy now have access to a purpose built venue in the heart of Slough. This brand new venue opened on March 14th 2016 at 73a Stoke Poges Lane, Portsmouth Court, SLOUGH, SL1 3NY. It has five studios, student areas and a welfare office. We also have access to ‘The Curve’. This is a brand new theatre and library just a short walk from the new home for the Creative Academy, funded by Slough Borough Council and the Department for Education.

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