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How to Enter

As it’s the start of a busy term for many, we will now be accepting applications up until Monday 8th October 2018. Hope this helps those who have been in touch still wanting to apply!

Entry brochure (1MB/pdf)

Audio entry brochure (49MB/zip)

Easy read brochure (8.09MB/pdf)

Please email us at if you would like the entry brochure in easy read, audio, Braille, Microsoft Word or large print.

How to Enter

Complete and return the entry form along with a copy of your birth certificate or passport, either via email or post by 28 September 2018.

Your entry needs to include:

  • signed application form, including repertoire information for your video and the Second Round
  • current photo
  • copy of your birth certificate or passport
  • link to your video or two copies of your video on DVD or memory stick

You can either email a link where we can download your video to us at: or send two copies on DVD or memory stick to us at: BBC Young Dancer 2019, Cardiff, CF5 2YQ


BBC Young Dancer is a fully inclusive project; performers can come from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience. Support is available for dancers with access needs throughout their BBC Young Dancer experience.

In order to be eligible for BBC Young Dancer 2019 the following criteria must apply...


You must be between 16 and 21* years of age on 1 September 2018

* For Deaf and disabled dancers the age range is 16-25 on 1 September 2018

(These age limits are designed to apply across all categories. We understand that the working culture of these categories will vary and fully expect that dancers in some categories may come from a narrower age range.)


You must be a resident of the United Kingdom (including the Channel Islands and Isle of Man) at the time of entry and for the duration of the competition.

You must not be – and nor should you ever have been – employed on a professional, full-time contract as a dancer – UNLESS that contract ended before your 16th birthday. Work placements do not count as professional, full-time contracts. If you are offered a professional full-time contract which would start during the course of BBC Young Dancer, you must either withdraw from the competition or refuse the work. If you are offered full-time professional work which doesn’t start until after the Grand Final, you may accept the work and stay in the competition.

Lots more information about the format of the competition, repertoire and the different stages is available in the entry brochure.

Terms & conditions (1.2MB)