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Young Ballet Company

The Young Ballet Company meets weekly to develop a young ballet dancer’s understanding of ballet repertoire and performance skills while creating work for performances throughout the year.

Overview

Dancers will rehearse at Wallace Studios where they will work as an ensemble. Each day will start with a technique class accompanied by live music to focus the dancer’s mind and body in preparation for the rest of the day.

Following this, the Young Ballet Company will learn classical ballet and contemporary repertoire and will work with professional choreographers, enhancing the skills required to be a dancer in a company. Each dancer will also develop their own creative and choreography skills in response to tasks, stimuli and themes given throughout the session when working on new choreography.

During the year the company will create and rehearse choreography for multiple performance events and have the opportunity to work with guest artists to increase their skills and knowledge.

The Young Ballet Company is an audition company open to all dancers from Primary 7 to S6 who have some experience in Classical Ballet training. Dancers will be streamed to the appropriate level during the audition process.

Join us for our Open Day on Sunday the 21st of April 2024.

The important details

For Ages:
Primary 7 Upwards

Application Deadline:
6 May 2024

Venue:
The Wallace Studios at Speirs Locks 210 Garscube Road Glasgow G4 9RR

Dates:
27 August 2023 - 9 June 2024

Time:
Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm

Open Day
21st of April 2024

Cost
2023/24 - £2430


Performance Opportunities

Winter Production

  • January 2024

Dance Showcase

  • June 2024

Other performances

  • Bridge Week
  • Youth Arts Festival
  • Leavers Ceremony

Entry Requirements

Dancers should be in primary 7 for the start of the academic year 2023- 2024.

Dancers should have experience in classical ballet training and an interest in expanding their dance vocabulary and performance skills.

The Young Ballet Company is open to any current students or young people who dance to audition and meet the standard required by the audition panel.


Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees

Young Ballet Company Fees for 2023/24 are £2430

If you attend the JC Modern Ballet programme you will receive the following loyalty discounts off your fee:

  • 2 hours per week- 25%
  • 4 hours per week- 50%

These discounts will be applied to your account when you have been awarded a place in the Young Ballet Company.

Financial Support

We want to make the performing arts as accessible as possible. Anyone who faces financial barriers to participate in the Junior Conservatoire can apply at any time, whether upon acceptance to a course or during the course, for a bursary or scholarship.

Please take the time to refer to this bursary and scholarship criteria.

For anyone who requires a bursary or scholarship please email JuniorsDDPF@rcs.ac.uk or Juniorsdance@rcs.ac.uk and you will be sent an application form.

We will try to support as many students as possible to attend the Junior Conservatoire training and therefore may not be able to cover full student fees.

These funds are currently supported by the generosity of individuals and charitable trusts including:

  • James McAvoy Drama Scholarship
  • Agnes Allan Bursary
  • Bill and Margaret Nicol

How to Apply

Applications for 2024/25 will open in January, the closing date is the 6th of May 2024.

Apply Here


Audition Information

Students who apply for the Young Ballet Company will participate in a group ballet class during which time the dancers will be streamed into the appropriate level of company. More information on the audition format for the 2023/24 entry will be sent nearer the time.

Audition date: May 2024.

 

Term Dates

These are the term dates for 2023/2024.

 

 

Date: 20th August 2023

Location: Renfrew Street Campus

 

26th August- 15th December 2023

 

14th – 27th October

6th January – 29th March 2024

 

10th – 16th February

13th April- 14th June 2024

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about the Junior Conservatoire or the application process please don’t hesitate to contact us at juniorsdance@rcs.ac.uk.