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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.


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:
August 2024

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

1 September 2024 - 15 June 2025

Sundays 10:00am - 3:00pm

Open Day
21st of April 2024

2024/25 - £1,600/£1,200/£800

Performance Opportunities

Winter Production

  • January 2024

Dance Showcase

  • June 2024

Other performances

  • Go Dance 2024
  • YDance 2024
  • UDance 2024

Entry Requirements

Dancers should be in primary 7 for the start of the academic year 2024- 2025.

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 2024/25 are £1,600

If you attend the JC Modern Ballet programme or the Pre-Juniors 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 or 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

We have a second round of auditions on Thursday the 27th of June 2024, we will also accept auditions at the start of the academic year in August 2024.  All applications should be completed online and there is an audition fee of £45.

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 2024/25 entry will be sent nearer the time.

Audition date: 19th May, 27th of June and August 2024.


Term Dates

These are the term dates for 2024/2025.



Date: 25th August 2024

Location: TBC


Term 1

31st August – 20th December 2024






No classes 5th – 18th October

Term 2

4th January – 4th April 2025





No classes 15th – 21st February

Term 3

19th April – 20th June 2025



Get in Touch

If you have any questions about the Junior Conservatoire or the application process please don’t hesitate to contact us at