The Young Ballet Company meets weekly to develop a young ballet dancer’s understanding of ballet repertoire and performance skills while creating work for performance throughout the year.
Dancers will meet weekly at Wallace Studios where they will work for the day as an ensemble. Each day will start with 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 and develop an understanding of repertoire and performance techniques focussing on 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 auditioned company open to all dancers from Primary 7 to S6 who have some experience in Classical Ballet training. Dancers will be streamed into the appropriate level during the audition process.
Join us for our open day on the 7th of May 2023.
Auditions will take place on the 28th of May 2023.
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Fees and scholarships
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 at 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
Dancers should be in primary 7 for the start of the academic year 2022- 2023.
Dancers should have some 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.
Students who apply for the Young Ballet Company will participate in a group audition during which time the dancers will be streamed into the appropriate level of company.
More information on the audition format for 2023/24 entry will be sent nearer the time.
Audition date- Sunday 28th May 2023.
Term dates and tuition fees
Student induction- 20th August 2022
Term 1- 27 Aug- 16th December 2022 (no sessions from 8-21st October)
Term 2- 7th January- 31st March 2023 (no session 11-17th Feb)
Term 3- 15th April- 16th June 2023
Performance opportunities – TBC
Dance Showcase- June 2023
Christmas Spectacular- December 2022
Other potential performances- Bridge Week, Youth Arts Fest, Leavers ceremony
Young Ballet Company Fees for the year are £2345 (tbc 2022/23)
If you attend the JC Modern Ballet programme you will receive the following loyalty discounts off your fee
2 hours per week- 25% loyalty discount
4 hours per week- 50% loyalty discount
These discounts will be applied to your account when you have been awarded a place in the Young Ballet Company.