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 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, 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 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.
Applications for 2024/25 will open in January, the closing date is the 6th of May 2024.
Auditions will take place on Sunday the 19th of May 2024.
Join us for our Open Day on Sunday the 21st of April 2024.
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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.
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 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.
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 2023/24 entry will be sent nearer the time.
Audition date – May 2024.
Term Dates (2023/2024)
Student induction- Sunday 20th August 2023
Term 1 starts – Saturday 26th August 2023
Mid term break- 14-27th October 2023
Term 1 finishes- Friday 15th December 2023
Term 2 starts- Saturday 6th January 2024
Mid term break- 10th-16th February 2024
Term 2 finishes- Friday 29th March 2024
Term 3 starts- Saturday 13th April 2024
Term 3 finishes- Friday 14th June 2024
Performance opportunities – TBC
Dance Showcase- June 2024
Winter Production – January 2024
Other potential performances- Bridge Week, Youth Arts Festival, Leavers ceremony
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% 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.