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Ballet West Associate Program

Aspiring Professionals 

Introduction

Ballet West have been running an associate program named "Aspiring Professionals" in Glasgow and Edinburgh for several years. In both venues the courses involve classes in ballet and jazz aimed specifically at talented students who aspire to a career in professional dance or who would enjoy and benefit from a series of classes with top class professionals. All students accepted on the course will have the opportunity to perform in a full length ballet with the Ballet West Company.

Age Group:

Dancers from the age of 8+ may apply.

How to apply?

Please download the appropriate Audition Form and return to Ballet West.
You may mail it to Ballet West (address below & on form) or email outreach@balletwestscotland.co.uk. There is no need to send in a deposit, until a letter of acceptance is received.

Audition form for new applicants:
Glasgow Aspiring Professionals Audition Form
Edinburgh Aspiring Professionals Audition Form

Current students should download this application form and pay the deposit to reserve your place. You may return the form to Ballet West by mail or email. Payment method: cheque, bank transfer (please contact for details) or by telephone.

Auditions

  • Glasgow Auditions
    Scottish Opera, 39 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow, G2 4PT
    June 15th 2014
    3:30pm - Ages 8-12yrs
    4:30pm - Ages 13yrs+ 

  • Edinburgh Auditions
    Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU
    June 8th 2014
    12:00pm - All age groups

Fees

The annual course fees for the classes in each venue will be £450 for 2014-15. This fee is for a course of 10 classes throughout the year and refunds cannot be given for missed classes. Students wishing to attend more than one set of classes, i.e. Glasgow & Edinburgh, will be entitled to a 10% discount on the 2nd class; this will also apply to a 2nd or 3rd family member attending the same class.

Class Times & Locations: Glasgow & Edinburgh

The classes will take place at the following venues on one Sunday every month:

  • Glasgow: 11:00am - 3:30pm
    Scottish Opera, 39 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow, G2 4PT
  • Edinburgh: 1:30 - 5:30pm
    Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU

For 2013-14 class dates and times, please refer to right hand timetable.

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Teachers

Jonathan Barton, Kelly McCole & Vicky Horn.

 

Feedback 

"The Sunday night performance of Swan Lake was just beautiful.
Sara and Jonathan, the students and the whole Ballet West professional team did an outstanding job of bringing the story to life. The enthusiastic crowd filled the Beacon Arts Centre and really loved the performance. The costumes were magnificent, the dancing was dazzling and the set designs were stunning. From beginning to end the story was told with emotion and elegance. 

Thank you for letting my daughter and the other Ballet West AP students take part. I think they were all inspired by watching, performing and interacting with Sara Smith, Jonathan Barton and the full time students."
   - Parent of an Aspiring Professional student

Dates for 2013/2014

EDINBURGH
Dance Base, 14 - 16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU 
Class times: 1.00pm - 5.30pm

GLASGOW
Scottish Opera, 39 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow, G2 4PT
Class times: 11am - 3.30pm

Month

Edinburgh

Glasgow
September
15
29
October
6
13
November
10
10
December
1
1
January
12
19
February
16
* RESCHEDULED
to June 1st
March
9
16
April
13
6
May
11
18
June
8
* 1 + 15

Contact Us

Ballet West
Ichrachan House - Taynuilt - Argyll - PA35 1HP - Scotland - UK
t. 01866 822641 - f. 01866 822020 - e. balletwest@btconnect.com
Ballet West is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status
Company Number 175325 - Scottish Charity Number SCO22105

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