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Ballet West Associate Program


Ballet West have been running an associate program in Glasgow and Edinburgh for several years.

This courses involves classes in ballet and jazz aimed specifically at talented students who aspire to have 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.


The annual course fee for each venue is £500.

This fee is for a course of 10 classes throughout the year and refunds cannot be given for missed classes.

How to apply?

Download the appropriate form and return to Ballet West.  The deposit is not due until a letter of acceptance is received.

Audition form for new applicants:
Edinburgh Associates Audition Form
Glasgow Associates Audition Form

Application form for current students:
Current students should download this application form and pay the deposit to reserve your place.

Payment method: cheque, telephone or bank transfer (please contact for details).

Auditions for 2016/2017

  • Edinburgh Auditions
    Date: Sunday, 29th May 2016
    Deadline for application: Friday, 29th April 2016.
    Audition Fee: £30
    Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU

  • Glasgow Auditions
    Date: Sunday, 19th June 2016 
    Time to be announced
    Deadline for application to be announced
    Scottish Opera, 39 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow, G2 4PT


Edinburgh Audition 2015

Class Locations

The programme is held one Sunday per month at the following venues:

  • Edinburgh:
    Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU
  • Course Director - Sara-Maria Barton
  • Glasgow:
    Scottish Opera, 39 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow, G2 4PT
  • Course Director - Jonathan Barton

For 2015-16 class dates and times, please refer to timetable below.

edinburgh associates auditionee.jpgEdinburgh Audition 2015


"The performance of Swan Lake was just beautiful.
Sara, 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 Barton, Jonathan Barton and the full time students."
   - Parent of an Associates student



Sara-Maria Barton, Martin Fenton, Catarina Lappin, Daniel Job, Jordi Guitart, Sarah Mortimer, Michael Barnett, Karen MacIver, Dan Bull, Jessica Boertien and Linsey Johnston


Jonathan Barton, Daniel Job, Natasha Watson, Michael Barnett

Dates for 2015/2016

Dance Base, 14 - 16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU 
Class times: 12.00pm - 4.30pm

Scottish Opera, 39 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow, G2 4PT
Class times: 11:00am - 4.00pm



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Company Number 175325 - Scottish Charity Number SCO22105

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