About us


Ballet West Scotland founded in 1991 in the West Highlands of Scotland

Ballet West is a ballet school with an outstanding reputation, based in Taynuilt in Argyll. Ballet West has steadily developed an ambitious educational programme and offers a full-time Lower School, Higher Education and Dance Teacher courses.  It also runs a variety of outreach classes for students from age 2 through to adults. These include classes for 300 young people throughout Argyll, four Summer Schools and three Associate courses in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

At Ballet West we are committed to making the student experience the very best it can possibly be. From two-year-olds taking their first dance class to under-graduate professionals, you will be treated as an individual and offered the very best in dance training.

The school has a reputation for excellence in classical ballet with students achieving exemplary results in Royal Academy of Dance examinations and competitions, including success at international competitions such as the Prix de Lausanne and the Genée International Ballet Competition.

The Ballet West Company tours annually with all the students at the school. Every February, the company tours to venues throughout Scotland including the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and Edinburgh International Conference Centre, giving students the opportunity to experience genuine performing experience.


"My training at Ballet West gave me the opportunity to become a more versatile, creative and resilient dancer. I gained a wealth of knowledge on a broad variety of topics in dance. The level of training I received prepared me for immediate employment with Bucharest National Ballet where I am currently performing as a soloist. Receiving an invite to dance alongside Sergei Polunin at the London Palladium has been a particular highlight of my career. I will always be grateful to Ballet West for their expertise and support throughout the years."

- Oscar Ward -


We are currently auditioning for 2020/2021

Places also available for final year entry


Ballet West introduces new RAD teachers training programme.


There are various ways that you can support us:

• Become a Patron

• Support a dancer

• Corporate Sponsorship

Want to hear from us?

Ballet West

01866 822641 | office@balletwest.ac.uk
Ichrachan House, Taynuilt, Argyll, PA35 1HP, Scotland

Company Number: SC175325

Scottish Charity Number: SC022105

© Copyright Ballet West 2020.

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