Upper School BA (Hons) Ballet Degree

BA (Honours) Ballet validated by Bath Spa University provides training for dancers aspiring to a professional dance career. This programme offers students a unique learning opportunity in a specialist environment that is both challenging and supportive.


The programme develops four strands of learning across the three year programme, taking students from introductory levels of technique and practice to trained individuals ready to enter professional employment in dance.


Head of Bath School of Music and Performing Arts says:

Bath Spa is delighted to be working with

Ballet West, this exceptional Ballet School is a welcome addition to our family of high quality specialist providers across the Music and Performing Arts sector. 


We are proud to validate this programme in such a special school and breathtaking location.

“The time I spent at Ballet West is something I will cherish forever. Vocational dance training and a professional classical career is demanding but the great faculty who have continued to support me even after my graduation and life-long friends that I have made keep me motivated. The school is located in the most beautiful place which creates an environment to train in without any distractions."


- BA (Hons) graduate Uyu Hiromoto

Opera Nationala Bucuresti

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prides itself on creating young artists who are ready to enter the professional dance world. We ensure that the quality of training provided meets international standards which sees our graduates employed by companies across the world.

Performance Opportunities



A key feature of training at Ballet West is the opportunity to perform with the Ballet West Company which has an extremely high reputation for delivering quality productions across Scotland, including performing in some of the country's largest venues, such as the Armadillo in Glasgow. 


Fees UK and EU students full time?


Additional costs and fees

You're required to provide your own dancewear and shoes, including the specified ballet uniform.


You can also participate in Royal Academy of Dance syllabus classes, leading to RAD exams, as an optional extra to your degree training.  The fee for 2020-21 is £1,500.

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"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."


- BA (Hons) graduate Oscar Ward

Soloist/PrincipalOpera Nationala Bucuresti

Contact Admissions

For all enquiries concerning applications, auditions and entry requirements.


01866 822000 (Direct) or 01866 822641 (Opt 2)




We are currently auditioning for 2020/2021. Places also available for final year entry.


Ballet West High Performance Lower School produces versatile dancers with excellent technique.


This exciting programme attracts talented students who either aspire to have a career in professional dance or who enjoy and benefit from lessons with top class professionals.  

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

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