We are pleased to announce that the Yorkshire Ballet Scholarship Centre has undergone a number of successful changes and has been renamed York Dance Scholars.

Classes are on Saturdays at Joseph Rowntree School with all groups participating in three sessions: Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary as well as featuring special workshops in other genres e.g. Musical Theatre.

We are delighted to announce that the following highly acclaimed teachers have confirmed their availability to be included in the new faculty:

  • Eric Assandri
  • Stewart Avon Arnold
  • Antonio Borriello
  • Vincent Cabot
  • Claire Corruble-Cabot
  • Stuart Hayes
  • Simon Horrill
  • Nathalie Leger
  • Graeme Pickering
  • Elizabeth Rae
  • Kirsty Sparks
  • Cheryl Thrush
  • Craig Turbyfield

The programme consists of 3 x ten week terms.

Any questions or queries please contact us.


Audition Dates

Saturday 29th February 2020

All applicants will be considered age 9- 18yrs wishing to join the scheme in Sept 2020.

Audition Format

Ballet Class, Jazz Class &  short Contemporary in suitable attire

Audition Fee £30

Closing Date

Saturday 14th  February 2020

Application Form

Please download, complete and return through the Contact Us page the application form below as soon as possible.

About Us

York Dance Scholars is a registered charity providing master classes in Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance and Modern Jazz with highly acclaimed teachers from around the world with a wealth of experience in the dance profession.

The classes are on Saturdays in the Theatre and Studio at Joseph Rowntree School in York.

Scholars receive expert training in three genres on a weekly basis within term times enabling them to dance with other talented and dedicated students with a passion for dance.

The Centre is renowned for preparing students for auditions for entrance to vocational dance schools and full time dance institutions.

The master classes are intended to complement the training given by their own dance teacher and are intended to :

  • Further their technical skills
  • Develop their musicality
  • Develop their artistic interpretation
  • Develop communication skills and a good working relationship between the YDS faculty and their private dance teacher
  • Develop response and commitment essential for a career in dance in a professional environment
  • The programme consists of 3 x 10 week terms.
  • 2018/19 Fees : Juniors £630 ( £210/Term) Seniors £675 (£225/Term) ( 2018/19)

Any questions or queries please contact us

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