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
  • Anton Alexandrov
  • Stewart Avon Arnold
  • Antonio Borriello
  • Vincent Cabot
  • Claire Corruble-Cabot
  • Richard Farr
  • Stuart Hayes
  • Simon Horrill
  • Emily Humpreys
  • Nathalie Leger
  • Graeme Pickering
  • Elizabeth Rae
  • Kirsty Sparks
  • Adam Scown
  • Cheryl Thrush
  • Craig Turbyfield
  • Donald Young

The programme consists of 3 x ten week terms.

Any questions or queries please contact us.


Audition Dates

Saturday 17th April 2021

All applicants will be considered age 9- 18yrs wishing to join the scheme in Sept 2021.

Audition Format

Ballet Class, Jazz Class &  short Contemporary in suitable attire

Audition Fee £30

Closing Date

Saturday 3rd  April 2021

Application Form

Will be available in January 2021. Please download, complete and return through the Contact Us page the application form below as soon as possible.

Summer School

Zoom S S Application 2020


York Scholars Summer School Poster Online

This year The Summer School will run via Zoom due to Covid 19.

Dates : 3rd – 5th August and 12th -14th August

Times : 10.00am – 1.00pm

Classes : 3 per day to include from  Ballet, Commercial, Contemporay, Jazz & Musical Theatre Jazz

Cost : £45 per week



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.
  • 2020/21 Fees : Juniors £710  Seniors £780

Any questions or queries please contact us

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