The Associate Programme continues to go from strength to strength with a record number of 560 applicants for the 2018-2019 session, who travelled from as far as Orkney, Northern Ireland, Dublin and Durham!

The new intake includes a full class of Weekly P6 and Sunday P6 Junior Associates along with the Mids and Seniors who have to re-audition every year, with boys making up 20% of the total number of students.

Classes start again in September and the Associates are looking forward to being back in the studio with their teachers. For some, there will even be performance opportunities with the Company.

We are incredibly proud of the growth and development in the Associate Programme, particularly in the past few years. The standard being attained by the students is very high and the Associates who audition for places in full-time vocational training, are being offered places at the top schools.

The students achieve all of this alongside maintaining their regular schooling and attending local dance classes, which is a credit to them and their teachers.