Thinking of applying for the Associate Programme 2019-2020? Read through the information below before you submit!

The Associate Programme is a classically based training programme for talented children.  Our aim is to develop technically strong, confident and motivated dancers by supplementing the training provided by private dance teachers. Classes are held at Scottish Ballet, Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE.

Please note there is no cost associated with auditioning for our programme.


Classes are held weekly or monthly (for those living outwith the Greater Glasgow area). Children study classical ballet, character, and creative dance and participate in repertoire sessions with dancers from the Company. Junior Associates may sometimes be asked to perform with Scottish Ballet.

Application closing date: 22 April 2019
Audition dates: 11/12/19 May 2019


Classes are held weekly on Saturday afternoons. This programme is intended for students who have the talent and focus to pursue a professional career in dance and the programme is structured to reflect this. In addition to the strong classical basis, Mid Associates will also study contemporary dance, repertoire and conditioning. Girls will have pointework and boys will study virtuosity. Students entering S1 or S2 in September 2019 are eligible to apply. Previous dance experience essential and all students must re-audition annually in order to continue with the programme.

Application closing date: 6 May 2019
Audition date: 26 May 2019


Classes are held weekly on Saturdays. As the culmination of the Associate Programme, Senior Associates continue their classical ballet training with additional classes in contemporary dance, repertoire, choreography and conditioning. Preparations for full-time vocational training is also provided to ensure students are ready to take the next step to a professional dance career. Students are encouraged to fulfil their own potential and their progress is continuously monitored. Applicants should be of approximately Intermediate standard and all students must re-audition annually in order to continue with the programme. 

Application closing date: 6 May 2019
Audition date: 25 May

All students must attend classes with a registered local ballet teacher if offered a place on the programme.

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Class times
Junior Associates Weekly P5Wednesday 6-7.30pm
Junior Associates Weekly P6Tuesday 6-8pm
Junior Associates Weekly P7Thursday 6-8pm
Junior Associates Monthly P5, P6 & P7Sunday, once a month 10am-3pm
Mid AssociatesSaturday 1.45-5pm
Senior AssociatesSaturday 10am-2.30pm
Annual fees
Junior Associates Weekly P5£375
Junior Associates Weekly P6 & P7£480
Junior Associates Monthly P5, P6 & P7£360
Mid Associates£630
Senior Associates£810

Financial assistance is available through the generous support of various Charitable Trusts by means of The Associate Programme Bursary which is means tested.

Application forms