Love to dance? Then audition for Scottish Ballet’s Associate Programme.

The Associate Programme provides classically based training for boys and girls from Primary 6 to Secondary 5. Our aim is to develop confident, dedicated and motivated dancers by supplementing the training provided by regular dance teachers.

There are three points of entry:

Junior AssociatesP6 & P7
Mid AssociatesS1 & S2
Senior AssociatesS3, S4 & S5

Please note: Students should only apply for the appropriate level e.g. a student entering S3 in September is not eligible to apply for Mid Associates.

Entry to the programme is by annual audition only.


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For more information contact Anne Stephen by email at, or call 0141 331 2931.

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Junior Associates

Children from P6–P7 study classical ballet, character, creative dance and participate in repertoire sessions with dancers from the Company. No previous dance experience is necessary.

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Mid Associates

For students entering S1 or S2 who have the talent and focus to pursue a professional career in dance. In addition to the strong classical basis, Mid Associates will also study contemporary dance, repertoire and gyrokinesis. Girls will have pointework and boys will study virtuosity. Previous dance experience is essential.

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Senior Associates

Senior Associates continue their classical ballet training with additional classes in contemporary dance, repertoire, pilates and gyrokinesis. Preparation for auditions for full-time vocational training is also provided to ensure students are ready to take the next step to a professional dance career.

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