Senior Associate Short Course

Senior associate short course

Our Senior Associate Short Course in Leeds is for girls and boys aged 14-15 who wish to take class with The Royal Ballet School, alongside their regular ballet classes.

Please note that from September 2023 the Senior Associate Short Course will become a full Associate Course in Leeds and will run for 18 Sundays throughout the year.


  • A developed understanding of The Royal Ballet School System of Training
  • Enhanced ballet training with the view to a full-time vocational education
  • Dance with students of a similar age who share the same passion and drive for a career in dance
  • The creation of life long friendships



30 October
11 December


22 January
26 February
2 April
28 May


Yorkshire Dance
3 St Peter’s Square


Students aged 14-15 on 31 August 2022
Demonstrable commitment to the study of classical ballet
Girls must be en pointe
Ability to travel to Leeds on each Sunday of the academic year that a class is held


Applications are now closed for 2022 entry.

Applications for September 2023 entry are currently open for this new programme. 


All applicants will need to submit photographs as part of their application.

Fees for 2022

Application fee: £36
Course fee: £255

Fees for 2023

Application fee: £65
Course fee: TBC

Course structure

Each class will be taught by a Royal Ballet School Associate Teacher and will be three hours in duration from 12:00-15:00.

Classes include:

  • Body conditioning
  • Barre work
  • Centre work
  • Allegro
  • Pointe work (girls)
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