Ballet Cymru Associate Programme 2020 – 2021
Ballet Cymru’s Associate Programme is designed to compliment students’ existing dance training, and aims to give young, talented ballet dancers the opportunity, understanding and insight into what life as a professional dancer may entail through a closer and more regular working relationship with Ballet Cymru. Ballet Cymru is an inclusive company and welcomes applications from young dancers with disabilities and individuals with protected characteristics.
The programme runs monthly on Sundays from September to July at Ballet Cymru’s dance studios in Newport, and is available to boys and girls from the ages of 11+*. It works on 2 levels:
Mid Associates: Aged 11 – 13
Senior Associates: Aged 14 +
* Age from 31st August 2020
Ballet Cymru Associates will have the opportunity to work with the professional dancers, Artistic Directors and guest teachers of the company. Each session will consist of a ballet technique class, followed by pointe work/male coaching (where appropriate), repertoire and creative work. Pointe work is a prerequisite of the course. Over the duration of the course, Associates will learn work from Ballet Cymru’s repertoire, as well as develop choreographic skills by working with creative and explorative tasks.
Associate Dates 2020-2021
31st July – performance
*Additional dates may be added around performance time and notification will be given for any changes in dates.
Associates will have performance opportunities in July at the Riverfront Theatre, Newport and will get priority booking for other Ballet Cymru dance courses.
Gaining a place onto our Ballet Associate programme will be by audition at the Ballet Cymru studio, Rogerstone Newport on Saturday 11th July 2020.
Applications need to be received no later than Friday 3rd July 2020.
To apply, please complete and return the following application form including a current ‘head and shoulders’ photograph and a ballet photograph of choice of the applicant. Do not send payment. Send to Amy Doughty / Ballet Cymru Associates firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Please include two photographs of the applicant in dancewear, one facing front in a tendu a la seconde, arms in second and a second photograph in 1st arabesque en l’air.