Ballet Cymru Associates

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 disabled dancers and dancers from protected characteristics.

The programme runs monthly on Sundays from September 2022 to August 2023 at Ballet Cymru’s dance studios in Newport, and is available to dancers from the ages of 9+*. It works on 3 levels:

1.     Pre Associates: aged 9 – 11
2.     Mid Associates: aged 11 – 13           
3.     Senior Associates: aged 14 +   

* Age from 31st August 2022

Ballet Cymru Associate sessions run from 2 – 3.5 hours each month, depending on the associate level. Associates will have the opportunity to work with the professional dancers, Artistic Directors and guest teachers of Ballet Cymru. Associate sessions will consist of ballet technique classes, pointe work/strength coaching (where appropriate), repertoire and other dance/movement training.Over the duration of the course, Associates will enhance their choreographic skills by completing creative and explorative tasks.

The Associate Intensive is also included in the programme, which is a week-long summer course held at Ballet Cymru’s base in Newport, concluding in a performance to showcase the Associates’ work over the academic year and the choreography developed over the intensive.

Dates: Pre Associates


4th Sep, 2nd Oct, 6th Nov, 4th Dec, 15th


15th Jan, 5th Feb, 5th Mar, 2nd Apr, 7th May, 4th June, 2nd July.


Optional Summer Intensive Week: Mon 31st July – Fri 4th August 2023

Performance date: Sat 5th August 2023, Riverfront Theatre



Dates: Mid Associates


11th Sep, 9th Oct, 13th Nov, 4th Dec


15th Jan, 12th Feb, 12th Mar, 2nd Apr, 14th May, 11th June, 9th July

Summer Intensive Week: Mon 31st July – Fri 4th August 2023

Performance date:  Sat 5th August 2023, Riverfront Theatre


Dates: Senior Associates


18th Sep, 16th Oct, 20th Nov, 11th Dec

23rd Jan, 19th Feb, 19th Mar, 16th Apr, 21st May, 18th June, 16th July

Summer Intensive Week:  Mon 24th – Fri 28th July 2023

Performance date:  Sat 29th July 2023, Riverfront Theatre

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