Associate Programme

English National Ballet School - Mid and Senior Associates 2024-2025


Located in English National Ballet School’s Chelsea home, ENBS Mid and Senior Associates classes enhance a young dancer’s regular training, while giving them a taste of life at ENBS and the elite education the School offers.

In addition to ENBS’s specialist classical technique, ENBS Associates will have the benefit of studying Rambert’s contemporary syllabus; widely acknowledged as a world-leading, versatile method.

ENBS Associates’ admission is by audition only, so students will study alongside like-minded peers who similarly possess the ambition and potential to pursue vocational dance training.

Sessions last for half a day and include a professionally led warm up, ballet class taught by a renowned former dancer, pointe work* or repertoire, and then character or contemporary work.

ENBS Associates may occasionally have the opportunity to perform in professional productions.

*Pointe work optional and only for those students already en pointe.

Who should apply?

The audition panel will be looking for young dancers who have the potential and suitability for a prevocational training. This includes musicality, coordination, and versatility in the young dancers.

Mid associates: students aged 12-13 by August 31 2024  (school years 8 & 9 for the 2024/25 academic year) 

Senior associates: students aged 14-15 by August 31 2024 (school years 10 & 11 for the 2024/25 academic year)


Applications have now closed.
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