• Welcome to our former Scholar, BRB First Soloist Brandon Lawrence, as our newest Patron!

    Welcome to our former Scholar, BRB First Soloist Brandon Lawrence, as our newest Patron!

    We're delighted to welcome Birmingham Royal Ballet First Soloist and former bbodance Scholar, Brandon Lawrence, as our newest Patron.Trained by bbodance teacher Andie Nydza in Bradford prior to attending The Royal Ballet Read More
  • Meet with us in 2019!

    Meet with us in 2019!

    Thank you for attending the first Regional Meeting of 2018-19, held at bbodance headquarters on 20 November. Our colleagues really enjoyed the discussion, and your Read More
  • Introducing Dance Days Challenge

    Introducing Dance Days Challenge

    Dance Days '19 is gearing up to be quite special!New this year, we're introducing Dance Days Challenge, a group competition that all students can enter. The challenge Read More
  • Register for CPD @ Dance Days '19!

    Register for CPD @ Dance Days '19!

    Come fulfil this year's requirement and meet colleagues from across the country!This year's Dance Days CPD courses will take place during the Easter school break, 14-17 April, at Elmhurst Ballet Read More
  • Registration for Dance Days '19 is now open!

    Registration for Dance Days '19 is now open!

    Student registration for Dance Days '19 is now open!Come improve your skills and meet new friends during three days of intensive classes held at Elmhurst Ballet School, Birmingham.Classes will Read More
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  • Level 4

    Level 4

    The Level 4 Diploma in Dance Teaching will expose you to the latest teaching methodologies and coach you to apply them in Read More
  • Level 5

    Level 5

    The Level 5 Diploma in Dance Teaching builds on the pedagogic knowledge and skills developed during the bbodance Level 4 course by guiding students to apply Read More
  • Level 6

    Level 6

    The Level 6 Diploma in Dance Teaching develops the pedagogic knowledge and skills accumulated during the theoretical and practical components of bbodance Level 4 and 5, enabling students Read More
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  • Espinosa Studio

    Espinosa Studio

    Our largest dance space at bbodance is equipped with a sprung Harlequin dance floor, barre, mirrors and piano. With lots Read More
  • Muir-Warden Studio

    Muir-Warden Studio

      Equipped with a sprung Harlequin dance floor, barre and mirrors, this light and airy dance space is ideal for Read More
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    Seminar Room

      Ideal for workshops and lecture style classes, the Seminar Room has enough space to comfortably seat 25 people. With Read More
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Junior Ballet

The Junior Schemes are held in London and Manchester. The Junior level is designed as an introduction to the Scholars Scheme, suitable for students who have achieved a Distinction in Grade 2 Ballet. 

South Junior 1.00pm - 4.30pm.

North Junior 10.30am - 1.15pm


Mid Ballet

The Mid Schemes are held in London and Manchester. The scheme was introduced in 2012 as a stepping stone between the Junior and Senior Schemes. It is suitable for students who have achieved a Distinction in Grade 4 Ballet. 

South Mid 1.00pm - 4.30pm

North Mid 1.30pm - 4.45pm


Senior Ballet

The Senior Scheme is currently held in London and Manchester. The Senior Scheme is designed to challenge students who may wish to progress on to vocational training, it is suitable for students who have achieved Distinction in Intermediate Foundation Ballet. 

South Senior Ballet 1.00pm - 4.30pm

North Senior Ballet 1.30pm - 4.45pm 



The Jazz Schemes are held in both London and Manchester. The Jazz classes are specially designed for students interested in progressing in Jazz and Musical Theatre, it is suitable for students who have achieved Distinction in Grade 4 in Ballet, Modern or Jazz.

South Jazz 1.00pm - 4.30pm

North Jazz 10.00am - 1.15pm


Male Ballet South

Junior Male Ballet 1.00pm - 4.30pm

Senior Male Ballet 1.00pm - 4.30pm


Male Ballet North

Junior Male Ballet 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Male Rep 3.15pm - 4.45pm




The Scottish Schemes run in a similar way to the above but Seniors either do Ballet or Jazz. The Junior, Mid and Senior schemes are suitable for the same grades as above.

Junior 1.30pm - 4.45pm

Mid      1.30pm - 4.45pm

Senior 10.00am - 1.15pm

Jazz    10.00am - 1.15pm


Please note that the Scholars Scheme is for under 18s. At the end of the academic year that students turn 18 their Scholars place will come to an end.  


Audition Details for Academic Year 2018/19


To audition for the Scholars Schemes across the UK, students are expected to have passed with Distinction the following grades. 

  • Juniors: Grade 2
  • Mids: Grade 4
  • Seniors: Intermediate Foundation
  • Jazz: Grade 4
  • Junior Male: Grade 2
  • Senior Male: Grade 6

Male students should apply for their relevant level and will take part in the same audition as female students. 

We would encourage all students who feel they are able and would like to take part in an audition to apply. bbodance are looking for students who have a love of dance with good performance quality, artistry and technique, as well as those who have already achieved high marks in their bbodance exams.

We also expect all auditionees to be a student at a bbodance School or with a bbodance Registered Teacher. bbodance will check with your listed teacher that they have approved of your application before the audition.

On the day

Students will be expected to arrive 30 minutes before their audition time in order to register at Reception.

After the Audition

The panel and the faculty teacher will make their decisions and Headquarters will email both teachers and students with the outcome within four weeks of the audition date.

Auditions for the 2018-19 Scholars Scheme have now passed and everyone has been notified of their results. Congratulations and welcome to the bbodance Scholars Scheme!

Audition dates for the 2019-2020 Scholars Scheme will be published on our website in early 2019.

2018 - 2019 Class Dates

South North Scotland
16 September 23 September 26 August

07 October

14 October 16 September
11 November 11 November 11 November
13 January 20 January 16 December
10 February 17 February 13 January
03 March  10 March  17 February
12 May 12 May 10 March
09 June 09 June  12 May
30 June 07 July  09 June



Arts Educational School, W4 1LY

Centre Pointe Dance Studio, M34 3SG

Broughton High School, EH4 1EG

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