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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 

 

Jazz

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

 

 

Scotland

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 2019/20

Criteria

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.

Students already on the scheme will not need to re-audition, unless they would like to switch genres (e.g. from Ballet to Jazz).


Costs

Parents/Guardians should be made aware of the monthly travelling costs and annual fee before committing to the scheme. The cost of the Scholars Scheme for 2019/20 will be £300 (classes only). Alternatively, you may register for both the Scholars classes AND Scholars Weekend at the same time, for a discounted rate. The cost of this package will be £370.


Dates

For provisonal dates for next year's classes (including dates for Scholars Weekend which Scholars are encouraged to attend) please see 'Class Information'.


On the audition 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.


Audition dates for academic year 2019-20

Scottish Scholars — Saturday 25 May, Broughton High School, Edinburgh

REGISTER FOR THE SCOTTISH SCHOLARS AUDITION

North Scholars — Sunday 26 May, Centre-Pointe, Manchester

REGISTER FOR THE NORTH SCHOLARS AUDITION

South Scholars — Sunday 2 June, bbodance HQ, London

REGISTER FOR THE SOUTH SCHOLARS AUDITION


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2018 - 2019 Class Dates

South North Scotland
16 September 23 September 26 August
7 October 14 October 16 September
11 November 11 November 11 November
13 January 20 January 16 December
10 February 17 February 13 January
3 March  10 March  17 February
12 May 12 May 10 March
9 June 9 June  12 May
30 June 7 July  9 June


2019 - 2020 Provisional Class Dates

South North Scotland
15 September 22 September TBC
6 October 13 October  
10 November 10 November  
12 January 26 January  
9 February 16 February  
1 March  15 March   
10 May 10 May  
7 June 7 June  
5 July 5 July  

 

Scholars Weekend 2019 Provisional Date

26-27 October
 

Location

South
Arts Educational School, W4 1LY

North
Centre Pointe Dance Studio, M34 3SG

Scotland
Broughton High School, EH4 1EG


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