For over 50 years, the bbodance Scholars Scheme has been offering talented students the opportunity to receive additional training with some of the most respected teachers in the UK.

From Autumn 2022, the Scheme will provide specialised training in Classical Ballet and Jazz. It will consist of fortnightly classes held in Birmingham (with Senior Ballet classes held in London), and an intensive weekend during the Easter holidays that allows students to showcase what they have learnt throughout their time on the scheme. Spaces will be strictly limited to a maximum of 15 per class to allow the teaching to be focused on small numbers of students.

Scholars classes help students develop artistry, technique, musicality, and performance skills and acceptance onto the scheme will be via audition each year. Various Awards will be presented to outstanding Scholars Students, including a prize of £2000 towards vocational training to the Senior Scholar of the Year!

Some of our former Scholars have been accepted into the UK’s finest vocational dance schools and gone on to perform professionally. Our former Scholar and Birmingham Royal Ballet Principal, Brandon Lawrence, even went on to become our youngest Patron.

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