The bbodance Scholars Scheme provides specialised training in Classical Ballet and Jazz (non-syllabus based). Students attend fortnightly classes held in Birmingham (with Senior Ballet classes held in London), and an intensive weekend during the Easter holidays that culminates in a showcase to present what they’ve learnt throughout their time on the scheme. Scholars classes help students develop artistry, technique, musicality, and performance skills and acceptance onto the scheme is 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!

Interested? Find out more here!

Scholars Scheme 2022-23
The 2022-23 Scholars Scheme has started and what a fantastic first few classes the students have had! Above is a photo of our Senior Ballet Scholars, with Anita Young!

Taught by the amazing Anita Young, Liz Gibbs, Laëtitia Lo Sardo and Megan Ingram, our Scholars will be developing their technique and artistry. The ballet Scholars are focusing on the Romantic Ballet period for repertoire and the Jazz Scholars are looking at the Musical Theatre style this term. They’re all working so hard and we are excited to see what they achieve this year!

Who are our Scholars? 

Allied Schools of Dance

Ellie – Mid Ballet

Isla M – Mid Ballet

Duncan – Senior Ballet

Isla S – Mid Ballet

All Stars Theatre Academy

Francesca – Mid Ballet

Charlotte’s School of Dance

Annabel – Jazz

Chipping Norton School of Dance

Toby – Jazz

Debbie Chapman Dancers

Ffion – Mid Ballet

Eva – Mid Ballet

Daisy – Junior Ballet

Elizabeth Gibbs Dance School

Trixie – Mid Ballet

Emma Pilling Dance Academy

Mia – Jazz

Aaliyah – Jazz

Chloe – Junior Ballet

Georgina Pay School of Dance

Florence – Senior Ballet

Skye – Senior Ballet

Isabella – Senior Ballet

Erin – Senior Ballet

Delilah – Senior Ballet

Madeleine – Senior Ballet

Harlequin Stage School

Poppy – Junior Ballet

Darcey – Junior Ballet

Evie – Junior Ballet

Lily – Junior Ballet

Linda Virgoe Dance Studios

Isabelle – Senior Ballet

Lordswood Dancecentre

Carys – Senior Ballet

Mandy Godding Theatre Arts

Alexia – Jazz

Market Drayton School of Dance

Lily – Junior Ballet

Morphew School of Dance

Alice Archer – Jazz

Emily Wylie – Jazz

Oak Tree Dance Studio

Charlotte – Junior Ballet

Pamela Darlington School of Dance

Sapphire – Mid Ballet

Beth – Mid Ballet

Rebecca Heath Dance Studios/ Angela Beardmore School of Dance

Harriet – Mid Ballet

Phoebe – Mid Ballet

Lulu-Grace – Jazz

Ruby – Jazz

Rhapsody Academy

Amelie – Mid Ballet

Robinson-Read School of Dance


Skylark School of Dance

Fraya – Senior Ballet

Sophie May School of Dance

Bella – Jazz

Zoe – Junior Ballet

Maddie – Jazz

Poppie – Junior Ballet

Alexa – Junior Ballet


Tilly-Jane - Jazz

Stephenson School of Dance

William – Mid Ballet

Tiptoes & Tappers

Trixie – Senior Ballet

The School of Dance - Watlington

Dylan – Junior Ballet

Wolstanton Dance Academy

Brogan – Mid Ballet

Amelia – Mid Ballet

Marci – Junior Ballet

Darcey – Junior Ballet

Ella – Junior Ballet

Willow – Junior Ballet

Elsie – Mid Ballet