This Modern Ballet programme is delivered through the Junior Conservatoire of Dance and has been specially designed for young dancers who aspire to study dance full-time and progress to a career as a professional dancer. The programme is designed in partnership with Scottish Ballet and has strong links with the Scottish Ballet Associate programme.

This is an intensive training programme which is taught over two nights per week at the Wallace Studios at Speirs Locks. We expect students to be committed to their learning and development and to demonstrate a passion for, and love of, dance.

You will also benefit from learning within a conservatoire environment and have the opportunity to take part in Bridge Week, an interdisciplinary celebration where students from across the Junior Conservatoire come together to devise and perform new work within one of the Royal Conservatoire’s professional venues.

By studying on this Juniors Modern Ballet programme, you will:

  • work with students from other disciplines, including the Junior Conservatoire Music and Drama programmes
  • focus on your classical technique and develop strength in pointe work and virtuosity
  • take part in performing opportunities including end of term sharings and Bridge Week

Entry to the programme is by audition only and we accept a small number of students each year into the programme to allow us to focus our teaching on each individual’s development.

The programme runs from September to June each year, and there are four levels of study available depending on your ability and experience. Many students join us at level 1 and progress through the levels to graduate from the Junior Conservatoire, having completed the full four years of study.

All students will be auditioned whether this is part of a round of scheduled auditions, an audition as part of a summer programme, or at the beginning of term.

Late applications will be at the discretion of RCS Junior Conservatoire on a case by case basis and will follow the same process of assessment.

Applicants will also have the opportunity to be part of the Young Ballet Company. The company has a performance and ensemble focus with students having the opportunity to explore repertoire and choreography to complement the weekly technique classes.

The Young Ballet Company meet every Sunday in the term from 1030- 330pm at Wallace Studios.

Contact us

Please contact us by email at juniorsdance@rcs.ac.uk if you have any questions. We would be happy to help.

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