Elmhurst's Associate Programme
Elmhurst has been running an Associate programme in Birmingham since 2006 (formerly Pre-Vocational Programme) and in Manchester, Plymouth and Sunderland since 2011.
The programme offers weekend dance classes to young dancers aged eight to 11 year olds. The programme is designed to engage students in dance while nurturing and developing excellence in classical ballet technique (current dance teacher's
permission must be granted).
The current cost per class is £8.50 in all areas; there are three terms of ten
No talented child will be excluded because of financial constraints.
Associate programme students are encouraged to audition for entry to Elmhurst at 11.
Elmhurst Associates audition dates will be announced soon.
Associate programme offers Saturday or Sunday classes for eight to 11 year olds in Birmingham, Manchester, Sunderland and Plymouth. These classes are designed to give children with a love of dance an opportunity to learn from teachers experienced in the Elmhurst style.
The auditions are open to children with no formal movement teaching as well as those already taking dance lessons**.
The charge for weekend classes is currently £8.50 for all areas and there is an audition fee of £15, however no talented child will be excluded because of financial constraints; please contact Elmhurst if you have any questions.
** Children already taking dance classes will be accepted onto the Saturday programme only with the consent of their current teacher.