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 Birmingham and £7.50 in Manchester, Plymouth and Sunderland; 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
We run a number of audition sessions each summer and throughout the year. Our current scheduled auditions are as follows:
Sunderland: Saturday 6 September (applications to be submitted by Friday 15 August)
Plymouth: Sunday 7 September (applications to be submitted by Friday 15 August)
Manchester: September date tba
Birmingham: September date tba
Click here to download an application form.
Our guide to the photographs needed is included in the Application Form download; girls should wear a leotard with bare legs and feet, boys should wear shorts and fitted t-shirt with bare legs and feet.
For enquiries about Elmhurst Associates, contact the Registrar (click to e-mail)