The main aim of the NYB is to offer talented young dancers, aged 8 to 18 years, an opportunity to participate in the creation, production and performance of ballet at a professional level. Dancers work with eminent composers, choreographers and teachers, gaining invaluable experience. NYB also encourages children from all walks of life to become involved with their Outreach Fit to Dance programme in schools and the community.
Many alumni have contracts with major ballet and musical theatre companies throughout the world.
The NYB season will be structured as last season to minimise parents’ and students’ travel expenses. We will be returning to Tring Park School for the Performing Arts for our 10-day Summer School in August. Tring Park School is set in the most beautiful parkland and once again we will have the use of their spacious new dance studios. Provincial performances will all take place during the summer holidays at The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, Surrey. Details of the London Gala on a Sunday in September will be announced soon.
The Junior Associates (those under 12 years of age on 01/09/13*) will be asked to sign an acceptance contract committing them to rehearse as day pupils during Summer School at Tring Park School, Hertfordshire, between Monday 12th and Tuesday 20th August inclusive.
Main Cast: £695 covers the cost of full board and lodging at residential Summer School (includes £395 non-returnable deposit on acceptance of contract).
Balance of fees must be paid by Friday 7th June 2013
Junior Associates: £350 covers the rehearsals at Summer School
(includes £150 non-returnable deposit on acceptance of contract).
Balance of fees must be paid by Friday 7th June 2013.
There are no costume costs but dancers must provide a new pair of tights and shoes for each role danced.
Summer School / Rehearsals
Main cast dancers will be asked to sign an acceptance contract committing them to attend a residential Summer School. This season, Summer School will be held from Sunday 11th to Tuesday 20th August 2013 inclusive at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, Hertfordshire.
The Junior Associates (those under 12 years of age on 01/09/13*) will be asked to sign an acceptance contract committing them to rehearse as day pupils during Summer School at Tring Park School, Hertfordshire, between Monday 13th and Tuesday 21st August inclusive.
* If you are of JA age but would like to be considered for the Main Cast, please state this on your application form.
Application form on request if recalled to final auditions
- 3 Senior Scholarships, Award £200
- 3 Junior Scholarships to dancers (under 14 yrs on 1st September 2013), Award £150
- 3 Bursaries to dancers who, without support, could not apply for the NYB season, Award £200
Any further scholarships will be announced on the website.