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Young Dancers

Young Dancers are at the heart of the Cecchetti training and Cecchetti Classical Ballet provides outstanding opportunities through both the Associate Schemes and the Scholarship Scheme for talented young dancers who would like to extend their learning experience and join with others to improve and broaden their training.  Both Schemes have been long established and have excellent teaching faculties and are particularly valuable for those children who may be considering vocational training. Entry to both is through annual audition - a supportive process that allows children and their parents to find out whether the training opportunities offered are right for their child.   

Cecchetti Associates

The Associates Schemes provide non-syllabus classes for boys and girls aged from 8 years who are in training in Classical Ballet and classes are usually held on one Sunday each month during term time.   The aim is to provide an opportunity for like-minded youngsters to meet and experience a diverse selection of dance genres in order to enhance their regular training and to broaden their general knowledge and understanding. A ballet class is followed by a class in an allied dance discipline. Classes are taught by an experienced professional faculty. 

There are three Cecchetti Associate Schemes:

Central & South based in London

Wales & West based in Newport, Wales

Northern based in Warrington

For further details about each of the above Associate Schemes, including entry criteria, audition dates and how to apply, please go to: https://www.cecchetti.co.uk/associates/ or contact the Scheme’s organiser, details below: -

Central & South 
Liz James
Tel: +44 (0)1752 872671 or
Tel: +44 (0)7748 365375
Email: committee@cecchettiassociatescentral.org 

Wales & West
Carol Goode 
Tel: +44 (0)1633 771830 or

Jacqui Everson
Tel: +44 (0)1495 756567
or +44 (0)7962 233396
Email: jacqui.everson@aol.co.uk

Gillian Hurst
Tel: +44 (0)1524 771236  
Email: gillian.hurst@btinternet.com

Cecchetti Scholars

The Scholarship Scheme based in London offers a thirty-week training programme for talented young dancers.   At the end of the year students have the opportunity to perform at a prestigious venue including The Royal Ballet School, Covent Garden.

Classes are held over three terms. There are no charges for these classes, and auditions are held in June each year.  The programme includes Classical Ballet, Body Conditioning, Limbering, Pointe Work, Performance Skills, Repertoire and a visit to a professional dance performance.

Acceptance to this scheme is by audition only.  To be considered students must be between 11 and 15 years of age and must be receiving their training in Cecchetti classical ballet.  Each student accepted will be awarded a Scholarship for one year. The Scholarship classes are designed to complement the student’s regular classes which should be continued as before, and their teacher’s permission be given for them to attend.

For further details about the Scholarship Scheme including entry criteria, audition dates and how to apply, please go to https://www.cecchetti.co.uk/scholars/ or contact:

Sharon Orme, Faculty Coordinator
Telephone or Text: +44 (0) 7551 159471
Email: Cecchetti@istd.org