Affiliations and Associate Schemes

Western Association of Ballet Schools

The school is affiliated to the Western Association of Ballet Schools (WABS), and dancers perform in their shows each year at the Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth and the Layard Theatre at Canford School. WABS also holds master classes and workshops, and there is a grant scheme to help pupils from affiliated schools with the costs of Associate Schemes and external Summer Schools.

Vocational training with Associate Schemes

Over the years, several of our school’s pupils have successfully auditioned for special classes with Royal Ballet School Junior and Mid Associates; Central School of Ballet Pre Seniors; London Junior & Senior Ballet; and some have then gone on to train at Vocational schools.