Each September, in centres across the UK, The Royal Ballet School accepts a new intake of Junior Associates. These are the youngest group of girls and boys they teach, who are introduced to The Royal Ballet School method of training. For many, this is the first step on the road to becoming a professional dancer, with JA alumni including Royal Ballet Principal Ballerina, Lauren Cuthbertson.
Junior Associate classes take place alongside pupils’ current dance training, at their Devon centre located in Totnes.
Applications for the May/June auditions are now open and close on 18th March 2016, with every applicant receiving an audition.