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Open Days 2012

Our free open days give prospective students the chance to meet Northern Ballet Academy staff and find out more about our training programmes and technique in a taster class. All Open Days will be held in Northern Ballet’s brand new studios in Leeds City Centre. Sun 22 Jan Ages 10 – 12, 9.30am – 12.30pm Ages 12 – 15, 1pm – 4pm Sun 29 Jan Ages 10 – 12, 9.30am – 12.30pm Ages 12 – 15, 1pm – 4pm Sun 5 Feb Ages 10 – 12, 9.30am – 12.30pm (Boys only) Ages 12 – 16, 1pm – 5pm (Boys only)

Audition dates Fri 2 & Sun 4 Mar Preliminary auditions for Associates, Professional Programme (CAT Yorkshire Young Dancers), International Easter Course, Summer School and combined applications Sat 17 Mar

Final auditions for Associates, Summer School. Preliminary auditions for students applying for Professional Programme (CAT Yorkshire Young Dancers) with no previous experience.

Fri 13 – Sun 15 Apr Final intensive audition course for Professional Programme (CAT Yorkshire Young Dancers)

To register for an Open Day or audition please fill in the application form enclosed and return to Northern Ballet Academy, Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PA


Course fees Junior Associates £325 per year Intermediate and Senior Associates £625 per year International Easter Course £130 Intermediate Summer School (1 week) £225 Senior Summer School (2 weeks) £365 Professional Programme (CAT Yorkshire Young Dancers) approx. £3,577 for the year (this course is supported by the Department for Education’s Music and Dance Scheme. Bursaries and means tested grants are available – please see information enclosed.)

Course dates and course timetables 2012 International Easter Course Ages 12 – 19, 10 – 14 April International Summer School Intermediate Ages 12 – 16, 23 – 28 July International Summer School Senior Ages 16 – 19, 30 July – 11 August Junior Associates Ages 10 – 12, Weekly Friday classes 5.30pm – 7pm Intermediate Associates Ages 12 – 14, Weekly Saturday classes approx 9am – 1pm Senior Associates Ages 14 – 16, Weekly Saturday classes approx 9am – 1pm Professional Programme (CAT) Ages 10 – 17, Midweek and weekend classes Each student has an individual timetable tailored to their needs. Students in their first year of the programme usually train with us on 2 weekday evenings and Saturdays.


Professional Programme (Centre for Advanced Training) Funding information Northern Ballet Academy is striving to ensure that talented students can access training, regardless of family or financial background. If you have a query or concern regarding fees please contact the Academy team to discuss. The full cost of the course is £3,577 per year (based on costs for September 2011) and means tested financial support is available to successful applicants. Please note that from Level 4 and above there is a £73 top-up fee bringing the course cost to £3,650. The following information is from the academic year 2011 – 2012 but can be used as a base to estimate figures for academic year 2012 – 2013.

Amount of grant The full amount of grant is approximately £3,577 a year. You will not have to make any contribution if your family income before tax is £29,340 or less (after deducting £1,900 for each dependent child in the family) in the tax year ending April 2011. If your family income is more you will receive a smaller grant and will need to make a contribution as detailed in the following table. Relevant income

Amount of grant

Amount of contribution

Up to £29,340 £29,341 to £33,252 £33, 253 to £37,164 £37, 165 to £41,077 £41,078 to £44,989 £44,990 to £48,901 £48,902 to £52,814 £52,815 to £56,726 £56,727 to £60,638 £60,639 to £64,548 Over £64,548

£3,577 £3,219 £2,861 £2,504 £2,146 £1,788 £1,431 £1,073 £715 £358 nil

nil £358 £716 £1,073 £1,431 £1,789 £2,146 £2,504 £2,862 £3,219 £3,577

For further information please visit education.gov.uk/mds


The next step Should you be successful in your application you may be able to get help towards your contribution from other sources – please contact Northern Ballet Academy to discuss this. Parental contributions may be paid in instalments over the year. Suitable payment plans can be discussed individually following the offer of a place.

Travel and dancewear Students may apply for financial assistance with travel and dancewear costs. Applications can be made on a yearly basis, and assistance is means tested.

Northern Ballet Academy Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PA 0113 220 8000 academy@northernballet.com northernballet.com/academy


Northern Ballet Academy Information 2012-13