Ballet Associates Audition Class: Sunday 17th September 2017


*** An audition application and information form can be downloaded from here. ***

The Ballet Associate Programme is aimed at encouraging boy and girl ballet students to reach their full potential and work with other like-minded aspiring students taking part. Graham taught for The Royal Ballet Associates for many years and therefore his Ballet Associates programme reflects this experience by focusing solely on developing ballet technique, strength, movement and virtuosity beyond any normal syllabus work being studied. Classes are masterclass in style and the programme is intended to run alongside any current dance training.

Entry and Audition

Entrance is by either invitation or audition via application form and photographs. Successful students will be placed by age and experience in either Ballet Associates Levels 1, 2 or 3:

  • Level 1 Associates: Ages 9 - 11
  • Level 2 Associates: Ages 11 - 13
  • Level 3 Associates: Ages 14 plus

NB. Please note that age ranges provided above are a guide only. Should you wish to discuss your application please contact Graham by email from the contact page or by phone on 0771 772 1916.

The Venue: Studio 79, 15 Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG

Studio 79 is in the centre of the new cultural quarter in Leicester. There is access to free on street parking, or low cost parking opposite and adjacent to the Phoenix Theatre café. Highcross Shopping Centre is ten minutes walk away.

Audition Day

Auditions take place on Sunday 17 September 2017. There are a limited number of places available at each level.

Audition Day Ballet Masterclass: Prospective new students will take part in classical ballet masterclass alongside existing Ballet Associates students.

  • Level 1 class times: Arrive 09:45 Audition 10:00 - 12:00
  • Level 2 class times: Arrive 12:15 Audition 12:30 - 14:30 (Graham Fletcher)
  • Level 3 class times: Arrive 14:45 Audition 15:00 – 17:00 (Graham Fletcher)
Graham Fletcher Ballet Associates, Contact Photo 4

Former pupil Lewis Turner now with Birmingham Royal Ballet

Audition Photographs

A set of audition photographs (digital or print) should be submitted with the completed appication form as detailed below:

  • Demi plié 1st position with arms in second
  • Tendu devant effacé with arms in 1st for level 1 and in 4th for levels 2 and 3
  • 1st arabesque à terre de côté (facing the side)

Additional photograph for students applying for Level 3:

  • 1st arabesque en l’air (facing the side)

Please wear the following for your photographs and the audition:

  • Girls: Leotards, ballet tights (Level 2 & 3), ballet socks (Level 1), soft canvas ballet shoes with elastics, hair neatly in a bun.
  • Boys: Leotard/fitted to waist T-shirt, dark shorts (Level 1), ballet tights (Level 2 and 3), white socks and ballet shoes.

Audition Application

An audition application form with additional information can be downloaded from here.

Audition application forms to be returned by email or post by Saturday 9th September 2017

If you would like further information then please contact Graham by email from the contact page or by telephone on : 0771 772 1916.