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The Margaret Allenby-Jaffé Ballet Scholarships

The Margaret Allenby-Jaffé Ballet Scholarshipsare held annually, in memory of the founder of Northern Dance Centre.

Enter your child and you could win a Scholarship worth one whole year of free ballet classes!

Scholarships will be decided by audition, and the auditions will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 12 May 2024 at Northern Dance Centre, Skipton, which is the closest Sunday to Mrs Jaffe’s birthday (9th May). Auditions take the form of a short ballet class and are simple and straightforward. They are not based on exam or syllabus work, they are designed to be fun and to encourage children to enjoy dancing freely.

Please find more info here Ballet Scholarship Auditions 2024 info and application

Please enter by the closing date of 27 April 2024

In memory of Mrs Jaffé, special note will be made of those candidates who show innate musicality, awareness of each other and of the “audience”, stage presence and graceful presentation.

As well as the four Scholarships, there is a special award in each class for Musicality given by Margaret Kaupe, The Rising Star Award chosen by Lucy Kaupe, and a Trophy awarded by Stephanie Phillip for Promise and Potential.

Scholarship Winners will be presented with the Scholarship Shield which then will be engraved with their name on, and a trophy to keep. Plus of course the scholarship award of a year’s free ballet classes*, to start in September, a medal and a certificate. Each child will receive a medal and certificate of participation.

The decisions made by the panel of adjudicators are final, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the results.

Closing date for entries 27 April 2024

*(Regular classes only, not exams, private coaching or extra workshops)

AGE CATEGORIES (Ages as at 1 September 2023):

Preliminary – Ages 6-8

Junior – Ages 9-11

Intermediate – Ages 12-14

Senior – Ages 15-17

Please enter by the closing date of 27 April 2024