Dance Associates Programme 2022

The Pendleton School of Theatre is proud to present the Dance Associates Programme 2022.

Launching on Sunday 20th February 2022, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, the programme is open to young people aged between 11-19 years, with sessions in Commercial, Contemporary and Jazz techniques.

Hosted at the award-winning Pendleton School of Theatre, nationally acclaimed for producing some of the finest performers in the business, the Dance Associate Programme has been created to nurture young talent and provide further pre-vocational Dance training opportunities. Held one Sunday each month, the programme is designed to supplement a young Dancer’s current training provision, provide a space for young people to connect with others of shared passions, and inspire young students as they embark on their exploration of Dance.

Rambert Grades: ‘From the UK’s leading contemporary dance teaching and performance companies’ – Rambert School

The Dance Associate Programme will offer students an amazing opportunity to undertake and be examined in ‘Rambert Grades’. “Rambert Grades is a new Awarding Organisation, recognised by Ofqual, offering syllabi and examinations in contemporary dance. It is a progressive and inclusive new programme, with the mission to move contemporary dance forward and be accessible for people from all backgrounds”.(Rambert Grades)

Rambert is Britain’s oldest dance company and has the most far-reaching touring programme of any British contemporary dance company. They present new, large scale works of the highest standards to audiences throughout the UK, complemented by equally extensive education, outreach and participation work. The Pendleton School of Theatre is pleased to offer our Dance Associates access to these outstanding pre-vocational qualifications in the coming months.

Students will also have access to other PST enrichments offered throughout the programme, including opportunities to audition for our Dance Company and Pendleton’s Season of Shows, as well as the chance to attend specialist masterclasses and intensives at The Pendleton School of Theatre. In addition to our specialist training, our Associate’s will also be provided with performance opportunities as part of the programme – performing as curtain-raisers for our College productions and participating in The Pendleton School of Theatre’s exciting projects whenever possible.

How to Apply

Applications for this academic year’s Dance Associate Programme is now open. The first three sessions are available at just £15 a session (payment of block 1 fees = £45)

  1. 20th February 2022 | £15
  2. 20th March 2022 | £15
  3. 24th April 2022 | £15
  4. 15th May 2022 | £15
  5. 26th June | £15

The programme is free to students studying on Pendleton’s School of Theatre MTH HNC course. There are also scholarships available to students with exceptional circumstances; please email to find out more.


Places are limited; don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to join an exciting new initiative, launched by The Pendleton School of Theatre.

For more information, contact or call 0161 631 5000.