Junior Associates

Step into your future with SLP Junior Associates

Welcome to SLP Junior Associates, where your dream of a career as a professional performer starts to become a reality! Imagine stepping into a professional studio to work on your craft, being in the same environment where many successful performers began their journey. Get ready to immerse yourself in a college environment, where you'll experience professional-level classes designed to complement and enhance your current dance training

Learning from the best

Our faculty isn't just good - they're outstanding. Bringing a wealth of experience from all corners of the globe, our team are committed to helping you get to where you want to go.
Please note, your current dance teacher will need to give written approval for your application to SLP Junior Associates - a step we believe is crucial for your continuous development.

Facilities like no other

SLP College is not just a place to learn, it's a place to thrive. Located in the beautiful outskirts of Leeds, our state-of-the-art facilities stand unrivalled. We're rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted across all levels, a testament to our commitment to nurturing young artistic talent.

Convenient access

Reaching us is a breeze. We're just a 5-minute drive from the A1 or M1 (junction 47) and a short walk from the mainline train station to both Leeds and York. Buses stop frequently within walking distance of the College, making your journey to us as smooth as possible. We also have an on site car park for those that wish to drive.

Your journey begins here

At SLP Junior Associates, we believe in your potential. Each step you take with us brings you closer to your dream of becoming a professional performer. Our classes are held on Sundays during term time (8 times per year) - a commitment we know you can handle. So, what are you waiting for? Step into your future with SLP Junior Associates and let's make your dreams come true.

Associate Level Classes

Ages 8 to 10

Ages 11 to 13

Ages 14 to 17

Before applying, we recommend that applicants have reached the following levels:

Junior: Grade 2
Intermediate: Grade 4
Senior: Grade 5+

Modern (for Jazz)
Junior: Grade 2
Intermediate: Grade 3/4
Senior: Grade 4+

Musical Theatre
Good movement skills with an ability to sing in tune and perform!
Our MT classes are a performance-based class to include singing, dance and movement.

All grades considered.  We are unable to offer Tap as a single class. You have to attend at least one other Junior Associate class.

Tuition Fees

One class: £18.00

Two classes: £28.00

Three classes: £35.00

Tap class: £10.00

2023/2024 Dates

Audition Date: Sunday 2 July 2023

Sunday 24 September 2023
Sunday 22 October 2023
Sunday 19 November 2023
Sunday 17 December 2023

Sunday 14 January 2024
Sunday 18 February 2024
Sunday 24 March 2024
Sunday 21 April 2024

In the unlikely event that a date has to be amended due to circumstances beyond our control, we will endeavour to provide as much notice as possible.


Entry is by audition only.

To apply, please complete the online form below. An audition fee of £20 will be payable upon submission.

Terms & Conditions

Please note that upon successful audition, places are offered for the academic year – i.e., eight sessions.

Full fees are payable regardless of whether your child misses any sessions or withdraws from SLP Junior Associates at any time.

For the comfort, health and safety of young students, there is a compulsory uniform requirement which can be purchased from La Pointe Boutique. Full details will be given upon a student being offered a place.

NB:  In order to maintain good professional relations, SLP Junior Associates may not transfer from other Dancing Schools to SLP Junior Academy.