York Dance Associates

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A unique and exclusive dance program for talented and gifted students to enhance and compliment regular classes in different dance genres.

Benefit from highly effective dance training with York Dance Company director Sibylle Kockjeu, Co-director Leanne Hope and outstanding guest teachers from the industry that are specialised in their fields! 

What makes our program unique:

  • We create a safe and supportive environment so you can push beyond your comfort zone

  • Quality dance training by industry professionals with individual feedback for you

  • Widen your horizon by training in a variety of dance disciplines (super beneficial to your professional dance journey)

  • We will take your technique to the next level and educate you in how to maintain a healthy and strong dance body!

  • Mental strength development (dealing with pressure, competition, auditions, social media…)

  • Learn how to work and to get comfortable with dancing in front of a camera (filming and photography)


This Dance Program is designed by York Dance Company Director Sibylle Kockjeu who is passionate about nurturing talent and creating a dance space that is encouraging, supportive and empowering, allowing a dancer's love and passion for dance to flourish!    

Sibylle has taught, coached and mentored performers, actors, singers and professional dancers throughout her professional career, spanning more than two decades.

Her dance students have gained places at some of the world's leading and best schools including IWANSON in Munich, Germany; SEAD in Salzburg, Austria; the BROADWAY DANCE CENTRE in New York and MILLENIUM DANCE COMPLEX in Los Angeles.

Sibylle's ex students now work as choreographers, professional dancers and dance teachers globally.         


This program runs on every second Sunday of the month for 5 consecutive months. Each session is 4 hours long, starting at 10:30 am and finishes 2:30 pm.

We run 2 Associates Programs per year (September-January & February-June).


11th September 22

9th October 22

13th November 22

11th December 22

8th January 23


4th September, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Audition: FREE

York Dance Associates Program: £180 for 5 Sunday training sessions (including YDC Associate shirt) 

Early Bird: Sign up for the Associate Audition before the 24th of August and (if successful) pay only £150 for the full program!


Applicants must have the following to be considered for the York Dance Associates program:

  • Experience and aptitude in dance with at least three years of experience in ballet, contemporary or jazz dance 

  • You must be between 12-21 years old  

Places are allocated by AUDITION only, so it gives the opportunity for gifted students to train alongside like-skilled students who share a similar passion for dance and performing.


Sunday 4th September, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 

If you cannot attend this day you can apply via a video application. Please contact us to receive further details.

Let’s Dance Together

York Dance Company & York Dance Associates are based at


Director Sibylle Kockjeu

E-Mail: sibylle.dance@gmail.com

+44 (0)7484 210822

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