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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!

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… (INTERS & SENIORS)

  • 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.         




7th July, 14:30 - 16:00


10 am - 12:30 pm (2.5 hrs)

22nd September 24

20th October 24

17th November 24

15th December 24

26th January 25


1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (3 hrs)

22nd September 24

20th October 24

17th November 24

15th December 24

26th January 25


10:30 am - 2:30 pm (4 hrs)

15th September 24

13th October 24

10th November 24

8th December 24

19th January 25


Audition: FREE

York Dance Associates Program:

5 Sunday training sessions (including YDC Associate shirt) 




Current Associates that would like to continue for the upcoming program receive 10% off the full price.


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

  • Experience and aptitude in dance with at least four years of experience in ballet, contemporary or jazz dance (JUNIORS at least two years)

  • You must be between 8-12 years old for the JUNIOR program, 12 - 16 years old for the INTERS program and 13-21 years old for the SENIOR program

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.

AUDITION DATE: Sunday 7th July

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:


Unit 1, 14 Redeness Street, YO31 7UU

Director Sibylle Kockjeu


+44 (0)7484 210822

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