Support us

Yorkshire Ballet Summer School offers dance students (9 to 19) and their teachers a chance to attend a residential summer school taught by renowned dancers and teachers of national or international acclaim. The Summer School has a special goal of giving dance students the chance to take Masterclasses and to benefit from international level training.

Become a Friend

Become a Friend and support YBSS. As a charity, YBSS (Registered Charity No 1107179) depends upon the generosity of our Patrons and Friends. We receive no government funding. This generosity enables us to give Scholarships and Bursaries to deserving students and so enable many to attend who would otherwise not have the chance.

Help us continue and extend our work.

By becoming a Friend of YBSS, you will first and foremost be supporting our work. In addition, we can offer some exciting benefits – necessarily modest: we are only a small charity!

Friends will receive:

  • A Newsletter twice a year containing news and views from the Director, students and teachers by email only
  • A chance of priority booking to watch students in class during the Summer School
  • A chance to attend a Reception for Friends watching class on one evening during the Summer School after class and to meet teachers and students

Join the 100 Club

Pay £100 a year for 3 years.

100 Club members will receive:

  • All benefits available to Friends
  • A chance to attend an evening Masterclass given by a world renowned star of international ballet
  • Priority booking for all fundraising events

Become a Patron

Pay £500 or more to support our work. Patrons who wish to fund Scholarships and Bursaries should specify this request and we will hope to accommodate you.

Patrons will receive:

  • All benefits available to Friends and 100 Club members
  • For Patrons funding a Scholarship or Bursary, information about the student awarded a Scholarship or Bursary and what attending the Summer School means to him or her.  Patrons will not be able to enter into direct communication with students whom they sponsor

How to support us

To support YBSS, print, complete and return the Application Form (PDF 106kb)

If you need to amend the Gift Aid details which you have previously given, please print, complete and return the Gift Aid Declaration Form (PDF 102kb)


YBSS wishes to express our gratitude to our Patrons listed below and to our many Friends and 100 Club members, too numerous to list.

  • BalletBoyz
  • Mr Paul Ashton
  • Rock and Anne Battye
  • Mr & Mrs Gordon Black
  • Mr & Mrs Humphrey Boyle
  • Marion Boyle
  • Mr Michael Broderick
  • Mr William Cavendish
  • Richard Clifford
  • Laura Connor
  • Lord Crathorne
  • Sir Anthony Dowell CBE
  • Mr Stanley Ellwood
  • David Gayle MBE
  • Michelle Gibson
  • Charles Glanville
  • Christopher Gorman-Evans
  • Stewart Grimshaw
  • James Hogan
  • Violet Hopwood
  • Mr & Mrs Gordon Horsfield
  • Sir Derek Jacobi
  • Mrs Aud Jebsen
  • Mr & Mrs Tom Jowitt
  • Mr Michael Ludgate
  • Lady MacMillan
  • Mr and Mrs Mark Pritchard
  • Miss Serena Martin
  • Heather McCubbin
  • Chris and Brian McEvoy
  • Mr Derek Oldfield
  • Jackie Pfeiffer
  • Quartet
  • Reed Smith
  • Lady Sainsbury
  • Wayne Sleep, CBE
  • The Dowager Lady St Oswald
  • The BRB Supporters
  • The Caram Trust
  • The Coulthurst Trust
  • The Holbeck Charitable Trust
  • The Linbury Trust
  • The London Ballet Circle
  • The Monument Trust
  • Music Opera & Ballet Trust
  • The Rudolph Nureyev Foundation
  • The Stanley and Audrey Burton Trust
  • The Sussex Opera and Ballet Society
  • Anthony Vernon
  • Patricia Wainman
  • Lesley Wild
  • Gwyneth Williams
  • Sir Peter Wright KBE
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