support us & Thanks 

As a charity, YBS (Registered Charity No 1107179) depends upon the generosity of our Patrons and Friends. We receive no government funding. This generosity enables us to deliver the vital work we do in creating opportunities for students across the country to attend our courses which are of the highest standards, allowing students to carry on their dance education during the school holidays. The generous support also allows us to financially support students through our Scholarships and Bursaries. No talented young dancer should miss out on the chance to attend due to lack of financial mean and our Scholarships and Bursaries enable us to make sure students from all backgrounds have the opportunity to experience our world renowned courses. 

help us continue & extend our work

By becoming a Friend of YBS, 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 by email only containing news and views from the Director, students and teachers.

  • 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



join the patrons circle

Pay £500 or more a year 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 YBS, print, complete and return the Application Form (PDF 106kb)


Or follow the link here to an online form


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)

YBS wishes to express our gratitude to the Members of our Patrons Circle, 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

  • carol barrie

  • Marion Boyle

  • Mr Michael Broderick 

  • Mr William Cavendish

  • Richard Clifford

  • Laura Connor

  • Sir Anthony Dowell CBE

  • Mr Stanley Ellwood

  • Garfield Weston Foundation 

  • will gardiner

  • David Gayle MBE

  • Michelle Gibson

  • Charles Glanville

  • Christopher Gorman-Evans

  • Stewart Grimshaw

  • James Hogan

  • Mr & Mrs Gordon Horsfield

  • Sir Derek Jacobi

  • Mrs Aud Jebsen

  • silvia jimenez

  • Susan johnson

  • Mr & Mrs Tom Jowitt

  • molly lowell and david borthwick

  • Mr Michael Ludgate

  • Lady MacMillan

  • Mr and Mrs Mark Pritchard

  • Miss Serena Martin

  • Heather McCubbin

  • Michael Nunn

  • Jackie Pfeiffer

  • Quartet

  • David rymer

  • Reed Smith

  • Lady Sainsbury

  • Wayne Sleep, CBE

  • The Dowager Lady St Oswald

  • The BRB Supporters

  • bettys and taylors

  • William Trevitt

  • tenet compliance and litigation

  • The band trust

  • The Caram Trust

  • the peter black charitable trust

  • The Holbeck Charitable Trust

  • The Linbury Trust

  • The London Ballet Circle

  • The Monument 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