Gemini School of Dance

Principal : Jacqui Everson A.I.S.T.D.(Dip)

Updated 31st August 2020

Welsh Cecchetti Junior, Middle and Senior Associate Classes

Please note that due to the Coronavirus all associate classes have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.
We are not able to say when classes will be resumed as you can probably understand, but all teachers will be notified when we resume classes.

Please contact me on 07962233396 or by e-mail with any queries...

We have a new Facebook page called 'Wales and West Cecchetti ballet associates and awards'. Also, Facebook page 'Jacqui Everson (Gemini)'.

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The Wales and West Associates scheme provides non syllabus classes for boys and girls from 8 years of age who are training in classical ballet. The aim is to provide an opportunity for youngsters to meet and experience a diverse selection of dance genres in order to enhance their regular training and to broaden their general knowledge and understanding. A ballet class is followed by a class in a different dance genre. Classes are taught by an experienced professional faculty.

The Junior, Middle and Senior classes will be held 3 times a term on a Sunday. Junior and Middle classes will be held in the morning and Middle and Seniors classes will be held in the afternoon. The venue will be Ballet Cymru at Unit 1a, Wern Industrial Estate, Rogerstone, Newport. NO10 9FQ.

Applicants for Junior associates must be 8 years old and under 10 years old before September 1st of the academic year. Middle associates should be 11 to 14 years old before September 1st of the academic year. Senior associates should be 18 years or under before September 1st of the academic year. There may be some exceptions which will be at the discretion of the panel. All applicants must have achieved a good standard in examinations in whichever method they have taken. The classes will be taken by eminent teachers of the Cecchetti method and others, and will consist of a Classical Ballet class and either a class in Character, Exercises, Mime, National,Choreography, Irish, Spanish, Ballroom OR Classical Greek.

  • Female associates will be required to wear regulation leotard, pink ballet socks or pink tights that convert to footless tights and pink leather ballet shoes with elastic (no ribbons) for classes. Character skirts and black canvas character shoes will be required during the year. No jewellery or hair ornaments are to be worn. Bun nets should match the hair colour of the candidate. Male associates will wear navy tights and white leotards with white shoes and long white socks. Male associates will also require character shoes.

  • Regular attendance and good punctuality are expected and will be taken into account when assessment takes place. The only acceptable excuses for absence are illness, examinations or ballet school performances. Pupils are required to inform Jacqui Everson on 01495 756567 or 07962233396 as soon as possible if there is an absence.

  • Any student attending the audition will be expected to accept a place if awarded. The decision of the Panel is final and no appeal will be accepted.

  • Fees for classes will be £45 a term and are payable in advance. Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to 'Wales and West Cecchetti Awards' and forwarded to Jacqui Everson at 112, Sunnybank Road, Griffithstown, Pontypool, Torfaen. NP4 5LL.

  • Regulation leotards can be obtained from Carol Goode at 66a Craig Park Circle, Malpas, Newport, Gwent. NP20 6HF. Telephone 01633 771830.

For any information, please contact Carol Goode on 01633 771830 or Jacqui Everson on the above telephone numbers. Alternatively, e-mail You can email the Cecchetti association on

Best Wishes
Jacqui Everson

Audition Criteria

Juniors: age 8 or under - holding grade 1 or standard 2
Lower Middle: age 10 or under - holding grade 2 or standard 3
Middle: age 13 or under - holding grade 3 or standard 4
Senior: age 18 or under - holding grade 5 or standard 6

Class Timetable

10:15am to 11:45am - Juniors
12pm to 1:30pm - Lower Middles
2pm to 3:45pm - Middles
4pm to 6pm - Seniors

Calendar of Classes 2019/2020

8th September
13th October
3rd November
12th January
2nd February
1st March
10th May
7th June
5th July
26th July (audition date for new intake starting Sept 2020)

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