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Ballet Black Patron - Thandie Newton Internationally recognised for its vital message of giving black and Asian dancers the professional opportunities they merit based solely on their talent and dedication, Ballet Black continues to amaze. As a Friend, you will be making a valuable contribution to the sustainability of this small yet hugely significant company and will support its ongoing commitment to aspiring dancers and to its ever increasing and loyal audience. In return, Ballet Black will welcome you behind the scenes to watch Company rehearsals under the exceptional eye of Artistic Director, Cassa Pancho as well as with acclaimed guest choreographers. You will receive quarterly newsletters to keep you up-to-date about news, events and performances so you will never miss out.

For a donation of just £40 a year, you will be an integral part of the Company’s incredibly exciting future and all at Ballet Black look forward to having you with us.

Thandie Newton
Patron, Ballet Black


Friends Categories - We have two annual subscription options, Adult and Junior. 


1) Join our Adult Friends Program (£40/yr)


2) Join our Junior Friends Program - 17 years or younger (£15/yr)

Friends Scheme Terms and Conditions

  1. When joining the Friends Scheme, you will be required to provide Ballet Black with your full name, email address, telephone number and postal address. We require these details in order to contact you regarding your membership. Your details will not be passed on to any other organisation and will remain on Ballet Black's records for six years
  2. BB Junior Friends is open to those aged 17years and younger. Membership is non-transferable.
  3. BB Junior Friends aged 15yrs or younger much be accompanied by a full BB Friend to all events; those aged 16yrs + may attend events on their own. You may be required to bring photographic ID with you.
  4. Friends membership subscriptions automatically renew on an annual basis from date of subscribing (i.e. 18 March 2016 - 17 March 2017). Paypal will attempt to auto-renew your subscription at the end of each year however you have the right to cancel the renewal at anytime. You do this by logging into your Paypal account and checking the 'My pre-approved payments' section. From there you can cancel your membership.
  5. Invitations to Friends events are only open to subscribed members of the Friends Scheme and BB Junior Friends Scheme. Such invitations are non-transferable.
  6. Any donations made to Ballet Black will be used solely for purposes of the charity and not distributed to any other charity or organisation.
  7. Membership is non-refundable
  8. Ballet Black is registered charity 1101599 and registered company 04573958. The registered office address is: Austin House 43 Poole Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, England, BH4 9DN