Iris Tomlinson Fund

What is The Iris Tomlinson Fund?

The Iris Tomlinson Fund enables young people to fulfil their dancing potential by providing bursaries to help towards the cost of the activities offered by the Children and Youth Dance programme at The Place. These activities include our Saturday class programme, youth companies and additional workshops and holiday projects.

The Fund is dedicated to Iris Tomlinson in recognition of the work she did in shaping the young dancers' programme over the last three decades. Iris left The Place in autumn 2011 and this Fund honours her commitment to the development of young dancers.

How do I apply?

​Please download and fill in the application form on behalf of your young dancer. The form is means-tested and must be completed in full and returned by the deadline in order to be considered. 


For each new term or event you will need to complete a new form and return it to us by the deadline specified on the event page.

For all classes or courses you will need to reserve your place with a non–refundable deposit, please speak to a member of the team; this can be done in person or by calling us.

You will be contacted by letter or email, where possible in advance of the project. However due to the volume of forms received for the Saturday classes we will need the first two Saturdays of term to get back to you.

The panel meet and access the forms, then you are contacted with the outcome which along with your deposit is deducted from the overall fee. 

Applicants can arrange a payment plan with us to divide the remaining fee into a number of instalments. If you would like to arrange a payment plan with us simply complete a payment plan request form, which can be downloaded below, and return it to us before the fees deadline.

Returning your form

By email:
By post: FAO: Children and Youth Dance, The Place, 17 Duke's Road, London WC1H 9PY UK


If you have any further questions please call Hannah Wood, Children, Youth Dance and Outreach Co-ordinator on 020 7121 1034.


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