The charity's Objects are to promote and support dance and the kindred arts for the public benefit. It seeks to:
enhance public knowledge and deepen individual and collective appreciation of the art of ballet and associated dance forms;
stimulate public interest in dance by fostering a spirit of fellowship between audiences and dance companies and artists;
encourage excellence, in particular by awarding bursaries for ballet/dance students so as to advance the education of young people who would not otherwise have the opportunity for such specialised training; and
offer such other charitable assistance in relation to dance, according to the law of England and Wales and as the Trustees may from time to time determine, especially, but not limited, to dance organisations per se."