Central School Of Ballet

Student Support

Here for you

For most students, enrolment at Central School of Ballet will be a big step on the road to a professional career.

To ensure you are fully equipped when you graduate to cope with professional life, we offer the fullest range of support in the three years you are with us.

We pride ourselves on staff members who are open, approachable and experts in their field. You will be allocated male and female tutors who are regularly available, and you will be encouraged to discuss your progress on a regular basis.

Optimal Performance

Central offers a holistic approach to training, with a focus on physical and emotional development and wellbeing. Each dancer needs to maintain a healthy body and mind to achieve optimal performance, and has open access to a range of support from our staff including:

  • Physiotherapist
  • Pilates Instructor
  • Nutritionist
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Injury Prevention & Recovery Team

Disabled students

At Central we welcome students with different abilities and additional needs, and have learned that close personal and learning support helps you to reach your potential. We take a pro-active approach to supporting the needs of all our students, and work together to help you achieve your best.

We encourage students needing extra assistance to contact the Senior School Admissions & Administration Manager, Samantha Ryan.

Further information on disability support can be found on the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama website.

Care Leavers and Estranged Students

Central School of Ballet is committed to admitting and supporting students from all backgrounds. As part of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, we offer financial support to care leavers in the form of bursaries. Full information can be found on the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama website, or you can download the Support for Care Leavers leaflet using the link above.

Guidelines on Inclusive Practice and Alternative Forms of Assessment

The Conservatoire has developed guidelines on inclusive practice and alternative forms of assessment for students with specific learning difficulties, including examples of good practice from the Conservatoire Schools. You can view or download the guidance via this link or download it from the top of this page.

Further Equality and Diversity Information

Celebrating diversity and working to achieve the creative potential in all our students is at the heart of the work at Central and at the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama. For further information about equality and diversity please see the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama website.

"Studying at Central gave me the opportunity to work with amazing teachers in a friendly, warm environment which really helped me prepare for life as a professional dancer." Kanika Carr (Graduate 2010), Dancer, Ballet Black



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