Ballet Central Tour 2021

Ballet Central makes a welcome return to touring this summer, visiting 11 venues across five weeks.

Associate Programme applications now open

Applications are now open for students to join Central’s Associate Programme in September 2021.

Boys Move now open for applications

Applications are now open for Central’s annual Boys Move course, taking place Sunday 16th May for boys aged 8-18 years of all abilities.

Half term course applications now open

Sign up for Central’s wide range of online courses this half term from one day ballet intensives to a fun course for the very young.

Summer Course applications now open

Applications are now open for both in-person and online Summer Courses across multiple time zones, taking place 26th July-7th August for aspiring dancers aged 11-16 years.

The Central Dancer

Learn from Central’s undergraduate students as they describe on film their experiences of training at one of the world’s leading professional training centres.


Becoming a professional dancer can be achieved through skill, talent, determination and most importantly, excellent training.

Join In

Central provides dance classes for young children, aspiring teenagers and adults for dance skills, wellbeing and general fitness.


You can watch stunning performances from Central’s dancers on film, online and in theatrical settings.

Ballet Central

Ballet Central is the Touring Company of Central School of Ballet, created to give graduating students performing experience to ticket-buying audiences and the opportunity to work with and learn from the dance industry’s most influential professionals. The annual Ballet Central tour visits theatres in towns and cities across the country performing the best dance theatre, alongside newly-commissioned work and refreshed classics from the world’s top choreographers. A special adaptation of the Christmas classic Nutcracker created by Artistic Director Christopher Marney and performed each December has become a firm family favourite with audiences and the young dynamic dancers on the cusp of professional careers. Ballet Central can also be seen on film, online and on special occasions throughout the across the year.

Classes & Courses

Children and Young people

Central runs a regular programme of dance courses after school and in the school holidays for children and teenagers of different abilities, skills, and interest. From one day courses for fun and musicality for the younger age groups to courses for ambitious young dancers for a taste of life in full-time vocational dance training.


Central’s drop-in adult classes provide a fun and satisfying way to improve muscle tone, flexibility, co-ordination as well as the chance to develop dance technique. For ages 18+ and all genders.

Student Life

Life as a student dancer at Central is more than specialist training and supporting study modules. When you join Central, you also join a family. Read stories from current students on our degree courses about their day-to-day lives at Central and find out about living and straining in London.