11+

Older children and teenagers age 11 and above can take part in a popular programme of one day courses as well as longer programmes, such as Spring and Summer courses. The range of courses for both boys and girls are designed to offer a diversity of dance disciplines to improve classical technique as well as explore new styles of dance in the setting of a vocational Ballet school. Browse the options here with information about timings and fees.

One Day Ballet Intensive (11-13 years)

This intensive Ballet course offers participants the opportunity to improve classical technique in the setting of a full-time vocational Ballet school. This course will focus on repertoire from La Fille mal gardée.

Entry Requirements

Minimum RAD Intermediate Foundation or equivalent

Course Date & Time

Tuesday 31 May 2022, 10-5pm (Registration from 9.30am)

Application Dates

Tuesday 08 March 2022 – Thursday 26 May 2022

Cost

£55

Additional Info

Participants should wear their regular ballet uniform of leotard, tights, and ballet shoes. Girls may wish to wear convertible tights for ease of transition between classes. We recommend that participants are equipped with a pen and notebook during the course in order to make the most of their learning experience.

Course Outline

This course is part of Central’s popular series of One Day Ballet Intensives for girls and boys of different ages and abilities.   The day aims to introduce dancers to the experience of training in a vocational Ballet school taught by Central’s Degree Programme faculty.  Note that this course is specifically for girls with a minimum of RAD Intermediate Foundation or equivalent in the 11-13 age range.  The one day course includes classes in Ballet and Repertoire as well as an additional discipline such as Jazz, Pilates, Contemporary or Improvisation, providing participants with the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the experience of training at Central, a world-leading professional training organisation. This course will focus on repertoire from La Fille mal gardée.

One Day Ballet Intensive (14-16 years)

This intensive Ballet course offers participants the opportunity to improve classical technique in the setting of a full-time vocational Ballet school. This course will focus on repertoire from La Sylphide.

Entry Requirements

Minimum RAD Intermediate or equivalent

Course Date & Time

Monday 30 May 2022, 10-5.30pm (Registration from 9.30am)

Application Dates

Tuesday 08 March 2022 – Thursday 26 May 2022

Cost

£55

Additional Info

Participants should wear their regular ballet uniform of leotard, tights, and ballet shoes, including pointe shoes for girls. Convertible tights can be worn for ease of transition between classes

Course Outline

This course is part of Central’s popular series of One Day Ballet Intensives for girls and boys of different ages and abilities. The day aims to introduce dancers to the experience of training in a vocational Ballet school taught by teachers from Central’s Degree faculty.  Note that this course is specifically for young people with a minimum of RAD Intermediate or equivalent in the 14-16 age range.  The one day course includes Ballet and Repertoire as well as an additional class is included in the course, in either Jazz, Pilates, Contemporary or Improvisation. This course will focus on repertoire from La Sylphide.

Dance Around the World (8-16 years)

A Dance Around The World workshop for all young people aged 8-16. The course will boast an exciting diversity of dance styles and allow participants to learn about four styles of dance from different cultures across the globe.

Entry Requirements

Open to all children and teenagers age 8-16 years

Course Date & Time

Wednesday 1 June 2022, 10-4.30pm (Registration from 9.30am)

Application Dates

Tuesday 08 March 2022 – Thursday 26 May 2022

Cost

£20

Additional Info

Participants should wear clothing that is suitable for free and flexible movement such as T-shirt and leggings and shorts or their usual ballet uniform, though this is not a requirement.

Course Outline

The course is open to all children and teenagers aged 8-16 years old and applicants of all ability levels in dance are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Musical Theatre (8-16 years)

Central’s One Day Musical Theatre Course provides participants with the opportunity to learn songs and choreography from a well-known musical. This Half Term the Musical Theatre Day will be based on the iconic musical, High School Musical.

Entry Requirements

Open to all children and teenagers age 8-16 years

Course Date & Time

Monday 30 May 2022, 10-4.15pm (Registration from 9.30am)

Application Dates

Tuesday 08 March 2022 – Thursday 26 May 2022

Cost

£45

Additional Info

Participants should wear clothing that is suitable for free and flexible movement such as T-shirt and leggings and shorts or their usual ballet uniform, though this is not a requirement.

Course Outline

Central’s One Day Musical Theatre Course provides participants with the opportunity to learn songs and choreography from a well-known musical. Parents are invited into the studio at the end of the day to watch a performance of songs and choreography the students have learned during the course.

Boys Move (8-18)

Boys Move is Central’s annual one day event for boys ages 8-18 years, open to a range of ability levels, from beginners to more experienced dancers and includes classes in a variety of dance styles and disciplines.

Entry Requirements

Open to all boys age 8-18 years

Course Dates

To be announced

Application Dates

To be announced

Cost

To be announced

Additional Info

Boys should wear their ballet uniform if they have one, or clothes that they are comfortable to move in such as a t-shirt and leggings or shorts.

Course Outline

Boys Move is Central’s annual, one day event for boys ages 8-18 years old, open to a range of ability levels, from beginners to more experienced dancers.   The course offers classes in a wide range of dance styles and disciplines, including classes in tumbling, contact work, capoeira, Hip Hop, and Ballet.

Spring Course (11-16 years)

The Spring Course offer aspiring dancers aged 11-16 the opportunity to experience a taste of full-time professional training at Central School of Ballet and to learn from tutors who teach Central’s Foundation and BA Undergraduate courses.

Entry Requirements

Open to boys and girls aged 11-16 years old, in school years 7-11, with a minimum of RAD Intermediate Foundation or equivalent

Course Dates

Monday 11th – Thursday 14th April 2022, 10-5pm

Application Dates

Applications open until Monday 4 April 2022, subject to availability.

Cost

£260.00

Additional Info

Participants should wear their regular ballet uniform of leotard, tights, and ballet shoes, including pointe shoes for girls. Convertible tights can be worn for ease of transition between classes

Course Outline

The course offers aspiring dancers aged 11-16 the opportunity to experience a taste of full-time professional training at Central School of Ballet and to learn from tutors who teach Central’s Foundation and BA Undergraduate programmes. The course includes a Ballet class every day, with pointe work / boys coaching scheduled for every alternate day.Other classes are included to provide experience of various dance and related disciplines such as Contemporary, Repertoire and Pilates. Subject to the length of the course, other dance disciplines such as Jazz, Character or Creative Choreography may also be included and, subject to the minimum number of boys applying, a boy’s only Ballet class will also be scheduled. Participation in Central’s Spring Course is subject to meeting the age and minimum grade requirements.

International Summer Courses (11-16 years)

The Summer Courses attract talented dancers from around the globe and provide an immersive taste of life in full-time training at Central School of Ballet. There are one week and two week courses available. Optional English lessons can be booked for international students attending the two week course for an additional fee.

Entry Requirements

Open to boys and girls aged 11-16 years old, in school years 7-11, with a minimum of RAD Intermediate Foundation or equivalent.

Course Dates

One Week Course for 11-13 years, Monday 1 August – Saturday 6 August 2022

One Week Course for 14-16 years, Monday 25 July – Saturday 30 July 2022

Two Week Course for 11-16 years, Monday 25 July – Saturday 6 August 2022

Monday-Friday, 10-5.30pm. Saturday,10-3.30pm (students attending the two week course will finish at 1pm on Saturday 30 July 2022).

Application Dates

Applications open until Monday 11 July 2022, subject to availability.

Cost

One Week Course – £425.00
Two Week Course – £650.00
Optional English Lessons – £150.00

Additional Info

Participants should wear their regular ballet uniform of leotard, tights, and ballet shoes, including pointe shoes for girls. Convertible tights can be worn for ease of transition between classes. We recommend that participants are equipped with a notebook and pen.

Course Outline

The courses include a Ballet class every day, with pointe work / boys coaching scheduled for every alternate day. Other classes are included to provide experience of various dance and related disciplines such as Contemporary, Repertoire and Pilates. Subject to the length of the course, other dance disciplines such as Jazz, Character or Creative Choreography may also be included. The Summer Courses are open to boys and girls aged 11-16 years old.

 

Dance Days (11-16 years)

Applications for this academic year’s Dance Day’s will open via our website in due course. Please note that this year the Glasgow and Leeds Dance Days are being held with restrictions in place. Details of these are given on the website and in an information pack that participants will receive ahead of the course. Should any guidelines change you will be updated.

Entry Requirements

Open to boys and girls aged 11-16 years old, in school years 7-11, with a minimum of RAD Intermediate Foundation or equivalent

Course Dates

Next year’s Dance Days will be announced in due course

Application Dates

Now closed

Cost

£55; parents are invited to watch any or all of the classes scheduled on the Dance Day for a £5 fee, payable on the day.

Additional Info

Participants should wear their regular ballet uniform of leotard, tights, and ballet shoes, including pointe shoes for girls. Convertible tights can be worn for ease of transition between classes.

Course Outline

Dance Days are designed to provide a series of sample or taster classes to support participants’ current dance training programme, and to inform about life for students on a professional training course and how to access full-time vocational training with Central School of Ballet. The one day events are held annually in locations around the UK for young dancers aged 11-16 years who are hoping to pursue full-time vocational training in a Higher Education setting.

Dance Days include classes in Ballet and Contemporary led by Central School of Ballet’s undergraduate tutors, designed to emulate Central’s audition process. The Ballet class includes pointe work for girls and coaching for boys. At the London Dance Day, a Q&A session will be scheduled during the day to allow participants and their parents to ask a panel of Central’s undergraduate teaching faculty, alumni, and representatives from the school’s management team questions and learn more about auditioning and life in full time training at Central. Due to Covid restrictions the Q&A will not be held on the Glasgow or Leeds Dance Days this year, however students will have a separate opportunity to take part in an online Q&A.