Half Term Courses

This May half term children aged 4-16 can take part in a range of courses across diverse dance disciplines to improve dance technique, explore new styles of dance, and have fun in the setting of a vocational Ballet school.  Browse the options here with information about timings and fees.

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 popular musical, High School Musical.

Entry Requirements

Open to all children and teenagers age 8-16 years

Course Date & Time

Monday 30 May 2022, 10am-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. The theme for this May half term will be High School Musical.

One Day Ballet Intensive (14-16 yrs)

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 Dates

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.

One Day Ballet Intensive (8-10 yrs)

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 Coppélia.

Entry Requirements

Minimum RAD Grade 2 or equivalent

Course Date & Time

Tuesday 31 May 2022, 10.30-4.30pm (Registration from 10am)

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 teachers from Central’s Degree faculty.  Note that this course is specifically for young people with a minimum of RAD Grade 2 or equivalent in the 8-1o 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 Coppélia.

One Day Ballet Intensive (11-13 yrs)

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 and Arts & Crafts Workshop

Younger boys and girls, age 4-7, can engage in a fun, informative Ballet class and learn repertoire. The theme for this May half term will be Alice in Wonderland.

Entry Requirements

This course is open to all children aged 4-7 years old. No previous experience in ballet is required.

Course Date & Time

Wednesday 1 June 2022, 10.15-4pm (Registration from 9.45am)

Application Dates

Tuesday 08 March 2022 – Thursday 26 May 2022

Cost

£40

Additional Info

Please ensure that your child is wearing clothing that is comfortable to move around in, such as a t-shirt and leggings or shorts. An extra T-shirt for the arts and crafts sessions is recommended.

Course Outline

Younger boys and girls, age 4-7, can engage in a fun, informative Ballet class, learn repertoire and create repertoire-inspired crafts in Arts and Crafts sessions. The course is open to all abilities and no previous experience in Ballet is required. The course is taught by a member of Central School of Ballet’s Junior School teaching faculty and will be centred on a particular Ballet or theme.  The theme for this May half term is Alice in Wonderland. Participants will create performance and craft work that helps to develop their understanding of the chosen ballet. At the end of the course, parents are invited to watch their children perform and participants can take their craft work home with them afterwards.  There is no uniform required for this class, instead children should wear comfortable clothing to allow free movement, such as T-Shirt and leggings or shorts.  An extra T-shirt for the arts and crafts sessions is recommended.

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.