Central School Of Ballet

Spring & Summer Courses

Central’s Spring (one week) and Summer courses (one and two week) are an excellent opportunity to experience a taste of life in full-time vocational dance training.

Classes usually commence at 10am each day and end at 5pm. A ballet class is timetabled every day and pointe / boys coaching scheduled for every alternate day.

Subject to the minimum number of boys applying, boys only Ballet classes may also be offered.

Other classes include Pilates; Contemporary and Repertoire. Depending on the length of a course, we may include classes in Jazz and Character, alongside inviting guest tutors and choreographers to lead a masterclass on Creative Choreography or Improvisation.

We ask that applicants are 11-16 years old, in School years 7-11, and obtain a minimum of RAD Grade 5/ RAD Intermediate Foundation or equivalent, including pointe work.

International Summer School

Please note the 2020 International Summer School has now taken place.

Following a successful summer term of online teaching, training and learning with Central’s Associate School and undergraduate students, this year Central School of Ballet will run its annual international summer course through an online programme of classes through Centrally Connected.

This new series of dance programmes is specifically aimed at dance students who are working towards full-time professional vocational training. The classes will provide an insight into classical ballet training and provides students experience of working with some of the tutors and teachers who train the Foundation level and BA undergraduate students at Central. Students will also get an opportunity to find out about the audition process for Central’s full-time programmes.

  • 5 Day International Summer School for 11-14 years - Monday 3 August to Friday 7 August 2020
  • 5 Day International Summer School for 14-16 years - Monday 27 July to Friday 31 July
  • 10 Day International Summer School for 11-16 years - Monday 27 July to Friday 7 August

Note: Christopher Marney, Artistic Director of Central School of Ballet will conduct a Masterclass in Ballet for students on the 10 Day course.

There will be no lessons scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays.

The online course will include three to four classes each day taking place between 10am and 5pm BST, a daily 75 minute mixed ballet class, pointe classes for girls (dependant on age) and coaching for boys. The 10 day course will also include two small group coaching sessions for all participants and a Q+A session with members of the senior school teaching faculty.

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