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.

Entry Requirements

RAD Grade 4 or equivalent

Course Dates

Friday 4th June 2021

Application Dates

Friday 7th May – Thursday 3rd June (applications will close early if the course is full)

Cost

£35

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

Central’s 11-13 years Online One Day Ballet Intensive is open to all genders aged 11-13 years old. Participation in the course is subject to meeting the minimum grade requirements, as detailed above.

The course will be taught online via Zoom and will include classes in Ballet and Repertoire as well as additional disciplines such as Preparation for Pointe, Stretch and Pilates, affording participants the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the experience of training at Central School of Ballet. There will also be an opportunity for participants to share what they have learned in the Repertoire class.

One Day Ballet Intensive for (14-16 years)

An intensive Ballet course that offers participants the opportunity to improve classical technique in the setting of a full-time vocational Ballet school. This course is specifically aimed at aspiring dancers hoping to pursue vocational dance training at the age of 16.

Entry Requirements

RAD Intermediate Foundation or equivalent

Course Dates

Wednesday 2nd June 2021

Application Dates

Friday 7th May – Tuesday 1st June (applications will close early if the course is full)

Cost

£50

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

Central’s 14-16 years Online One Day Ballet Intensive is open to all genders aged 14-16 years old. Participation in the course is subject to meeting the minimum grade requirements, as detailed below. The course will be taught online via Zoom.

The intensive will include classes in Ballet as well as pointe work for girls and allegro for boys, and will also feature classes in Pilates, Repertoire and Stretch. There will also be an opportunity for participants to share what they have learned in the Repertoire class.

Dance Around the World (8-18 years)

An online Dance Around The World workshop for young people of all genders aged 8-18. 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 8-18 years

Course Dates

Thursday 3rd June 2021

Application Dates

Friday 7th May – Wednesday 2nd June (applications will close early if the course is full)

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 genders aged 8-18 years old and applicants of all ability levels in dance are welcome and encouraged to apply. The course will be taught online via Zoom and will consist of four one-hour classes scheduled throughout the day.

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.

Entry Requirements

Open to all children and teenagers age 8-16 years

Course Dates

One day course, dates to be announced

Application Dates

To be announced.

Cost

£40

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

Sunday 16th May 2021

Application Dates

Wednesday 28th April – Friday 14th May 5pm (applications will close early if the course is full)

Cost

£20

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

This year Central’s annual Boys Move event will take place online via Zoom and is open to boys aged 8-18 years of all ability levels, from beginners to more experienced dancers.

The course is taught by male teachers and participants are afforded the opportunity to take part in an exciting range of dance classes including ballet, HIIT, a hip hop dance class and a creative improvisation workshop.

Boys who are more advanced in ballet will take part in an additional coaching class.  Students aged 14-18 years with a minimum of Advanced 1 Ballet will also have the unique opportunity to learn a solo from the Ballet Central repertoire led by Central’s Artistic Director, Christopher Marney.

The day will end with a Q+A with current degree course students who will answer questions about full-time training at Central.

Please apply as above and once you have submitted an application, you will receive an email from Central School of Ballet confirming receipt.  If the confirmation is not obvious or received, please check your junk/spam folder.

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

Wednesday 7th April – Saturday 10th April 2021

Application Dates

Applications are now closed.

Cost

£160

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 online 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 courses.

The course will be taught online via Zoom and includes a daily Ballet class (accompanied by a live pianist) with additional classes in pointe / boys coaching, Contemporary, Repertoire, Jazz and Pilates.

Participation in Central’s Spring Course is subject to meeting the age and minimum grade requirements, boys and girls aged 11-16 years old, in school years 7-11, with a minimum of RAD Intermediate Foundation or equivalent.

Once you have submitted an application, you will receive an email confirming we have received it. If you do not see this confirmation in your emails, please check your junk/spam folder for an email from Central School of Ballet.

International Summer Courses (11-16 years)

Central’s in-person One and Two Week Summer Courses will run this summer, as well as a selection of online 5 day courses across several time zones. 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 taught by tutors from Central’s Foundation and BA Undergraduate faculty.

Entry Requirements

Open to boys and girls aged 11-16 years old, in school years 7-11, with specific experience depending on age (please see entry requirements per course below)

Course Dates

Monday 26th July – Saturday 7th August 2021 (please see full course timetable below)

Application Dates

Wednesday 31st March – Friday 18th July 2021 (applications will close early if a course is full)

Cost

£200-£650 (please see costs per course below)

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 / 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. Please see below for the full course timetable, entry requirements per course and costs.

Once you have submitted an application, you will receive an email confirming we have received it. If you do not see this confirmation in your emails, please check your junk/spam folder for an email from Central School of Ballet.

Course Dates/Timezone Entry Requirements Cost
Two Week In Person Summer Course for ages 11-16 years Monday 26th July – Saturday 7th August 2021/British Summer Time Participants must obtain a minimum of RAD Intermediate Foundation, or equivalent, in ballet. £650
One Week In Person Summer Course for ages 14-16 years Monday 26th July – Saturday 31st July 2021/British Summer Time Participants must obtain a minimum of RAD Intermediate Foundation, or equivalent, in ballet. £425
One Week In Person Summer Course for ages 11-13 years Monday 2nd August – Saturday 7th August 2021/British Summer Time Participants must obtain a minimum of RAD Intermediate Foundation, or equivalent, in ballet. £425
Five Day Online Summer Course for Students in the UK and Europe ages 14-16 years Monday 26th July – Friday 30th July 2021/British Summer Time Participants must obtain a minimum of RAD Intermediate Foundation, or equivalent, in ballet. £200
Five Day Online Summer Course for Students in the UK and Europe ages 11-13 years Monday 2nd August – Friday 6th August 2021/British Summer Time Participants must obtain a minimum of RAD Intermediate Foundation, or equivalent, in ballet. £200
Five Day Online Summer Course for Students in Asia ages 14-16 years Monday 26th July – Friday 30th July 2021/Classes scheduled 7am-12 noon British Summer Time Participants must obtain a minimum of RAD Intermediate Foundation, or equivalent, in ballet. £200
Five Day Online Summer Course for Students in Asia ages 11-13 years Monday 2nd August – Friday 6th August 2021/Classes scheduled 7am-12 noon British Summer Time Participants must obtain a minimum of RAD Intermediate Foundation, or equivalent, in ballet. £200

Covid-19 Measures

It is our intention that in-person Summer Courses will be held at our new premises The Countess of Wessex Studios in Southwark, SE1.

Please be assured that Central School of Ballet will adhere to all current guidelines throughout the courses duration. These may include social distancing measures, sanitising before and after each class, staggered start times for each group, students dancing in an individual area of the studio designated by floor markings, no travelling in class and no partner work. There is also a possible unavailability of changing facilities meaning participants must arrive dressed in their dancewear, and parents/careers may not be allowed into the building. Measures to be taken will be confirmed nearer the time and in accordance with government guidelines.

Please be aware, particularly if you are travelling from overseas to attend one of our courses, that self-isolation may be required on arrival in the UK and you may be asked to quarantine in a government approved hotel.  You are responsible for any additional costs incurred as a result.  We advise you to keep up to date with all current UK guidelines by following this link: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus 

In the event of further lockdown measures being introduced, the in-person course will transfer online.

Dance Days (11-16 years)

Entry Requirements

Open to boys and girls aged 11-16 years old, in school years 7-11, with a minimum of RAD Grade 5 / RAD Intermediate Foundation

Course Dates

Dates to be announced

Application Dates

To be announced

Cost

£50; 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. A Q&A session is scheduled during the day to allow  participants and their parents to ask a panel of Central’s undergraduate teaching faculty and representatives from the school’s management team questions and learn more about auditioning and life in full time training at Central.