Ballet Intensives

Central School of Ballet offers a range of intensive ballet courses for dancers aged 8 – 16 throughout the year. One Day Ballet Intensives are available each half term for dancers of different ages. At Easter, dancers can join Central’s Spring Course to experience life in a full time vocational ballet school. There are also one week and two week courses available in the summer for both UK and international dancers.

One Day Ballet Intensive (8 – 10 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

Minimum RAD Grade 2 or equivalent

Course Date & Time

Tuesday 28 May 2024
10:00am – 5:00pm

Application Dates

Applications are now open.

Cost

£60

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.

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

Minimum RAD Intermediate Foundation or equivalent

Course Date & Time

Wednesday 29 May 2024
9:30am – 5:00pm

Application Dates

Applications are now open.

Cost

£60

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. Note that this course is specifically for dancers 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-class professional training organisation.

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.

Entry Requirements

Minimum RAD Intermediate or equivalent

Course Date & Time

Tuesday 28 May 2024
9:30am – 5:30PM

Application Dates

Applications are now open.

Cost

£60

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 develop dancers 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 Audition Preparation course includes ballet, coaching and contemporary classes, all taught by degree course tutors, providing participants with the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the experience of training at Central, a world-class professional training organisation.

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

Tuesday 9 April 2024 – Friday 12 April 2024

Application Dates

5PM, Monday 25 March 2024

Cost

£300

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

Application Photos

In your application, please submit the following photos:
•Demi plié in first position, arms in 2nd
•Tendu devant efface (open position), arms in 2nd
•Tendu à la seconde arms in 2nd
•First arabesque, en l’air (facing side)
•Fourth croisé on pointe, arms in 5th

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. Please note, accommodation and meals are not provided on this course.

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 for 11-13 years and a minimum of RAD Intermediate or equivalent for 14-16 years.

Course Dates

Two week course (11 – 16 yrs) 22 July – 3 August 2024
One week course (14-16yrs) 22 July – 27 July 2024
One week course (11-13yrs) 29 July – 3 August 2024

Application Dates

5PM, Friday 28 June 2024

Cost

One week course £485
Two week course £745
Additional English Classes £170 (available for dancers on the two week course)

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.

Application Photos

In your application, please submit the following photos:
•Demi plié in first position, arms in 2nd
•Tendu devant efface (open position), arms in 2nd
•Tendu à la seconde arms in 2nd
•First arabesque, en l’air (facing side)
•Fourth croisé on pointe, arms in 5th

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. Please note, accommodation and meals are not provided on this course.