Central School Of Ballet

Course Outline

Central School of Ballet offers an extensive number of courses for young people. Our exciting programme provides first class training and fun for young children through to those considering auditioning for full time vocational training. These take place in half-terms and school holidays.

Please be aware that Central School of Ballet's studios are not currently open. Therefore should you wish to apply for a course, please do not send your application by post as we will not be accepting postal applications. Please email your application to jo.hurst@csbschool.co.uk

Upcoming Courses

Online One Day Ballet Intensive for 14-16 years

Central’s popular One Day Ballet Intensive for 14-16 year old girls and boys will take place online this Half Term. There are two dates for which applicants may choose to apply, which are stated below

- Tuesday 27th October 2020

- Wednesday 28th October 2020

Please be aware that these are two options for the same One Day Intensive, rather than a two day course.

The course will be taught by Central’s Degree Programme teaching faculty and will include classes in Ballet, Pointe, Allegro and Pilates as well as a discussion regarding Central’s Degree Programme, which offers a Foundation Degree and BA in Professional Dance and Performance.

The classes will be taught in small group sizes of 15 participants maximum and there will be a scheduled opportunity for students in each group to receive feedback from their ballet tutor.

We ask that, as a guideline, applicants applying for the 14-16 years for Girls and Boys obtain a minimum of RAD Intermediate Foundation, or equivalent, and that girls have been dancing on pointe for at least 2 years

The cost of the course is £50. Payment for the One Day Ballet Intensive can be made online via the Courses Online Payment page.

Create Your Own Dance Course for 8-13 years

This Half Term Central will be offering an online Create Your Own Dance Course for girls and boys aged 8-13 years old. The courses will take place on Wednesday 28th October 2020 and participants are able to choose which classes on the timetable they would like to attend, and of course are welcome to select all of the classes available to them.

The classes available, subject to the participants’ age and ability, include Ballet, Pilates, Jazz, and Contemporary and Creative Choreography as well as girls only classes in Preparation for Pointe and Repertoire.

We ask that, as a guideline, applicants applying for the Create Your Own Dance Course obtain the minimum grade required for their selected course, as stated below:

8-10 years: Grade 2 RAD, or equivalent

11-13 years: Grade 4 RAD, or equivalent

You can choose to join all the classes available on the course or select specific classes that you would like to attend. The costs for the course are as stated below:


8-10 years: £40 for all 5 classes or £10 per class

11-13 years: £50 for all 6 classes or £10 per class


8-10 years and 11-13 years: £30 for all 4 classes or £10 per class

Payment can be made via the Courses Online Payment page.

4-7 years Teddy Bear's Picnic Course

Applications for this course are now closed.

Central is pleased to invite 4-7 year old boys and girls to join us online for a Teddy Bear’s Picnic themed ballet class. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a fun, interactive ballet class, alongside their favourite toy, that will unleash their creativity and spark their imagination.

The course will run from 2pm – 3pm on Monday 26th October 2020.

Participants are asked to bring along their favourite toy, a tea towel or beach towel, and a plastic cup. We ask that a parent/guardian be available to supervise the child throughout the duration of the course, though it is not a requirement that the parent/guardian appear on screen.

The cost of the course is £12.50. Payment can be made online via the Courses Online Payment page.

Application forms for all courses can be found on the How To Apply page. Please send completed applications to participation@csbschool.co.uk. We are not currently accepting postal applications. Please be aware that staff at Central School of Ballet are currently working remotely and therefore are not available to contact by phone, please contact the Widening Participation and Access team by email should you have any questions.

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