Central School Of Ballet

Student Support

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For most students, enrolment at Central School of Ballet is a significant step towards a career as a professional dancer.

To ensure that all students are fully equipped to manage a professional dance career, Central provides a comprehensive range of support services.

All Central's teaching and support staff are approachable and are selected for their openness and expertise in their field. All students are allocated male and female tutors who are available so that students feel encouraged to discuss progress on a regular basis.

Optimal Performance

Central offers a holistic approach to training, with a focus on physical, emotional development and well-being. Dancers at Central will achieve a level of fitness similar to elite athletes by the end of the three year degree. In order to achieve this optimal performance, each dancer needs to maintain a balance of healthy body and mind. Students have open access to a range of support services and staff including:

  • Physiotherapist
  • Pilates Instructor
  • Nutritionist
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Injury Prevention & Recovery Team

Disabled students

Central welcomes students with different abilities and additional needs. In order to reach student's fullest potential and meet personal goals, the school recognises that close personal and learning support is required and necessary.

Students who require extra support during their training are encouraged to contact the Senior School Manager, Josephine Alsinger

Further information on disability support can be found on the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama website.

Guidelines on Inclusive Practice and Alternative Forms of Assessment

The Conservatoire has developed guidelines on inclusive practice and alternative forms of assessment for students with specific learning difficulties, including examples of good practice from the Conservatoire Schools. You can view or download the guidance via this link or download it from the top of this page.

Further Equality and Diversity Information

Celebrating diversity and working to achieve the creative potential in all our students is at the heart of the work at Central and at the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama. For further information about equality and diversity please see the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama website.

"Studying at Central gave me the opportunity to work with amazing teachers in a friendly, warm environment which really helped me prepare for life as a professional dancer." Kanika Carr (Graduate 2010), Dancer, Ballet Black

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