Why Support Us

Central School of Ballet is a world-leader in vocational dance training and a Registered Charity, number 285398. Central offers three degree courses across undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Most students complete a BA (Hons) in Professional dance and Performance, comprising a two year Foundation Degree, followed by a one year BA (Hons) course. Central’s MA in Choreography is for dancers with an existing choreography portfolio. There is a flourishing and well-attended Junior School, an influential Associate Programme for aspiring professional dancers, and a thriving programme of dance with schools and local communities for many to share our passion for dance.

Central is renowned for creating accomplished, versatile professionals equipped with the skills and experience needed to launch careers at the forefront of the dance industry. Central graduates join leading companies (including Billy Elliot The Musical, Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, New Adventures, Northern Ballet, Phantom of the Opera, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Rambert, and Scottish Ballet) and bring inspiration and enjoyment to audiences across the world.

By supporting Central you will help nurture the talent of the future stars of dance. Whether you donate to an appeal, join the Friends, or build a transformational partnership with a major donation or charitable grant, you are helping provide the support, training and experience needed for dancers from diverse backgrounds to explore new pathways into dance, reach their potential and pursue career goals.

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Donate Now

Donate now to support Central’s talented young dancers.


Help Central deliver priority projects that nurture the talent and creativity of the future stars of dance.

Join the Friends

Join the Friends of Central to support the future stars of dance and access behind the scenes events.


Explore other ways to help including partnerships with Trusts and Companies.


A special thank you to Central’s much valued supporters.

Legacy and wills

Support Central by remembering us in your Will or making a Gift in Memory.