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Central School Of Ballet

Course Outline

Spring and Summer Courses

Spending a week at Central School of Ballet is an excellent way to experience a taste of life in full time ballet training. Our popular Spring and Summer Courses provide an opportunity for you to do just this.

Students applying for either the Spring Course or Summer Courses must be 12-16 years of age and have a minimum of RAD Intermediate Foundation or equivalent including pointe work.

Classes begin at 10am each day and usually end at 5pm. A ballet class is timetabled every day and pointe / boys coaching scheduled for every alternate day. Other classes include Pilates; Contemporary and Repertoire. Depending on the length of a course, we may include classes in Jazz; Character and Dalcroze and invite guest tutors and choreographers to lead a masterclass on one of the days.

The one week Summer Course has a maximum of 15 students in a class, made up of mixed ages between 12-16 years. One week course students are placed in separate classes to the two week course participants.

This year the Summer Course will include a boys only Ballet class.

Application forms for courses taking place during the current academic year (2015-2016) are now available to download by following the ‘How to Apply’ link on the left hand side of this page.

Boys Move: all male dance day announced:

Course date: Sunday 8 May 2016

This year we are excited to launch our brand new #BoysMove, all male dance day. The day is aimed at both boys with dance experience and for boys who are new to dance, from the ages of 8-18 years. The day will be taught by all male teachers, including current Central School of Ballet tutors and guest tutors.

Classes will begin at 10am or 10.45am dependent on the group you are allocated, the day will end at 5.30pm

Thanks to funding from the CDD we are delighted to be able to offer a limited number of Scholarships for the Boys Move day, please refer to the application form for more details on how to apply.

The cost of the course for those without a scholarship is £20.00, and is available to pay on the website. Please note: payment does not confirm your place on the course, your confirmation will come in email from a member of the Widening Participation and Access team.

The timetable is to include:

8-11 years: Ballet, Hip Hop, Creative Choreography, Dalcroze

11-14 years: Ballet, Hip Hop, Partnership Work, Pilates/Body Conditioning

11-14 years (beginners): Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Pilates/Body Conditioning

15-18 years: Ballet, Contemporary, Partnership Work, Pilates/Body Conditioning

15-18 years (beginners): Ballet, Contemporary, Creative Choreography, Pilates/Body Conditioning

Please note that timetables are subject to change at the school’s discretion.



Summer Course Dates

Two Week Summer Course - Monday 1st August-Saturday 13 August 2016 - Cost: £575

One Week Summer Course (Option 1) NOW FULLY BOOKED Monday 1 August-Saturday 6 August 2016 - Cost: £375. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for the Summer Course Option 1, please submit an application form.

One Week Summer Course (Option 2) NOW FULLY BOOKED Monday 8 August-Saturday 13 August 2016 - Cost: £375. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for the Summer Course Option 2, please submit an application form.



One Day Ballet Intensive Courses announced:

The days are aimed specifically at girls aged 8-16 years. We are offering a total of six days, centred on Ballet, giving participants the chance to become fully immersed into a day at Central School of Ballet.

There are a limited number of places available for each course.

All course dates are £40.00 and available to pay on the website. Please note: payment does not confirm your place on the course, your confirmation will come in email from a member of the Widening Participation and Access team.


For Girls aged 8-10 years

Thursday 18 August 2016

We ask that applicants applying for the One Day Ballet for 8-10 years Intensive have a minimum of Grade 2 RAD, or equivalent.

Example timetable for from the Spring One Day Intensive Course

Welcome & Introductions10.30-10.45
Pilates - Rachel Bury10.45-11.30
Ballet - Nicola Linzie 11.30-12.45
Lunch 12.45-13.30
Exercises (Strengthening Feet) - Julia Ellis13.30-13.45
Rep - Julia Ellis13.45-14.45
Break14.45-15.00
Ballet Central Rehearsal 15.00-15.30
Jazz - Jenny Patrone15.30-16.30
Close 16.30-16.45

*Thursday 18 August 2016 timetable, to be announced.


For Girls aged 11-13 years

Tuesday 16 August 2016

We ask that applicants applying for the One Day Ballet Intensive for 11-13 year olds, have a minimum of Grade 4 RAD, or equivalent.

Example timetable for from the Spring One Day Intensive Course

Welcome & Introductions10.30-10.45
Pilates - Rachel Bury10.45-11.30
Ballet & Pointe Preparation - Julia Ellis11.30-13.15
Lunch 13.15-14.00
Q&A Audition Technique 14.00-14.15
Rep - Julia Ellis14.15-15.30
Break 15.30-15.45
Jazz - Jenny Patrone15.45-16.55
Close 16.55-17.00

*Tuesday 16 August 2016 timetable to be announced


For Girls aged 14-16 years

Thursday 2 June 2016 NOW FULLY BOOKED. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please submit an application form.

We ask that applicants applying for the One Day Ballet Intensive for 14-16 years have a minimum of RAD Intermediate Foundation, or equivalent, and have been dancing en pointe for at least 2 years.

Example timetable for from the Spring One Day Intensive Course

Welcome & Introductions10.00-10.15
Ballet & Pointe - Linda Moran10.15-12.15
Lunch 12.15-13.00
Q&A – Full Time Vocational Training & Audition Technique 13.00-13.30
Pilates - Rachel Bury13.30-14.30
Rep to include Pointe - Linda Moran14.30-15.45
Break 15.45-16.00
Contemporary - Megan Griffiths16.00-17.15
Close 17.15-17.30

*Thursday 2 June 2016 timetable to be announced


Please note that timetables are subject to change at the school’s discretion.

Please note that all courses are non-residential.


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