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Central School Of Ballet

Course Outline

Summer Dance Blast 2016

Summer Dance Blast 2016 is a fantastic opportunity for 6-12 year olds to be fully immersed in an exciting five day dance course, offering a diverse programme of dance activities. The course is aimed at children of all abilities and will be enjoyable for those with no dance experience as well as those who are taking regular classes.

The week here at Central School of Ballet has previously included; Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Creative Choreography, a special Musical Theatre workshop, Repertoire. A timetable for this year will be announced in due course. The week will end with an informal performance, so that participants can share their work with family and friends.

All participants will receive a free Summer Dance Blast Souvenir T-Shirt.

The dates for the course are as follows:

Monday 15 - Friday 19 August, classes will be from 10am-3pm.

Extra supervision will be available each day from 8.30am-5.30pm for an added cost. For those who have not paid for extra supervision, children can arrive at 9.30am and must be collected at 3.30pm each day.

Summer Dance Blast Course:: £185.00

Summer Dance Blast Course + extra supervision: £260.00

£50 non-refundable deposit is included in the Course Fee.


Central School of Ballet are launching a BRAND NEW 5 week Boys' Ballet course for boys aged 11-16. The course will offer two classes, one for boys aged 11-16 years who are completely new to ballet and another for those with two years experience of ballet. Both classes are taught by our Associate School tutor, Philip Page.

Class times:

Fridays 5.30-6.45pm - 11-16 years (beginners)

Fridays 7.00-8.30pm - 12-16 years (advanced)


Friday 20 May, Friday 27 May, Friday 10 June, Friday 17 June, Friday 24 June 2016 (Please note there is no class on Friday 3 June)

The course costs £25 for the 5 weeks. The course has been supported by the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama and therefore we are able to offer a number of bursaries for those boys from low-income households.

Phillip Page trained at Arts Educational Schools and English National Ballet School and currently teaches for The Urdang Academy, Royal Academy of Dance, Central School of Ballet and Royal Opera House.

For more information please download the information sheet on the right-hand side of this page. To apply, please complete the application form on the 'How to Apply' page.

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.

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) ADDITIONAL PLACES AVAILABLE 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.

Please note: this course is nearly full so please ring before applying to check remaining availability.

Timetable for Summer One Day Intensive Course - 18 August

Welcome & Introductions10.30-10.45
Pilates 10.45-11.30
Ballet 11.30-12.45
Lunch 12.45-13.30
Safe Stretching13.30-13.45
Rep 13.45-14.45

Tutors are to be announced shortly

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.

Please note: this course is now full. To be placed on the waiting list, please ring and speak to a member of the Widening Participation & Access team.

Timetable for Summer One Day Intensive Course - 16 August

Welcome & Introductions10.15-10.30
Ballet 11.30-13.15
Lunch 13.15-14.15
Preparation for Pointe14.15-14.30
Break 15.45-16.00
Musical Theatre16.00-17.00
Close and Q&A17.00-17.15

Tutors are to be announced shortly

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