School closure: Elmhurst Ballet School is currently closed due to the impact of  COVID-19. This message will be updated should the situation change.

Courses

When you join the Lower School, you’ll develop your technical, artistic and creative dance skills. You’ll enjoy a dynamic and busy timetable with varying dance styles, all building on the foundations of your daily ballet class.

Lower School is where you’ll lay the ground work for becoming an exceptional dancer. You’ll participate in classes in classical ballet, pointe work (girls), contemporary technique, choreography, jazz, tap and coaching. Supported adage is introduced in Year 10, as well as strength and conditioning.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop your performance skills through our annual summer shows, choreographic and solos competitions, as well as other events at school and in the community.
Join us in Year 7 and, subject to your good health and behaviour, we’ll make a 5-year commitment to your training. You can of course join us at a later stage too.

Throughout your time at Elmhurst, you’ll be assessed regularly. If, at any point, we’re worried about your progress we’ll talk to you and find ways to help you improve.

Throughout your three years of Upper School, you’ll perfect your dance skills and we’ll help you prepare for your professional career.

You’ll enjoy diverse and challenging performance and competition opportunities, including the annual summer shows and the solos and choreographic competitions. You might even be selected to work with Birmingham Royal Ballet both at the Birmingham Hippodrome and on tour!

Your dance training includes daily ballet class, contemporary technique, jazz, flamenco and choreography, which are delivered by our expert dance team and guest artists.

At the same time, you’ll study for your Level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance, validated by Trinity College London. If you join us in Year 13 you can follow the two-year Level 5 Diploma. And because thinking dancers make better dancers, you’ll also study Advanced Level Certificate (‘A’ level) academic subjects.

The Diploma includes a module on Professional Dance Studies, designed to help you to prepare for professional life. You’ll cover subjects such as CV writing, creating your own online portfolio and health and safety practice in dance.

Once you’ve passed your Diploma (to date we have 100% pass rate success) you can follow a one-year distance-learning BA hons degree with Middlesex University.

Join us in Year 12 and subject to your good health and behaviour, we’ll make a 3-year commitment to your training. You can of course join us at a later stage too.

Throughout your time at Elmhurst, you’ll be assessed regularly. If, at any point, we’re worried about your progress we’ll talk to you and find ways to help you improve.

Due to the recent timeline presented by the Government to control the spread of Coronavirus, it is with deep regret that we have taken the decision to cancel the Junior and Senior Summer Schools due to take place in August of this year. We look forward to announcing details of the 2021 Summer Schools in due course.

Our Summer Schools are an opportunity to hone your dance skills during an immersive artistic experience delivered in a state-of-the-art studio setting.

Seniors

Students aged 14-19 join us for a week-long programme delivered by members of our associate company, Birmingham Royal Ballet, a unique learning opportunity, focusing on classical ballet and supporting styles. The programme includes classical ballet tuition, repertoire, pas de deux, pointe work, contemporary, jazz and strength and conditioning. Working with both male and female company members, you will receive hands-on tuition and guidance.

The evening programme includes opportunities to get to know your class mates better, along with master classes and Q&As with the professionals.

The week culminates with a sharing of work to an audience of parents in our Studio Theatre.

Senior Summer School 

Residential -£685

Non- residential -£535

Juniors

Students aged 11 – 13 join us for a three-day programme delivered by Elmhurst Ballet School’s artistic team and guest teachers. It focuses on classical ballet tuition and repertoire from the beloved British Classics and other dance genre such as contemporary and jazz..

The evening programme includes a Q&A with BRB company members and opportunities to get to know your classmates better.

The programme culminate with a sharing of work to an audience of parents in our Studio Theatre.

Junior Summer School 

Residential -£425

Non- residential- £365

 Young Dancers Auditions

Due to the current situation around Covid-19, and following government advice, the following auditions are postponed:

Saturday 25th April BirminghamYear 4 Young Dancer’s, Years 7 & 8 Extended Young Dancers
Saturday 2nd May Birmingham Year 5 & 6 Young Dancers Years 9 and above Extended Young Dancers
Saturday 16th May years 4,5 & 6 Manchester
Sunday 17th May years 4,5 & 6 Plymouth
Saturday 6th June years 4,5 & 6 Sunderland

All audition will be rescheduled at a later date which we will advertise following government guidance and advice. This message will be updated should the situation change.

Please do keep your applications coming in and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Do you see your future at Elmhurst Ballet School? Join our Young Dancers Programme (Years 4 – 6) or our Extended Young Dancers Programme (Years 7-12) and we will ensure that you are audition-ready for your next steps to becoming a professional ballet dancer.

Elmhurst Young Dancers (Years 4 – 6)

Saturday mornings during term time

Birmingham
Location: Elmhurst Ballet School
• Ballet – 90 minute class
• Jazz – 60 minute class (optional)

Manchester
Location: Northern Ballet School
• Ballet – 90 minute class

Sunderland
Location: Dance City
• Ballet – 90 minute class

Sunday mornings during term time

Plymouth
Location: Lipson Community College
• Ballet – 90 minute class


The Extended Young Dancers Programme (Years 7 – 12)

Saturday afternoons during term time

Birmingham (only)
Location: Elmhurst Ballet School
• Classical ballet and body conditioning from 12.45 – 2.45pm

 

For fees and more information, contact young-dancers@elmhurstdance.co.uk
or Denise Whiteman, Director of Dance Training, 0121 415 2851 

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