Online Experience Day

 Sunday 29th Novmeber 2020

Join us for a 90 minute audition workshop class, and experience the specialist training on offer here at Elmhurst Ballet School.  Our talented Artistic Team will take you through a typical audition class, demonstrated by our current students along with hints, tips and useful pointers on what it takes to succeed when you audition to train with us.

Whether you are waiting to audition for Elmhurst Ballet School or considering training for a future in professional ballet, this class is for you.

Programme:

9:50- Welcome and registration via Zoom

10:00- Ballet Class Commences

11:30- Class ends

11:45- Insight into Training at Elmhurst Ballet School Q&A

Note: No individual feedback will be given to participants.

 

Lower School Experience Class (School Years 6-10)

Upper School Experience Class (School Years 11-14)

Insight into Training Q&A 

Find out what it’s like to train at one of the world’s leading dance schools. This interactive session led by members of our Senior Leadership Team will bring you an insight into life at Elmhurst. We will cover all aspects of the dance training/provision, boarding and academic provision, health and well-being support, links with the profession and industry preparation with opportunities to ask questions.

*These sessions are free of charge 

Physical fitness

Parents and guardians must ensure that students are physically fit with no injuries and considered well and fit enough by their parent or guardian to take part. 

Working space

The exercises delivered in each class are designed to be conducted in a confined space such as a living room. 

Parents and guardians must therefore ensure that: 

  • The space around the student during each class is clear of furniture or other hazards which may cause injury or harm. 
  • The floor surface is not slippery or uneven and is free from hazards that may cause injury to the student.
  • The student has enough space to be able to perform reasonable movement, with enough height to extend their arms fully above their heads and to the sides.  If there is insufficient space to perform these movements, students should not attempt the exercise or adapt to suit their environment.
  • For Ballet classes, the student has a solid and appropriate object to replicate the ballet barre, for example the back of a sturdy chair at the correct height. 

Presentation and clothing 

Soft ballet shoes should be worn, no pointe shoes. Hair should be appropriately tied back.


We are using Zoom to deliver each class. Please download Zoom onto your personal device.

Please ensure that your registration name matches your Zoom name in order to access the scheduled class. Only registered names will be admitted into the class

The School takes the safety and welfare of students very seriously. To help minimise any potential risks, we require that participants have a webcam on their device and that it is switched on during all dance classes. Participants will be removed from classes if they are not displaying a video stream. This does not apply to the Q&A sessions or the Insight Into Training talk. 

In booking an online Experience class with Elmhurst Ballet School, you are confirming that you have read and agree to our Terms and Conditions for Online Participation policy. 

 

Parents and guardians must ensure that: 

An appropriate device is used to access each class, which 

  • allows the student to clearly hear both the verbal instruction of the teacher and the music. 
  • is placed in an appropriate area, for example, not in a bedroom
  • where possible, is placed against a neutral background
  • is placed so that the video stream captures the whole body.

Where other individuals are present during the class, they must stay out of view of the device camera. If this is not possible, these individuals must be appropriately dressed.

Please note:

Registers will be taken 5 minutes before the start of each class and latecomers will not be admitted once the class has started.

  • In participating in an Elmhurst Ballet School Experience Day class, parents, guardians and students agree to the adhere to the 'Participation Requirements'. 
  • Elmhurst Ballet School accepts no responsibility for accident or injury resulting from participation in our Experience Day classes.
  • Elmhurst Ballet School accepts no responsibility for issues arising from failures on the part of the participant’s WIFI, if the school experiences any technical difficulties we will do our best to reschedule your booking. 
  • Each live class will be recorded and backed up, so that if any issues were to arise, the video can be reviewed. 
  • Mobile phones are not permitted in classes. 
  • Under no circumstances are participants permitted to record any online lessons, post photographs, screen shots or share material given during their lessons on any external media sites or sent individually. This will be treated very seriously should it be ignored.  

Courses

Full time ballet training

Elmhurst young dancers

Summer school

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