1 Year Professional

Ballet Course

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Professional Ballet Course - 1 year

Professional Ballet Course - 1 year

Prepare yourself for the world of ballet with our one year Professional Ballet Course.

Designed for experienced dancers at an Intermediate Plus level, this dynamic course will equip you with the experience and skills you need to enter the industry. Over the three terms, you will develop and improve your creative, choreographic and performance skills. At the end of each term, dancers will present a live showcase in our on-site studio theatre in Central London.

Dancers also work on individual showreels to be used for future auditions and our dedicated members of staff will advise on worldwide auditions and work placements.

COURSE AIMS

  • Optimise and develop your unique individual dance skills
  • Enjoy holistic Ballet training that pushes you to be your best
  • Create a professional showreel
  • Learn from a cohort of high-profile, experienced industry tutors
  • Increase fitness and stamina
  • Enhance performance skills and work towards a final showcase
  • Network with industry professionals in London
  • Enjoy lectures on core topics including nutrition & health, audition technique and more
  • Prepare yourself for professional work

Format

Full time, Monday - Friday, 33 weeks

Audition

Audition virtually or in person: Live auditions in London in February and April 2023. Video audition available to those not able to attend.

Suitable for

Ballet Dancers Intermediate and above.

Key takeaway

Comprehensive Ballet training at a professional-level.

Entry requirements

Must be 18+

"I feel we are erasing the movement

in our bodies with technology, [...]

dance celebrates the power of movement,

and when we move, we live,

movement is life."

Akram Khan, Dance

COURSE STRUCTURE

Over the course of three terms, students on the Professional Ballet Course will enjoy comprehensive training - both practical and theoretical. From special guest tutors dropping in for masterclasses to performances for stage and screen, we have you covered.

Classical ballet: Technique classes including pointe work and male virtuoso sections, incorporating the RAD, Cecchetti, Danish and Russian methods.

Contemporary: Technique classes incorporating the Martha Graham, Limon, Cunningham methods including contact improvisation to enhance individual choreographic skills.

Pas de deux: Classes to develop the skills required for traditional classical ballet repertoire.

Repertoire classes: Studying a variety of classical and modern choreographies suitable for presentation in termly showcases and auditions. 

Choreography and improvisation classes: To study and gain confidence in self expression through movement and also practice choreographing group pieces in preparation for end of term showcases.

Pilates: Studying correct muscle recruitment patterns and strengthening and preparing the body for safely moving in all dance activities.

Character classes: Studying various regional dances from Hungary, Poland, Russia, Spain and others.

Mime classes: To study the traditional mime repertoire in classical ballet. 

Solos for auditions: The classes will focus on preparing students to dance at auditions demonstrating your unique, individual quality of movement and presenting themselves for optimum efficacy and success in the workplace.

Lectures and workshops: Injury prevention and cure, Rehabilitation, Nutrition, Health and safety, Audition skills & Music

Performances: In-house performance space allows for the opportunity to prepare and present own choreography and repertoire from classes on a termly basis

Termly Masterclasses: High-profile choreographers and performers

TERM DATES 2023/24

Autumn Term: 4th September - 8th December 2023

(Half term:16th - 27rd October 2023)

Spring Term: 8th January - 22th March 2024 

(Half term: 12th – 16th February 2024)

Summer Term: 15th April – 5th July 2024 

(Half term 20th – 24th May 2024)

THE AUDITION PROCESS

We are now welcoming applications for the Professional Ballet Course. 

There are two ways to audition:

1) Live audition: For a timetable of live auditions please see the booking and timetable tab above

2) Video audition: For those unable to make the live audition there is the option to send us a video. Please take special note of the video audition requirements.  

To send us a video audition please add your recorded audition to your application form.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Ballet Dancers at Intermediate Plus level. 

YOUR CAREER

Our Professional Ballet Course prepares you for a world of classical and contemporary Ballet Dance. Through rigorous training and lectures led by internationally renowned tutors you'll be equipped to forge a creative career in dance. 

Our network of tutors will guide you on your journey throughout the course, supporting you as you audition for professional work.

Your Tutors

We have gathered leading lights of the ballet world to lead our 1 Year Professional Ballet Course. Tutors represent the pinnacle of excellence both in performance and teaching.

Spread the cost

Interest-free payments to suit you.

At City Academy we are very happy to offer you flexible, interest-free payment plans to spread the cost for you. 

Please call our friendly Student Services team to arrange a payment plan, or fill in the form below and we will contact you. 

Call our team on 0207 042 8833 or contact us using the button below and we will get in touch with you shortly. 

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

INDUSTRY TUTORS

City Academy tutors are experienced artists and performers that work in the industry. If your tutor's availability changes at short notice, our team will arrange for a suitable replacement and notify you in advance.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
3 Feb Fri 14:00-16:30 2.5 mins City Academy Dance Tutors City Academy, Farringdon £50.00
Book Now
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discount textThis is an audition. Please book here if you wish to audition for the course.
4 Sep - 5 Jul Mon 10:00-17:00 33 weeks (Monday - Friday) City Academy Dance Tutors City Academy, Farringdon £12,000.00
Book Now
Click the gift icon to gift this course
Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

INDUSTRY TUTORS

City Academy tutors are experienced artists and performers that work in the industry. If your tutor's availability changes at short notice, our team will arrange for a suitable replacement and notify you in advance.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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