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