Ballet Training

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to attend a ballet class with Birmingham Royal Ballet? Or wanted to meet and be taught by a professional dancer?

Our Birmingham-based taster sessions include the chance to improve your technique, learn ballets from the Company's repertoire, look at costumes, and give a small performance for your parents/guardians. We hope that these sessions will be inspirational to those taking part, and continue your enjoyment and passion for dance.

Ballet repertoire classes are held in our touring venues, supporting and making Birmingham Royal Ballet's tour accessible to local ballet students. The workshops are linked to the current repertoire and led by a professional artist and a pianist. Sometimes there will be additional events available such as make-up demonstrations, an insight into the costumes or talks with Birmingham Royal Ballet dancers. Over time you could build up great experience of our wide-ranging and innovative choreography.

Repertoire Insights are full-day workshops that take place in Birmingham Royal Ballet's studios. They aim to assist young dancers to achieve their full potential and offer an insight into life with a professional ballet company, at the same time as making Birmingham Royal Ballet's current repertoire known and accessible. Ballet teachers are welcome to come and observe their students' participation.

Classes are listed here when available.


Birmingham

Ballet repertoire workshops focussing on repertory from Beauty and the Beast – Sunday 3 March 2019. Due to popular demand, we have added second classes in most categories and added a class for adult ballet students:

10am, Primary and Grade 1: £16*  SOLD OUT 

10am, Primary and Grade 1: £16*  SOLD OUT Click here to join the waiting list. 

11:15am, Grade 2-3: £18.50* SOLD OUT

11:15am, Grade 2-3: £18.50* SOLD OUT Click here to join the waiting list.

12:45pm, Grade 4-5: £20* SOLD OUT

12:45pm, Grade 4-5: £20*  SOLD OUT Click here to join the waiting list. 

2:30pm, Grade 6+: £21.50* SOLD OUT - if interested, join the waiting list or consider purchasing tickets for the Grade 4-5 class

2:30pm, Adult (18 and over - all levels welcome): £21.50* Click here to buy your ticket.

Applications close at 11:30pm on Thursday 28 February 2019.

* Additional Eventbrite booking fees apply

Plymouth

Ballet repertoire workshops focussing on repertory from Beauty and the Beast – Friday 8 March 2019. 

(Links live from 3pm Wednesday 6 February)

4pm, Grades 2-3: £18.50* Click here to book.

5.30pm, Grades 4-5: £20* Click here to book.

7pm, Grade 6+: £21.50* Click here to book.

Applications close at 11:30pm on Wednesday 6 March 2019.

* Eventbrite booking fees apply

Edinburgh

Ballet repertoire workshops focussing on repertory from Beauty and the Beast – Sunday 17 March 2019. 

10am, Grades 2-3: £18.50*  SOLD OUT Click here to join the waiting list.

11.30am, Grades 4-5: £20* SOLD OUT Click here to join the waiting list. 

1pm, Grade 6+: £21.50* Click here to book.

Applications close at 11:30pm on Thursday 14 March 2019.

* Eventbrite booking fees apply

Salford

Ballet repertoire workshops focussing on repertory from Beauty and the Beast – Sunday 24 March 2019. 

(Links live from 3pm Wednesday 6 February)

10.30am, Grades 2-3: £18.50*  Click here to book.

12 noon, Grades 4-5: £20*  Click here to book.

1.30pm, Grade 6+: £21.50*  Click here to book.

Applications close at 11:30pm on Thursday 21 March 2019.

* Eventbrite booking fees apply

Sunderland

Ballet repertoire workshops focussing on repertory from Beauty and the Beast – Friday 29 March 2019.

4pm, Grades 2-3: £18.50* 

5.30pm, Grades 4-5: £20*  

7pm, Grade 6+: £21.50* 

Links will be added here as soon as tickets are on sale.

Applications close at 11:30pm on Wednesday 26 March 2019.

* Eventbrite booking fees apply