Ballet Training

Up Close / Dance Education

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.


Sadler's Wells Masterclass with Marion Tait

Advanced/Professional Ballet Masterclass, Saturday 4 November 2017

Marion Tait, renowned former-Principal ballerina and currently Birmingham Royal Ballet's Assistant Director will be leading a workshop designed for aspiring professional ballet dancers.

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