English National Ballet School offers a range of opportunities to young aspiring dancers. These range from ENBS Juniors, our Short Courses Programme and work with local schools. We believe passionately in sharing the excellence we have within our School with the wider community.
ENBS Juniors provides high quality weekly ballet classes for children from pre-school age. Open to all without audition, these classes focus on embedding strong ballet technique within a creative and fun atmosphere. At the end of each term there is an opportunity for family and friends to attend an open class and see their child's progression.
Our Short Courses offer a range of opportunities to young dancers wishing to enter professional training, ranging from one day workshops to week long courses. All our short courses are open access. Our very own Studio Theatre allows us to invite local schools to exclusive performances of our work where they have the opportunity to meet our dancers and learn more about professional dance training.
Term Dates 2012/13
Start: 13 April
Half Term: 25 May
Term Recommences: 1 June
End: 29 June
Saturday Class Times
9.30 - 10.00am Level 1 (3 - 4 years) 10.00 - 10.45am Level 2 (4 - 5 years)
11.00 - 11.45am Level 3 (Pre-Primary equivalent)
11.45am - 12.30pm Level 3 (Pre-Primary equivalent)
1.00 - 1.45pm Level 4 (Primary equivalent)
1.45 - 2.45pm Level 5 (Grade 1 equivalent)
3.00 - 4.00pm Level 6 (Grade 2 equivalent)
4.00 - 5.00pm Level 7 (Grade 3 equivalent)
To guarantee a place, early booking is recommended as class sizes are strictly limited and applications are dealt with on a first come, first served basis. For information on our fees or more information about our classes please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7376 7076. Click here for an ENBS Juniors booking form.
Audition Workshop (Age 14 - 16)
This one day course is designed for people who will be auditioning for ENBS entry in 2013.
- Experience an 'audition' class
- Hear from ENBS Artistic Staff on how to prepare for an audition and what they look for at an audition
- Exercises to stretch and strengthen
- Pointe coaching / Boys coaching
For students who are planning to audition for full time training at the age of 16 or are already in full time training.
Dates for the academic year 2013/14 are to be announced.
In February, come and enjoy excellent teaching and advice from some of the UK's most experienced dance teachers. On this three day course you will experience ballet, contemporary and repertoire classes and learn about full time ballet training at ENBS.
Students should have reached Intermediate Foundation level (if studying syllabus work) and girls should have done at least one years pointe work.
Dates for the academic year 2013/14 are to be announced.
Summer A (Age 15 - 19)
Week 1 15 - 19 July 2013
Week 2 22 - 26 July 2013
Summer B (Age 11 - 14)
Week 1 29 July - 2 August 2013
Week 2 5 - 9 August 2013
USA Summer Intensive (Age 13 - 19)
22 - 29 July 2013
Applicants can choose to do either Week 1 or Week 2 or both Week 1 and Week 2 of Course A or B
Our Summer Courses are designed to give young dancers a taste of student life at English National Ballet School. Taught by our highly experienced teaching staff the timetable includes daily ballet class, pointe work, coaching, variations and contemporary classes with classes tailored for boys where necessary. Different repertoire is learnt on each week of the course, and performed to friends and family on the last day. There will also be the opportunity to work with guest teachers.
Summer Course A: Students should be studying Advanced 1 or equivalent (if doing syllabus work) and three years of pointe work for girls
Summer Course B: Students should be studying Intermediate Foundation or Grade 5. Pointe work is not essential.
COSTSummer A: £375 per week or £700 for two weeks
Summer B: £350 per week
The application deadline for both Course A and Course B has now passed. Applicants for Course A will be informed whether they have been selected to attend by the end of March. Applicants for Course B will be informed whether they have been selected to attend by the end of April.
The course is non-residential. A list of hostels is available on request but the school cannot make bookings or arrangements.
For the first time, ENBS will be taking its International Summer Course to the USA.
The course is open to Advanced, Pre-Professional and Professional dancers and will be taught by ENB school faculty, all former Principals and Soloists with English National Ballet. The Director of Dance, Samira Saidi, will also be teaching and observing.
The week long Summer Intensive, hosted by The Ballet Theatre of Toledo studio's in Ohio on 22-27 July 2013, will feature daytime classes in all classical disciplines including pas de deux, with additional Master Classes for Intermediate Students, held in the evenings.
Auditioning for a place on the course is by Youtube link and DVD. Five scholarships have been provided by Dorothy Mackenzie Price.
For further information please write to email@example.com
For an audition form please go to www.ballettheatreoftoledo.org
“Overall I had a brilliant time! Thank you to all the teachers, pianists and people who organised the whole course.”
“I’ve had a great time trying out different steps and styles. I learnt new techniques from great teachers. Thank you for everything.”
“Really enjoyed it and will come again . Reminded me why I love to do ballet.”
“Was very exciting and useful. I enjoyed it a lot.”
“I had an amazing time. I met lots of people which now I am in contact with. Great Fun!”
Large Studio: 1990 sq ft at £40 per hour
Small Studio: 1052 sq ft at £25 per hour
Studios are available for evening hire after classes and on Saturdays after classes and Sundays. Saturday and Sunday rentals attract additional charges for the Caretaker. Studios may also be available during School holidays. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Studio Hire".