Photo: Brian Slater

Our work with secondary schools and young people

Dance Partnership and Access Programme

Our Dance Partnership & Access Programme offers a variety of opportunities for secondary schools, colleges, youth groups and Royal Ballet School students throughout the year including: aDvANCE London and National projects; Young Creatives, INSIGHT events and Museum visits.
All these projects and events are designed to introduce the art form of classical ballet to young people in a creative and dynamic way.

aDvANCE London

This long term project is designed for London secondary schools, colleges, youth groups, and students from The Royal Ballet School. The projects provide opportunities for creative and social exchange by working collaboratively to explore elements of ballet. They culminate in the creation of a joint dance performance piece, for approximately 50 young dancers, which is performed in one of The Royal Ballet School’s theatres.

Our aDvANCE London projects can contribute toward Bronze Arts Award through participation in physical activity, discussion and improving personal arts practice.
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aDvANCE National

Provides a creative insight to the art form of ballet, and the training involved in becoming a classical ballet dancer, through creative workshops and visits. The project is structured to be delivered over one term by the group’s dance teacher in collaboration with a designated Royal Ballet School visiting artist.  It culminates in performance of original student dance pieces at The Royal Ballet School.

Our aDvANCE National project can contribute toward Bronze, Silver or Gold Arts Award through participation and discussion, improving and extending arts practice and learning about arts organisations through participation.
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Young Creatives

Young choreographers and dancers can take part in an Easter Residential Course at White Lodge, as part of Youth Dance England’s Young Creatives programme. Visit the Youth Dance England website for more information.

Secondary INSIGHT

Visit Covent Garden campus to see our students in their classical ballet training.  This visit includes an introduction to the key elements of classical ballet training, watching a specially designed demonstration ballet class and a tour of The Royal Ballet School building.

This event is now full. Applications for 2015/16 will open in Autumn 2015.


Visit White Lodge Museum, at our Richmond Park campus, to learn about the daily life of students at The Royal Ballet School, the history and development of classical ballet and the fascinating story of White Lodge itself.

Book your visit

Get Involved

  • INSIGHT Event
  • Book a b.creative Resource inset day at your venue
  • Register your interest in the b.creative Resource

To register your interest or for further information on any of the above, contact

Watch a film of our Firebird Project

May 2014, White Lodge, Richmond Park

aDvANCE Project Partners 2013/14

In 2013/14 the Dance Partnership and Access Programme worked with a record number of young people through our aDvANCE projects.  We were thrilled to work in partnership with:

aDvANCE London

aDvANCE National

Find out more about our aDvANCE projects in 2013/14

aDvANCE Project Partners 2014/15

We are delighted to announce that we will be working with the following schools as part of our aDvANCE programme 2014/15:


aDvANCE London

aDvANCE National