Photo: Brian Slater

Our work with secondary schools and young people

We offer a variety of opportunities for secondary schools, colleges, youth groups and Royal Ballet School students throughout the year including: aDvANCE and INSIGHT events.

All these projects and events are designed to introduce the art form of classical ballet to young people in a creative and dynamic way.


This long term project is designed for London secondary schools, colleges or youth groups, and students from The Royal Ballet School. The project provide opportunities for creative and social exchange by working collaboratively to explore elements of ballet. It culminates 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 project can contribute toward Bronze Arts Award through participation in physical activity, discussion and improving personal arts practice.
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aDvANCE Project Partners 2014/15


In 2014/15 the Dance Partnership and Access Programme worked with young people from places in the country we had never been to before, as well as revisiting partnerships we formed with schools when the programme first began.  We have been thrilled to work in partnership with:

aDvANCE London

aDvANCE National

Watch a film of our Firebird Project

aDvANCE London May 2014, White Lodge, Richmond Park