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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 or 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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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


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.

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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 fully booked for 2015/16. To register your interest for future Secondary INSIGHT events please email

View our resources for students and teachers

View a film of our 2015 Secondary INSIGHT event 


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