Photo: Brian Slater


Our Dance Partnership & Access Programme offers a range of opportunities for young people and schools to interact with The Royal Ballet School.

Primary schools

The Royal Ballet School’s primarySTEPS programme provides an introduction to ballet to 1,500 children each year, in five areas of England, and initial ballet training for selected children until the end of Year 6.

Secondary schools

We offer many opportunities for secondary age pupils to learn about ballet and the training required to become a professional dancer.  Schools can apply for an introductory visit, tour of the White Lodge Museum or to participate in a longer term creative ballet project. Young choreographers can also participate in a residential choreography course at White Lodge as part of Youth Dance England’s Young Creatives project.

Teachers - professional development

The Royal Ballet School also provides resources and CPD events to help school-based teachers incorporate creative ballet activities within their teaching and organises a number of opportunities each year for school groups to visit the School.

We also run a Diploma in Dance Teaching, which trains dancers and teachers to work in the growing field of ballet education.

Teacher resources

The Dance Partnership & Access Programme offers two innovative teaching resources designed to provide a creative introduction to ballet for pupils of various ages. The primarySTEPS resource suggests cross-curricular lesson ideas for junior-age pupils and b.creative provides a range of creative ballet activities for secondary-age pupils.


Visit The Royal Ballet School and gain an INSIGHT into the training required to become a ballet dancer.


Book tickets for our upcoming INSIGHT event at White Lodge on Tuesday 24 November.

Our Dance Partnership and Access programme is generously sponsored by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

Find out more

For more information about our Dance Partnership & Access Programme please contact:

The Royal Ballet School, 46 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DA

tel: +44(0)20 7845 7044