Located in the heart of Richmond Park, White Lodge is home to our younger students, and is where they begin their full-time vocational training.
A five-year course is offered here for students between the ages of 11 and 16, incorporating comprehensive classical ballet training together with an excellent academic provision up to GCSE Level.
In addition to classical ballet, students also take classes in character, contemporary, gymnastics, Irish, Morris and Scottish dancing. At senior levels, classes in repertoire, solos, pas de deux and upper body conditioning for male students are incorporated into the curriculum.
From time to time students of the Lower School also have the opportunity to perform in productions by The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet.
Auditions for the Lower School take place during the Spring term. Successful applicants are offered a place beginning in September. Students are assessed each year to monitor their progress.