How were our first ever Spring Intensives?
Thanks to all of you who attended our first ever Spring Intensive Courses in Hong Kong and London.
In total, across the two intensives, we welcomed 278 students from 34 different countries. Participants at each course enjoyed a week of training in classical ballet, contemporary and character dance and stagecraft with some of the world's best ballet and dance teachers. We were excited to learn that more than 90% of participants told us they will be applying for our intensive courses again next year.
We also held dance teacher seminars from our Inspire series at our Hong Kong intensive, allowing greater access to this popular programme for teachers from around the world. In total 30 teachers joined us for the seminars, which were sold-out events, led by Karen Berry, Teacher Training Manager and Mark Annear, Head of Training & Access.
Your responses - Hong Kong:
'Incredible! I loved the whole program, especially the teachers who had so much information to share. I enjoyed every second.'
'Truly inspiring to work with such amazing teachers and experience opportunities not provided in Hong Kong. Would definitely recommend this course for aspiring dancers eager to develop their artistry and technique.'
'I am so grateful that I was chosen to attend the first ever Hong Kong Spring Intensive course, I loved every minute I was there being taught by the incredible teachers from The Royal Ballet School, I am so lucky. Thank you so much.'
'Great with small classes and amazing teachers. Confidence building and motivating.'
'Loved every minute of it!'
'I would like to thank you for bringing The Royal Ballet School to Hong Kong. My daughter has declared it was the best week of ballet in her life so I'd say based on that response, it was very successful! She absolutely loved every day with inspiration, corrections and challenges.'
Your responses - London:
'I loved meeting other dancers from all over the world who I will stay in touch with. I have never been on a residential course before and loved it. I felt very well looked after and the dance tuition was second to none.'
'Enjoyable, fun, interesting, encouraging, motivational. Making new friends from all over the world was amazing and learning to cope with homesickness was very important. I gained confidence and learnt so much in an amazing environment which I have only seen in pictures or on TV!'
'Fabulous experience in a great location. Loved all the classes but especially classical ballet and the teachers were wonderful. My technique has definitely improved and I enjoyed trying new things.'
'I loved every second and wish I was still there. The whole experience was awesome. I loved the classes, my teachers were amazing. I loved being with like-minded boys and girls and have made lots of friends. I even liked the food, which I didn’t think I would. It’s made me love ballet more than ever and I didn’t think that would be possible.'
'It was a wonderful insight into full-time training and I had the best week. I have never boarded before so really enjoyed that. I loved all the classes and thought about my corrections. I made several new friends too and enjoyed the evening activities.'
Your responses - Inspire teachers
'Thank you for your kindness and the knowledge you shared.'
'Loved the seminar, please do more.'
'Already recommended this course to my faculty. Will be encouraging everyone I know to attend, incredible experience that will help me pass on my knowledge to future generations.'
Take a look through our albums from our Spring intensive courses and Inspire seminars: