Summer Intensives 2018
Thank you to all of the students who attended out Summer Intensive Courses at White Lodge and the Upper School this summer.
This year we welcomed more than 530 students from around the world to train at The Royal Ballet School. During the first two weeks students were taught by The Royal Ballet School artistic staff and during weeks 3 and 4 students were taught by more than 30 guest teachers and musicians.
Alongside the Summer Intensive ran our Dance Teachers Observation Programme, a unique opportunity for dance teachers to observe our Summer Intensive classes. We also welcomed many guests to each demonstration day, where students were able to perform what they had learnt during their time with us.
Outside of the studio, students at Upper School visited the Royal Opera House, explored Covent Garden and were visited by Freed of London's professional fitting team, who offered expert advice and pointe shoe fittings. At White Lodge, students enjoyed lots of fun evening activities including discos, film nights, a scavenger hunt and an open bus tour of London.
The Intensive Courses team would like to thank everyone who helped to make this year's Summer Intensive such a success.
Your responses - Covent Garden:
‘A unique experience, full of nice teachers coming from all over the world, I met amazing students from the School and from around the world.'
‘It was a good experience which I think was useful to me in my career and training.’
‘I loved making new friends, great atmosphere, amazing teachers, very inspirational. Thank you.’
‘The Summer Intensive was very enjoyable, I’m so grateful to have learnt from extremely knowledgeable teachers and I met lots of new friends along the way.’
‘I have enjoyed every minute of being trained by such great teachers in a wonderful atmosphere where I have shared moments with other dancers from all over the world.’
‘I was very happy in London, it was an amazing two weeks for me. Thank you so much!’
Your responses - White Lodge:
‘It was a really fun experience and I enjoyed all the lessons. I liked being creative and I loved the fact that it was just boys in the class. I made so many new friends and being away from home was a totally new experience for me.’
‘It was a fantastic opportunity and I loved everything.’
‘The Summer Intensive was an amazing experience I will remember forever! I think I gained more technique and knowledge, I really enjoyed the classes, the dorms, the food and all the people (staff, teachers and students). Thank you so much!’
‘I really liked being in an institution as important as The Royal Ballet School. It was my dream and I have fulfilled it.’
‘It was the most professional and systematic intensive course I’ve ever attended. I liked the attention to all topics of ballet dancers – artistry, musicality, technique, discipline and food. Very professional, helpful, attentive, kind teachers and staff.’