Upper school students with their choreographic mentors and special guest kim brandstrup

Frederick Ashton Emerging Choreographer 2024

Frederick Ashton Emerging Choreographer 2024 Our first Frederick Ashton Emerging Choreographer performances were held in the Upper School Linden Studio Theatre last week on Tuesday 30 April and Wednesday 1 May. Previously known as the Ursula Moreton Emerging Choreographer Performances, the School’s choreographic programme was changed in 2023 to continue to honour the legacy of …

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Bringing dance to primary schools - in conversation with primary school teacher lisa webb

Bringing dance to primary schools – in conversation with primary school teacher Lisa Webb

Bringing dance to primary schools – in conversation with primary school teacher Lisa Webb Over the past year, Lisa Webb, teacher and Key Stage Manager at Manor Park Primary Academy in Sutton, has been introducing students to the enriching world of the arts through The Royal Ballet School’s primary school dance programme, Primary Steps on …

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Students in a character class at white lodge

Spring Intensive students share their experience at White Lodge

Spring Intensive students share their experience at White Lodge ‘Amazing’, ‘inspiring’ and ‘fun’ were the top three words to describe our 2024 Spring Intensive at White Lodge. This week, from 8 to 12 April, our Spring Intensive returned to White Lodge, offering a week of classes for aspiring young dancers aged 10 to 15. Over …

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Two female dancers performing an arabesque in frederick ashton's les patineurs

New partnership with the Frederick Ashton Foundation for the School’s Affiliate programme

New partnership with the Frederick Ashton Foundation for the School’s Affiliate programme In a first for The Royal Ballet School and the Frederick Ashton Foundation, private and recreational dance students training in the Affiliate Training and Assessment Programme (ATAP) methodology will now have the unique opportunity to learn and study Ashton repertoire. This pioneering partnership …

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Why become an affiliate teacher? Q&a with affiliate programme managers vanessa donkin and shaun walters

Why become an Affiliate teacher? Q&A with Affiliate Programme Managers Vanessa Donkin and Shaun Walters

Why become an Affiliate teacher? Q&A with Affiliate Programme Managers Vanessa Donkin and Shaun Walters Last month we celebrated two years of the School’s Affiliate Training and Assessment Programme (ATAP). Since the programme’s inception, 46 teachers have successfully gained Affiliate status, and a further 29 are currently in training to deliver our revolutionary programme.   These …

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Investigating the effects of the frequency of strength training in elite adolescent pre-professional ballet dancers: a phd update with jamie harding 

Investigating the effects of the frequency of strength training in elite adolescent pre-professional ballet dancers: a PhD update with Jamie Harding 

Investigating the effects of the frequency of strength training in elite adolescent pre-professional ballet dancers: a PhD update with Jamie Harding  Earlier this year, we announced Jamie Harding, Upper School Strength and Conditioning Coach, would be conducting his PhD in collaboration with University of Essex to help the School optimise training techniques for pre-professional dancers.  …

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Francesca hayward announced as lead ambassador of the royal ballet school’s affiliate programme

Francesca Hayward announced as Lead Ambassador of The Royal Ballet School’s Affiliate Programme

Francesca Hayward announced as Lead Ambassador of The Royal Ballet School’s Affiliate Programme We are pleased to announce that Francesca Hayward, current Principal of The Royal Ballet and an alumna of The Royal Ballet School, has been appointed as Lead Ambassador of the School’s Affiliate Training and Assessment Programme (ATAP). Francesca Hayward, one of the …

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