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Summer Fair 2024

Summer Fair 2024 One of the most anticipated events of the School year, we held our annual Summer Fair on Saturday 15 June. It was a day brimming with activities, performances, and fun. Nestled in the heart of Richmond Park, our historic White Lodge grounds are usually closed to the public. The Summer Fair is […]

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Jean-Pierre Frohlich on Mistake Waltz for our Summer Performances

Jean-Pierre Frohlich on Mistake Waltz for our Summer Performances Our Summer Performance season is fast approaching and is the culmination of this year’s training. Students will perform works that showcase their skills and artistry, from classical ballet to contemporary works. Mistake Waltz is an enchanting piece amongst them which portrays a more comedic element by

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Iain mackay artistic director of the royal ballet school

Iain Mackay appointed as Artistic Director of The Royal Ballet School

Iain Mackay appointed as Artistic Director of The Royal Ballet School The Royal Ballet School is delighted to announce the appointment of Iain Mackay as its next Artistic Director following an extensive international search. Educated at The Royal Ballet School’s Upper School, on graduating, Iain Mackay joined Birmingham Royal Ballet, under the direction of Sir David

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Enrichment workshops with Sarah Wildor and Liz Foster for our Affiliate Programme 

Enrichment workshops with Sarah Wildor and Liz Foster for our Affiliate Programme  Over the past month, we’ve held two Enrichment Programme events for our Affiliate teachers and their students.  The Affiliate Enrichment Programme is a part of the benefits available to Affiliate teachers. It includes creative and repertoire workshops, as well as Ambassador-led workshops. The

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‘This is the beginning of your path’ – dance for primary schools

‘This is the beginning of your path’ – dance for primary schools For the past 15 months, Mr Smit, PE Lead at Holy Trinity CE Primary School Gravesend, has been immersing his students in the magic of creative dance and movement. Thanks to Primary Steps on Demand – The Royal Ballet School’s online dance programme

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Students in a band performing for the arts showcase

Arts Showcase 2024

Arts Showcase 2024 On 19 May, we held our annual Arts Showcase at White Lodge, where our students had the opportunity to display their artistic talents beyond ballet. The event featured performances from the Music, Drama, and Dance departments, along with a presentation of artwork from the GCSE classes. Students from all year groups participated,

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Female and male student with a microphone dressed as clowns performing didy veldman's toot

Behind the choreography: Didy Veldman’s TooT

Behind the choreography: Didy Veldman’s TooT In 2008, Didy Veldman choreographed a contemporary piece for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, featuring a cast of 20 clownlike dancers. Sixteen years later, after re-staging for Introdans and Ballet Leipzig, students of The Royal Ballet School will perform the theatrical work for our 2024 Summer Performance season.

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Christopher rodrigues cbe steps down as chairman of the royal ballet school

Christopher Rodrigues CBE steps down as Chairman of The Royal Ballet School

Christopher Rodrigues CBE steps down as Chairman of The Royal Ballet School The Royal Ballet School reports that Chairman Christopher Rodrigues CBE, who has recently been acting as interim CEO, has advised the Governors that, for medical reasons, he does not feel able to return to his role as Chair as was intended once the

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