Insight days


The Royal Ballet School invites young dancers who are aged between 8 and 10 years to attend special events around the country to experience a typical Junior Associate lesson.


Join The Royal Ballet School at the Crescent Arts Centre on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February 2020, with special guest teachers Royal Ballet First Soloist Melissa Hamilton and Anita Young MBE.

Primary Insight


Schools located in Richmond and the surrounding area are invited to bring groups of children in Years 3 to 6 to visit White Lodge, Richmond Park, to see our 11 to 16-year-old students demonstrate their classical ballet training.

The visit includes an introduction to the key elements of classical ballet training, a specially-designed demonstration class and an opportunity to get up and have a go at the dancing shown.

The next Primary Insight Day will be held at White Lodge on Thursday 7 November 2019.

Secondary Insight


Every year, The Royal Ballet School offers a Secondary Insight day at our Upper School in Covent Garden. Secondary schools are invited to apply to attend a free demonstration of the classical ballet training pursued by our Upper School students aged 16 to 19. 

The next Secondary Insight Day will be held at Upper School on Thursday 23 January 2020.

Take a look at photographs from our last Secondary Insight day.


Our brand new Teachers’ Insight Day is taking place at White Lodge on Thursday 17 October 2019.

Open to all dance teachers, we are offering the opportunity to visit White Lodge, view demonstration classes from Year 8 and 9, and hear from our Artistic staff.

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to audition for The Royal Ballet School? Come to one of our Audition Insight days, where you can see exactly how it works, in a relaxed and informal event.

Get involved

If you would like to attend an event, or for further information on any of the above, please contact us:

Primary, Secondary and Audition Insight Days: [email protected]

Associate Insight Day: [email protected]

Teachers’ Insight Day: [email protected].