Insight days

Primary Insight

In addition to the Primary Steps Programme, we offer Primary Insight days. Primary aged children can visit White Lodge, Richmond Park, to see our 11-16 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.

This is a free demonstration offered to local school children in Years 3-6.


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 16-19. 

This year the event will take place on Thursday 19 January 2017.

Junior Associate Insight


The Royal Ballet School invites young dancers aged between 8 and 10 years as of 31 August 2017 (currently in years 3, 4 and 5), to attend special events around the country to experience a typical Junior Associate lesson.

A parent and/or one dance teacher per dancer may observe the class, which will be followed by a question and answer session. We advise attendees to arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to the start of the class.

The class is two hours long and will be split into groups depending on age.

All dancers should arrive at the event with their regular ballet clothes underneath their outdoor wear.

Please note: we have added one more Birmingham date but regret that all other dates have now sold out.

Audition Insight

Ever wanted to know what it's like to audition for The Royal Ballet School? Come along to try a class on our Audition Insight Day 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:

Associate Insight Day: