Dancer training

We train dancers full-time, part-time and during our Summer Programme.

Full-time dancer training

Our full-time courses are for students aged 11-19 years. They begin for the younger students at our White Lodge campus in Richmond Park, where we run a five-year classical ballet course alongside secondary academic studies. Our three-year training programme at our Covent Garden campus is for students aged 16+ and includes academic studies in the first two years.

11-16 years old

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16-19 years old

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Dance education

Full-time students of The Royal Ballet School receive a broad education, designed to give them experience of a wide range of roles within the dance sector. Students are taught choreography alongside their classical training and take part in The Creative Artist Programme, making them well-rounded artists ready to enter a competitive industry.

Choreography Programme

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Healthier Dancer Programme

Creative Artist Programme

Performance Opportunities

Part-time dancer training

We offer part-time training for young dancers aged 8-17 who may be considering full-time training or a career in dance through our nationwide Associate Programme.

Associate Programme

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Junior Associates (8-10 years old)

Mid Associates (11-13 years old)

Senior Associates (14-15 years old)

Advanced Associates (16-17 years old)

International Scholars Programme

The Royal Ballet School’s International Scholars Programme identifies exceptional talent in young ballet students who live outside of the United Kingdom.