Series 2: Inspire to be

Booking for Inspire: Series 2: Spring term 2022 is now open.

Please note: While we currently expect the classes to go ahead, it is subject to change based on the prevailing UK COVID-19 guidance.

Series 2: Inspire to be follows on from Series 1: Inspire and consists of four one-day seminars that contain a mix of observation and practical study. Classes are delivered to the students of participating teachers.

Through observing our experienced tutors in action and participating in practical sessions, teachers will learn how to apply and embed the knowledge and understanding gained in Series 1: Inspire.

Inspire to be classes take place at our studios on Floral Street in Covent Garden.

It is recommended but not essential, that participants experience a seminar from Series 1 before starting Series 2.

The aims of Inspire to be

  • To provide teachers with a comprehensive understanding of the foundations of classical ballet technique
  • To provide teachers with a grounding in relevant education practice
  • To assist teachers in improving the effectiveness of the teaching – learning process
  • To assist teachers in applying of pedagogical, technical and artistic knowledge into their practice

Bring your students

Participating teachers can bring their own students to take part in the Inspire to be class at The Royal Ballet School. Every Inspire to be booking includes one student (child) place (worth £30).

Depending on availability, teachers can bring additional students to take part in the Inspire to be class at The Royal Ballet School. Additional places are charged at £30 per student on a first come, first served basis.

For Day 1 Entrée, students must have one year’s dance experience and be in Year 3 or 4 at school.

For Day 2 Leçon, students must have at least two year’s dance experience and in Year 7 or 8 at school.

For Day 3 Assemblé, students must have at least three year’s dance experience and in Year 8 to 10 at school.

For Day 4 Divertissement, Female students must have at least one year’s experience of dancing en pointe and be aged between 13-16 years. Male students must have at least one year’s experience in dance and be aged between 10-12 years.

How to book

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Class dates and times

We are delighted to be offering the following Inspire to be classes this coming academic year 2021/22:

Inspire to be 1, Entrée: Children’s First Steps in Classical Ballet

Future dates to be confirmed

This session allows teachers the opportunity to observe students in Years 3-4 and Years 5-6 being introduced to the foundations of classical ballet: the principles and technique. Teachers will observe how tutors apply pedagogical and creative practices to the teaching of the young child.

Aims:

  • To provide a practical example of how to apply the knowledge and understanding from Series 1 to the practice and teaching of the young child
  • To develop observation, reflection and evaluation skills

Outline:

1 Overview of the foundations of classical ballet technique and good teaching practice
2 Observing for learning: how to observe
3 Observation of Years 3-4 class followed by reflection and discussion
4 Observation of Years 5-6 class followed by reflection and discussion
5 Evaluation of relevant teaching strategies, methodologies and practises

Inspire to be 2, Leçon, The Barre and Beyond

Future dates to be confirmed

This session allows teachers the opportunity to observe students in Years 7-8 and Years 9-10. Teachers will observe and reflect how tutors apply pedagogical practices to the teaching of a ballet class.

Aims:

  • To provide a practical example of how to apply the knowledge and understanding from Series 1 to the teaching of a ballet class
  • To develop observation, reflection and evaluation skills

Outline:

1 Overview of the ballet class
2 Observing for learning: how to observe
3 Observation of Years 7-8 class followed by reflection and discussion
4 Observation of Years 9-10 class followed by reflection and discussion
5 Evaluation of relevant teaching strategies, methodologies and practises

Inspire to be 3, Assemblé, The Assimilation of Technique, Artistry and Musicality

Autumn 2022, Covent Garden studios, London, UK

This session allows teachers the opportunity to observe students in Years 8-9 and Years 10-11. Teachers will observe how tutors integrate the teaching of technique with artistry and musicality.

Aims:

  • To provide a practical example of how to apply the knowledge and understanding from Series 1 to aid in the integration of technique, artistry and musicality
  • To develop observation, reflection and evaluation skills

Outline:

1 Overview of technique, artistry and musicality
2 Observing for learning: how to observe
3 Observation of Years 8-9 class followed by reflection and discussion
4 Observation of Years 10-11 class followed by reflection and discussion
5 Evaluation of relevant teaching

Course fees

Individual days (UK): £150 (includes one student place)

Any questions?

If you have any questions about our Inspire series you can contact us by emailing [email protected].

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