Autumn Intensives (one-day courses)

Autumn intensives

We’re excited to be holding Intensive Courses in Leeds, London and Manchester this October. This series of one-day Intensives will cover the foundations of ballet technique, the artistry of the classical art form, and applying body awareness to ballet.

The foundations of ballet technique

This course focuses on the essential elements which all classical ballet students must master. The course will help young dancers understand what these foundation elements are and how to apply them effectively in their dancing.

The artistry of classical ballet

Classical ballet is a distinct and beautiful art form. This course will explore the importance for dance students of developing artistry, and how to incorporate it into their dancing. It will include a study on how to effectively portray a character.

Applying body awareness to ballet technique

Body awareness and conditioning are key elements of dance training. This course will assist dance students to understand the connection between body awareness and ballet technique, and how to apply the concepts of body awareness to their dancing.

Eligibility

Students aged 11-12 years old on 31 August 2023 (in Year 6 or 7 in the academic year 2022/23)

Students aged 13-14 years old on 31 August 2023 (in Year 8 or 9 in the academic year 2022/23)

Requirements

These courses are non-selective. Places are limited and offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Deadlines and fees

Bookings are now open.

Bookings close 7 October 2022 or when all spaces are filled.

Course fee: £120

Venues

London

Upper School
46 Floral Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9DA

Leeds

Yorkshire Dance Centre
3 St Peter’s Square
Leeds
LS9 8AH

Manchester

Debut Studios
West Street
Stockport
Greater Manchester
SK3 0AX

London

Course name

The foundations of ballet technique

Date

Monday 24 October 2022

Eligibility

Students aged 11-12 years old on 31 August 2023

Timetable

10.00: registration
10.30 – 11.30: warm-up, body awareness and conditioning
11.30 – 11.45: break
11.45 – 13.15: ballet class – what are the foundations of technique and how do we apply them to our dancing?
13.15 – 14.15: lunch
14.15 – 15.30: focus class – further exploration of the foundations of technique
15.30 – 15.45: break
15.45 – 16.15: how to cool down correctly and time to reflect on the day’s learning.

Course name

The artistry of classical ballet

Date

Friday 28 October 2022

Eligibility

Students aged 11-12 years old on 31 August 2023

Timetable

10:00: registration
10.30 – 11.30: warm-up, body awareness and conditioning
11.30 – 11.45: break
11.45 – 13.15: ballet class – incorporating artistry into the ballet class
13.15 – 14.15: lunch
14.15 – 15.30: repertoire – how does the corps de ballet contribute to telling a story?
15.30 – 15.45: break
15.45 – 16.15: cool-down and time to reflect on the day’s learning.

Course name

Applying body awareness to ballet technique

Date

Monday 24 October 2022

Eligibility

Students aged 13-14 years old on 31 August 2023

Timetable

9.30: registration
10.00 – 11.00: warm-up, body awareness and conditioning
11.00 – 11.15: break
11.15 – 12.45: ballet class – how do we connect body awareness to ballet technique?
12.45 – 13.45: lunch
13.45 – 15.00: focus class – further exploration of the connection between body awareness and ballet technique
15.00 – 15.15: break
15.15 – 16.00: how to cool down correctly and time to reflect on the day’s learning.

Course name

The artistry of classical ballet

Date

Friday 28 October 2022

Eligibility

Students aged 13-14 years old on 31 August 2023

Timetable

9.30: registration
10.00 – 11.00: warm-up, body awareness and conditioning
11.00 – 11.15: break
11.15 – 12.45: ballet class – incorporating artistry into the ballet class
12.45 – 13.45: lunch
13.45 – 15.00: solos – how to portray a character
15.00 – 15.15: break
15.15 – 16.00: cool-down and time to reflect on the day’s learning.

Manchester

Course name

The foundations of ballet technique

Date

Monday 24 October 2022

Eligibility

Students aged 11-12 years old on 31 August 2023

Timetable

10.00: registration
10.30 – 11.30: warm-up, body awareness and conditioning
11.30 – 11.45: break
11.45 – 13.15: ballet class – what are the foundations of technique and how do we apply them to our dancing?
13.15 – 14.15: lunch
14.15 – 15.30: focus class – further exploration of the foundations of technique
15.30 – 15.45: break
15.45 – 16.15: how to cool down correctly and time to reflect on the day’s learning.

Course name

The artistry of classical ballet

Date

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Eligibility

Students aged 13-14 years old on 31 August 2023

Timetable

10.00: registration
10.30 – 11.30: warm-up, body awareness and conditioning
11.30 – 11.45: break
11.45 – 13.15: ballet class – incorporating artistry into the ballet class
12.45 – 13.45: lunch
14.15 – 15.30: solos – how to portray a character
15.30 – 15.45: break
15.45 – 16.30: cool-down and time to reflect on the day’s learning.

Leeds

Course name

The foundations of ballet technique

Date

Monday 24 October 2022

Eligibility

Students aged 11-12 years old on 31 August 2023

Timetable

10.00: registration
10.30 – 11.30: warm-up, body awareness and conditioning
11.30 – 11.45: break
11.45 – 13.15: ballet class – what are the foundations of technique and how do we apply them to our dancing?
13.15 – 14.15: lunch
14.15 – 15.30: focus class – further exploration of the foundations of technique
15.30 – 15.45: break
15.45 – 16.15: how to cool down correctly and time to reflect on the day’s learning.

Course name

The artistry of classical ballet

Date

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Eligibility

Students aged 13-14 years old on 31 August 2023

Timetable

10.00: registration
10.30 – 11.30: warm-up, body awareness and conditioning
11.30 – 11.45: break
11.45 – 13.15: ballet class – incorporating artistry into the ballet class
12.45 – 13.45: lunch
14.15 – 15.30: solos – how to portray a character
15.30 – 15.45: break
15.45 – 16.30: cool-down and time to reflect on the day’s learning.

Any questions?

For any questions about our Intensive courses, please visit our FAQs page.

You can also contact [email protected].

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