Online Spring Intensive 2022

Intensive courses

We are excited that for the second year running, The Royal Ballet School is offering an Online Spring Intensive from 4 to 8 April 2022.

Our live virtual classes will be taught by The Royal Ballet School Artistic team from our beautiful White Lodge studios.

Dates

4-8 April 2022

Class Levels & Timetables

See the timetables and list of classes below to see what we are offering for the one week Online Intensive.

Class type
Age
Junior classes 10-12 years View timetable
Mid classes 13-15 years View timetable
Senior classes 16-20 years View timetable
Adult classes Adults who take regular classes or
who have danced previously
View timetable

Teachers may alter due to schedules but we will endeavour to deliver as advertised.

Fees

Package prices (a package includes four dance classes):

  • Age 10- 12 years: £60
  • Age 13- 15 years: £60

Alternatively you can book individual classes as follows:

  • Focus/Pilates class (45 minutes): £14
  • Contemporary (1 hour): £16
  • Ballet class/Adult Ballet class (1 hour 15 minutes): £18
  • Private group class: £40 (limited to 20 registrants per class)
  • Q&As and Pre-Recorded Video’s: £5

Please note all classes are subject to a registration fee and classes are non-refundable once booked.

Application Deadlines

Bookings open 5 January.

Bookings close for individual classes at midnight BST, the morning of the class.

Course structure

Ballet classes

Fee: £18

Experience a ballet technique class, taught by The Royal Ballet School Artistic team and live streamed from our White Lodge studios.

There is no individual feedback between the teacher and the students. The teacher will give general hints and corrections to all students participating

The teacher will clearly set the exercise by demonstrating the exercise both practically and verbally. Once the exercise is taught, the music will begin and the student will execute the exercise

The teacher will occasionally verbally prompt and indicate the exercise.

The class content will include barre work, study of port de bras, simple centre practice, simple adage, study for pirouettes, and a limited allegro section considering jumping on an un-sprung floor

Grand allegro with travelling steps will not be taught due to space limitations for the vast majority.

If you wish to wear trainers during the allegro section of class, please have them available.

Pointe work will not be taught in these virtual classes.

Questions for the teacher can be sent via our chat room during the class and a selection of questions will be chosen for the teachers to answer at the end of the class.

Group of girls performing ballet exercises at a barre in our studios at white lodge

Our Ballet classes will be taught by:

  • Kenta Kura
  • Carol Anne Miller
  • Valerie Histrov
  • Paul Lewis
  • Belinda Hatley

Ballet classes are available for male and female students aged 10-12, 13-15 and 16+.

None of our classes are for beginner students, for students with only limited experience or students below 10 years old.

Students should be studying a syllabus delivered by a recognised classical dance awarding body, or if attending full time vocational training, the method of training provided at their school.

Age 10-12 years
  • Students age 10 will be studying methods of training quoted above, reaching level grade 5 or above
  • Students age 11-12 will be studying methods of training quoted above, reaching level Intermediate Foundation or above
  • Students are expected to have a good knowledge and understanding of ballet vocabulary.
Age 13-15 years
  • Students age 13-15 will be studying methods quoted above at vocational level of Intermediate or above
  • Students will have a good to excellent knowledge and understanding of ballet vocabulary
  • Students will be able to execute a secure double pirouette and will be able to maintain secure placing in Adage
  • Feet and ankles should be strong and secure and able to stretch well
  • Allegro should be executed with clear understanding of how to link a sequence of steps together in a choreographed exercise
Age 16+

For students aged 16-20

  • Students aged 16+ should be studying a recognised syllabus at vocational level Advanced 2 and above, or studying equivalent levels at full time vocational training
  • Students will have an excellent and broad knowledge of ballet vocabulary
  • Students can follow the class by listening to just verbal instruction if necessary
  • Basic technique will be strong and secure with an understanding of correct placement
  • These classes are not for students below the age of 16
  • Barre work should be strong with clean execution and secure demi pointe work
  • Adage will have strong, secure placement
  • Pirouettes secure with ability to execute multiple turns
  • Allegro, including batterie should be executed with good understanding of secure take-off and landings
  • Men will be studying or can deliver a double tour en l’air
  • Women will be confident in advanced pointe work.

The classes are designed so that they can be executed in a smaller space than a ballet studio. We ask that students/parents ensure that:

  • The student meets the technical standards required for the class
  • Any apparatus used for a barre is stable and safe
  • The floor is not slippery, uneven or hazardous
  • The area used for dancing is cleared of any items which could hinder the student’s ability to fully extend their arms and legs. There should be enough space for reasonable movement. If a student cannot fully execute an exercise, they should not attempt to do so or either adapt appropriately or not participate
  • The student is able to clearly hear the teachers verbal instruction, see the teacher’s practical delivery and hear the music
  • The student is appropriately dressed to safely execute a ballet lesson. Soft ballet shoes should be worn, not pointe shoes
  • Where appropriate, the student’s hair is suitably tied back
  • The student is fit and well in order to take part
  • Where other individuals are present during the class, they should be out of view of the camera. If there is a likelihood they might be seen, they must behave and be dressed appropriately.

Private group classes

Fee: £40

Learn in a small group with individual feedback and corrections from a teacher in our Private group classes. These classes are taught by The Royal Ballet School Artistic team and live streamed from our beautiful White Lodge studios.

Group of boys surrounding a teacher at the barre

Our Private group classes will be taught by:

  • Belinda Hatley
  • Paul Lewis
  • Valeri Histrov
  • Kenta Kura

Private group classes are available for male and female students aged 10-12, 13-15 and 16+.

None of our classes are for beginner students, for students with only limited experience or students below 10 years old.

Students should be studying a syllabus delivered by a recognised classical dance awarding body, or if attending full time vocational training, the method of training provided at their school.

Age 10-12 years
  • Students age 10 will be studying methods of training quoted above, reaching level grade 5 or above
  • Students age 11-12 will be studying methods of training quoted above, reaching level Intermediate Foundation or above
  • Students are expected to have a good knowledge and understanding of ballet vocabulary.
Age 13-15 years
  • Students age 13-15 will be studying methods quoted above at vocational level of Intermediate or above
  • Students will have a good to excellent knowledge and understanding of ballet vocabulary
  • Students will be able to execute a secure double pirouette and will be able to maintain secure placing in Adage
  • Feet and ankles should be strong and secure and able to stretch well
  • Allegro should be executed with clear understanding of how to link a sequence of steps together in a choreographed exercise
Age 16+

For students aged 16-20

  • Students aged 16+ should be studying a recognised syllabus at vocational level Advanced 2 and above, or studying equivalent levels at full time vocational training
  • Students will have an excellent and broad knowledge of ballet vocabulary
  • Students can follow the class by listening to just verbal instruction if necessary
  • Basic technique will be strong and secure with an understanding of correct placement
  • These classes are not for students below the age of 16
  • Barre work should be strong with clean execution and secure demi pointe work
  • Adage will have strong, secure placement
  • Pirouettes secure with ability to execute multiple turns
  • Allegro, including batterie should be executed with good understanding of secure take-off and landings
  • Men will be studying or can deliver a double tour en l’air
  • Women will be confident in advanced pointe work.

The classes are designed so that they can be executed in a smaller space than a ballet studio. We ask that students/parents ensure that:

  • The student meets the technical standards required for the class
  • Any apparatus used for a barre is stable and safe
  • The floor is not slippery, uneven or hazardous
  • The area used for dancing is cleared of any items which could hinder the student’s ability to fully extend their arms and legs. There should be enough space for reasonable movement. If a student cannot fully execute an exercise, they should not attempt to do so or either adapt appropriately or not participate
  • The student is able to clearly hear the teachers verbal instruction, see the teacher’s practical delivery and hear the music
  • The student is appropriately dressed to safely execute a ballet lesson. Soft ballet shoes should be worn, not pointe shoes
  • Where appropriate, the student’s hair is suitably tied back
  • The student is fit and well in order to take part
  • Where other individuals are present during the class, they should be out of view of the camera. If there is a likelihood they might be seen, they must behave and be dressed appropriately.

Adult ballet class

Fee: £18 each

These classes are ideal for all adults who take regular adult ballet classes or have danced previously. The class will take you through from barre work, pliés to grand battement, and centre work to include port de bras, simple centre practice with tendu, adage and enchaînements to incorporate movement and co-ordination. We will focus on core strength and posture with some easy stretching at the end of the class. To help you enjoy the class, our pianist will inspire with their live accompaniment.

Our Adult ballet classe will be taught by:

  • Kenta Kura

Adult ballet classes are available for male and female adults.

These classes are ideal for all adults who take regular adult ballet classes or have danced previously. The classes are not suitable for beginners and the participants should have good knowledge of ballet technique and terminology.

The classes are designed so that they can be executed in a smaller space than a ballet studio. We ask that the adult ensure that:

  • Meets the technical standards required for the class
  • Any apparatus used for a barre is stable and safe
  • The floor is not slippery, uneven or hazardous
  • The area used for dancing is cleared of any items which could hinder the adult’s ability to fully extend their arms and legs. There should be enough space for reasonable movement. If an adult cannot fully execute an exercise, they should not attempt to do so or either adapt appropriately or not participate
  • The adult is able to clearly hear the teachers verbal instruction, see the teacher’s practical delivery and hear the music
  • The adult is appropriately dressed to safely execute a ballet lesson. Soft ballet shoes should be worn, not pointe shoes
  • Where appropriate, the adult’s hair is suitably tied back
  • The adult is fit and well in order to take part
  • Where other individuals are present during the class, they should be out of view of the camera. If there is a likelihood they might be seen, they must behave and be dressed appropriately.

Focus classes

Fee: £14

These short classes will give particular focus to one or two elements of technique such as port de bras, alignment, épaulement, pirouettes and more.

Teacher working with a student in a studio

Our Focus classes will be taught by:

  • Kenta Kura
  • Belinda Hatley
  • Valeri Histrov
  • Carol Anne Miller
  • Paul Lewis

Focus classes are available for male and female students aged 10-12, 13-15 and 16+.

None of our classes are for beginner students, for students with only limited experience or students below 10 years old.

Students should be studying a syllabus delivered by a recognised classical dance awarding body, or if attending full time vocational training, the method of training provided at their school.

Age 10-12 years
  • Students age 10 will be studying methods of training quoted above, reaching level grade 5 or above
  • Students age 11-12 will be studying methods of training quoted above, reaching level Intermediate Foundation or above
  • Students are expected to have a good knowledge and understanding of ballet vocabulary.
Age 13-15 years
  • Students age 13-15 will be studying methods quoted above at vocational level of Intermediate or above
  • Students will have a good to excellent knowledge and understanding of ballet vocabulary
  • Students will be able to execute a secure double pirouette and will be able to maintain secure placing in Adage
  • Feet and ankles should be strong and secure and able to stretch well
  • Allegro should be executed with clear understanding of how to link a sequence of steps together in a choreographed exercise
Age 16+

For students aged 16-20

  • Students aged 16+ should be studying a recognised syllabus at vocational level Advanced 2 and above, or studying equivalent levels at full time vocational training
  • Students will have an excellent and broad knowledge of ballet vocabulary
  • Students can follow the class by listening to just verbal instruction if necessary
  • Basic technique will be strong and secure with an understanding of correct placement
  • These classes are not for students below the age of 16
  • Barre work should be strong with clean execution and secure demi pointe work
  • Adage will have strong, secure placement
  • Pirouettes secure with ability to execute multiple turns
  • Allegro, including batterie should be executed with good understanding of secure take-off and landings
  • Men will be studying or can deliver a double tour en l’air
  • Women will be confident in advanced pointe work.

The classes are designed so that they can be executed in a smaller space than a ballet studio. We ask that students/parents ensure that:

  • The student meets the technical standards required for the class
  • Any apparatus used for a barre is stable and safe
  • The floor is not slippery, uneven or hazardous
  • The area used for dancing is cleared of any items which could hinder the student’s ability to fully extend their arms and legs. There should be enough space for reasonable movement. If a student cannot fully execute an exercise, they should not attempt to do so or either adapt appropriately or not participate
  • The student is able to clearly hear the teachers verbal instruction, see the teacher’s practical delivery and hear the music
  • The student is appropriately dressed to safely execute a ballet lesson. Soft ballet shoes should be worn, not pointe shoes
  • Where appropriate, the student’s hair is suitably tied back
  • The student is fit and well in order to take part
  • Where other individuals are present during the class, they should be out of view of the camera. If there is a likelihood they might be seen, they must behave and be dressed appropriately.

Pilates classes

Fee: £14

Our Pilates classes will help students to improve their core strength in a finely tuned way. This is key for maximising further strength throughout your entire ballet technique.

Students doing pilates in a studio

Our Pilates classes will be taught by:

  • Markella Kefallonitou – Pilates Instructor at The Royal Ballet School

Pilates classes are available for male and female students aged 10-12, 13-15, and 16+.

None of our classes are for beginner students, for students with only limited experience or students below 13 years old.

The classes are designed so that they can be executed in a smaller space than a ballet studio. We ask that students/adults ensure that:

  • The floor is not slippery, uneven or hazardous
  • The area used for pilates is cleared of any items which could hinder the student’s ability to fully extend their arms and legs. There should be enough space for reasonable movement. If a student/adult cannot fully execute an exercise, they should not attempt to do so or either adapt appropriately or not participate
  • The student/adult is able to clearly hear the teachers verbal instruction, see the teacher’s practical delivery and hear the music
  • The student/adult is fit and well in order to take part
  • Where other individuals are present during the class, they should be out of view of the camera. If there is a likelihood they might be seen, they must behave and be dressed appropriately
  • If you have a dance mat, sturdy chair, Theraband and small ball please have them ready for your session, but they are not essential.
Contemporary classes

Fee: £16

Contemporary movement is an expected technique for all professional classical dancers to have.

Dancers need to be able to execute and deliver this work with as much understanding as they do of their classical technique. This learning begins at student level.

These classes will help you to understand the importance of being grounded and stable in order to feel release and expansion.

Studio full of students practicing a contemporary routine

Contemporary classes are available for male and female students aged 13-15.

None of our classes are for beginner students, for students with only limited experience or students below 13 years old.

The classes are designed so that they can be executed in a smaller space than a ballet studio. We ask that students/parents ensure that:

  • The student meets the technical standards required for the class
  • The floor is not slippery, uneven or hazardous
  • The area used for dancing is cleared of any items which could hinder the student’s ability to fully extend their arms and legs. There should be enough space for reasonable movement. If a student cannot fully execute an exercise, they should not attempt to do so or either adapt appropriately or not participate
  • The student is able to clearly hear the teachers verbal instruction, see the teacher’s practical delivery and hear the music
  • The student is appropriately dressed to safely execute a contemporary lesson. Bare feet, socks or suitable shoes should be worn
  • Where appropriate, the student’s hair is suitably tied back
  • The student is fit and well in order to take part
  • Where other individuals are present during the class, they should be out of view of the camera. If there is a likelihood they might be seen, they must behave and be dressed appropriately.
Live Q&A’s and Pre-Recorded Video’s

Fee: £5

Learn about how important health is for the wellbeing of young, growing dancers’ bodies and minds, or join us at a time that suits you with our pre-recorded videos!

Student in the gym using a weights machine

Our Q&A’s will be presented by:

  • Paul Lewis
  • Carol Anne Miller
  • Belinda Hatley
  • and more with our pre-recorded videos!

Our talks and pre-recorded videos are available for everyone.

You do not need anything to take part in our Healthy dancer talks, but participants are free to take notes during the talk.

Frequently asked questions

If you have any questions about the Online Spring Intensive 2022 please visit our FAQ page.

Online Spring Intensive 2022 disclaimer

Students must ensure they meet the minimum technical standards required before enrolling in a class.

Students must only undertake artistic exercises if they have a safe environment to do so and have the correct equipment and footwear. The School will not accept any responsibility for injuries that occur while undertaking any exercises or classes in the home environment.

The classes must not be downloaded and saved on to personal devices. No photographs or recordings of any sessions can be made or shared publicly.

If the student is suffering from an injury, the parent/guardian should contact their child’s dance teacher or doctor for advice before participating. The Royal Ballet School cannot offer medical advice or recommend whether or not a student attends a class.

If the class is unable to take place, or drops out mid class due to our Wi-Fi coverage, The Royal Ballet School will provide an alternative class for you to attend. If it is your Wi-Fi coverage that drops out during the class, preventing you from continuing, the School cannot provide an alternative class.

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