Dance Teacher Observation programme

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A unique opportunity for dance teachers to observe our Summer Intensive classes at The Royal Ballet School.

Continue your professional development by watching our teachers train some of the world’s finest dancers.

Classes to observe include classical ballet technique, repertoire, solos, character, pas de deux and contemporary.

Which classes are available to watch?*

Summer Intensive White Lodge: weeks 1 and 2 (except day 1 and open days)

Summer Intensive Covent Garden: weeks 1, 2 and 3 (except day 1 and open days)

*Please note that unfortunately we are not able to deliver the Dance Teacher Observation programme during our Spring Intensive 2021. This is due to COVID-19 restrictions which do not permit us to allow daily visitors into the School. We hope to be able to deliver it for the Summer Intensive 2021, and will review this closer to the time.

What can I expect?

You will see the young dancers learn The Royal Ballet School System of Training first-hand from our artistic teachers. This is an English style of classical ballet, rooted in tradition and passed down by successive teaching staff and guest teachers sourced from our alumni.

Our System of Training is based on the legacy which our Founder Ninette de Valois inherited from her own teachers: Espinosa, Cecchetti, Legat and Preobrajenska.

A boost to your CPD

The programme could contribute towards independent CPD required by some dance organisations. We will be happy to supply you with a certificate of attendance for this purpose.

Course fees

The Dance Teacher Observation fee is £100 per day. This includes the opportunity to observe any of the classes each day except for the creativity sessions. Refreshments are included and lunch will be provided.

More information

An information pack with full details and maps will be issued in advance of the Summer Intensives. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email: [email protected].