Series 1: Inspire


Please note: While we currently expect Series 1: Inspire to go ahead in July 2021, it is subject to change based on the prevailing UK COVID-19 guidance.

Series 1: Inspire is a comprehensive series of six seminars for classical ballet teachers devised and delivered by The Royal Ballet School.

These innovative events will support continued professional development for dance professionals from all teaching backgrounds and societies.

All seminars are non-syllabus based with each day including both theoretical and practical elements. The seminars begin with exploring good teaching practice and the foundations of classical ballet technique, before progressing to explore various elements of ballet technique and artistry with emphasis on the teaching and learning process. As well as practical classes, the seminars cover an array of pedagogical topics relevant to the dance teacher of today. Teachers can gain valuable CPD experience by taking part in this inspirational series of seminars.

Each seminar can be attended as a one-off event, however it is recommended that teachers experience all six seminars to gain a complete understanding of Series 1: Inspire.

Teachers can take the seminars in any order, however it is recommended that they be taken sequentially. A certificate of participation is provided after each seminar and on completion of the six seminars, a final certificate of completion of the Inspire programme is awarded.

Covent Garden Summer Intensive

We are excited to offer dance teachers the opportunity to attend the complete Series 1: Inspire for the first time over a six-day period in London. All six seminars will be delivered sequentially from 12-17 July 2021.

This is a unique opportunity to complete the entire series at our Upper School, Covent Garden studios. Single and twin-share residential accommodation will be available for a limited number of participants at The Royal Ballet School’s Jebsen House which is five minutes’ walk to the Upper School.

Participants are encouraged to attend the entire six days, however individual seminar places may be available subject to availability.

How to book

Bookings open in mid-February 2021.

Join the waiting list for seminars that become sold out or register your interest to receive priority booking and hear about new dates added.

Registration for seminars is at 9.30am

Seminars run from 10am to 4.30pm

The fee for individual UK seminars is £135 with a limited number of student places available at a reduced rate of £90.

The fee for the entire Series 1 in July 2021 will be £800. Residential accommodation for a limited number of participants will be available at reasonable rates. Details will be available when bookings open in mid-February 2021.

Seminars are run throughout the year at our studios in Covent Garden, London:

The Royal Ballet School
46 Floral Street
London WC2E 9DA

Any questions?

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