Online Spring Intensive 2021

Online Summer Intensive 2020

Live streaming every day from White Lodge 7-10 April 2021

Our Online Spring Intensive 2021 runs from 7-10 April. Live virtual classes for students aged 10-15 will be taught by The Royal Ballet School Artistic team from our beautiful White Lodge studios.

Classes will include ballet, Pilates, focus classes and contemporary, all taught by The Royal Ballet School Artistic team. Some classes will be followed by a Q&A session with the teacher.

The Intensive will also offer a selection of Healthy Dancer talks presented by our Healthcare team.

When can I book?

Booking opens on 22 March 2021.

Class times and further schedule details will be released in March 2021.

How much do sessions cost?

Course package (eight dance classes, two healthcare talks and registration fee): £120.00.
This is a reduced cost when compared to individual class booking.

Individual booking:
Ballet and Contemporary class: £16.00
Focus class and Pilates: £12.00
Healthy Dancer talk: £5.00

A registration fee of £3.50 is also payable.

What is a course package?

The course package includes eight dance classes and two Healthy Dancer talks and is available for two age groups:

  • Juniors (10-12 years old at the time of the course)
  • Mids (13-15 years old at the time of the course)

It includes all sessions within your age bracket, listed below.

Sessions generally run 9.30am-5.30pm each day.

 

Juniors
Mids
Wednesday 7 April Wednesday 7 April
Ballet class Ballet class
Healthy Dancer talk x 2 Healthy Dancer talk x 2
Thursday 8 April Thursday 8 April
Contemporary class Contemporary class
Ballet class Ballet class
Friday 9 April Friday 9 April
Ballet class Ballet class
Focus class Focus class
Saturday 10 April Saturday 10 April
Ballet class Pilates class
Pilates class Ballet class
Focus class Focus class

About our classes

Group of girls performing ballet exercises at a barre in our studios at White Lodge
Ballet class

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

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

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.

Junior classes

For students aged between 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.
Mid classes

For students aged between 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 able to maintain extensions in adage at 90 degrees and above
  • Feet and ankles should be strong, secure and able to stretch well
  • Good flexibility is required
  • Allegro should be executed with clear understanding of how to link a sequence of steps together in a choreographed exercise
  • Girls should be confident executing basic pointe work exercises.

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.
  • A Ballet class can be attended by as many students who have booked to take part
  • 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.
Focus classes

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

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

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.

Junior classes

For students aged between 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.
Mid classes

For students aged between 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 able to maintain extensions in adage at 90 degrees and above
  • Feet and ankles should be strong, secure and able to stretch well
  • Good flexibility is required
  • Allegro should be executed with clear understanding of how to link a sequence of steps together in a choreographed exercise
  • Girls should be confident executing basic pointe work exercises.

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.
Students doing Pilates in a studio
Pilates

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.

Pilates classes are available for male and female students aged 10-15.

These classes will provide sound basic experience to our younger students aged 10-12, and further technique to those aged 13-15. None of our classes are for beginner students, or students below 10 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 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
  • 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

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 10-15.

These classes will provide sound basic experience to our younger students aged 10-12, and further technique to those aged 13-15. None of our classes are for beginner students, or students below 10 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.
Student in the gym using a weights machine
Healthy Dancer talks

Learn about how important health is for the wellbeing of young, growing dancers’ bodies and minds.

Our Healthy Dancer talks are available to everyone – no age restrictions apply.

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

Online Spring Intensive 2021 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.