Spring Intensives


World-class teaching open to students from around the world

Taught by Royal Ballet School artistic staff and guest teachers and open to students and teachers from around the world, these programmes offer world-class teaching in the heart of Asia and at our home in London.

Based at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in Hong Kong and at The Royal Ballet School’s White Lodge campus in Richmond, near London, participating students are given one week of intensive ballet training at their chosen location.

Both courses offer the opportunity for selection by the artistic staff to attend a preliminary audition for The Royal Ballet School.

Online Spring Intensive 2021

We are also offering an Online Spring Intensive from 7-10 April 2021, streaming virtual classes live from our beautiful White Lodge studios. The non-selective programme will include classes in ballet, focus, contemporary and Pilates, plus a selection of healthcare talks. Classes are open to students aged 10 and upwards.

How to apply

Spring Intensive London 2021

Applications have now closed.


Online Spring Intensive 2021

Applications will open in March 2021.


Spring Intensive London 2022

Applications will open in Autumn 2021.

Spring Intensive Hong Kong 2021 postponed

After careful consideration and discussion with our host venue, and due to the high risk that COVID-19 restrictions in Hong Kong will remain in place in April 2021, we have reluctantly decided to postpone our Spring Intensive Hong Kong until 2022.

From The Royal Ballet School Artistic Director, Christopher Powney:

‘After two wonderful experiences delivering The Royal Ballet School’s Intensive course and Inspire seminars in Hong Kong, we are incredibly disappointed that COVID-19 restrictions have prevented us from returning in 2021. This only makes us more determined to look to the future beyond the challenges of COVID, when we will once again be able to partner with our fantastic host venue and celebrate the next generation of dance talent.’

Spring Intensive London

View of White Lodge, Richmond Park

7-11 April 2021

  • Based at The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge, Richmond*
  • One week of intensive ballet training
  • Open to 10 to 15-year-olds at the time of the course
  • Residential places only for 2021
  • Participants have access to our healthcare facilities and staff including physiotherapists and nurse

*Please note while we currently expect this course to go ahead in person, it is subject to change based on the prevailing UK COVID-19 guidance.

Online Spring Intensive

Teaching in progress at an Online Intensive course

7-10 April 2021

  • Streamed from The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge, Richmond
  • Non-selective
  • Open to students aged 10 and above at the time of the course
  • Sessions include classes in classical technique, focus, contemporary, Pilates, plus interviews and healthcare talks.
  • Bookings will open in March 2021

Spring Intensive Hong Kong


Spring 2022, dates TBC

  • Based at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
  • One week of intensive ballet training
  • Open to 10 to 18-year-olds at the time of the course
  • Non-residential places only
  • Applications will open in Autumn 2021


Visit our fees page to find out more about our Intensive Courses fees.

Dance Teacher Observation programme

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 invite teacher observations for the Summer Intensive 2021, and will review this closer to the course start date. Further updates will be posted here.


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