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, the new 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.

How to apply for Spring Intensive London

Applications for our 2021 London Spring Intensive course have now closed.

Applications for our 2022 London Spring Intensive course 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 and non-residential places available
  • 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.

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.

Spring Intensive London Dance Teacher Observation programme

A unique opportunity for dance teachers to observe our Spring Intensive London classes (ages 10-15 years) at White Lodge, Richmond Park. Find out more.


Intensive Courses FAQs