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Students live in a friendly and caring community which is committed to their safety and welfare. Students receive outstanding Health &
Well-being support specifically designed for dancers.
We are proud to be a world class centre of excellence for the training and education of classical ballet dancers where graduating students are prepared to secure contracts with national and international ballet companies. Teachers come from successful professional dance backgrounds and teach with passion and commitment.
A student-focussed learning experience maximises each student’s potential in learning, living and dancing skills. The positive learning environment and high expectations prepare our graduates for life in the very best national and international ballet companies.
Elmhurst in Association with Birmingham Royal Ballet is a world renowned centre of excellence for the training and education of ballet dancers. Students are equipped with the skills, resilience and creativity to succeed and make a difference in the professional dance world and beyond.
DVD/VIDEO (VHS) REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS AGE 11 AS AT 31 AUGUST IN YEAR OF AUDITION
Girls – leotard (sleeveless) and soft ballet shoes.
Boys – ballet shorts or tights (footless) and ballet shoes.
Portrait of face, full-length shots of figure in all positions in bare feet as per application form
DVD/VIDEO Barre work - 8 minutes maximum, to include: Pliés – demi and full in 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions Tendus – 4 slow in each position en croix Grand battement en croix incorporating retiré passé Combré (bends) – forwards, backwards and sideways Centre work - 10 minutes maximum
Simple Port de bras including 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th positions Battement tendu/Battement tendu jeté 1st Arabesque àterre de côté Sautés in 1st and 2nd facing camera Balancé de côté or en diagonal Polkas en diagonal Splits on both legs