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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 AGED 12 – 15 YEARS IN YEAR OF INTENDED ENTRY
Girls - leotard (sleeveless), light-coloured tights and ballet shoes
Boys - tights, white T-shirt and ballet shoes
Portrait of face, full-length shots of figure in all positions in bare feet as in application form.
b>DVD/VIDEO Barre work – 10 minutes maximum to include: Pliés – demi and full in 1st, 2nd and 5th positions and to include ports de bras (cambré) forward, back and sideways
Tendus en croix
Ronds de jambe à terre
Adage to include développé en croix
Grand battements en croix
Centre work –15 minutes maximum to include:
Pirouettes – single or double en dehors and en dedans Adage simple – to include développé devant, à la seconde and arabesque Allegro – 3 enchaînements to include :
1. Sautés in 1st, 2nd and 4th positions
2. A simple assemble and jeté combination
3. Grand allegro (big jumps) combination showing dance quality
Splits with right and left leg in front Pointe work (girls only) – 5 minutes (if taught) showing:
Rises and relevés in 1st, 2nd and 5th positions Tour en l’air (boys only – if taught)
Single or double right and left