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 studentís 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.

Summer Schools

Elmhurst's Summer School was launched in 2010; it takes place each August at Elmhurst School for Dance’s superb, purpose-built facilities in Birmingham, with accommodation on site.


Our 2017 Upper School Summer School for ages 14-18 will take place on:

  • Sunday 6th August - Saturday 12th August 


Upper School

  • Residential £675
  • Non-residential £525.

Our 2017 Lower School Summer School for ages 11-13 will take place on: 

  • Wednesday 30th August - Friday 1st September 2017 

Lower School

  • Residential £375
  • Non-residential £325.

Upper Summer School Application Form

Lower Summer School Application Form

To apply for the 2017 Summer Schools please download the relevant application form and return it to: 

Summer School 2017,
Elmhurst School for Dance, 
249 Bristol Road, 
B5 7UH

We offer a £25 discount for returning the forms by Friday 10th March 

For more information or if you have any questions about the Summer School, please contact Helen Siddle, Events Manager, on 0121 415 2831, or by email on

Click here to find out more about previous Summer Schools.

2015 Summer Schools

'The level of teaching and care of students is very high. My daughter has taken part in other summer schools and she says Elmhurst is by far the best in every way.'

'I would like it to be longer because I enjoyed it so much.'

Read more comments from students and their parents.

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