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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 SENIOR SCHOOL APPLICANTS AGED 16-18 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.
DVD/VIDEO Barre work – 15 minutes maximum to include: Pliés in all positions and port de bras forward, back and en rond Tendus and glissés Rond de jambe à terre and en l’air Adage showing développés en croix and fondus Grand battements and battements en cloche Centre work – 20 minutes maximum to include: Battement tendu combination using all directions (croisé, en face, écarté, effacé ) Adage must include grand rond jambe, penché in 1st arabesque (girls only) and promenade in arabesque Pirouettes – en dehors and en dedans from 5th and 4th Allegro – 3 enchaînements to include :
1. A combination of assemblés, jetés, etc.
2. A batterie combination
3. Grand allegro showing
4. grand jeté en tournant, grand jeté , and grand sissonne – this enchaînement must travel. Pointe work (girls only) - 5 minutes maximum showing:
1. Échappé relevé in 2nd and 4th, relevé in 5th, retiré relevé
2. Pirouettes from 4th position
3. Courus en diagonale
4. Piqué turns en diagonale Double tour en l’air (boys only)