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.

Dance and Drama Awards - Sixth Form

The Dance and Drama Awards are scholarships offering greatly reduced tuition fees and income-assessed support with living and learning costs at some of the leading independent dance and drama schools in England. They are funded by the Education Funding Agency. The Dance and Drama Awards are given to students who display the most talent and potential at their audition.

The Awards offer greatly reduced tuition fees but the student will be asked to make a contribution. They also provide access to income assessed support to help with living costs and student fees contribution.

You will only be eligible to receive a Dance and Drama Award if you take the Trinity College London qualifications. These courses last between one and three years and are at National Diploma or National Certificate level. Elmhurst Sixth Formers take the National Diploma in Professional Dance. This is a Level 6 qualification, which is recognised, in the new Further Education Framework, as the vocational equivalent of an honours degree.

The Dance and Drama Awards do not fund students taking degree courses.

The student must be an EU national at the start of the course and have been resident for the three years immediately preceding the first day of the first academic year of the course.

For further information about the awards and eligibility, please visit the DaDA website at or for more information visit

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