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.

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a gift to Elmhurst in your Will is a special way to ensure that we can continue to offer the highest standard of dance training, combined with a strong academic education and a caring environment to the professional dancers of tomorrow. Leaving a legacy won’t cost you anything right now and will help to ensure Elmhurst’s future as a world-renowned centre of excellence for the training and education of dancers.

All legacies, whether big or small, make a valuable contribution to Elmhurst’s work; from supporting a disadvantaged student’s training, to developing our outreach programme with West Midlands’ schools.

Any size of gift will be very gratefully received. Most people choose to leave either a pecuniary legacy, which is a specific amount of money, a particular item, or a residuary legacy, which is the remainder or a percentage of the remainder of your estate once family and friends have been taken care of.

If you have already made a Will...
but would like to leave a gift to Elmhurst, you can do so by making a simple addition to your existing Will. This is called a codicil. This document is a supplement to your Will enabling you to include new instructions and delete old ones without having to go through the task of rewriting the whole Will.

If you have not already made a Will…
we advise that you visit a solicitor to seek advice about how to make a Will. Solicitors will charge a fee, but you will receive sound professional advice and can be sure that your wishes are accurately reflected.

If you’ve already left us a gift, please let us know as we would like to thank you during your lifetime.

Elmhurst School for Dance is a registered charity, no 1040286.

For more information about remembering Elmhurst in your Will, or if you wish to let us know that you’ve already left us a gift, please contact Sian Scholes, Head of Relationships, by phoning 0121 415 2894 or e-mail

For general information about making a charitable donation in your Will, please visit Remember a Charity, part of the Institute of Fundraising and a registered charity.

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