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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 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.
The course in Classical Ballet and associated subjects offers intensive vocational
training and education to prepare dancers for auditions and a professional career
in dance. It is suitable for pre-professional students in their final year, professional
dancers who have had time-out through injury or for other reasons, and graduate
or overseas students who seek to enhance their audition opportunities.
Performance opportunities are numerous, both in our own theatre and at
professional venues. All the students benefit from our association with Birmingham
Royal Ballet. There are opportunities to discover what a
professional dancer’s life is like. Many students will have the opportunity to
perform with the Company.
Graduates are given guidance on preparing their Curricula Vitae and the collation
of an appropriate portfolio prior to auditioning for professional engagements
during their final term at Elmhurst.
Elmhurst’s Dance Faculty comprises teachers who have danced with international
companies and who are well placed to guide, inspire and polish graduates’
performances with their own passion for dance. There are also opportunities for
participants to be seen by Elmhurst’s numerous visitors and guests, including
many professional dancers and choreographers.
Summary of Course
Duration of course: one year, full time
Entry: application, audition and interview
A tailor-made programme is prescribed to meet each individual’s perceived
strengths and weaknesses, and to meet any specific needs if recovering from an