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.

HRH Duchess of Cornwall visits Elmhurst


On Tuesday 25th November 2014.HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, Elmhurst School for Dance, visited the school to mark its 10th anniversary celebration of being based in Birmingham, HRH toured the school, including the student allotment and heard plans for a new, state of the art Health and Wellbeing Centre which will be built over the coming months.

The Duchess then watched a short performance by students prior to meeting guests including parents of students and Supporters at a reception. Over 100 parents attended the event and a group of parents shared their experiences of having children at the School. Olympic Ice Skater, Robin Cousins also attended the event along with many funders, donors and supporters. In an impromptu speech HRH commented on her pride at being patron of the school and also on the politeness, discipline and behaviour of the student body.

Photographs of HRH and the whole school appeared in The Times and in the Birmingham and West Midlands media. BBC TV news carried a full report on the evening of the event


The formal launch of the fundraising campaign to generate at least £1,000,000 will take place at Elmhurst on the 29th January 2015. For information on how to be involved in the school’s 10th Anniversary Celebration, contact 0121 415 2890


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