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.

What the students and their parents thought of the 2015 Summer Schools

Quotes from some of the students

"I would like it to be longer because I enjoyed it so much."

"Loved every second!! Fabulous coaching and I left stronger, more determined and TOTALLY inspired! I feel very lucky to have worked with my idols and inspirations! Thank you to all the lovely staff and teachers."

"Thank you for an amazing week. Definitely applying for next year."

Quotes from parents of some of the students

"The level of teaching and care of students is very high.  My daughter has taken part in other summer schools and she says Elmhurst is by far the best in every way."

"My daughter absolutely loved the Summer School.  The 3 days went very quickly – she would have liked it to be longer!  She benefitted enormously from the dance training but also had great fun being at a residential school for the first time.  I thought the care given by the house staff was fantastic.  All were warm, approachable and helpful.  A huge thank you for making my daughter feel so welcome in a new environment and looking after her so well!"

"This was Student A’s first experience of Elmhurst and she thoroughly enjoyed her week.  The teaching was fantastic and she had great pastoral care.  Student A often commented how open everyone was as to what Elmhurst’s vision was and what they were striving for.  Student A thought this was fantastic to have such an insight into the school and made her even more determined to audition at 16!"

"There seemed to be a very welcoming atmosphere at the school and this had obviously pervaded throughout the week as Student A came back having very much enjoyed the week.  She found the staff very approachable and felt she benefitted hugely in her progression in dance.  Thank you to all involved for helping to make it such a great week!"

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