BBA LONDON / BBA DEVON / BBA BELFAST / BBA HULL

 

*APPLICATIONS for all courses are now open. The audition fee from 2019 is £30, payable on the day. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page for an application form.*

 

For entry in September 2019...

London Auditions: *CHANGE OF DATE* TUESDAY 9th APRIL 2019. Closing date: Monday 26th March.

Devon Auditions: SATURDAY 11th MAY 2019. Closing date: Friday 26th April.

Belfast Auditions: SATURDAY 8th JUNE 2019. Closing date: Friday 31st May.

Hull Auditions: SATURDAY 22nd JUNE 2019. Closing date: Friday 14th June.

 

LONDON BBA

Classes will be held in the delightful studios at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance near Richmond.

Dancers will attend approximately twice a month on Sundays

Entry is by audition and the summer term will involve an assessment providing vital feedback and progress reports.

 

 

BBA Junior – Level 1A & 1B

The basic principles of anatomy will be threaded throughout their Ballet class work and embedded during the 30 minutes of Pilates based floor exercises they will cover after their class. They will be taught all technical, musical and artistic aspects in an environment that will build both confidence and skill whilst exercising their enquiring minds. The 2/2.25 hour class is followed by contemporary (sometimes repertoire) which is an optional extra but extremely vital skill in ballet today.

Classes taught by Joel Morris ex-soloist, PDTC and Sarah Mcllroy ex ENB Principle QTLS, ENBS and Tring. 

(Minimum age 8yrs - auditionees can be 7 if close to 8 yrs for Sept entry)

 

BBA Mid - Level 2A & 2B

2.5 hours of intensive Ballet training incorporating some floor barre and Pilates based body conditioning. A fantastic pianist will be playing to help inspire a true sense of musicality as part of their technique and artistic work. The anatomy work continues with a deeper understanding of the use of their muscles, the correct terminology, along with more technical aspects and pre pointe strengthening/virtuosity work for the boys. Contemporary work will be incorporated as an optional extra hour of class.

Classes taught by Lisa Millard and Zoe Eptein (RBS Dip) 

 

BBA Mid - Level 3A & 3B

Intensive training in a nurturing environment that allows students to realize how much more they can achieve. There will be class, pointe work/strengthening for boys and ocassionally repertoire. These dancers will now have an in depth knowledge of their own anatomy and be able to apply their corrections with intelligence and maturity. Contemporary will be offered and the training will be in line with both vocational and international standards. Pilates based body conditioning will still be incorporated but we will expect students to write these down and start doing them at home to maximize their rate of improvement.

Classes taught by Sarah Mcllroy and Joel Morris. 

BBA Mid Level 4 and Seniors 

3 hours of intensive Ballet training. This time will include Ballet Class, Pointe work/virtuosity and ocassioanlly Repertoire. Pilates based body conditioning exercises will be explained so that students can continue these at home between classes so please bring a notebook to record these. More self awareness and technical ability will be expected along with an innate sense of musicality and artistry.

The class will be divided according to the work that is being focused on at the time with a 15 minute break. 

Emma Northmore will teach the seniors and Carrie Johnson ex-professional dancer the Mid 4 group.

There will be Contemporary on each date and in the course of the year we hope to offer a couple of Master classes with guest teachers offering insight into other systems of training. These will come up as an optional extra or as part of the curriculum.

 

DEVON BBA

Classes will be held at DanSci Dance Studios in Exeter. Dancers will attend approximately once a month for 2.5/3 hrs. A similar structure to the London classes will be applied. Entry by Audition with yearly assessments and feedback.

Juniors taught by Roberta McClelland - Trained English National Ballet School, Vocational and freelance teacher and examiner 

Mids taught by Suzie Amiet - Trained Elmhurst School, RBS JA teacher 

Seniors taught by Linda Goss - Trained RBS, White Lodge Teacher

 

BELFAST BBA

Classes will be held at the MAC Belfast. As above, dancers will attend approximately once a month for 2.5/3 hours. Dancers will again be assessed each year and provided with feedback.

Juniors taught by Rachel Ensor & Caroline Crawley - Ex-professional dancers and freelance teachers

Mids taught by Julia Galloway - Trained ARAD, Vocational and freelance teacher 

Seniors taught by Roberta McClelland  - Trained English National Ballet School, Vocational and freelance teacher and examiner 

 

HULL BBA

Classes will be held at Anlaby Studios in Hull. Dancers attend approxiamtely twice a month. 

Juniors taught by Monique Jose - Trianed at Hungarian National Ballet Academy, professional dancer and freelance teacher

Mid / Senior taught by Kei Akahoshi - Trained English National Ballet School and danced with ENB company

 

All BBA Classes:

  • Internally and Externally assessed in the spring / summer term.
  • One or two scholarships for each venue will be available from September 2018.
  • Levels and progression will be decided in the Spring term assessment - please be aware that age will not dictate which level a child is in. This will be judged on technical ability, strength and their personal aptitude to the training given.
  • It is possible for a dancer to be assessed out if they cannot cope with the training schedule but every effort will be made to offer the best opportunity for each child to achieve and you (the parent/guardian) will be made aware of any issues that are occuring.
 

Class Dates London BBA 

Spring 2019 

Summer 2019

Autumn 2019

Jan 13th

May 5th

Sept 8th

Jan 27th

May 12th

Sept 15th

Feb 3rd

May 26th

Oct 6th

 Feb 17th

June 2nd

Oct 20th

March 3rd

June 16th

Nov 3rd

March 10th

June 30th

Nov 10th

 March 31st

July 7th

Nov 24th

   

Dec 8th

 

Class Dates Devon BBA 

Spring 2019

Summer 2019

Autumn 2019

Jan 20th              

April 28th

Sept 15th

Feb 3rd

May 12th

Oct 13th

Feb 24th

June 2nd

Nov 3rd

March 17th

June 23rd

Nov 24th

March 31st

 July 7th

Dec 8th

 

Class Dates Belfast BBA 

Spring 2019

 Summer 2019

Autumn 2019

Jan 20th

May 5th

Sept 22nd

Feb 10th

May 26th

 Oct 20th

 

 

March 10th

June 9th

 Nov 24th

April 7th

June 30th

 Dec 1st 

 

 Class Dates Hull BBA

Spring 2019  

Summer 2019

Autumn 2019

Jan 13th

April 28th

Sept 8th

Jan 27th

May 12th

Sept 29th

Feb 3rd

May 19th

Sept 6th

Feb 17th

June 2nd

Sept 20th

March 3rd

June 16th

Nov 10th

March 24th

June 23rd

Nov 24th

 

July 7th

Dec 8th

How to Apply

Application is by Audition and the submission of relevant photographs. We welcome both Boys and Girls.

For London based BBA please complete this form and add "London" to the location. For Devon BBA please add "Devon" to the location. For Belfast BBA please add "Belfast" to the location. For Hull please add "Hull" to the location.

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