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 2020...

London Auditions: Monday 6th April 2020 (closing date: Wednesday 1st April)

Devon Auditions: Saturday 9th May 2020 (closing date: Friday 1st May)

Belfast Auditions: Saturday 16th May 2020 (closing date: Friday 8th May)

Hull Auditions: Saturday 6th June 2020 (closing date: Friday 29th May)

 

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 and West End company performer - PDTC; and Lowri Shone: Tring Park teacher and freelance dancer 

Optional contemporary classes are also offered.

(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 Zoe Epstein: RBS Dip and RAD RTS and Lowri Shone.

Optional contemporary classes are also offered.

 

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 Joel Morris and Nicky Henshall: ex- ENB company and lead in American in Paris 

Optional contemporary classes are also offered, and are recommended at this level. 

BBA Mid Level 4 and 5

3 hours of intensive Ballet training. This time will include Ballet Class, Pointe work/virtuosity and ocassionally Repertoire. Pilates based body conditioning exercises will be explained so that students can continue these at home between classes. 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. 

Mid 4 will be taught by Carrie Johnson: Central School of Ballet and ex-professional dancer. Mid 5 will be taught by Nicky Henshall. 

There will also be an optional Contemporary class on each date, and this is strongly recommended for this age group.

BBA SENIOR

This class is run to a pre-professional standard and taught by Emma Northmore and guest teachers. Each class is 3 hours in length with intense focus on the strategies and techniques required to progress and achieve in the world of classical ballet.

Optional contemporary classes offered - strongly recommended for this age group.

 

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.

Foundation Juniors - new class for 2019 - taught by Lottie Smith: RBS and Bird College, danced professionally as a freelance dancer in London

Juniors taught by Roberta McClelland: trained at English National Ballet School, vocational and freelance teacher and examiner 

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

Upper Mids - new class for 2019 - taught by Roberta McClelland 

Seniors taught by Suzie Amiet 

 

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 Caroline Crawley - Ex-professional dancer and freelance teacher

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

Seniors taught by Nicolas Capelle  - Ex-profesisonal dancer, trained Paris Opera and School of American Ballet in New York

 

HULL BBA

Classes will be held at Anlaby Studios in Hull. Dancers attend approxiamtely twice a month with optional contemporary classes for the Upper Mid and Senior levels.

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

Lower Mid taught by Monique Jose

Upper Mid taught by Kei Jones- trained English National Ballet School and danced with ENB company

Senior taught by Kei Jones

 

All BBA Classes:

  • Internally 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 

 

Autumn 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Sept 8th

Jan 5th

Apr 19th

Sept 15th

Jan 12th

May 3rd

Oct 6th

Feb 2nd

May 10th

Oct 20th

Feb 16th

May 24th

Nov 3rd

Feb 23rd

June 14th

Nov 10th

March 8th

June 28th

Nov 24th

March 22rd

July 5th

Dec 8th

March 29th

July 12th

 

Class Dates Devon BBA 

 

Autumn 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Sept 8th

5th Jan

19th Apr

Oct 13th

19th Jan

10th May

Nov 3rd

9th Feb

7th June

Nov 24th

8th March

5th July

Dec 8th

22nd March

19th July

 

Class Dates Belfast BBA 

 

Autumn 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Sept 22nd

12th Jan

26th Apr

Oct 20th

2nd Feb

17th May

Nov 24th

1st March 

24th May

Dec 1st 

15th March 

14 June

 

 Class Dates Hull BBA

 

Autumn 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Sept 8th

Jan 12th

Apr 26th

Sept 29th

Jan 26th

May 10th

Sept 6th

Feb 16th

May 24th

Sept 20th

Feb 23rd

June 7th

Nov 10th

March 8th

June 21st

Nov 24th

March 22nd

July 5th

Dec 8th

 

July 19th

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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