BBA LONDON / BBA DEVON / BBA BELFAST / BBA HULL / NEW BBA NuL (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

 

*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.*

 PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 ALL AUDITIONS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED. APPLICATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU WITH NEW DATES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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)

Newcastle-under-Lyme Auditions: Sunday 31st May 2020 (closing date: Friday 22nd May)

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

 

NEW...NuL BBA

Classes will be held at the Jubilee 2 in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Close to the M6, Stoke-on-Trent and less than an hour from Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool. 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.

Junior & Mid classes taught by Monique Aaliyah 

Senior classes taught by Daisy Hulbert 

 

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 Zoe Epstein: RBS Dip and RAD RTS; and Lowri Shone: Tring Park teacher and freelance dancer 

Optional contemporary classes are also offered.

(Minimum age 7yrs / Grade 1 standard)

 

BBA Mid - Level 2A & 2B

2.5 hours of intensive Ballet training incorporating 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 muscles, using the correct terminology, along with more technical aspects and pre- pointe strengthening/virtuosity work for the boys. 

Classes taught by Zoe Epstein 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 and pointe work/strengthening for boys. These dancers will now have an in depth knowledge of their own anatomy and be able to apply their corrections with intelligence and maturity. Training will be in line with both vocational and international standards. Pilates based body conditioning will still be incorporated, however we will expect students to write these exercises down and start doing them at home to maximize their rate of improvement.

Classes taught by Carrie Johnson:Central School of Ballet and ex-professional dancer; and Larissa Bamber: trained at the RBS and danced with the Royal Ballet Company, taught at ENBS.

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.

Mid 4 will be taught by Carrie Johnson and Mid 5 by Larissa Bamber. 

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. A similar structure to the London classes will be applied. 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. A similar structure to the London classes will be applied. Dancers attend approximately 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.

 PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 ALL CLASSES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED FROM 21/3/20 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Class Dates London BBA 

 

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Autumn 2020

Jan 5th

Apr 19th

Sept 6th

Jan 12th

May 3rd

Sept 13th

Feb 2nd

May 10th

Sept 27th

Feb 16th

May 24th

Oct 11th

Feb 23rd

June 14th

Nov 1st

March 8th

June 28th

Nov 8th

March 22rd

July 5th

Nov 22nd

March 29th

July 12th

Dec 6th

 

Class Dates Devon BBA 

 

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Autumn 2020

5th Jan

 19th Apr

 13th Sept

19th Jan

10th May

20th Sept

9th Feb

7th June

11th Oct

8th March

5th July

1st Nov

22nd March

19th July

29th Nov

 

Class Dates Belfast BBA 

 

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Autumn 2020

12th Jan

26th Apr

13th Sept

2nd Feb

17th May

11th Oct

1st March 

24th May

8th Nov

15th March 

14 June

6th Dec

 

 Class Dates Hull BBA

 

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Autumn 2020

Jan 12th

Apr 26th

Sept 6th

Jan 26th

May 10th

Sept 20th

Feb 9th

May 24th

Oct 4th

Feb 23rd

June 7th

Oct 18th

March 8th

June 21st

Nov 1st

March 22nd 

July 5th

Nov 15th

 

July 19th 

Nov 29th 

 

Class dates NuL BBA       

Autumn 2020

Sept 6th

Oct 4th

Nov 1st

Dec 6th

   

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. For NuL please add "NuL" to the location.

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