Summer Course


Ages 8 – 18 grouped by ability and age

The 5-day Ballet Boost Summer School is a fantastic opportunity for pre-vocational and vocational students to grow their confidence and expand their knowledge under the guidance of a highly experienced faculty of teachers.

With Ballet, Repertoire and Pointe work for the girls, and Virtuosity for the boys, Summer School classes will also take the time to focus on body conditioning, plus Contemporary and Musical theatre. This comprehensive schedule follows the Ballet Boost programme which aims to furnish students with the technique, mindset and artistic approach required of professional ballet dancers today. In previous years, Ballet Boost Summer School students have displayed a wonderful sense of growth in both knowledge and confidence in only five days!

We are delighted to be able to offer one, two or three day options to this year’s Summer school. We hope it will assist families both financially and to allow for bespoke training across the summer (or throughout the year) that can be bought alongside our 121 training and pre audition packages. This exciting new offering across your summer is an extremely wise investment in both your dancers experiences as well as the all important progression towards their ultimate goal and everything is arranged on an individual basis to fit your schedule.

Our team of guest teachers will impart their unique style and knowledge in an environment that is nurturing and inspiring – a truly fantastic opportunity for students to access the wisdom and industry experience from those who know it best.

Course Details

22nd - 26th of July 2024

Pineapple Dance Studios

Juniors: ages 8-10

11am - 3.30pm

£90 - Single Day £180 - Two Days £260 - 3 days £400 - Full Five Days

Audition photos / 121s: 9.30am - 10.30am

Mid & Seniors: ages 10+

11am - 4.30pm

£100 - Single Day £190 - Two Days £290 - Three days £450 - Full Five Days

Audition photos / 121s: 9.30am - 10.30am

Thank you Emma. Izzy had a fantastic week. What a privilege for her to experience all the amazing dance classes with you and all the brilliant guest teachers. She learnt so much and definitely wants to return to ballet boost again next time.

Samantha Wilson

Applications are now open for the 2024 Summer Course.

PLEASE NOTE: We are now asking for submission of photos upon application to ensure high standards are maintained. These are: Arabesque, Tendu in 2nd and -if over 11 years and on pointe for girls- 4th position en pointe. If you currently attend a full time vocational school you do NOT need to submit these. Those on other vocational training programmes may still be asked for photo.

Previous Faculty

Olivia Cowley

Soloist Royal Ballet Company

Henry St Clair

Casting director and teacher.

Gina Tse

Principal, Swedish Ballet.

Leanne Cope

Star of An American in Paris.

Ruth Brill

Birmingham Royal Ballet and much-loved choreographer.

Matthew Bourne workshop

Begonia Cao

(Dependant on schedule) English National Ballet

Lauren Cuthbertson

(Dependant on schedule) Principal, The Royal Ballet

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