Video Requirements

All video links must be uploaded onto the online application form in order to apply for our Full-time Ballet Training programmes. Emailed links will not be accepted. 

Please see below for detailed video requirements for each age group and information on how to create a video link. 

You can film your video from home on a smartphone device or camera of your choice, you do not need to have the video filmed professionally or in a dance studio. 

Please ensure that your whole body is in the frame of your device and that you are dancing in a safe enviorment. 

 

Applicants aged 11 as at 31st August 2021

UNIFORM

Girls – leotard (sleeveless) socks and soft ballet shoes.
Boys – white t-shirt or leotard, ballet shorts or tights (footless) and ballet shoes.



BARRE WORK

8 minutes maximum

  • Pliés – demi and grand pliés in 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions

  • Battement tendu – 4 slow tendu 4 counts for each tendu, 2 out 2 in,  en croix (front- side- back -side)

  • Grand battement en croix incorporating retiré passé


CENTRE WORK

10 minutes maximum

  • Simple Port de bras including 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th positions

  • Battement tendus  devant and a la seconde

  • 1st arabesque à terre de côté- showing a static position to both sides

  • Sautés in 1st and 2nd position facing the  camera

  • Balancé de côté  or en avant and en arriére or a combination of both

  • 1 enchainement from the corner (en diagonale) to include gallops, spring point, step and hop, polka. To both sides.

  • Splits on both legs


STRETCHING 

  • Hamstrings, sideways to the camera, legs stretched out in font parallel, stretch the arms above the head and reach forward to touch the toes, knees as straight as possible

  • Splits on both legs (facing  en diagonal with both right and left leg

  • Box splits, in second position

  • Back sideways to camera, lying face down, place hands next to shoulders, stretch the arms so the back is arched

 
 

FREE MOVEMENT 

  • 1- 2 minutes of free movement to music of your choice


For applicants aged 11-15 years old in 2021

UNIFORM

Girls - leotard (sleeveless), ballet tights and ballet shoes
Boys - tights, white T-shirt or leotard and ballet shoes


BARRE WORK

10 minutes maximum 

  • Pliés – demi and full pliés in 1st, 2nd and 5th positions and to include ports de bras (cambré) forward, back and sideways

  • Battement Tendus en croix

  • Ronds de jambe à terre

  • Adage to include développé en croix

  • Grand battements en croix

 

CENTRE WORK

15 minutes maximum 

  • Simple Port de Bras

  • Pirouettes – single or double pirouettes en dehors and en dedans

  • Adage simple – to include développé devant, à la seconde and arabesque

  • Allegro – 3 enchaînements to include:

    1. Sautés in 1st, 2nd and 4th positions
    2. A simple assemble and jeté  ordinaire combination
    3. Grand allegro age appropriate combination showing elevation, movement and dance quality

 

POINTE WORK (girls only if taught) 

  • Combination of rises and relevé in 1st and 2nd position for year 8

  • Relevé in 5th position, échappé relevé in 2nd and 4th 

  • Relevé in 5th, échappé relevé and to include relevé devant and derriére 

 

TOUR EN L'AR (boys only – if taught)

Single or double, right and left

 

STRETCHING 

  • Hamstrings  sideways to the camera, legs stretched out in font parallel, stretch the arms above the head and reach forward to touch the toes, knees as straight as possible

  • Splits on both legs (facing en diagonal with both right and left leg)

  • Box splits, in second position

  • Back sideways to camera, lying face down, place hands next to shoulders, stretch the arms so the back is arched

  

FREE MOVEMENT

  • 1- 2 minutes of free movement to music of your choice


Applicants aged 16-18 in 2021

UNIFORM

Women - leotard (sleeveless), ballet tights and shoes
Men - tights, white t-shirt or leotard and ballet shoes


BARRE WORK 

15 minutes maximum 

  • Pliés in all positions, demi and grand pliés,  port de bras forward, back and en rond

  • Battement tendu and battement glissé

  • Rond de jambe à terre and en l’air

  • Adage showing développé en croix and incorporating battemnet fondu

  • Grand battement and grand battement en cloche


CENTRE WORK

20 minutes maximum

  • Battement tendu combination using all directions (croisé, en face, écarté, effacé )

  • Adage must include grand rond jambe, penché in 1st arabesque (girls only) and promenade in arabesque

  • Pirouettes – en dehors and en dedans from 5th and 4th

  • Allegro – 4 enchaînements to include:

    1. A combination of assemlés, jeté, temp levé
    2. A batterie combination of your choice 
    3. Grand allegro to include four grand jeté en tournant, grand jeté en avant, grand sissone fermé en avant on both sides 

 

POINTE WORK (women only)

  •   Relevé in1st, 2nd and 5th position, échappé relevé in 2nd and 4th in the centre

  •   Relevé in 5th, relevé devant and derriére, courus in the centre

 

TOUR EN L'AR (men only)

Double- right and left 

 

STRETCHING 

  • Hamstrings  sideways to the camera, legs stretched out in font parallel, stretch the arms above the head and reach forward to touch the toes, knees as straight as possible

  • Splits on both legs (facing  en diagonal with both right and left leg

  • Box splits, in second position

  • Back sideways to camera, lying face down, place hands next to shoulders, stretch the arms so the back is arched.

 

FREE MOVEMENT

  • 1- 2 minutes of free movement to music of your choice

To create an account and upload to YouTube:

Step 1: Access YouTube via the search engine where you will see a ‘sign in’ icon on the right- hand side.

Step 2: Enter all the relevant details to create your channel including Gmail account

Step 3: To create a brand account if this is necessary, click on channel list and add a brand account

Step 4: By the account icon on the top right-hand corner of the page you will see a video recording icon. Click this and then ‘upload video’

Step 5: Choose a file from your computer to upload and enter all of the relevant details such as video name, and description including any hashtags that you may need. The video will then start uploading.

Step 6: Once the video is published, click on the share button below the video. You will then be given a link to the video which you can copy and paste in an email. You will also be given the option to share on social media or embed a longer link which is used to display a video within a website.

 

To create an account and upload to Vimeo:

Step 1: Enter Vimeo in the search engine and click ‘join’ on the top left-hand corner.

Step 2: You can then choose to join by email or by an existing Google account

Step 3: Once signed in, you will see a ‘new video’ icon in the top right-hand corner, click this and then ‘choose files’.

Step 4: You will then be prompted to enter a description, title, tags and privacy setting.

Step 5: Similar to YouTube, once the video is uploaded you will be able to share it via the share button below the video. You will then be given short links to paste in an email, an email field if you want a specific person to be directed to the video, or embed link. You will also be able to share via social media.

 

Alternatively you can upload your video to any website that allows file sharing. Please make sure to include the link in your completed online application form where indicated to do so. 

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