Courses

Lower School Dance (Years 7-11)

When you join the Lower School, you’ll develop your technical, artistic and creative dance skills. You’ll enjoy a dynamic and busy timetable with varying dance styles, all building on the foundations of your daily ballet class.

Lower School is where you’ll lay the ground work for becoming an exceptional dancer. You’ll participate in classes in classical ballet, pointe work (girls), contemporary technique, choreography, jazz, tap and coaching. Supported adage is introduced in Year 10, as well as strength and conditioning.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop your performance skills through our annual summer shows, choreographic and solos competitions, as well as other events at school and in the community.
Join us in Year 7 and, subject to your good health and behaviour, we’ll make a 5-year commitment to your training. You can of course join us at a later stage too.

Throughout your time at Elmhurst, you’ll be assessed regularly. If, at any point, we’re worried about your progress we’ll talk to you and find ways to help you improve.

Upper School Dance

Throughout your three years of Upper School, you’ll perfect your dance skills and we’ll help you prepare for your professional career.

You’ll enjoy diverse and challenging performance and competition opportunities, including the annual summer shows and the solos and choreographic competitions. You might even be selected to work with Birmingham Royal Ballet both at the Birmingham Hippodrome and on tour!

Your dance training includes daily ballet class, contemporary technique, jazz, flamenco and choreography, which are delivered by our expert dance team and guest artists.

At the same time, you’ll study for your Level 6 Diploma in Professional Dance, validated by Trinity College London. If you join us in Year 13 you can follow the two-year Level 5 Diploma. And because thinking dancers make better dancers, you’ll also study Advanced Level Certificate (‘A’ level) academic subjects.

The Diploma includes a module on Professional Dance Studies, designed to help you to prepare for professional life. You’ll cover subjects such as CV writing, creating your own online portfolio and health and safety practice in dance.

Once you’ve passed your Diploma (to date we have 100% pass rate success) you can follow a one-year distance-learning BA hons degree with Middlesex University.

Join us in Year 12 and subject to your good health and behaviour, we’ll make a 3-year commitment to your training. You can of course join us at a later stage too.

Throughout your time at Elmhurst, you’ll be assessed regularly. If, at any point, we’re worried about your progress we’ll talk to you and find ways to help you improve.

Courses

Full time ballet training

Elmhurst young dancers

Summer school

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