Our Open Days and Experience Days are extremely popular and tickets sell very quickly for the Elmhurst events that shine a light on a day in the life of the school. The doors of our Edgbaston, Birmingham home swing open and prospective students, their parents, guardians and teachers get a fun and insightful glimpse of the Elmhurst offer.
Choosing and attending the right school is an important step in a young dancer’s life. Many of our students live on site and attending Elmhurst means leaving home at a very young age. We want students to feel at home at school, especially when school becomes their second home. For many families sending a child to Elmhurst will mark the first time a family member has attended a vocational and boarding school, so we hope the Open and Experience Days answer questions and concerns and put minds at rest that Elmhurst is the right choice for them.
Through tours of the school, Q&A sessions with current students and staff, and class experiences and observations we aim for the days to show that Elmhurst is an enjoyable and safe place to live, dance and learn. The experience, a window into the Elmhurst world, is an opportunity to witness the buzz of the school and the student camaraderie and the care and attention bestowed on them by the staff. Many young people who have attended the days in the past have gone on to audition and accept a place at the school.
Experience Days autumn 2021:
The Experience Days this autumn – Sunday 3 and Sunday 10 October - will be split into Lower School (for school years 6 - 10) and Upper School (for school years 11 & 12). Applicants will attend an ‘Audition Experience Class’ from 10 -11:30am, followed by a Q&A session in the studio theatre and a tour of the school taking in the dance studios, academic classrooms, health and wellbeing centre, fitness room, boarding accommodation, bistro, IT facilities, music rooms and outdoor spaces. The session will finish at 12.30pm.
Open Day autumn 2021:
The Open Day this autumn – Friday 1 October - will be split into two slots starting at 10:30am and 11:15am. This is a FREE event and will consist of a tour of the school and a chance to speak to staff about life at Elmhurst.
For more information and how to book, please follow the links below:
Experience Day- Lower School
Experience Day- Upper School