Course Content

In addition to elite training in classical ballet, the Centre for Advanced Training Programme features classes and learning opportunities to create a solid foundation on which students can pursue their dancing aspirations.

These include:

  • Classes in contemporary dance, jazz, music and drama
  • Studies in basic anatomy, nutrition and dance history
  • Intensive and holiday courses to build on confidence and technique and to widen knowledge of other areas of the arts
  • Opportunities for some students to perform with Northern Ballet
  • Two free theatre trips each year

Year 1

Approximately 10 hours training a week focusing on:

  • Usage and understanding of proper natural posture and body alignment
  • Body conditioning to strengthen, and to re-balance any muscular imbalances
  • Increasing vocabulary
  • Presentation/joy of movement
  • Creativity
  • Introduction to pointe work
  • Additional sessions could include jazz, music & drama, basic anatomy, nutrition and dance history

Year 2

Approximately 10 hours training a week focusing on:

  • An increase in level of material
  • Muscle memory and strength building
  • Increasing vocabulary
  • Pointe work
  • Additional sessions could include introduction to contemporary dance, and continuation of studies in music & drama, anatomy, nutrition and dance history

Year 3

Between 10-14 hours training a week focusing on:

  • Increasing the hours and intensity of classical training
  • Building technical and physical strength and stamina
  • Increasing vocabulary
  • Additional sessions could include music & drama classes, weekly contemporary class, weekly Pilates reformer classes, and studies in choreography & dance companies

Year 4-5/6

Between 10-16 hours a week (depending on age, level and academic year) focusing on:

  • An increase in level of material
  • Increasing vocabulary
  • Repertoire and supported adage classes
  • Career advice and mental preparation and support for the career
  • Additional sessions could include weekly contemporary class, weekly Pilates reformer classes, and separate male and female classes
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