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Do you think that ballet is elitist ?

Do you think that ballet is elitist ? A couple of days ago on the Ballet News facebook page I posed the question : “Do you think that ballet is elitist ?” I wanted to keep the question simple and clear, and I think it’s helpful to start with a definition of elitist : adjective 1. (of […]

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Steven McRae

Ballet Business | How to get into ballet

How to get into ballet I know what’s going through your mind.  There you are, centre stage.  Spotlight on you.  Only YOU. Cut … The reality is that there is NOTHING glamorous about ballet training and that your chances of ever being seen in that spotlight are tiny. The ballet world If the ballet world were […]

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English National Ballet School Christmas Performance 2010

English National Ballet School Press Release, November 2010 English National Ballet School Christmas Performance 2010 Thursday 9 December 1pm Friday 10 December 1pm & 7pm Saturday 11 December 1pm English National Ballet School (ENBS) are proud to announce their Christmas Performance 2010 which will take place in their intimate Studio Theatre for four performances only. […]

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dancer in tutu

Ballet School – behind the barre

English National Ballet School | Behind the barre This year I am following two English National Ballet School (ENBS) students; one in the first year and one in the third (graduate) year. The latest available Ofsted inspection report (2008) gave the three year National Diploma in Professional Dance (classical ballet) an ‘outstanding’ grade.  The report […]

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BBC Wales


Last summer, BBC Cymru Wales commissioned a four part documentary, BALLET SCHOOL, based on five Welsh students at Elmhurst School for Dance, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Associate School.  The team followed the students over the course of the academic year 2009/10.  Photography throughout  © BBC Pictures  The series will air weekly from Tuesday 24th August on […]

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