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Spring Modern Ballet for ages 13–17

Spring School for young people

Introduction

If you are aged between 13 – 17 years and interested in developing your existing skills in classical ballet technique, repertoire and contemporary dance, this Modern Ballet spring school is perfect for you.

Spring Modern Ballet is practical, rigorous and aims to prepare young dancers working towards a vocational dance training. The course will take place in one of our beautiful dance spaces at the Wallace Studios at Spiers Locks.

NB: If you want to apply for the course, please check the entry requirements, before contacting us.

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Introduction

If you are aged between 13 – 17 years and interested in developing your existing skills in classical ballet technique, repertoire and contemporary dance, this Modern Ballet spring school is perfect for you.

Spring Modern Ballet is practical, rigorous and aims to prepare young dancers working towards a vocational dance training. The course will take place in one of our beautiful dance spaces at the Wallace Studios at Spiers Locks.

NB: If you want to apply for the course, please check the entry requirements, before contacting us.

BOOKING OPENS SOON

Course outline

The spring school is practical, rigorous and aims to prepare young dancers working towards a vocational dance training.

During the course, students will have daily classical technique classes with pointework for girls and virtuosity for boys. Additionally, students will participate in masterclasses in a range of supporting subjects, including contemporary dance and classical repertoire.

By the end of this spring school students will have:

  • Strengthened their classical ballet technique
  • Worked with specialists in the field of ballet and experienced a professional approach to practice
  • Participated in repertoire and contemporary sessions
  • Had the opportunity to creatively engage with the styles being taught

Financial support

Agnes Allan Bursary

The Agnes Allan Bursary provides support to students who require some financial assistance to take part in a short course.

Agnes Allan was a teacher, passionate about social inclusion and this bursary scheme exists to offer support to our students to participate in the performing or production arts.

Anyone who wishes to take part in a short courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for this bursary.

How to apply

Your bursary application must be submitted before you apply for a short course. You may be asked to provide supporting documents with your application.

Please complete the online bursary application form. If you have any questions about the application process please contact us on 0141 270 8213 or shortcourses@rcs.ac.uk and we will be happy to help you.

Staying in Glasgow

Many of our students travel from across the world to join us for an open day, study on a short course or attend a summer school at the Royal Conservatoire.

Residential accommodation for summer school students travelling within the UK or from overseas is available at Liberty House. This is the student accommodation that our full-time students use during term time. Please note that this accommodation is only for students aged 16+.

The modern, self-contained flats are located in the city centre of Glasgow, just ten minutes walk from the Royal Conservatoire. They consist of single en-suite units and have a communal kitchen that you can use to store and prepare food during your stay. You can find more information on their website.

For 2017 summer school students, the prices start at £139.50 for 7 nights (excluding bedding pack). Kitchen packs/items are included as standard for Summer School students. Bedding packs are not provided in the bedrooms, but can be purchased from Liberty House for £30 on application.

Places are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you have any access requirements, Liberty Living are happy to discuss accommodation arrangements to ensure they suit you.

The Conservatoire is not able to make reservations on your behalf. Please contact Liberty Living with any queries on +44 (0)141 248 9949 or libertyhouse-glasgow@libertyliving.co.uk.

If you are having trouble finding accommodation, please contact us directly and we will aim to help you find somewhere to stay.

If you would prefer to stay in hostel, B&B or hotel, click see our list of short term accommodation in Glasgow for a list of alternative accommodation or you can see the Visit Scotland website.

 

Entry requirements

Although students do not need to have any formal ballet qualifications, previous ballet experience is essential and students should be working at approximately Advanced Foundation level in ballet to benefit fully from this spring school.

Please supply the following photographs for our consideration via lifelong@rcs.ac.uk:

  • Demi-plie in 1st position with arms in 2nd position
  • Degage to 2nd position with arms in 2nd position

Please note: photographs should be full length against a plain background with the applicant wearing a normal ballet uniform. Photographs do not have to be professionally taken.

 

Preparing for your course

There is no advance preparation required for this spring school, but students should ensure they are at a level of fitness to participate fully in this highly practical course.

Students should wear ballet practice clothes (leotard, ballet tights) for classical classes and footless tights for contemporary classes.

Soft pointe/ canvas shoes should be worn for class and girls should bring pointe shoes.

Students should bring water and snacks as this course will be very physical.

At a glance...

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Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers from 25% off the overall tuition cost for current undergraduate/postgraduate students and staff, to 10% off when two summer schools are booked at the same time.

View a full list of promotional offers here. Contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk to request your code prior to booking a course.

Teaching staff

Kerry Livingstone

Kerry trained at the RAD in London and graduated with a first class BA (Hons) in the Art and Teaching of Ballet and a Licentiate of the RAD.

Kerry joined the staff of Northern Ballet School in Manchester, where she worked for eight years, teaching full-time students on both the Professional Dancers’ and Teachers’ Courses. On moving back to Scotland, she joined the Dance School of Scotland, where she worked for five years.

In 2008, Kerry was appointed as the Head of the Associate Programme at Scottish Ballet. She is also the Head of Modern Ballet at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Kerry is a tutor for the RAD and has a Masters Degree in Ballet Studies from the University of Surrey, Roehampton.

Further training

You may be interested in our Modern Ballet summer schools, our RAD Ballet weekly classes or our Junior Conservatoire of Modern Ballet.

Additional Information

You will have the opportunity to work with members of the BA Modern Ballet teaching team as well as industry specialists.