Ballet dancing holidays, retreats & courses
including contemporary dance



uk flagBallet West
based: Argyll, Scotland, UK
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Ballet West offer short residential intensive dance training courses during school holiday periods. These are held in the rural surroundings of Ichrachan House in Taynuilt and are taught by classical dance professionals.

| ballet | Scotland |


Dar Danse
based: Morocco
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Performing arts, dance and ballet retreats and summer camps from a centre overlooking a sandy cove on a beautiful stretch of wild Moroccan coastline. Working with dancers from the Royal Ballet and Wells Ballet, and West End stars.

| ballet | Morocco |


uk flagMMM – Margaret Morris Movement
based: Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK
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Offering this unique method of ballet and dance based exercise; workshops, residential Easter and summer courses are held in the UK, Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan and many other countries.

| ballet | UK | Europe | Canada | Australia | Japan |


uk flagRambert Dance Company
based: London, UK
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Youth and adult contemporary dance summer schools (residential and non-residential) at Rambert's base in Chiswick, London and other areas of the country. Also short dance residencies across the UK, held in schools, dance venues and communities.

| ballet | England |


uk flagWells Ballet Courses
based: London, UK
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Intensive ballet courses, weekends and retreats taught by dancers of The Royal Ballet for professionals, students and children. These ballet classes and courses are held in London and at their 'International Dance, Music and Performing Arts' retreat at a centre on the coast of Morocco.

| ballet | England | Morocco |


Ballet Summer School Dresden

based: Dresden, Germany

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International ballet summer school developed by Marina Antonova, suitable for young students (14 years plus) and professional dancers wishing to advance their classical technique.

| ballet | Germany |


Central School of Ballet

based: London, UK

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The Central School of Ballet International ballet summer school welcomes male and female dance students from the UK and Worldwide.

| ballet | UK |


Cecchetti Council of America (The)

based: Michigan, USA

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International residential summer school for dancers of all levels covering classical ballet, pointe, pas de deux, jazz, improvisation, mime and performance.

| ballet | USA |


Elmhurst School for Dance

based: West Midlands, UK

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Residential ballet summer school (for ages 14–18) in purpose-built facilities in Birmingham. Teaching by dancers from the Birmingham Royal Ballet and Elmhurst's own teaching staff.

| ballet | England |


Royal Academy of Dance

based: London, UK

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Summer schools and workshops throughout the UK and Worldwide. UK locations include Glasgow, Exeter, Birmingham and Manchester. Overseas locations include Germany, Japan, Singapore, Italy, USA, Canada and Hong Kong.

| ballet | UK | Worldwide |






Ballet ClassResidential contemporary dance and ballet courses, holidays, dance summer schools, camps and vacations in the UK, Europe, North America and Worldwide – holiday courses for aspiring ballerinas from beginner level through to professional dancers. Opportunities for dance students of all ages, abilities and gender to learn from World renowned dancers, dance instructors and choreographers. Programmes might include: repertoire, pas de deux, solos, pointe technique, characterization and performing skills, classical ballet, contemporary dance, jazz dance – and might also include supporting classes in things like pilates, stretching and yoga.


This section focuses on participation courses, workshops, summer camps and holidays – but if you're after holidays and tours where you can watch ballet and contemporary dance performances please visit our Opera & Ballet section here».