22 July 2023

Elite Syncopations Adult Repertoire Workshop (London)

We are delighted to offer adult dancers an opportunity to attend a repertoire workshop based on Scott Joplin’s 1902 composition, Elite Syncopations.

The workshop will be delivered by Damien Lee Stirk and feature live piano accompaniment. It will start off with a ballet technique class, before moving on to learn a piece of repertoire from Elite Syncopations.

For weekly classes that focus on solo choreography from the classic ballets, please refer to the RAD syllabus Discovering Repertoire.

This workshop has now closed for bookings. Please contact participate@rad.org.uk with enquiries.

Key Information

Duration Fee Closing Date
2.5 hours £39.00 26 June 2022 12:00pm

Who can attend?

Suitable for those age 18+. We offer two different levels to choose from depending on your experience:

Level 1: Open to dancers who have some knowledge of ballet technique.

Level 2: Suitable for dancers currently studying RAD Inter-Foundation and above, or equivalent.

To join the waiting list for Level 2 please complete the following form


Saturday 22 July 2023


Royal Academy of Dance
188 York Road
SW11 3JZ


Level 1: 10.00am – 12.30pm

Level 2: 1.30pm 4.00pm (SOLD OUT)

To join the waiting list for Level 2 please complete the following form



Please note, if you are also attending the Adult Ballet and Pilates Summer Course, you are entitled to a 10% discount for the Elite Syncopations Adult Repertoire Workshop. The discount code can be found in your confirmation email.


Damien Lee Stirk will be leading the Adult Repertoire Workshop.

Damien is an international guest teacher specialising in classical ballet and repertoire. He trained in London at The English National Ballet School after being awarded a scholarship from The Rudolf Nureyev Foundation. His professional performing experience includes; English National Ballet, The Israel Ballet, Ballet National de Marseille, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and The Royal Ballet.

In 2011 Damien graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance [RAD] gaining distinction for the Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma [PDTD]. His teaching credits include, The Royal Academy of Dance, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, The Royal Opera House, The Place and Matthew Bourne’s Adventures In Motion Pictures and New Adventures companies.

International teaching credits include; Brazil, Denmark, Hong Kong, Israel, India, Japan, Mexico and the USA.

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Booking process

  • Places are limited in each class and secured on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Payment is required at the time of booking.
  • An automatic email will be sent via the booking platform Cvent to confirm your registration and payment were successful.
  • Please quote the Cvent order no/ticket reference when contacting the RAD with any queries related to your booking.
  • Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions, which includes the RAD’s cancellation policy.
  • When a class is fully-booked, a waiting list will be activated. The Learning and Participation Team will contact you via email should a suitable place become available.
  • After the closing date, you will receive an additional confirmation by email, detailing registration times, suggested dress, and all other relevant information for the course and venue.
  • For all queries, please email participate@rad.org.uk.

Please complete the registration form in Cvent by clicking the ‘book now’ button and ensure you check the ticket details carefully. If the ticket you wish to book appears sold out, please apply online via the same link, selecting the ‘Waiting List’ ticket option.

Please ensure you check the ticket details carefully. If the ticket you wish to book appears sold out, please apply online for the ‘Waiting List’ ticket. The  will contact you should a suitable place become available.

Please ensure you have read our Summer Events Terms & Conditions carefully before you apply. You will need to confirm your acceptance of these terms when you register your place.

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Please note, in the event of injury or medical emergency during the activity a qualified First Aider from Royal Academy of Dance will provide necessary treatment and assistance to the participant. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information on this. 

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