6 August 2022 - 7 August 2022

Swan Lake Adult Repertoire Intensive (London)

We are delighted to offer adult dancers an intensive weekend exploring repertoire from the much loved ballet Swan Lake. Join us for one or both days and experience the technical and dramatic challenges required of a dancer when performing repertoire from this classical ballet.

Each day will start off with a ballet technique class, before moving on to look at a piece of repertoire from Swan Lake and finishing with the opportunity to invite family/friends to watch an informal sharing of the repertoire.

The Swan Lake Adult Repertoire Intensive will be delivered by Damien Lee Stirk and feature live piano accompaniment.

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


Key Information

Duration Fee Closing Date
5.75 hours per day £60 per day (10% discount if booking both days) 18 July 2022 12:00pm

Who can attend?

Suitable for those age 18+ , with at least one years’ ballet experience. We recommend you also attend regular classes in order to get the most enjoyment from this experience.

Date and Time

Saturday 6 August, 10.00am – 3.45pm


Sunday 7 August, 10.00am – 3.45pm


Royal Academy of Dance
188 York Road
SW11 3JZ


The cost of the Intensive is £60 per day, however if you would like to book both days, you will receive a 10% discount which will be automatically applied upon registration.


Each day will start off with a 1 hour ballet technique class, before moving on to work in depth with a piece of repertoire from Swan Lake. On Saturday dancers will focus on corps de ballet repertoire and Sunday solo repertoire. Each day will finish with the opportunity to invite family/friends to watch an informal sharing of the repertoire.


Damien Lee Stirk will be leading the Swan Lake Adult Repertoire Intensive. He has recently performed for the Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake – Special Performance for Ukraine.

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.
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  • 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.

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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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