23 October 2023 - 27 October 2023

The Fonteyn: Creative Spaces (London)

Join us for a week-long course to share some of The Fonteyn candidates’ experiences with ballet classes and repertoire coaching.

If you’re currently studying the RAD Intermediate, Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1 or Advanced 2 syllabi, or equivalent, this is an ideal way to enhance your skills and unlock your creative potential.

You’ll get to work with inspiring faculty from the RAD and Rambert Grades, to develop your technical and artistic skills and build your knowledge of classical and contemporary repertoire.

We look forward to working with you as part of The Fonteyn week in London!

The closing date has passed to enquire about spaces, email the team at: participate@rad.org.uk

Key Information

Level Age Duration Fee
RAD Intermediate - Advanced 2 up to age 25 1 week: Monday - Friday £255 for the week

Who can attend?

You should currently be studying the RAD Vocational Graded ballet syllabus at Intermediate up to Advanced 2.

Places are strictly limited.


Monday 23 – Friday 27 October  2023

(Closing date: Monday 9 October)


Classes will take place  at our purpose-built studios in London, the full address is detailed below:

Royal Academy of Dance headquarters
188 York Road
SW11 3JZ


Each morning or afternoon, you will participate in:

  • a non-syllabus ballet technique class
  • classical repertoire coaching
  • contemporary technique and repertoire coaching

Contemporary coaching with Rambert Grades

Discover the Rambert Grades syllabus through a guided journey led by Rambert Grades teaching artist, Dylan Jones.

Participating students will experience discovery of the movement ‘fundamentals’ before learning a solo created for the syllabus by renowned choreographer, Hofesh Shechter. Dancers will be encouraged to focus on their personal strengths and establish their own creative voice as they gain an understanding of the Rambert Grades approach to contemporary dance training and education.


You will be eligible for either the morning session or afternoon session according to your current level of study.

Morning Session: Intermediate and Advanced Foundation
9.30am – 1.30pm BST: Monday – Thursday
9.30am – 3.00pm BST: Friday (includes a sharing)

Afternoon Session: Advanced 1 and 2
2.30 – 6.45pm BST: Monday – Thursday
3.00 – 6.45pm BST: Friday (includes a sharing)


Have a question, please get in touch by email, participate@rad.org.uk.


 If the level you wish to book appears sold out, we will provide a waiting list option and the Learning and Participation team will contact you should a suitable place become available.

Please ensure you have read our 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.

Travel Guide

Useful information for planning your journey.
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The Fonteyn Final Tickets

Round off this exciting week with a ticket to watch the candidate peformances at The Fonteyn Final.
Buy tickets to the final!

Apply for The Bedells Bursary

For students who have achieved RAD Advanced 1, with distinction, enter the Bursary in the same week and win up to £1,000.
The Bedells Bursary 2023

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