BalletBoyz Workshop (London)
The Royal Academy of Dance is excited to be able to offer students the chance to work with BalletBoyz, a leading professional company. This is an opportunity to develop skills, understanding, and awareness of dynamic contemporary dance.
Would you like to experience a day of contemporary training?
Spend the day taking class with like-minded dancers, learning and gaining an insight into the BalletBoyz diverse repertoire through exercises and choreography.
This fun, collaborative day will encourage you to explore your technical, creative and performance skills.
This day will be led by two of the Balletboyz company dancers
Who can attend:
Male and female students aged 13 years and above, with some prior dance training
10–11.30am: Contemporary Technique Class
11.30am – 12.30pm: BalletBoyz Repertoire
12.30–1.30pm: Lunch break
1.30–3.30pm: Repertoire and Creative tasks
3.30–4pm: Sharing of work for parents
£40 for the full day
Saturday 27 October
Monday 8 October
The first 15 to register will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win BalletBoyz prizes:
1st prize: ‘Real men wear tights’ hoodie
2nd prize: ‘Real men wear tights’ T-shirt
3rd prize: BalletBoyz tote bag
BalletBoyz was co-founded in 2000 by ex-Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. For ten years the company performed around the world and won numerous awards and accolades working with leading dancers, choreographers and designers.
In 2005 BalletBoyz became Associate Artists at Sadler’s Wells, an appointment which was followed by shows Naked (2005), Encore (2006) and Greatest Hits! (2008). 2010 saw the first edition of the ground-breaking project, the TALENT, in which eight young male dancers were selected from a variety of backgrounds. The dancers were coached and mentored to create a company of first-class contemporary ballet performers. Now in its eighteenth year, the company has expanded to ten dancers and regularly tours nationally and internationally. In 2013 BalletBoyz won the National Dance Award for Best Independent Company.
As well an extensive repertoire of stage works, BalletBoyz have created numerous arts documentaries for television including BalletBoyz I & II, Strictly Bolshoi, The Royal Ballet in Cuba, BalletBoyz: The Next Generation and BalletBoyz: The Rite of Spring, as well as forty short films for Channel 4’s Random Acts strand. They have won numerous awards for their film work including an International Emmy, Rose d’Or and Golden Prague.
BalletBoyz continue to inspire, educate and showcase dance in the best possible ways, touring the world to bring their creations to as wide an audience as possible.
Photo credit: Panayiotis Sinnos
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, specifying which time slot you wish to attend. The Student Activities Team will contact you should a suitable place become available.
Please read our Terms & Conditions (sibling discounts available).
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.