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Dartington Summer School 2019 (Devon)

26 Aug 2019 10:00 - 31 Aug 2019 13:30 / Tags: Courses, Regional, Summer School, Workshop, Non-syllabus

Dartington Summer School 2019 (Devon)
Dartington Summer School is a fun way to develop your technique and learn new dance skills in a variety of styles, and in a beautiful setting. The week closes with an open day to celebrate your achievements.

General sales open on Wednesday 12 December 2018 at 12pm (GMT).

Who can attend?

Students aged 8-18, studying RAD Grade 2, or the equivalent and above


Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL


Daily classes in a range of dance styles:

  • Ballet
  • Group dance/repertoire
  • Contemporary/creative
  • Street jazz


Joel Morris (Ballet Technique, Group Dance and Repertoire)
Joel was born on the Isle of Wight where he received his early training with Gillian Cartwright. He later trained at The Royal Ballet School, The Central School of Ballet, and The Royal Danish Ballet (Summer intensive on full scholarship). His 18-year career has seen him perform with London City Ballet, English National Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, The South African Ballet Theatre, and Cape Town City Ballet. He was also a company member of KBallet in Japan for its first seasons. Joel danced in Cats in the West End (London Palladium), and on tour where he was lucky enough to perform the iconic role of Mr Mistoffelees and attend rehearsals with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Dame Gillian Lynne. His classical principal roles include Franz (Coppélia), Blue Bird and Carabosse (The Sleeping Beauty), Don Jose (Carmen), The Nutcracker Prince, Gamache (Don Quixote), and Jesters in Swan Lake and Cinderella. He has also performed in Balanchine’s Who Cares and Ashton’s Les Patineurs.

Emma Dodds (Contemporary Technique and Creative Dance)
Emma trained at The Hammond School enjoying a diverse dance education in classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap and Spanish dance. Wishing to specialise in contemporary dance and develop herself as an artist and choreographer, she then went on to train at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, graduating with a BA Hons Degree Dance Theatre. Emma has enjoyed a varied performing career from TV to theatre, ballet and independent projects. In 2017 Emma graduated from the RAD’s Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma, with Distinction. Since then, she has worked as an Associate Lecturer in Dance for the University of Surrey, as well as running her own youth dance projects and working as an RAD dance teacher in her local region. Emma now works on the teaching faculty at Ballet Theatre UK teaching contemporary dance technique, choreography and Pilates.

Kevin Young (Street Jazz)
Originally from Glasgow, Kevin graduated from London Studio Centre in 2010 with a BA Honours Degree. Kevin has been fortunate to travel the world working with artists such as Plan B, Cheryl Cole, Diana Vickers, Marcus Collins, Florence and the Machine and Sophie Ellis Bexter. He has also danced on X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, The Brit Awards, Dancing On Ice, So You Think You Can Dance, Got To Dance, All Star Mr & Mrs, Louie Spence's Showbusiness and The Justin Lee Collins Show. Additionally, Kevin has choreographed many TV adverts, shows, flashmobs, tours and music videos worldwide. Kevin currently teaches at dance colleges, companies and schools all over the UK as well as schools in London through the RAD community outreach programme Step into Dance.


Monday 26 - Saturday 31 August 2019.

Closing Date

Monday 3 June 2019.

Registrations received after this date up until 15 July will still be accepted, subject to availability.


Each day (Monday to Friday) will run from 10am to 4.30pm. Tuition hours will vary on Saturday for the parent open day, the latest finish time will be 1.30pm. Please allow plenty of time for collecting belongings and sign-out when making travel arrangements.


A light buffet lunch is provided Monday to Friday, including snacks and drinks.

Film Screening & Karaoke night

Includes a film screening evening and a fun karaoke night (for residential and non-residential students).


A residential accommodation option at Dartington Hall is available for students aged 9 and above for an additional fee. The accommodation fee includes:

  • single accommodation,
  • breakfast and evening meals each day,
  • access to the beautiful grounds at Dartington, and
  • chaperones and a housemother in attendance during stay.

Tuition Awards 

One tuition award will be presented to a student (at any level) who has shown significant improvement at each RAD Summer School in the UK. The award is one week’s tuition at an RAD Summer School in 2019 or 2020.


  • Sibling discounts: Two sibling students: 10% off total cost of tuition fee, and three or more sibling students: 20% off total cost of tuition fees.

  • Group discounts: A 10% discount will be applied to the total cost of tuition fees for groups of 10 or more students within the same price band. Please note, group bookings for the Dartington Summer School are limited to 10 students per group 

  • Multiple booking discount: A 10% discount will be applied to the total cost of tuition fees for any single participant booking two or more summer events at the same time. 

All discounts will be checked, calculated and verified following your booking submission and the amount refunded directly.


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 ticket type you wish to purchase. The Student Activities Team will contact you should a suitable place become available.

Please read our Terms & Conditions (sibling discounts available).

The RAD uses Eventbrite for ticketing and registration for events (including workshops, masterclasses, CPD, and a range of free activities). We only store your personal information in order to register and facilitate your attendance and to request feedback. We will not use your information to contact you unless you have opted to receive marketing materials, or have signed up for our e-newsletter. Please read Eventbrite’s Privacy Policy. For further details on how your information is processed, please see the Student Activities Privacy Notice.

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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