Summer Intensives

Ballet for You offers holiday programmes consisting of workshops, ballet classes and the opportunity to learn existing, new or reworked classical and neo-classical repertoire.

2019 summer programmes:

WEEK 1: Monday 29th July - Friday 2nd August 2019
WEEK 2: Monday 5th - 9th August 2019

at WAC Arts, 213 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4QP

PROGRAMME #1: Beginners 1 Recap

A useful recap of Beginners 1 material in preparation to starting Beginners 2 in the Autumn term
Mon 29th & Tue 30th July 2019

PROGRAMME #2 Targeting Specifics (Head & Arms, Pirouettes, Allegro)

Suitable for Beginners 3 Level to Advanced, we will examine:
1) use of arms, head & epaulement and how these can help your movements
2) tips on better pirouettes and
3) ways to improve your allegro

Wed 31st July, Thu 1st & Fri 2nd August 2019

PROGRAMME #3 Repertoire: The Czardas from Coppelia

A 40 min warm up class followed by rehearsals over 5 consecutive evenings; suitable for ladies and men attending Beginners 3 Level as a minimum (ie Beginners 3, Beginner-General, Improvers 1, Improvers 2 and Advanced)

Mon 29th July - Fri 2nd Aug 2019

PROGRAMME #4: Variations for Men

Class taken without the barre incorporating virtuoso steps before covering one or more male variations such as Act 3 Swan Lake, Le Corsaire or La Bayadere. Men should be competent with Improvers 1 material at a minimum.

Mon 5th - Wed 7th August 2019

PROGRAMME #5: Variations for Ladies

A 40 min warm up class followed by learning one of the Fairy Variations from Sleeping Beauty's Prologue.  Suitable for ladies at Improvers 2 and Advanced level (on or off pointe).

Mon 5th - Wed 7th August 2019

PROGRAMME #6: Beginners Class & Repertoire

Suitable for ladies and men in Beginners 2, Beginners 3 and Beginner-General levels, the 2 evenings will consist of Ballet Floor-barre, Ballet class and working on a dance choreographed on those attending.

Thu 8th & Fri 9th August 2019

Summer 2018 Holiday Programmes:

Swan Lake, Act 1 Waltz from 2018 Summer Programme - Week 2

Sleeping Beauty Garland Waltz from 2018 Summer Programme - Week 1

L'Arlesienne from 2018 Easter Intensive

Bolero from 2017 Summer Programme

Romeo and Juliet from the first (of 3) 2016 Summer Programmes

Paquita from the 2nd (of 3) 2016 Summer Programmes

Romeo & Juliet - Dance of the Knights - from the 3rd (of 3) 2016 Summer Programmes

Waltz of the Flowers from the 2015 Summer Programme.


The 2014 Summer Programme covered The Waltz from Act 1 Swan Lake and Snowflakes from Act 1 The Nutcracker, the choreography from Snowflakes was then adapted for use in the 2015 Performance. This shows the video for the Waltz only.