South West Theatre Ballet – Full length ballet productions
South West Theatre Ballet offers pupils aged 7 – 18 years the opportunity to perform in a full length ballet, enjoying the magic of performing in a real theatre, with amazing sets and costumes. Our course consists of 25 class and rehearsal sessions, commencing in June 2017 culminating in 4 performances in November 2018. There are two centres and pupils may choose which is most convenient. Our Devon branch will hold classes in Dartington Hall, Totnes with performances at The Palace Theatre, Paignton. Our Somerset branch will hold classes at Queens College, Taunton and performances will be at the McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater.
Ballet classes with experienced dancers & choreographers
Our youth ballet cast members have fortnightly classes taught by our faculty of experienced dancers & choreographers who have worked, or are currently dancing, within ballet companies around the world. This further strengthens the children’s technique and vocabulary of steps, complementing their classes at their local ballet schools. As our course is designed to enhance the students regular training, permission must be granted by their dance teachers.
Developing your ballet skills
All our ballets are choreographed on the students, who play a big part in the creative process. Having the students for a year allows us to get to know them as individuals, see their strengths and weaknesses, and help them develop their confidence and performance levels.