Key Dates

Last week was all about Mock GCSE exams, but this week started with a productive two-hour ballet class followed by a further two solid hours of pointe and allegro coaching. Let the intense build up to our final auditions, solos and national competitions begin.

The key dates below highlight important ballet events I will have in addition to every day Year 11 school life at White Lodge over the next six weeks. Preparation for the solos evening will provide pieces for the Young British Dancer of the Year [YBDY] and Phyllis Bedells Bursary competitions. The auditions will clarify where I will complete my final three years of training.

Date Event Location


Sun 3

Focus on Style Masterclass – The Russian   School

Covent Garden, London

Tue 12

Year 11 Demonstration [Appraisal] Class

White Lodge, Richmond Park

Wed 20

Audition at Accadamia Teatro alla Scala

Milano, Italy [Half Term]

Tue 26

Solos Evening

White Lodge, Richmond Park


Sat 2

YBDY Competition Preliminaries

Covent Garden, London

Sun 3

YBDY Competition – Semi Finals

Covent Garden, London

Sat 9

YBDY Competition Finals

ROH Covent Garden, London

Sun 10

Audition at The Royal Ballet Upper School

Covent Garden, London     

Thu 14

Audition at Elmhurst School for Dance

Birmingham, UK          

Sat 16

Audition at English National Ballet School

Kensington, London

Sun 17

Phyllis Bedells Bursary Competition – RAD

Battersea, London   

Author: Prisca

Blogging since 2012. I'm a professional dancer, undergoing a degree in Digital Marketing, and co-founder of Boleyn Factory, an independent film organisation based in Bordeaux, France.

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