The Classical Ballet Academy is designed to discover talented girls and boys between the ages of 8 – 16 years and provide them with a high level of pre-vocational classical training.

The Classical Ballet Academy (CBA) introduces young boys and girls to the fundamentals of vocational training. The focus is on technique, artistry and musicality. Freedom of expression and confidence is encouraged in a nurturing holistic manner.

The programme complements the student’s individual training with their regular ballet school and gives them an opportunity to work with other talented children who share the same goals and ambitions to have a career in dance. Boys are taught separately by a male teacher and all classes are streamed by ability and age. Class numbers are kept small and classes are accompanied by a pianist in our Tring Park Studios.

Further Information

CBA is closely associated with the main school and the dance faculty often guest teach on the course. The course follows similar criteria to the main school in preparation for Tring Park School auditions and possible entry. At the end of the academic year students are assessed by the Artistic Director, the Director of Dance and the Head of Ballet of the main school.

The programme consists of six Sunday sessions per term. The session consists of body conditioning, a classical ballet class, followed by coaching, repetoire and pointe work for the female students. Younger students receive their training in the morning and the older groups in the afternoon. At the end of each term, parents are invited in to watch the classical ballet class. In the summer term, this is supplemented by a workshop from a guest teacher introducing a different genre of dance.

Upcoming Audition Dates

Classical Ballet Academy
Classical Ballet Academy
28th November 2021

Schedule 2021 – 2022

Autumn Term

First Half Term:

12th September
26th September
10th October

Second Half Term:

24th October
7th November
21st November

Spring Term

First Half Term:

9th January
23rd January
6th February

Second Half Term:

27th February
13th March
27th March

Summer Term

First Half Term:

24th April
8th May
22nd May

Second Half Term:

5th June
19th June
2rd July


There is no funding available, although boys who have attained the Paul Watson bursary are allowed to use their awarded funds toward CBA fees. One term’s notice is required if the student wishes to leave CBA.

2021 - 2022

Group 1 & 2


Group 3 – 6


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Paul Farrell | Head of Classical Ballet Academy

Please get in contact if you have any queries about Classical Ballet Academy.