10 February, 2016 //

Let’s Make a Ballet

Calling all budding performers!

Ballet Ireland’s popular summer school returns to theatres around the country in 2016. This much-loved programme gives participants a taste for all that goes into making a ballet and a peek into the life of a professional dancer.

Participants will have an unforgettable time creating a ballet with professional dancers from Ballet Ireland based on the story of the Briar Rose (by the Brothers Grimm). This week long programme starts with class on stage with the dancers, followed by workshops in creating the choreography in addition to making props and costumes.

The young performers play an important role in the creation of their own full length ballet which is performed on stage at the end of the week for family and friends to come and enjoy.

‘When I went to sleep I dreamt I was back on stage. I loved it. When can I do it again?’ – 2015 Summer School Participant

The programme is suitable for boys and girls ages 6+ with or without dance training.

Please note: Seniors are required all day on Thursday and Friday. Juniors attend both morning and afternoon session on Friday ahead of the performance at 4pm.