Royal Academy of Dance,

36 Battersea Square

SW11 3RA




The Royal Academy of Dance is excited to be able to offer students the chance to work with BalletBoyz, a leading professional company. This is an opportunity to develop skills, understanding, and awareness of dynamic contemporary dance. Would you like to experience a day of contemporary training? Spend the day taking class with like-minded dancers, learning and gaining an insight into the BalletBoyz diverse repertoire through exercises and choreography. This fun, collaborative day will encourage you to explore your technical, creative and performance skills. Tutor: This day will be led by two of the Balletboyz company dancers Who can attend: Male and female students aged 13 years and above, with some prior dance training Timings: 10.00am – 4.00pm 10am – 11.30am: Contemporary Technique Class 11.30am – 12.30pm: BalletBoyz Repertoire 12.30pm – 1.30pm: Lunch break 1.30pm – 3.30pm: Repertoire and Creative tasks3.30pm – 4pm: Sharing of work for parents Fee: £40 for the full day Date: Saturday 27 October Closing date: Monday 8 October Prize draw: The first 15 to register will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win BalletBoyz prizes: 1st prize: ‘Real men wear tights’ hoodie2nd prize: ‘Real men wear tights’ T-shirt3rd prize: BalletBoyz tote bag BalletBoyz: BalletBoyz was co-founded in 2000 by ex-Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. For ten years the company performed around the world and won numerous awards and accolades working with leading dancers, choreographers and designers. In 2005 BalletBoyz became Associate Artists at Sadler’s Wells, an appointment which was followed by shows Naked (2005), Encore (2006) and Greatest Hits! (2008). 2010 saw the first edition of the ground-breaking project, the TALENT, in which eight young male dancers were selected from a variety of backgrounds. The dancers were coached and mentored to create a company of first-class contemporary ballet performers. Now in its eighteenth year, the company has expanded to ten dancers and regularly tours nationally and internationally. In 2013 BalletBoyz won the National Dance Award for Best Independent Company. As well an extensive repertoire of stage works, BalletBoyz have created numerous arts documentaries for television including BalletBoyz I & II, Strictly Bolshoi, The Royal Ballet in Cuba, BalletBoyz: The Next Generation and BalletBoyz: The Rite of Spring, as well as forty short films for Channel 4’s Random Acts strand. They have won numerous awards for their film work including an International Emmy, Rose d’Or and Golden Prague. BalletBoyz continue to inspire, educate and showcase dance in the best possible ways, touring the world to bring their creations to as wide an audience as possible. Photo Credit: Panayiotis Sinnos Apply: Please ensure you check the ticket details carefully. If the ticket you wish to book appears sold out, please apply online for the Waiting List Ticket, specifying which time slot you wish to attend. The Student Activities Team will contact you should a suitable place become available. Please read our Terms & Conditions (sibling discounts available). The RAD uses Eventbrite for ticketing and registration for events (including workshops, masterclasses, CPD, and a range of free activities). We only store your personal information in order to register and facilitate your attendance and to request feedback. We will not use your information to contact you unless you have opted to receive marketing materials, or have signed up for our e-newsletter. Please read Eventbrite’s Privacy Policy. For further details on how your information is processed, please see the Student Activities Privacy Notice. Please note, in the event of injury or medical emergency during the activity a qualified First Aider from Royal Academy of Dance will provide necessary treatment and assistance to the participant. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information on this.