The Twelfth Annual Chelsea Ballet Adult Summer School

In the summer of 2005 I wanted to attend a summer school but struggled to find anything for my age group. All the summer schools were designed for kids, professional students and professional dancers. I eventually found the ideal summer school ….. in America. After adding up all the costs of getting there, attending and living it was way out of my price range. It was then that I thought “why not organise my own summer school”. So over a bottle of Rose I hatched the plan with two friends from Chelsea Ballet and we started to plan a timetable and the logistics.

It was always my intention that the school would be small so that people would have the opportunity to mix and make friends. I also wanted people to receive more attention from the teachers, which can be difficult with large classes. I think I can safely say this has been achieved and it is great to see the same faces returning year after year. I take no payment for organising this School. I do it because I want to. Instead I am rewarded by seeing how people have improved with each visit - not only in technique but also in confidence.

I myself trained professionally and now teach and I go away with a lot more knowledge, which I pass onto my own students.

I am delighted to announce that Chelsea Ballet will be holding, in our 50th year, the twelfth annual week-long summer school from Monday, 31st July – Saturday, 5th August 2017. The summer school is open to anyone over the age of 18 with an elementary and above standard of ballet who would like the chance to work on technique and performance quality in a friendly and supportive environment and receive correction and advice from the teaching staff.

Please note that this school is not suitable for beginners.

The school will be held at Pineapple Dance Studios, Covent Garden, London.

We have not included an official lunch break so as to utilise the studio and include a fuller programme. Participants will have the option to sign up for as many or as few classes as they want – “Pic’n’Mix”.


Time DurationClassTeacherCost
10.00-11.001 hrPilatesPaola Manfredi £10
11.00-11.1515 minsBreak
11.15-12.451.5 hrsBallet: ElementaryMichael Branwell£12
12.45-13.0015 minsBreak
13.00-14.001 hrPointe: Beginners - ElementaryHenrietta Branwell £10
14.00-14.1515 minsBreak
14.15-15.451.5 hrsBallet: IntermediateRichard Ramsey £12
15.45-16.0015 minsBreak
16.00-17.001 hrPointe: IntermediateBethany Ramsey £10

Please complete the registration form to secure your place. A deposit of £30 will be required to secure a place (or the full class fee if the total attendance fee is less than the requested deposit). Payment to be settled by BACS (info available upon request) or cheque. Unfortunately we do not accept credit or debit cards.

For further details, please contact Louise Hudson at chelseaballet@hotmail.com


Chelse ballet quotes
  • Chelsea Ballet summer school 2016 - Ballet Intermediate
    Intermediate Ballet with Richard Ramsey 2016 © Louise Hudson
  • Chelsea Ballet summer school 2016 - Ballet Intermediate Friday
    Intermediate Pointe with Bethany Ramsey 2016 © Louise Hudson
  • Chelsea Ballet summer school 2016 - Ballet Elementary
    Elementary Ballet with Michael Branwell 2016 © Louise Hudson
  • Chelsea Ballet summer school 2016 - Ballet Elementary Saturday
    Beginner/Elementary Pointe with Henrietta Branwell 2016 © Louise Hudson
  • Chelsea Ballet summer school 2016 - Ballet Intermediate Saturday
    Intermediate Ballet with Louise Hudson 2016 © Louise Hudson
  • Chelsea Ballet summer school 2016 - Ballet Intermediate Saturday
    Intermediate Ballet with Louise Hudson 2016 © Louise Hudson
  • Chelsea Ballet summer school - Ballet Elementary
    Ballet Elementary with Michael Branwell 2015 © Louise Hudson
  • Chelsea Ballet summer school - Ballet Intermediate
    Ballet Intermediate with Richard Ramsey 2015 © Louise Hudson
  • Chelsea Ballet summer school - Elementary Pointe
    Pointe Elementary with Henrietta Branwell 2015 © Louise Hudson
  • Chelsea Ballet summer school - Intermediate Point
    Pointe Intermediate with Bethany Ramsey 2015 © Louise Hudson

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