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Central School of Ballet

Posted on June 30, 2017

Central School of Ballet is a world-leading centre for professional dance training based in the South Bank arts community in London’s Southwark, led by Executive Director Mark Osterfield.

Central offers a two-year Foundation Degree in Professional Dance and Performance, leading to a further year of training to complete a BA (Hons) degree, and an MA in Choreography all accredited by the University of Kent. Students on the BA (Hons) degree course join the touring company Ballet Central in their final year providing first-hand experience of professional performance for ticket-buying audiences making Central’s graduates particularly employable.

Graduates join leading international dance companies and renowned musical theatre productions.

Central also has a thriving Junior School with classes in ballet for children after school, and an Associate Programme for young people aiming for professional dance training.  A range of adult dance classes in the evenings and on Sundays provides the chance to improve general fitness and wellbeing.

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