Pre-Vocational Pathway & Pre-Vocational Programme

Pre-Vocational Pathway Programme

The Pre-Vocational Pathway programme is designed to nurture and prepare talented young dancers for the opportunity to be considered for Pre- vocational training with the BWHPLS.

Age Groups ​

  • P3 = Age 6/7

  • P4 = Age 7/8

Dance ​

  • Classical Ballet Technique

  • Contemporary

 

Cross Training

  • Body Conditioning

  • Rhythmic Gymnastics (Girls Only)

  • Body Difficulty Preparation (Boys Only)

Class Schedule & Levels of Training

 

Local Students: Oban and surrounding areas

Weekly Classes: Monday & Friday

 

Holiday Class: 5 Day Workshop Classes

  • 12-16 October

  • 8-12 Feb

  • 12-16 Apr

  •  5-9 July (Summer School)

 

Students Out With the Area

 

Holiday Class: 5 Day Workshop Classes

 

Scotland

  • 12-16 October

  • 12-16 Apr

  • 5-9 July (Summer School)

 

England

  • 26-30 Oct

  • 15-19 Feb

  • 12-16 Apr

  • 31-4 May/June

 

Pre-Vocational Pathway Programme Course Payment Plan

  • Local weekly & 4 holiday weeks - £2,200  per year.

  • England & rest of Scotland £250 per holiday week.

 

Note:

This is training only, accommodation is an additional £300 per week and subject to availability.

Pre-Vocational Programme

Pre-vocational students will be entered by the Ballet West High Performance Lower School for external RAD and Cecchetti exams, while the in-house contemporary syllabus will be examined by representatives from the Upper School. Female students will also have the opportunity to compete at national Rhythmic Gymnastics events.

 

Eligible students can be selected to represent Ballet West High Performance Lower School at both national and international events and can be included in Ballet West stage performances. 

 

Arrangements can be made to provide accommodation and care to students from out of town, if necessary. A carefully appointed and qualified house mother will be responsible for the nutritional and general wellbeing of the students.

The Pre-Vocational programme was implemented shortly after the launch of the High Performance Lower School, when the need to create a feeder programme that would develop younger dancers, aged 8-10 years, was realised. 

 

The programme familiarises candidates and their parents with the cross-training methodology applied on the Ballet West High Performance Lower School course. Classes totalling 20 hours weekly are conducted on Monday to Friday, with instruction by mentors and coaches from the High Performance Lower School. 

 

Age Groups

  • P5- Age 8/9

  • P6- Age 9/10

  • P7- Age 10/11

 

Dance 

  • RAD Classical Ballet

  • Cecchetti Classical Ballet

  • Pointe Work

  • Repertoire

  • Contemporary

 

Cross Training

  • Body Conditioning

  • Rhythmic Gymnastics (Girls Only)

  • Body Difficulty Preparation (Boys Only)

Class Schedule & Levels of Training

PRE-VOCATIONAL

Level 1 - 8/9 yrs (P5)

Monday- Thursday

Levels:

  • Cecchetti Grade 2 & 3

  • RAD Grade 2 & 3

  • Contemporary Level 1

  • Rhythmic Gymnastics Pre- Espoir

 

Level 2 - 9/10 yrs (P6)

Monday- Friday

Levels:

  • Cecchetti Grade 4

  • RAD Grade 4

  • Contemporary Level 2

  • Rhythmic Gymnastics Espoir/Pre-Junior

 

Level 3 - 10/11 yrs (P7)

Monday- Friday

Levels:

  • Cecchetti Grade 5

  • RAD Grade 5

  • Contemporary Level 3

  • Rhythmic Gymnastics Espoir

Pre-Vocational Course Payment Plan

The yearly course fee can be paid in quarterly instalments of £1,100 or in full. 

 

The yearly boarding fee requires a deposit of £1,500 followed by 10 monthly payments of £750.

Start your application process here...

VOCATIONAL

Ballet West High Performance Lower School produces versatile dancers with excellent technique.

SUMMER INTENSIVE

Ballet West offers short courses of intensive dance training in the idyllic surroundings of Ichrachan House, Taynuilt. Courses are run during the Summer holidays in July.

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Ballet West

01866 822641 | office@balletwest.ac.uk
Ichrachan House, Taynuilt, Argyll, PA35 1HP, Scotland

Company Number: SC175325

Scottish Charity Number: SC022105

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