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I am looking for a half term drama/acting workshop for my daughter, specifically in relation to ballet performance on stage.  Can anyone recommend a suitable venue/course in central London?  Many thanks!

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Never done anything like that but seem to recall seeing one time that Masters of Ballet (I think?) held acting for dancers one day course once aimed I think c.age 12?

Perhaps also look at where ballet companies are performing as often hold workshops across various ages based on the current rep so would include the acting required to tell story of that ballet perhaps? I know BRB & ENB both hold Nutcracker workshops across age groups - lots of acting required in that ballet! 

New Adventures also....

Plus RAD run various courses that might be relevant around the country.

Good luck! 

Just acting look also at drama schools & National Youth Theatre 

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Many thanks Peanut68 - I will check out those leads - all very helpful!  Thanks so much again.

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Hi Ballet Boost is the only place that has done this so far! They don't exist hence I created one - there will be more coming so keep an eye out on the website........

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Just an idea you could purchase London Children’s Ballet DVDs, a couple of their ballets are free on youtube. I’m not sure if the movements demonstrated prior to the performance by company members are on the DVD, but your child will be able to see the way the company tell the story how they have specific movements. You could contact LCB and see if they are thinking of doing any more workshops, most are completed in primary schools in inner London I think but worth asking and the ladies in the office are lovely. 

Jane Eyre is particularly good in my opinion. 

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Emma - I owe you an apology I believe as I do now indeed think it was Ballet Boost I saw mentioned as holding an ‘acting for ballet’ workshop.... quite likely it was on this forum! Think it’s a great idea as so often the ‘best at the barre’ students can disappear when it comes to portraying a character in performance. And we must all remember dancers of all ages, shapes, styles & levels are needed to tell rounded stories! 

And great idea from Canary to watch LCB dvd’s to get a ‘heads up’ & hopefully be inspired! A bit of research always a top plan before going for any ‘job’! 

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Not central London, but EYB is also a good performance experience. DD got into LCB after dancing with EYB earlier that year and I really think it helped with her stage skills. You have to audition, but they give places to 40/50% so very good odds. 

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