Summer School 2018
Come Make a Ballet
with us this Summer
Dance Dance Dance!

Summer School

Let’s Make a Ballet!
Calling all budding performers!

Ballet Ireland’s popular summer school returns to theatres around the country in 2018. This much-loved programme gives participants a chance to experience all that goes into making a ballet and a peek into the life of a professional dancer.

Working alongside Ballet Ireland’s professional dancers, participants will be completely involved in creating their own ballet based on a familiar story that is performed on stage at the end of the week for family and friends to come and enjoy.

The week-long programme involves daily class and numerous workshops exploring all the component parts that make ballet; choreography, music, mime, drama and making props and costumes. It is a truly unforgettable experience for all involved.

‘When I went to sleep I dreamt I was back on stage. I loved it. When can I do it again?’ – 2016 Summer School Participant


The programme is suitable for boys and girls aged 6+ with/without prior dance training.

Times: Mon – Fri, 11am-1pm for the Seniors (ages 12+); 2-4pm for the Juniors (ages 6-11).*
Please note: Seniors are required all day on Thursday and Friday. Juniors attend both morning and afternoon sessions on Friday ahead of the performance at 4pm.

For pricing details and to book, please contact the individual theatres.

*These groups may vary between theatres depending on enrolment.


16 – 20 July: Civic Theatre, Tallaght
Book: 01 462 7477

23 – 27 July: glór, Ennis
Book: 065 684 3103

06 Aug – 10 Aug: Burnavon Theatre, Cookstown
Book: 028 867 69949

Summer Residency

This year we will also be presenting a series of workshops suitable for children, teenagers and adults during our 4 day summer residency at An Grianán, Letterkenny.

30 Jul – 02 Aug: An Grianán, Letterkenny
Book: 074 912 0777


Monday 30 July
Workshop for ages 4 – 5, 11am to 1pm, Cost €12 Book now
Workshop for ages 6 – 8, 2pm to 4pm, Cost €12 Book now

Tuesday 31 July
1 day workshop for 9 – 11 year olds, 11am to 4pm, Cost €20 Book now
Evening workshop for adults, 7pm to 9.30pm including warm down and post workshop chat with company, Cost €20 Book now

Wednesday 1 August
1 day workshop for 12 – 16 year olds, 11am to 4pm,  Cost €20 Book now

Thursday 2 August
1 day workshop for 16+ year olds, 11am to 4pm,  Cost €20 Book now

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