Teachers and students have a range of opportunities to further their development through training with courses, summer schools and activities at the Cecchetti Centre.
Annual summer schools are offered to inspire all generations. These well established courses are an ideal opportunity to find out more about Cecchetti Classical Ballet and to be taught by a world class faculty, whilst learning new skills and enjoying the company of others who enjoy ballet and dance! To find out more about Summer Schools go to: https://www.cecchetti.co.uk/summer-school/ or contact the organisers:
Young Dancers’ Summer School
Organiser: Paris Brownlie Notley
Tel: +44 (0)7518 818620
Vocational Students’ Summer School
Organiser: Linda Isaacs
Tel: +44 (0) 1702 473272
Teachers’ Summer School
Organiser: Christine Axon
Tel: +44 (0)1204 841389
A range of professional development courses are organised throughout the year in regions covering Cecchetti Syllabus work for children and vocational students and courses linked to Teaching Qualifications. If you have a request for a particular course and would like to discuss this please contact the Cecchetti Regional Course Co-ordinator:
Mrs Maureen Christie
Tel: +44 (0)141 339 7883
Founder Patron: Dame Peggy Van Praagh D.B.E.
Patrons: Dame Antoinette Sibley D.B.E., Lesley Collier C.B.E and Darcey Bussell C.B.E. Founder Director: Richard Glasstone MBE
The Centre offers opportunities throughout the academic year for teachers, students and professional dancers who would like to learn more about Cecchetti Classical Ballet. The Cecchetti Centre was founded in 1983, as a tribute to Nora Roche, who taught at The Royal Ballet School for nearly a quarter of a century. A pupil of Margaret Craske, her own teaching was deeply rooted in the Cecchetti method and this played a formative role in the training of a whole generation of outstanding British dancers amongst them our Patrons Antoinette Sibley, Lesley Collier and Darcey Bussell. Together with other Cecchetti students and teachers from all over the world, their tribute to Nora Roche was to help raise the funds to establish a Cecchetti Centre in London. The Centre has developed and has continued to flourish to the present day.
Under the present Organiser, Sarah Wells, Centre Sunday Classes run on the first Sunday of the month during term time at a venue in central London. In addition, Teachers' Development Programme courses, Centre Teachers' Events and Centre Young Dancers' Events are offered during the year. For further information about the Cecchetti Centre go to https://www.cecchetti.co.uk/cecchetticentre/ or contact:
Centre Organiser: Sarah Wells
Tel: +44(0) 7767 790970