Photos: Bridget Hearne



Benefits For The Parents
Parents observe their children’s enthusiasm for the project and enjoyment of dance. Parents gain more insight into the ballet world.

They have an opportunity to see the development from rehearsal to performance as they are invited to watch the audition, one open rehearsal and a dress rehearsal.

Choreography is created around the talents of the children while ‘stretching them’ technically and artistically. The commitment that students are expected to make at the planned rehearsal days gains exceptional results.

All children are on in all performances and are in two acts and the finale of each production. Rehearsals are held in a school within the town in which the performances take place.

Parents are given an opportunity to take production photos at a specially organised photo call, and a video film is made of each production which can be purchased and is sent approximately one month later.

Parents may be re-assured that English Youth Ballet is a fully qualified professional team. Led by Janet Lewis who danced principal roles with London Festival Ballet, the Company of professional dancers/choreographers have formerly worked with The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Scottish Ballet and Gothenburg Ballet, Capitole Ballet of France in Toulouse, Royal Winnipeg Ballet Together with experienced technical and administrative staff EYB puts on seven/eight productions per year, rehearsing and performing in different counties of the UK.