Celebrating 40 years of Northern Ballet School

Summer School

Based in Manchester City Centre, Northern Ballet School have been preparing students for professional careers in dance since 1977. The school offers young dancers to train intensively with our established faculty during the Summer School Programme.

Our Summer School is tutored by members of the Northern Ballet School faculty. Applicants must be of at least Intermediate Foundation (or equivalent) standard in ballet and over 14 years of age. Classes will be streamed according to ability.

This year's school will take place on:
Mon 29th July to Sat 3rd August 2019

At the end of the school, on Saturday 3rd August, there will be a display of the students' work in our in-house Theatre, to which parents are invited.

Student safety is of the highest priority to the staff at NBS and those attending Summer School will be supervised at all times.

Summer School Application Form


There will be 4 classes per day, commencing at 9.30am and finishing by approximately 4pm.

Classes will comprise of the following:

  • Ballet
  • Repertoire
  • Jazz
  • Musical Theatre
  • Tap
  • Contemporary


The cost of our Summer School is £350 plus a non-refundable registration fee of £50. If required, the cost of accommodation and board (breakfast and evening meal) is an additional £300 for 6 nights (Sunday – Friday).


Accommodation can be arranged at YHA Castlefield situated just a short walk from Northern Ballet School. Students are supervised during their stay at YHA Castlefield and are accompanied to and from NBS each day.


In the event that you have to cancel your place on our Summer School please contact us as soon as possible or you may incur a cancellation charge.

Cancellation charges are as follows:
Up to one month before – Full refund.
Up to two weeks before – 50% refund.
Less than two weeks before – no refund.

The Registrar, Northern Ballet School
T. (+44) 0161 237 1406
E. enquiries@northernballetschool.co.uk