Summer School

Tuesday 16th July - Sunday 21st July 2019


We are delighted to announce that applications for our residential Summer School for vocational students aged 16+ are now open.

Download the 2019 application form (PDF)

The Mark Bruce Summer School is an intensive week’s residency held in Frome, Somerset where the company has been based for the last 15 years. It is open to a small group of selected students from vocational schools and recent graduates who are interested in the company and its work. The Summer School provides an opportunity to work in a creative environment with company dancers, learn a wide range of repertoire including pas de deux work and participate in contemporary and ballet technique classes every day. The week culminates with an informal showing for an invited audience. It is a technically challenging week, pushing students out of their comfort zones and providing an extension to their studies in the vocational schools.

The week takes place in the company's studio where our productions are created and rehearsed. There are limited places, participants will be selected by audition (invite only).

Audition date: Sunday 3rd March, London

Deadline for applications: 20th February 2019

Students will arrive in Frome on Monday 15th July 2019 and will be accommodated with local families. One healthy evening meal will be provided every day by local restaurants and caterers supporting the company. The students will have access to kitchen facilities with their host families for other meals.

The price of summer school is £595 inclusive of accommodation and one cooked meal a day. Bursary places are available. To apply for a bursary, please request a bursary application form from Anne Hipperson, General Manager on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07717 881130. The bursary assessment process is conducted separately to the audition and the audition panel will have no information about bursary applications prior to the auditions.

Please complete the application form and return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Remember to include a headshot with your application.

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