En Avant Ballet regularly holds Day and Mini Ballet Retreats in cities all over Europe.

These unique events allow you the exciting opportunity to experience what life is like as a ballet dancer through our carefully structured schedule of ballet classes, repertoire workshops and rehearsals, ballet conditioning exercises, stretching sessions and small performances for invited friends and family members. We also regularly have special guest dancers and teachers from The Royal Ballet and other major ballet companies. 

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Sunday 25th November 2018: London Day Retreat

Featuring a surprise Royal Ballet guest teacher!

This Day Retreat will definitely get you into the festive mood! 6.5 hours of body conditioning, ballet class, Nutcracker Repertoire Workshop and En Avant Ballet signature stretching sequence to get you ready for the Christmas rush . . . The perfect present! Live music for ballet class by renowned musician Matthew Gregory. 

  • Sunday 25th November 
  • 11am-5.30pm
  • The Place, London 

SOLD OUT! Join our waiting list today 


Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th February 2019: Birmingham Mini Retreat 

Featuring Birmingham Royal Ballet First Soloist, Yvette Knight.

We are thrilled to announce the details of our first Mini Retreat at the Birmingham Hippodrome, home of the Birmingham Royal Ballet! Enjoy a weekend of ballet classes, body conditioning, technique and stretching classes as well as learning beautiful repertoire inspired by Birmingham Royal Ballet productions to show to a small invited audience of friends and family on Sunday afternoon.



All Day and Mini Retreats have a strict cancellation policy. For Day Retreats, a full refund will be given if you cancel with more than 2 weeks notice of the start date and 50% refunds are given if you cancel with a weeks notice of the start date. Mini Retreats are non-refundable within 6 weeks of the start date. A full refund will be given if you cancel with more than 6 weeks notice. Unfortunately, no refunds can be given within 72 hours of the start date. 

16-17th September 2017 – Dance Theatre of Ireland, Dublin

What a wonderful way to spend a weekend…After a break of 25 years since regular classes, this was quite the baptism of fire to get back into ballet. I loved every single moment. Thank you Karis for such a fun weekend. I’m looking forward to the next one!”

Barbara Griffin

11th June 2017 – Danceworks, London

“Who needs weights when you can lift women in ballet class? Seriously, probably one of the best workouts of my life. At the beginning it was all jokes and games, but by the end my muscles were done. Thank you Karis for organising such an amazing event with two members of the Royal Ballet.

Andre Krumholz, Marketing Manager