Day & Mini Ballet Retreats


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

These unique events typically involve ballet classes, repertoire workshops, ballet conditioning exercises, stretching sessions and special guest dancers and teachers from The Royal Ballet and other major ballet companies. 

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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.

  • Saturday 23rd February (9.30am-3.30pm) and Sunday 24th February (11am-5pm)
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet, Thorp Street B5 4AU
  • £150 – BOOK NOW!

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th April 2019: Paris Mini Retreat 

Featuring former Royal Ballet dancer Elsa Godard.

Former Royal Ballet School classmates Elsa and Karis are joining forces to bring you the first En Avant Ballet mini retreat in the stunning city of Paris!

12 hours of classical ballet, a Repertoire Workshop studying the ‘entrance of the swans’ based on the Royal Ballet’s beautiful production of Swan Lake, floor barre and stretching to give you the ultimate professional dancer experience.  This mini retreat will take place at Studio Bleu. in the center of Paris.

  • Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th April
  • 10am-4pm daily
  • 175 Euros for both days – BOOK NOW!


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