Day & Mini Ballet Retreats


En Avant Ballet regularly holds Day and Mini Ballet Retreats in London and 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 24th and Sunday 25th August 2019: Glasgow Mini Retreat

With Scottish Ballet Principal ballerina Bethany Kingsley-Garner!

We are so excited to announce another Mini Retreat in Glasgow at The Dance School of Scotland, with this year’s repertoire being Petipa’s classic ballet The Sleeping Beauty. Studying Aurora solo repertoire, we will be exploring artistry and story-telling as well as tackling challenging technical feats which makes this role so thrilling!

This mini retreat is for beginner-intermediate level adult dancers.



Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 2019: London Mini Retreat

We are so excited to announce another incredible ballet filled weekend at The Place in London!

With very special guest teachers, dancers from the Royal Ballet Claire Calvert and Alexander Campbell will be coaching our chosen repertoire for this Mini Retreat – Kenneth MacMillan’s beautiful and powerfully tragic modern masterpiece Manon.

This mini retreat is for intermediate level adult dancers.

  • Saturday 19th October (12.30-6.30pm) and Sunday 20th October (11am-5pm)
  • 12 hours of training including floor barre, ballet classes, stretching, repertoire workshops and performance coaching
  • £200 – SOLD OUT!


Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2019: Dublin Mini Retreat 

Back for our third Mini Retreat at Dance Theatre of Ireland and this time, it’s Don Quixote!

12 hours of classical ballet, Repertoire Workshops studying various solos including Kitri, Cupid and Queen of the Dryads based on Carlos Acosta’s production for The Royal Ballet, as well as floor barre and stretching to give you the ultimate professional dancer experience.

This mini retreat is for beginner-intermediate level adult dancers.


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