Verona Ballet Retreat


An unforgettable chance to take part in a Ballet Retreat in the heart of the historical city of Verona, Italy.

Verona Ballet Retreat is a unique 4 day classical ballet intensive retreat and cultural experience at the Laboratorio Danza Verona Associazione set in the stunning gardens of Giardino Giusti.
This retreat will include daily ballet classes and repertoire workshops based on Carlos Acosta’s famous production of Carmen, stretch coaching and pas de deux master classes taught by Karis Scarlette and Mark Biocca, a dancer with companies such as Companhia Nacional de de Bailando in Portugal,  Northern Ballet and the National Ballet of Hungary.
You will also enjoy a visit to the incredible Verona Arena Roman amphitheater to watch a performance and in your downtime you will explore this beautiful city with all its famous sights such as the House of Juliet, Basilica San Zeno and Castlevecchio or simply take a post class stroll down the Adige river.
Suitable for intermediate level adults.

Our Retreat includes:

  • 4/5 hours of daily classes.
  • Watching a performance at the historic Verona Arena.
  • Expert tuition from 2 acclaimed dancers and teachers.
  • End of retreat performances and showcases.
  • Sight-seeing and cultural experiences.
  • Opportunity to take part in alternative adult classes on the schedule at Laboratorio Danza Verona including tap and flamenco.


What’s not included:

  • Flights to and from Verona. We recommend flying with Ryanair, British Airways or Easyjet all of which fly to Verona from across Europe.
  • Accommodation. There is an abundance of Airbnb’s and hotels in Verona all of which are within walking distance to the studio.
  • Daily food and drink.
  • Transfers to and from your accommodation.


Investment for this retreat:

£750 – to enquire about booking email 

Your participation is secured by a 50% deposit, and please note this deposit is non-refundable.
Please ensure you have read our Ballet Retreat Terms and Conditions here before booking a ballet retreat.

“I know that when you come to class with Karis you can expect a supportive, inclusive and safe environment. She has the rare ability to see each individual and at the same time make the classes everyone. Her classes are also so much fun! And to experience all of this with such a lovely group of likeminded people in Verona made it a truly special. It left me, once again, wanting more.”

Marie, teacher from Norway 


“This retreat went above all my expectations! One of the best aspects of this experience was the energy and excitement, the positivity that was transmitted through classes, it’s so important. Thank you for everything and for being such an inspiration!”
Francesca, retail manager from Italy