Schools Outreach | Aspire

Rambert School offers many opportunities for schools and colleges to engage in the work we do.

Next ASPIRE Event – Boys’ Dance Day, 12 July 2024

Two male dancers in a counter balance. Text over image reads 'Bpys Dance Day'

Rambert School is inviting one hundred male-identifying individuals across all secondary school years from the UK to participate in a Boys Dance Day facilitated by the School’s ASPIRE programme. The ASPIRE programme aims to bridge the gap between secondary and higher education and to break down barriers to high-quality dance training.

The Boys Dance Day is an excellent opportunity for boys to experience training at Rambert School.

You can expect a day full of exciting classes taught by renowned teachers from Rambert School faculty and alumni, as well as international guest artists.

Find out more about Rambert School. 

Classes will include:

  • contemporary
  • enrichment contemporary fusion class with hip-hop/breakdance
  • creative class
  • a chance to observe a bespoke class of current first and second year male-identifying students followed by a Q&A

Participating schools will receive a contribution to travel costs. Free school meal participants will be provided with lunch and all participants will receive a Rambert School tote bag.

For more information and to apply, please contact our Head of Outreach, Participation and Wider Participation, Sean Anthony Selby at

Our Aspire programme

Aspire is a project delivered in partnership with Twickenham School, Hampton High and Springwest Academy. The aim of the project is to encourage GCSE students to pursue their interest in dance, give access to high quality dance training and to provide insight into conservatoire training. Following a pilot year in 2016 the project is now running in full. The project allows the School to bridge the gap between local secondary schools and Higher Education while demystifying the dance school process.

The School works with schools in Low Participation (in Higher Education) Neighbourhoods as part of a commitment to break down the barriers to training for those who may not be able to access it through private dance lessons. The School offers one free place to a student from each school who has shown great potential to our Saturday young people’s classes, for two terms. It’s a great opportunity for our students, many of whom won’t have taught before or created a youth dance work. Our students are mentored throughout the process which is a great professional experience for them.

Third year School students work with year 10 GCSE dance students over an 8 week period to create unique works during Aspire that are eventually performed at the School’s Anya Linden Studio Theatre. On the performance day, Aspire participants were also invited to watch our full-time students in class.

Through participating in Aspire, third year students are able to not only hone their teaching skills, but also to support the community – an invaluable opportunity.


Open Dress Rehearsals

Rambert School invites classes from UK secondary schools and colleges to attend a dress rehearsal in our Studio Theatre. Students are invited to watch our dancers preparing for their annual performances. These experiences give exciting insight into the rehearsal and performance process. Places are limited, schools must register interest in advance.

A student’s blog reflecting on the Pre-Vocational Course. Read more.

Our 2019 Aspire performance write up. Read more.

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If you are interested in Rambert School students visiting your school or college to deliver a workshop, please contact us.


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