Arts Award Supporter Workshops

Fri 25 Jun 2021

PLEASE NOTE: These workshops have been postponed for the time being. They will be rescheduled in the near future. If you would like to hear when the new dates are announced and open for booking, please email FAO Charlotte Newman. 

Designed for young people aged 14 – 19 years.

Join English National Ballet (ENB) in this 4-part series for young people who may be interested in or currently working towards their Arts Award.

Young people can take part in one or all four workshops, each giving a different perspective into the classical ballet production, Swan Lake. From movement, to make-up, to music, to stage all participants will be encouraged to participate, observe, and document their creative journey.

This 4-part Arts Award series supports those interested in or currently working towards their:

  • Explore Level: take part, experience, make and share
  • Bronze Level: take part, review, be inspired, share

Not sure what Arts Award is? This is the perfect opportunity to find out, each session will include an Arts Award introduction and details on how to achieve one.

All four workshops will be held live over Zoom.



Hair & Make-up workshop

Q&A with company dancers

Creative dance workshop

Music Presentation with guests from ENB’s Philharmonic


£7 per workshop / presentation

Company dancer Q&A: Free with optional donation



Hair & Make-up for Stage

MAKE: Join Amelia Carrington-Lee from English National Ballet’s costume department to hear how she transforms dancers into characters through the magic of hair and make-up. Inspired by Swan Lake, participants will have the opportunity to design their own character and learn simple make-up techniques for stage.

Participants will be sent a list of basic hair and make-up resources that will be required in advance.

Q&A with ENB Company Dancers

BE INSPIRED: hear from English National Ballet Company dancers as they discuss and share what it takes to be a professional ballet dancer performing in one of the most famous of classical ballets, Swan Lake.

Before joining, we recommend participants visit ENB’s Ballet on Demand to rent our production of Swan Lake to inspire your questions.

ENB have two productions of Swan Lake available;

Derek Deane’s Swan Lake (Duration: 126 minutes)

My First Ballet: Swan Lake (Duration: 60 minutes)

Creative Dance Workshop

TAKE PART: in a creative dance workshop inspired by the characters and themes of Swan Lake.

Working alongside other young dancers and a live musician, participants will learn and develop the fundamentals of ballet technique before exploring the repertoire through creative tasks. Recommended for those with some dance experience, but not essential.

Music with ENB’s Philharmonic

EXPERIENCE: hear from English National Ballet’s Music Director, Gavin Sutherland, and members of the ENB Philharmonic to delve into Tchaikovsky’s magical score behind the classical ballet, Swan Lake. With insights and anecdotes into what it takes to conduct an orchestra for a world-class ballet company with the opportunity to ask questions.



English National Ballet is a registered Arts Award supporter, moderation and submission needs to be taken independently. Visit the Arts Award website here for more information.

Find out more about Arts Award and English National Ballet’s Supporter offer.