Summer School

The Mark Bruce Summer School is an intensive week’s residency held in Frome, Somerset where the company has been based for the last 17 years. It is open to a small group of selected students from vocational schools and recent graduates who are interested in the company and its work. The Summer School provides an opportunity to work in a creative environment with company dancers, learn a wide range of repertoire including pas de deux work and participate in contemporary and ballet technique classes every day. The week culminates with an informal showing for an invited audience. It is a technically challenging week, pushing students out of their comfort zones and providing an extension to their studies in the vocational schools.

The week takes place in the company's studio where our productions are created and rehearsed. There are limited places, participants will be selected by audition (invite only).

Students will arrive in Frome on the Sunday evening before the week starts and will be accommodated with local families. One healthy evening meal will be provided every day by local restaurants and caterers supporting the company. The students will have access to kitchen facilities with their host families for other meals.

The price of summer school has been maintained at £595 for 2021 inclusive of accommodation and one cooked meal a day. Bursary places are available. To apply for a bursary, please request a bursary application form from Anne Hipperson, Executive Producer on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07717 881130. The bursary assessment process is conducted separately to the audition and the audition panel will have no information about bursary applications prior to the auditions.

Please complete the application form and return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Remember to include a headshot with your application.

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