Shawbrook Summer School

For over 30 years Shawbrook's week-long residential dance courses have been honing students skills in Ballet, Jazz, Aerial, Contemporary, Choreography and Theatre Craft. Our tutors are professionals in the world of dance both at home and abroad. Shawbrook Summer School is unique as it offers on-site accommodation on a beautiful idyllic 18th century farmhouse with surrounding woodlands of oak, ash and beech trees. 

Summer School 2020

2020 - online booking opens in January

Week One  Junior Summer Camp

Ages 10-12  (Day pupil option available for ages 9/10yrs)
Minimum standard: RAD Grade 3



Week Two

Ages 13-16 Minimum Grade 5 / Inter Foundation



Week Three
Ages 14yrs+ Min standard Intermediate



An intensive summer training programme for ages 18+ pre- professionals and professional dancers.



  • bring any food or jewellery


  • Sleeping bag / duvet

  • Soft ballet shoes with elastics

  • 1 x black leotard

  • 1 black leggings

  • 1 black Jazz shorts plus any other dance gear

  • Slip on shoes not flip flops

  • Towels

  • Hair net, clips, rubber bands

  • Pocket Money

LD Dance / Shawbrook have a duty to ensure that young people attending Shawbrook Summer Courses have an enjoyable and pleasant time. The Health and Safety of young people is paramount. At all times, there is one Shawbrook staff member for every four children on premises. To read our most up to date child protection policy click HERE

Tutors 2018

Anica Louw, Ciara Lynch, Lorene Legrenade, Sarah Kronawittleier & Faye Lukas. Brook Dance Mentors were Dane Hurst & Romany Pajdak, Sarah Reynolds & Roger Van der Pool, Theo Clinkard & Leah Marojevic.

Tutors 2017:

Zak Nemorin, Diarmaid O'Meara, Alex Simpkins, Susan Kempster, Mbulelo Ndameni, Yami "Rowdy" Lofvenberg. Brook Dance Mentors were Maya M. Carroll & Marguerite Donlon

2016 Tutors were: 

Margueritte Donlon, Kathlyn Pope, Lorene Lagrenade & Jorge Soler (members of Donlon Dance Collective), Alex Simpkins & Annamari Keskinen & Tebby W. T. Ramasike was the mentor for Brook Dance 2016