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Chance to Dance

Chance to Dance provides a creative introduction to Ballet for all Year 3 children in Thurrock, Lambeth and Southwark.

A combination of practical workshops and Royal Ballet demonstrations capture their imagination and allow children to experience the magic of Ballet. These projects often spark a life-long passion for dance.

Children who are identified with an enthusiasm and aptitude are invited to join the Chance to Dance company for up to four years. The company meets weekly and work towards an annual performance alongside dancers from the Royal Ballet as well as getting involved with special Royal Opera House projects and performances.

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Develop your own skills with our courses and programmes, designed to help you deliver the Arts in the classroom in creative, innovative ways.

Learning in Thurrock

Royal Opera House Learning in Thurrock works with schools, colleges and communities through a programme of locally based projects.

Royal Opera House Bridge

Royal Opera House is one of ten national ‘Bridges’ that work across England to connect children and young people with great art and culture.

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ROH Collections

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Contact us

For enquiries about any of the ROH Learning and Participation projects, telephone +44 (0)20 7212 9410 or email

News and features

  1. 30 March 2015

    Degree in Costume Construction to begin in September 2015

    BA (Hons.) course will focus on the cutting and making of costumes for opera, ballet, theatre, film and TV.

  2. 27 March 2015

    Winners of the 2015 Design Challenge Competition announced

    Students take on the challenge of creating designs for Madama Butterfly as part of this year's competition.

  3. 12 March 2015

    Apprentices’ advice to others considering job options: ‘I’m doing things that I would never get to do in a classroom’

    ROH apprentices on the various avenues open to young people through workplace training.