Course Overview

Young Beginners Ballet

The Young Beginners Program is preparing the students for EFBS Pre Full-time. The classes are taught by Lilian Schwendener and emphasizes on the basic and fundamental aspects in Ballet and ensures young students the right training from an early age. When they are old enough they can audition for EFBS Pre Full-Time School.

No audition required for EFBS 'Young Beginners Ballet'.


Saturday Classes are from 1pm-2pm ages 7-11 and from 2:15pm-3pm ages 3-6.



Total Hours:


1 hour per week ages 7-11.

45 min per week ages 3-6




Age 3-6 £70 per term,

Age 7-11 £80 per term.


Term Dates:

Term 1 October 10th - December 12th

Term 2 January 9th - March 27th (Half Term February 13th)

Term 3 April 17th - June 19th (Half Term May 22nd)



Peter is using the same high level teaching structure and a specialised Syllabus as when he founded English National Ballet School, The Royal Danish Ballet School in Holstebro (DK). The faculty consists of professional dancers, teachers, directors and ballet critics and historians/scholars.

Teaching is done by EFB Team. Other teachers involved are all handpicked by Peter and will consist of internationally renowned dancers and teachers.


Our Full Time School ages 16+. costs £9000 per year.

If interested or require any further details please contact Lee at lee@edinburghfestivalballet.com.

Download the Edinburgh Festival Ballet School Prospectus here



Resident Edinburgh Students (Group A)

Monday to Friday: 5.15pm to 6:45pm


Group B

Sunday 10am-4:45pm + once a week (Mon-Fri: 5:15pm-6:45pm)

Total Hours: 7 1/2 hours per week.

Ballet, Contemporary, Modern incl. Improvisation, Choreography, Theatre and Dance History, Yoga and Pilates, Body Control and Nutrition.

This is a pre-schooling program for the Full Time School, obviously the more training the more the chances to reach an acceptable level.

£750 per term, there are 3 terms in a year.


Term Dates:


Term 1 September 14th – December 13th (half term October 19th – November 1st)

Term 2 January 2nd – March 28th (half term February 8th - 14th)

Term 3 April 12th – June 20th (half term May 17th - 23rd)




Term assessments with a larger end of year annual assessment.


There would be a maximum of 20 pupils in each class, but for some classes the number would be less to intensify the tuition.


Address: Saint Stephen's Edinburgh,

105 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh,


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