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Course Overview

Full Time Training & Peter Schaufuss Diploma

FULL TIME (Ages 16+)

3 years, a minimum of 32 weeks of training a year, Monday - Friday


The Full Time Course is designed to support students pursuing a career in performance with a specific focus on ballet. Classical ballet education will incorporate technical tuition in adage and corps de ballet repertoire, solos, pas de deux, virtuosity and contemporary relevant to today's repertoire.

Beyond the basis of technical excellence, the course will nurture a wider range of skills required by the professional performers of tomorrow. Schaufuss himself has written the course content designed to challenge students and propel them towards a successful career.

As further preparation to break into such a demanding and rewarding industry, students will be mentored in audition techniques and performance style, with the ultimate aim of achieving artistic eloquence on any stage.


As a showcase of their progress and of how their skills translate into a professional career, students will have the opportunity to give public performances of productions throughout each academic year in the iconic ‘Ashton Hall’ at Saint Stephen’s Edinburgh.

Upon completion, graduates will be presented with an SQA Higher National Diploma & Peter Schaufuss Diploma.


Years 1 & 2 

(ages 16+) 

£9000 per year.

If interested or require any further details please contact the School.

Year 3 (Ages 18+)


Edinburgh Festival Ballet School - Peter Schaufuss Diploma


Specifically, for those who have recently graduated from a Ballet school can join the 3rd and final year of our EFB Full Time Course.


It’s a one-year pre-Professional programme which offers the possibility to work with EFB Company.

£9000 for the full year.

Download the Edinburgh Festival Ballet School Prospectus here.


Year 4 Graduate student company (Ages 18+)

These students will have the opportunity to work along side the EFB company during the year as well as dance in their own shows to be seen by other professionals.

£6000 per year

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