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Aspire Overview

A vital extension of Core Plus, Aspire is The National Ballet School’s exclusive development program for aspiring young dancers.

Designed by our eminently qualified Associate Director of Ballet, Ms Jane Inglis-Keen, Aspire is a tailored program of Saturday classes that aims to cultivate well-rounded and multi-talented dancers on their journey to a career in dance. The Saturday extension program includes ballet classes based on the Vaganova method of training, pointe and repertoire classes, and character dance classes based on Alida Segal’s international syllabus.

Suitable for aspiring dancers aged 7 and above interested in extending their ballet training through new methodologies and styles, while building a strong foundation for a career in dance.

Class Details

ASPIRE – Saturdays Vaganova Ballet Repertoire Character Dance Course fee 10-week term
Aspire – Preparatory 9:00 – 10:00am $210
Aspire – Level 1 10:00 – 11:30am 11:30am – 12:30pm $472.50
Aspire – Level 2 12:30 – 2:00pm 11:30am – 12:30pm 2:00 – 3:00pm $682.50
Aspire – Level 3 2:00 – 3:30pm 12:30 – 2:00pm 3:30 – 5:00pm $787.50
Aspire – Level 4 11:00am-12:30pm 12:30 – 2:00pm 3:30 – 5:00pm $787.50

Please note the above pricing reflects the discounted price applied when a student enrols in the maximum number of Aspire classes and our RAD Program. Discounts do not apply to individual Aspire classes or to students joining the Aspire Program in addition to external training.

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2024 Term Dates

Term 1: Monday 29 January – Thursday 28 March
Term 2: Monday 15 April – Saturday 29 June
Term 3: Monday 15 July – Saturday 21 September
Term 4: Monday 7 October – Saturday 7 December


Jane Inglis-Keen - Associate Artistic Director

Jane Inglis-Keen

Ezlimar Dortolina - Transitional Pathways Coordinator

Ezlimar Dortolina