your questions, answered about our ballet classes and retreats for all!

Frequently asked questions

Can anyone attend The Ballet Retreat?

The Ballet Retreat is open to anyone over the age of 18 from beginners to advanced level. We are proud of our reknowned inclusivity and unique atmosphere. We believe ballet is for everyone.

What should I wear?

Loose, casual clothing is fine. We want you to feel comfortable and be able to move freely. Soft ballet shoes are required as socks cannot be used with the specialist dance flooring our venues provide.

Where does TBR take place?

Our retreats take place at venues across Leeds and London - check out your specific retreat booking via My Bookings (sign-in required) for further info, or explore our retreats on offer here.

Who leads the retreats?

We have various staff who are involved in the delivery of our retreats. You can find out more about them here. Most classes have two members of staff on-hand for help and assistance.

Where do I stay if I'm coming from afar?

At present, none of our retreats are residential. We are more than happy to provide you with accomodation suggestions - just get in touch with us here.

I want to view my bookings and/or orders from TBR

You can join as a member via our new members area on the website. From here, you can create a MyBalletRetreat profile, book and manage your upcoming retreats, order merchandise or get in touch with us! All you need is your email address. You can create a password quickly and easily using our new members sign up form.

I'd like to book a retreat

Online booking for our retreats is now available! We suggest creating a MyBalletRetreat account before you book, where you can manage all your bookings, orders and correspondence from one place: - Book a retreat - Join MyBalletRetreat If you have any problems or concerns, drop us a line here.

What are the terms and conditions of my participation in a retreat or any element of this website?

The Ballet Retreat and MyBalletRetreat are trademarks of The Ballet Retreat. Agreeing to become a member of MyBalletRetreat gives us full permission to process and store your information securely on file as per your agreement. We will never share this information with any other party and it is utilised for administrative purposes only. By booking one of our services you agree to our Class Conduct and Terms and Conditions The Ballet Retreat faculty are there to help you. If you have any questions, please ask. You should inform a member of the faculty of any injury or illness prior to the beginning of the class. Eating is not permitted in the studios at any time. Gum should not be chewed in the studios at any time. Water is permitted in the studios as long as it is in a bottle with a secure lid. No outdoor shoes or socks without grip are to be worn in the studios. Respectful and proper behaviour is expected during the duration of The Ballet Retreat. Please be supportive towards your fellow retreat dancers. Please sign in and out of the building in accordance with fire regulations and to help us look after all the retreat’s dancers with the upmost care. We want you to make the most out of your retreat experience so please remember that you have the freedom to choose how much you do or don’t do. If you get too tired feel free to quietly sit down and continue to observe the class. We think that it is important to remind our dancers that they always have a choice. At this stage in The Ballet Retreat’s development as a business we are unable to offer refunds for any cancellations. If you have to pull out due to injury, we will ask for a doctor’s note for proof and we will then try to find a replacement dancer from our waiting list, we will do our upmost but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to fill the original space. It may be a good option to take out insurance to make sure in circumstances where by injury or illness prevents your participation you are fully covered by your insurance provider. If you have any more questions just get in touch with us here.