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Mon 18th - Fri 22nd July 2022

Holywood, Co. Down

5-day intensive workshop

Are you a passionate ballet dancer of grade 5 or intermediate foundation standard and over?

If you like to be challenged and want to improve and expand yourself creatively, then Professional Ballet Lab is the course for you!

This week-long intensive provides talented dancers with an opportunity to becomes immersed in the professional ballet company setting as they further develop their technique and creative skills and experience first-hand the development of a new dance work. 

Following on from the success of last year, Ruaidhrí Maguire’s Professional Ballet Lab returns for summer 2022!

Your day will follow that of a professional ballet company, including a schedule of:

  • Training and Technique 

  • Coaching of Classical Repertoire

  • The opportunity to be part of the development of a new ballet

  • Exploring new ways to broaden and experiment with the classical technique and vocabulary

In 2021 we worked on solos and group dances from GiselleDon Quixote and some new creations. 

The week will conclude with an informal studio sharing for family and friends.



Professional Ballet Lab has been created for passionate dancers of ballet standard grade 5 or intermediate foundation and above.


You do not need to have any formal examinations and any equivalent level is welcome. If you're unsure about this, please ask your dance teacher or feel free to contact Ruaidhrí using the contact box here.

There will be opportunities for pointe work for dancers that feel comfortable, although this is not required.

young ballerina on stage Theatre at the Mill - Professional ballet lab 2021
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Monday 18th - Friday 22nd July 2022

10am - 4.30pm daily 
Informal studio sharing on Friday (time TBC)

Professional Dance Academy NI, Holywood, Co. Down


Price per dancer: £160 

Payment plans available - just request this during registration.

Places are limited.


Please complete the Pre-Registration Form using the botton below. You will receive a booking link within 2 days to complete your registration and pre-payment.

Any questions? There is an opportunity in the form to ask any questions, or you can contact Ruaidhri here.


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an inspirational, motivating week in

a helpful, professional environment

Ballet dancer Ruaidhri Maguire rehearsing for Cinderella

Ruaidhrí is a choreographer and the youngest male soloist of the Baltic Opera Ballet in Poland, dancing roles such as Cinderella’s Prince, Albrecht in Giselle and the Nutcracker Prince. He has danced and choreographed across the USA, Canada, Poland and the UK and Ireland.


He is passionate about working with the next generation of dancers and performers from Northern Ireland and has worked extensively with individuals and youth groups as both teacher and choreographer. Ruaidhrí believes in making ballet accessible to all communities and in challenging any preconceived conceptions about ballet as an elitist art form.

Ruaidhrí is Access NI (DBS) checked and holds a valid certificate. 




Professional Academy of Dance NI

38 Strand Ave, Holywood, BT18 9AW


The studio is a 15 minute drive from Belfast, Bangor and Newtownards.


The studio is a 5 minute walk from Holywood train station, which is on the Bangor line. This stop is a 10-minute journey from Belfast Lanyon Place and a 20-minute journey from Belfast Great Victoria Street.

A direct bus service also runs between Holywood and Belfast and Holywood and Bangor.

Pre-register for PROFESSIONAL BALLET LAB 2022 here

Feature header image by Krzysztof Mystowski, featuring Oliwia Roniarska.

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