A Summer Course for Dance Musicians

30th August to 6th September 2019

Du Boisson Dance Studios, London

Patron: Barry Wordsworth

  Principal Guest Conductor of The Royal Ballet


Now in its third year, The Dancing Piano is a rare opportunity to engage in training in a highly specialised skill. You will learn the tools of the trade, discover new ways to think about you and your music, and gain the professional knowledge needed to succeed in this highly rewarding occupation. In addition, the musical skills you will learn on this Summer Course will leave you with new ideas to utilise in your professional life outside the studio.

Set up and run by Nicki Williamson (The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Rambert) this is one of the only short length courses of its kind in the world. In a wide ranging career that includes 27 years as a musician for dance Nicki has the experience and knowledge to inspire new musicians to the dance studio and motivate and guide more experienced practitioners through new ideas and techniques. 


Information & Course Outline

Course outline, teaching aims, application requirements and other information

Interactive Ballet Class


Everyday this summer course will include a 2 hour interactive ballet class. If you are a dancer or teacher and would like to know more or take part please click here.

Nicki Williamson

Find out more about Course Director and Head Tutor Nicki Williamson

“Anyone who wishes to develop their ability to perform as a virtuoso ballet class musician will benefit from working alongside her as their mentor."

- Barry Wordsworth - Principal Guest Conductor of The Royal Ballet


All photography by Ken Clay