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29 - 31 JULY 2024

A unique three-day intensive tailored for dancers to enrich practice and training, centred around ESD's method. Teaching artists Yamit Salazar, Angela Reay, and creative director Eliot Smith will lead classes and repertoire sessions.

Each day will comprise two technique classes delivered in Ballet and Contemporary (Martha Graham based), followed by learning Eliot Smith's latest work "HUMAN" from ESD's repertory. The intensive will conclude with an informal studio performance on the third day of the intensive.


Lunch will also be provided by ESD.

The intensive will take place at Gateway Studios - a specialist dance studio near Newcastle's central station.

Early booking is advised as there are limited spaces available.

Image: ESD Dancer Adam Davies


09.30 - 11.00  Ballet

11.00 - 12.30 Contemporary

12.30 - 13.45 Lunch

13.45 - 16.30 Repertory 

16.30 - 17.00 Cool Down and Q&A (Sharing Studio Performance on 31 July)

*schedule subject to change 


Date: 29, 30, 31 July 2024

Time: 09.30 - 17.00 daily

Location: Gateway Studios, High Street, Gateshead 

Cost: £100

Please note all tickets are non refundable or exchangeable please see full website terms and conditions for further details.


To Book: Please click here to fill in the online registration form. You will receive a confirmation of payment by email followed by a welcome email. If you experience any problems please contact 


Please note that unfortunately ESD are unable to offer any financial support for travel and accommodation for this intensive. Below are some recommendations for your stay in Newcastle/Gateshead:

Theatre Digs Booker:



YHA Newcastle Central Hostel:

Gateway Studios is a 15 minute walk from Newcastle Central Station and a short walk from Gateshead Interchange (Metro / Bus Station). More details can be found here:


Get in touch if you have a question. ESD would love to hear from you.

General Enquires

+44 (0) 7932 939 610

Yamit Salazar, Education

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