Hello and welcome to The Hammond's Summer School of 2022...

A message from James Liley, this year's Summer School Coordinator:


After a challenging few years, we are thrilled to be back and to able to offer you an exciting and jam-packed summer intensive! This year’s Summer School will be a week of dance, theatre and fun. You’ll develop your craft, create life-long memories and work with the incredible teaching faculty of The Hammond as well as industry professionals.

This year we have invited several professional performers to deliver musical theatre workshops from shows being performed around the country. Furthermore, cast members from the evening theatre trip will be joining us at The Hammond and you’ll have the opportunity to learn repertoire from the show you’ll have been to see!


Picking up where we left off following 2019’s successful Summer School, we’re excited to welcome you to our outstanding selection of facilities and resources, including sixteen purpose-built dance and drama studios and a 420-seat theatre all based in the beautiful Chester countryside.


Our Summer School is a taste of what we offer on our full-time Lower School Dance course which includes Classical Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Musical Theatre – so whether you’re hoping to apply for the Lower School Course or just wanted to develop your skills and train intensively for a week in The Hammond’s state-of-the-art environment, we can’t wait to work with you this summer.


This summer, you’ll be able to experience the life of a full-time Hammond Dancer by choosing the residential option of our Summer School. You’ll stay in one of the The Hammond’s Boarding Houses where our experienced team will keep the days’ fun going well into the evening with theatre trips, movie nights and other evening activities to keep you entertained! This option will be fully catered, and all trips and experiences are included in the price.


If Boarding isn’t something that appeals to you, don’t worry – you can choose our non-residential option. There’s plenty of people at The Hammond who are “day students” too and it doesn’t stop them enjoying every single minute of their classes and building close friendships with their classmates. If you’re unsure about which option to choose, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll help.


Summer School is one of our favourite times of year. Seeing so many new faces and watching your talent flourish is something we’ve truly missed over the last two years. We absolutely cannot wait for this event and we’d love for you to join us.

Kindest regards,

James Liley

Summer School Coordinator

Quick Look Information

For Ages:

9 - 16

Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz,
Commercial, Musical Theatre

25th - 29th July

Residential - £550
Non-Residential - £400

Apply Now:

A quick look at Lower School Dance at The Hammond...
Behind the scenes at one of The Hammond's Boarding Houses...