With the 2011-12 season drawing to a close last week, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s summer break has now begun. The dancers scatter across the globe for five weeks of rest and relaxation before preparation for our autumn dates begins.

It’s been far from quiet at BRB HQ, however. Here’s a round-up of this week’s news just in case you missed any of it:

Freefall Dance Company perform as part of the London 2012 festival this weekend: Click here to watch a video on the BBC website.

ITV Central report on last week’s performances in Spain: There are two videos available online, which you can watch here and here.

Photo via @orquestagranada and @granadahoy.

You can also read about the tour over on the Birmingham Post website.

End-of-season announcements: Click here to see who’s moving in, moving on and moving up.

New Pinterest boards: Speaking of promotions, you can see galleries featuring each of our Principal dancers over on the Company Pinterest account.

Introduction to the 2012-13 season: All dates in the 2012-13 season at Birmingham Hippodrome are already on sale. The repertory also gives an indication of what we’ll be taking on the road throughout the year. You can watch Director David Bintley’s video introduction to the season here:

Swan Lake goodies: looking beyond Birmingham, you can now find all of our 2012 Swan Lake tour dates here, as well as all of our rehearsal clips and a slideshow of all our archive poster artwork too!

Cinderella Discovery Day: The Department for Learning will be running two Discovery Days for schools (Key Stages 1 & 2) in November/December.

Company Members on twitter: Here you can see a list of BRB tweeters, including Principal dancer Jamie Bond, who joined last week.