Toddler and Children's Ballet Classes
Ballet classes for children and toddlers. RAD exams and seasonal productions. Find the nearest class to you.
Principal: Jill Bridger RAD Teach Dip., AISTD, MNATD
Classes in Hardwick, Cambourne, Caldecote and Cambridge.
Founded in 1988, the Jill Bridger School of Dance offers tuition in classical ballet, modern threatre dance, tap and natural movement for children from the age of two. Jill is registered with and accredited by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), the Imperial Society (ISTD) and the National Association of Teachers of Dance (NATD).
The school timetable includes ‘Melody Movement©’ classes for children aged 2 to 4. This syllabus is carefully structured to develop creativity, musicality and co-ordination with an emphasis on expression and enjoyment through music and movement.
The school encourages all children to achieve their personal best, with options to participate in examinations, competitive dance festivals and school shows.
Classes in Cambourne, Cambridge, Trumpington, Hardwick and St Ives.
Starlight School of Dance39 Petton Close, Winyates East, Redditch B98 0PA
Classes take place at the Windmill Community Centre and Winyates Green Meeting Rooms, Redditch.
Principal: Tanya Allen LRAD, ARAD, FISTD, PGCA
Grades Examiner for The Royal Academy of Dance, Adjudicator of The British Federation & All England Dance.
The Allenova school has been established for over 30 years and in that time it has grown in strength and reputation. The school offers all the usual dance styles of Ballet, Tap, Modern and Musical theatre as well as Hip Hop. We cater for tiny little ones from the age of 2 1/2 who are nurtured through their first steps right through to Adults and Advanced 2 level in ISTD (Imperial Society of teachers of Dancing) & RAD (Royal Academy of Dance).
Our examination results are amazing with very high marks achieved in RAD, NATD and ISTD examinations. Many of our pupils go on to win medals in festivals, Competitions and All England Dance. Allenova pupils are always successful in auditions for various professional pantomimes such as The Reading Hexagon and The Newbury Corn Exchange.
We run classes in the Reading area and local venues in Tilehurst, Caversham and Earley. We have our own studio facility in Newbury Town Centre and the main studios in Thatcham. We also run a popular summer school. All our own studios are fully equipped with barres and mirrors.
We aim to give every child a chance to shine and develop their love of dance through careful training which is also fun and full of opportunities.
NEW ADULT AND CHILDRENS STREET DANCE/HIP HOP CLASSES and NEW ALLENOVA CREW TEAM helping our dancers in competitions and events. Also; NEW PILATES classes for adults.
ELITE DANCEWEAR - our new dancewear shop is now open supplying all examination uniform and footwear along with gifts and festival costumes. Please email us for details. Mail orders also welcome.
Venues: Tilehurst, Caversham, Reading, Earley, Newbury, Thatcham
Susan Ford School of DancingHatfield Leisure Centre, Travellers Lane, Hatfield AL10 8TJ
We are a family run school and proud to be one of the oldest local dance schools in the area, having been established 36 years ago by my mother Julie.
We specialise in Ballet (RAD syllabus), Tap (ISTD syllabus), Modern/Jazz and Musical Theatre.
We accept children from 2 ½ - 3 years upwards.
Garrowhill School of Dance
Principal: Senta Renton
Renton Dance Studio in Farnborough has been established for 25 years offering dance tuition to children aged from toddlers to adults in a dedicated, air conditioned studio.
Classes are offered in RAD Ballet as well as ISTD Tap, Modern, National, Greek and Jazz to major level, taught by fully qualified, specialist staff. Examination results are of an exceptionally high standard. Private coaching is offered for exams, auditions and competitions.
Come to Renton Dance Studio where with dedicated staff and small classes your child can realise their full potential. Contact us for your FREE TRIAL.
We consider that we are the only vocational school in the area. Many of our children are selected as Junior, Mid and Senior Associates of The Royal Ballet School. We currently have two students at White Lodge. Most of our seniors audition for dance colleges and have been accepted with full funding at Elmhurst, Birds, Laines, Performers, Central, Rambert etc.
In addition we offer opportunities for children to take part in Festivals, bi-annual school shows, auditions for pantomimes and English Youth Ballet and London Children’s Ballet productions where one of our pupils has the lead in 'The Secret Garden' and 'Jane Eyre'.
Significant numbers of our senior students have been accepted, with full funding, at a variety of dance colleges and many are now appearing in West End shows like 'Mamma Mia' 'Lion King' 'Fame' and 'West Side Story'.
We also offer adult classes in Tap and Modern.
Mobile: (07973) 520151
Email: rentondance @btinternet.com
Dansworks Dance Academy is a Dance School with a friendly and caring environment where every individual matters!
Small classes are run by experienced teaching professionals including DansTots, Street Dance, Musical Theatre, Irish Dance, Ballroom & Latin, Junior Freestyle/Disco, Tap and Ballet Their aim is for all ages and abilities to reach their full potential. We offer exams in RAD Ballet and grades and medal tests with the IDTA. We also hold an annual show for all children aged 2+ and performances at many local events and venues throughout the year.
Location: Rossendale, Lancashire
Established since 1939 The Weston School prides itself on offering first class training in a happy, safe and professional environment.
Students are accepted from age 3 years to adult and classes are offered in Cecchetti Classical Ballet, ISTD Modern Theatre Dance & Tap, Street Dance/Jazz and Musical Theatre.
The first term of any subject is charged at half-price, with a free taster class to get started.
The School is an ISTD Approved Dance Centre and also offers training for vocational and teaching qualifications.
Venues: Central Chelmsford, Springfield, Chelmer Village and Great Dunmow
Principal: Heidi Marshall BPHil (Hons) LRAD AISTD
Established for over 15 years the Spring School of Ballet offers tuition in Ballet, Tap and Modern Dance to children from 2½ years upwards.
Our team of fully qualified teachers follow the RAD syllabus in over 40 classes. Children are grouped according to age and ability and are encouraged to reach their potential in small, friendly, structured classes where is emphasis is on learning while having fun. Exams can be taken at the end of each year and at the end of each term parents are invited to their child’s class to watch their progress.
Classes are run every day of the school weekday afternoons as well as Saturday mornings.
Our classes are held at:
Weekdays - The Contact Centre, 60 Hambalt Road, Clapham SW4
Weekends - Lambeth Academy, Elms Road, London SW4
Bucks Ballet School9 Telston Close, Bourne End SL8 5TY
Our complete range accommodates demands for Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz, with an increasing selection or apparel and accessories for Dance Fitness, Cheerleaders, Majorettes and budding Gymnasts.
Packed full of Class, Show, Competition, Dance Clothing & Dance Shoes by major dancewear brands Capezio, Bloch, Dans-ez, Sansha, Katz and the Parent Company’s own brand Starlite Dancewear.
Please call in or for our Mail Order service we are just a phone call away or the click of a button for our new website to order on-line.
Address: Sleaford Enterprise Park, Pride Parkway, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 8GL
Julie Adams Stage School112 Haviland Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH7 6HW
Ron and Julie, the principals, encourage students to take part in festivals, shows and competitions all over the country, which adds to their performing experience. Many students have had film and modelling contracts and have performed at the London Palladium.
London Russian Ballet School is the only school in the UK to offer Russian ballet training exclusively with Russian-trained teachers. All abilities and levels are welcome. A wide range of classes is available: children’s classes from 4 years of age, pre-vocational training, junior and senior vocational, post-graduate and professional training, as well as amateur adults’ classes.
The charity Kids Love Lambeth performs Russian classical ballet for children throughout Lambeth. Opportunity is made available to all regardless of background or means.
Please visit our website for any updates on classes and performances and ring the School (0207 498 0498) to get more information or to book a class.
RISE Studios offers fantastic classes in ballet, tap, modern, street, hip-hop and Performing Arts in Watford, Rickmansworth and Chorleywood. We offer classes for all ages and abilities starting with our Tappy Toes classes from 20 months, up to adult dance and fitness classes. Our studios are well equipped with barres and mirrors. Students get the opportunity to take exams twice a year, and perform in our Summer Show at the Watford Palace Theatre. We also regularly have casting directors approach us for TV adverts, West End shows and more. Current students can be seen on adverts for the Olympics and Moshi Monsters, music videos for The Wanted and have appeared in smash hit Oliver in the West End, as well as local pantomimes and more!
Our main studio is at St John's Church, Berry Lane, Rickmansworth, WD3 7HG. Our Watford venue is West Herts Sports Centre, Park Avenue, Watford. WD18 7HP.
Call 01923 218626 for more information, or visit www.rise-studios.com to see photos, videos and more.
Ellen Ekers RAD Teaching Dip.6 The Crescent, Bedford MK40 2RU
Eleonora Dance Studio
Liz Nolan Theatre Dance School
Three Counties School of Dance is for children aged 3+ with lessons in RAD Ballet and IDTA Tap and Modern/Jazz. There are opportunities for the children to take exams with us.
Experienced and enthusiastic teachers in a welcoming environment. We hold lessons in Malvern on a Wednesday and Saturday, In Ross-on-Wye on a Tuesday and Thursday and Hereford on a Monday and Friday. The lessons are held by term and every two years we put on a production on stage in which all the children can participate.
If you would like any more information please contact Aimee Harborne:
Tel: 01684 574919
Mob: 07768 287614
Alexandra Palace, the iconic north London destination venue is bursting with culture and heritage that no other destination in London can offer. The Peoples Palace boasts a 7acre building surrounded by 196acres of beautiful park land while offering some of the best panoramic views of London. Ally Pally is a great place to visit all year round… Keep up to date with what’s on here http://www.alexandrapalace.com/whats-on/
You’ll never be short of things to do here with your family as there is something for everyone:
Ice Rink and Ice Café
The ice rink provides a unique blend of Victorian splendour, opulent history and modern technology to create the backdrop for up to 1250 skaters and spectators. With an extensive programme of public skating, figure skating, ice dance, ice hockey and Skate UK courses, the ice rink has something for everyone. For more information including opening times go to: http://www.alexandrapalace.com/ice-rink/
Bar and Kitchen
Great for family lunches and dinners, there is both indoor and outdoor seating available with a panoramic view of London. Hot and cold meals, as well as snacks are available all day. The Bar & Kitchen opens daily from 11am.
Have a game while enjoying one of the best panoramic views of London’s skyline, the 10 hole Pitch & Putt course and putting green in the park is open daily throughout the summer.
Boating lake and café
The Boating Lake and Cafe overlooks the park and is open all year round to enjoy fishing, pedalling across or sitting around at the Lakeside café.
All year round adventure soft play centre with café serving refreshments for its patrons. A great escape for kids and their parents all in a beautiful partly wooded setting. Open every day and perfect for parties!
The Park/Garden centre
The site offers a diverse mix of landscapes including woodlands, formal gardens, playing fields, meadows and conservation areas. Birds, bats, foxes and invertebrates have all made their home in the trees, plants and wild flora making it ideal for a great family day out.
A great place to maximize and sharpen your skateboarding skills or just watch others perfect their grinds and ollies. There is enough to keep you busy including ramps, 2 fun boxes and 2 grinds… and what’s more – it’s FREE
So… discover your Ally Pally for the ultimate experience.
Llangain Youth Ballet
Judy Tompsett School of Dance
Established for 20 years we teach dance to children aged from three to adults. We encourage each pupil to reach their full potential and pupils have the opportunity to take exams and take part in the school shows. Our classes that run in North Abingdon- Wed-Fri after school and all day on Saturdays range from beginners to preparation for entry into Dance and Performing Art Colleges.
Between 2000-2014 14 students won scholarships to study at Arts Educational London, Bird College, RADA and Mountivew. Past students perform in the West End in Wicked, We Will Rock You, Dirty Dancing, Legally Blonde, Rock of Ages, Mamma Mia, Woman in Black .Chicago. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. 6 students won places to appear in English Youth Ballet’s production of “Swan Lake” 2013.
Principal: Judy Tompsett C.D.E., L.I.S.T.D.Dip., L.A.M.D.A.Dip.
Teacher: Selina Chilton DDI, Diploma in Musical Theatre (Arts Ed.) DDI, I.S.T.D.
Central Scotland Ballet School29 Hamilton Crescent, Maddiston, Falkirk FK2 0NW
Principal: Jacqueline Clark RAD, ISTD
The Central Scotland Ballet School has been established for over 15 years offering a variety of dance classes to children aged from 2 ½ to adults. We teach RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap, Modern and Jazz. Our aim is to make dance classes fun whilst encouraging pupils to reach their full potential.
As well as an Annual Show and prize giving we also run our own choreography competition once a year.
All our classes are kept to a reasonable size and are run everyday throughout the week at different venues in Central Scotland. Please contact us on the above number for your nearest centre.
Parkewood School of DanceFlemings Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh SO50 9NL
Introduce your child to classical ballet. For children wishing to discover the enjoyment of dance for fun or leading to a stage or teaching career.
Children accepted from 3 years to study Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. Grades and Majors. Registered teachers of the Royal Academy of Dance. Also ISTD Modern Major syllabus.
Rutleigh/Norris Ballet Schools
The school was established in 1961 and has five branches within the Birmingham and Warwickshire areas offering Ballet classes for children from the age of 3-18 years. Children work in classes towards R.A.D. grades and vocational exams.
We have a team of four highly qualified teachers who can recognise if a child shows particular promise. These children can enter our very successful student group.
For further information please call the above number or log onto our website at www.ballet.uk.com
The Rhythmix syllabus has been designed to teach the skills of Street dance, Ballet, Cheerleading and Gymnastics whilst developing other vital personal qualities, including building confidence, self-esteem, social interaction and friendship, communication, creativity and expression.
All sessions provide the young people with the opportunity to learn and develop a variety of skills, such as Rhythm development, Co-ordination, Balance, Flexibility, Strength, Agility, Posture and Improved fitness. Rhythmix Coaches have been hand-picked and specially trained to be positive role models and mentors, support and encourage, motivate and inspire, whilst providing a fun, safe atmosphere for your children to learn and thrive in.
Each session will introduce and progress skills, working towards a specific goal, examples of this are certificates, medals/trophies, performance, and competition. Working in this way helps to develop focus, goal setting, determination, commitment and team work, ultimately providing a sense of achievement when the goal is accomplished.
Rhythmix believes Dance, Cheer and Gymnastics is for everyone and when given the opportunity to experience the benefits, the impact can last a lifetime.
Please contact us to confirm up to date venues and times.
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Anglesey School of Dancing
Angelsey School of Dancing has been established for over 35 years offering dance classes to children from the age of 2½ up to and including adults. Our experienced and fully qualified teachers tutor in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern Theatre following the ISTD exams. We also offer classes in Latin American, Ballroom and Freestyle Disco.
Pupils regularly perform in displays and shows. All our classes are small with a maximum of 12 pupils so each child receives the best tuition allowing them to realise their full potential.
Classes are held in venues all over Anglesey and main land Bangor. We offer late afternoon, evening and weekend classes. Please contact us for full details.
Introducing Stage Door Studios East Lothian’s Brand New Stage School Providing the best musical theatre training.
We offer a wide range of classes in dance, drama, music and fitness for all ages and host the highest quality of sound recording studios.
From twinkle stars to super stars join us on your journey to the stage.
Location: Stage Door Studios Bridge Street Musselburgh East Lothian EH21 6BG
Footworks School Of Dance offer I.S.T.D. Ballet Tap Modern Jazz taught by qualified teachers in Stevenage. Also Musical Theatre & singing tuition. Exam & competition work. Freestyle ballet classes, pointe & pre-pointe training, contemporary dance classes, bi-annual school shows and much much more...
DIDDY DANCERS for 2 to 3 year olds - 30 Minute class
Diddy Dancers begins a wonderful journey into dance and creative movement. Boys and girls learn the basic technique for dance and movement to music. The emphasis is on fun and your Diddy Dancer can learn the joy of dance! This is a parent and child class.
MINI MOVERS for 3 years to 5 year olds - 30 Minute class
We incorporate fun with a bit more emphasis on learning basic dance moves. More Ballet is introduced and also Modern Theatre dance. The emphasis is still on enjoyment within a structured and disciplined class. Mini Movers learn movement through music, rhythm, freedom of movement and exploring how to co-ordinate all these wonderful and exciting things.
NEXT STEPS for 41/2 to 5 years + - Hour class
Tap dancing is included to accompany the Ballet and Modern Theatre syllabus. Children show a great sense of enjoyment while exploring co-ordination between their hands, arms, feet and head movements in the three disciplines. As they progress through this class they will be learning syllabus work with a view to taking (optional) exams in each subject.
There is a lot more at Footworks. See our web site for more childrens' and adult classes
Avon Dance Academy and Chew Valley Dancing School
La Sylvaine and Wendy Bell Ballet Schools have been established since 1975 offering girls and boys an introduction in Ballet and Dance in Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham. The schools operate in various locations, and also run Dance Clubs in a number of private and state schools throughout Central London.
- Ballet classes are offered in either English or French for children aged from 3-18 years. From Age 6 the Ballet School follows the RAD Syllabus
- Hip Hop and Street Dance for boys and girls from age 8
- We prepare older children for Vocational Schools, such as Arts Educational and Royal Ballet School (entry at 11 & 18)
Our classes are taken by fully qualified and experienced teachers who are passionate about encouraging your child to have fun and reach their potential in a friendly and positive atmosphere. RAD exams can be taken but are not compulsory. The school performs regular shows or end of year presentations. Every five years, a professional production is staged in a London West End theatre. We have a strong ethos and welcome everyone no matter what ability or circumstance, please visit our website or contact us for full details.
Children's dance classes in: Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham
Julie Shacklock School of Dancing93 Outram Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Mansfield NG17 4BG
The Southborough School of Dance, in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, is unique in as much as it offers training in the beautiful Russian Style of Ballet.
All ballet classes are taught by Tamara, the principal, who is passionate about instilling a love for movement and expression in her students. The use of arms and upper body is definitely a part of training which shows the Russian method at its best. Tamara’s professionalism and creativity is clearly seen in her choreography and in her students’ good working attitude.
- Girls & Boys accepted from 3 years old
- All grades including Advanced Level
- Pointe Work
- Ballet Examinations
- ISTD Modern & Tap
- Adult Intermediate Ballet & Tap
- Adult Beginner's Ballet
- Dance Festivals
- Fundraising Concerts
- Annual School Concert
- Summer Dance Week for Junior/Intermediate & Senior Students in July/August
Our fully qualified teachers are passionate about enthusing children with a love of performing and reaching their full potential. We follow The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) syllabus. Children work towards QCA accredited exams. The higher levels carry from 20 to 65 UCAS points. We also have and annual programme of competitions and performances.
Our 30th and biggest yet show will be 'Peter Pan' at The Elgiva Theatre in Chesham in 2014. Join The Carol Kristian Theatre School now to share this wonderful experience, make new friends and learn new skills.
Locations: Chorleywood and Gerrards Cross
Ealing Dance Centre & Studio96-98 Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, London W5 1QX
We offer Action Kids for 9 months – 3 years, R.A.D Ballet for children from 3 years of age, I.S.T.D Tap and Modern for 5yrs + and Street Dance for 6yrs+.
All our teachers are qualified and each child is encouraged to reach his/her full potential. Our aim is to provide children of all ages with a grounding in both poise and dancing pleasure. They then progress with the opportunity to express themselves in more advanced work and take examinations.
Adjacent to the Studio is the Ealing Dance Centre where you can buy a wide range of dancewear and accessories, as well as Fashion/Bridal Wear, Hosiery, Hair Bits, Haberdashery, Gifts and Toys.