B.A (Hons), L.R.A.D., F.I.S.T.D., R.A.D. R.T.S., I.S.T.D. C.D.E.
The school operates 3 terms a year designed to coincide with local school terms and holidays although this cannot be guaranteed. Each term is 10 weeks,with a one or two week half term break so please check.
In the event of severe weather conditions or other possible cancellation please check the website after 2pm on a weekday or after 7.00am on a Saturday. Should it be necessary to cancel, alternative classes will be arranged at a later date.
Autumn Term 2020
including postponed days
Friday 4th September to 19th December
Half Term: Friday 23rd October to Saturday 31st October
No classes 5th November to 1st December or 21st December
No workshops or exams this term
Spring Term 2021
Summer Term 2021
To be adjusted as necessary
Monday 19th April to Friday 9th July including applicable postponed days
Classes as usual Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May
No classes Wednesday 7th July
Half Term Monday 31st May to Saturday 5th June
New pupils are welcome to register
|4.00pm ||Grade 2 RAD ballet|
|4.30pm||Grade 3 RAD Ballet|
|5.00pm||Grade 5 RAD Ballet|
|5.30pm||Intermediate Foundation RAD Ballet|
|6.15pm||Advanced RAD Ballet|
|7.00pm ||Exam classes|
|4.30pm||Grade 2 RAD Ballet|
|5.00pm||Grade 3 RAD Ballet|
|5.30pm||Grade 5 RAD Ballet plus Pointe preparation|
|6.15pm||Advanced 1 RAD Ballet|
|7.00pm ||Exam classes|
|4.30pm ||Pre-Primary to Grade 1 ISTD Modern Theatre and Tap|
|5.00pm||Grade 2 ISTD Modern Theatre and Tap|
|5.30pm||Grade 4 ISTD Modern Theatre and Tap|
|8.00am ||Intermediate Foundation RAD ballet|
|8.45am||Grade 5 RAD Ballet|
|9.15am||Grade 3 RAD Ballet|
|9.45am||Grade 2 RAD Ballet|
|10.15am||Pre-Primary/ Primary Ballet|
|10.45am||Advanced RAD Ballet|
Pupils are encouraged to audition for suitable local productions and have performed at a variety of theatres including : The London Palladium; Her Majesty's, London Coliseum, , Lyceum; Theatre Royal Haymarket; The Churchill, Orchard ,Cochrane, Bloomsbury,Peacock, Stag, Hazlitt, and Harlequin Theatres
English Youth Ballet Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Coppelia, Giselle, Etudes;
The Lion King-Lyceum Theatre as Nala; All England Dance Competition Finals;
BYMT Oklahoma as Laurie and Chorus; Shrek as Shrek, Fiona, Young Fiona, and Chorus,
The Wizard of Oz as Glinda and Chorus; Surrey Youth Ballet Cinderella;
London Children's Ballet The Secret Garden, Nanny McPhee, The Little Princess;
National Youth Ballet 21st Anniversary Gala; The Tempest as Miranda with Ralph Feines; Bugsy Malone; Annie; Alladin, Cinderella and Peter Pan pantomimes; numbers from Cats ,James Bond and Alladin at the London Palladium and Her Majesty's Theatre; our very first performance of Carousel at the Churchill Theatre in 1990
and many more
Some students choose to pursue Vocational training or related University courses. Vocational colleges students have been accepted at include Urdang Academy; Bird College; Trinity Laban; Lewisham College, London Studio Centre; Hammond; Tring Park, Performers and the Royal Academy of Dance
Workshops and Theatre Visits
The school offers workshops and theatre trips for pupils and family members
RAD Regulation short-sleeved leotard in pink Pink ballet cardigan .
Pink chiffon skirt Pink SATIN ballet shoes+elastic.Pink ballet socks
Grades 1 to 5 Girls Ballet
RAD Regulation short-sleeved navy leotard.Pink seamless tights.Black ballet cardigan.Pink SATIN ballet shoes + elastic Black character shoes (Low heel Grades 1 and 2, Cuban heel Grades3 to 5) Black circular character skirt (not a gathered waistband) with blue ribbons.
RAD Regulation White short-sleeved leotard. Black shorts or tights. White socks. White canvas ballet shoes.Black character shoes (Grades 1 to 5)
Girls Intermediate Foundation to Advanced Ballet
Black sleeveless plain leotard with secret support Pink convertible seamless tights Pointe shoes + ribbons Soft pointe shoes+ribbons.Optional:Pink canvas ballet shoes Knitted shorts and crop top
Girls Tap and Modern Theatre
Black Tap Shoes with tuneable taps. Black slip -on split sole Jazz shoes
Girls: Hyacinth leotard and tights Pre-Primary to Grade 1.
Black leotard and tights Grades 2 to Advanced
Boys Tap and Modern Theatre
Boys: White T-shirt or leotard. Black shorts Black tunable Tap shoes. Black slip-on split sole Jazz shoes
School of Ballet sweatshirt or T-shirt available through the school in the Autumn Term
We are committed to providing every pupil with an encouraging and positive environment, to help build their self-esteem and fulfil their potential.
Pupils are entered for Royal Academy of Dance Ballet examinations and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Modern Theatre and Tap examinations.
Baby Ballet to Grade 1 pupils attend one ballet class per week, Grade 2 upwards are encouraged to attend two Ballet classes per week. Modern Theatre and Tap classes are combined.
Pupils are welcome to audition for local productions and attend RAD masterclasses, workshops and summer schools but should not attend classes at another school.
Parents are usually invited to observe classes once a term. For safeguarding and copyright recording & photography is not permitted. Unfortunately due to current restrictions parental observation is not possible at the moment.
We aim to deliver the best experience possible
For problems & queries, or to report absence please, email, text or telephone. Please leave a message if your call isn't answered immediately and I will get back to you. If you prefer you may ring my mobile but please avoid calling during class times.
To secure the next available place please provide your contact details including your mobile phone number, email address, name, date of birth and experience of the child and any special requirements that may be relevant such as hearing, speech or visual impairments, dyslexia, allergies, diabetes or epilepsy, injuries, tight tendons, back, knee, hip or foot problems. This is used purely to ensure the best teaching approach. If you have any queries please call or email. Please also add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe senders list Many thanks