Our youngest dancers begin with pre-ballet in our Early Years Classes where they have a chance to find their feet, build their abilities and grow in confidence. Once ready they progress to our ballet training classes where our qualified, experienced teachers will inspire their dancing dreams and nurture their talent and enthusiasm. Because we work towards exams and performances, we like children to be committed to learning with us each year, and above all we want our children to love learning with us.

Our classes are professional, welcoming and affordable. Classes are term time and are capped at £6 per hour. To make them even more affordable, we spread the cost over the year with monthly direct debit payments.

We know children like to try things out and we’d love them to try ballet. Therefore we offer a 2-week trial (depending on space) for a one-off payment of just £10


Primary Ballet and Standard One

Once ready, our 5 -6 year olds join our Primary Ballet Class then at age 6-7 years progress to Standard 1

Primary Ballet is a once-a-week class, in which we introduce the Cecchetti Primary syllabus and we build upon the all the imaginative and improvisational exercises that the children have grown to love in their pre-school classes.  Primary children really progress through their basic skills and grow in confidence so that they are always excited to work towards their first ballet exam. They also love taking part in our annual shows.

Once they have achieved their Primary level, the children progress to Standard 1 Ballet, which is an introduction to the Grade system. Standard 1 is a lovely syllabus which really establishes basic ballet technique whilst emphasising the fun and joy of dancing with lots of jumping steps which zoom around the studio and a lovely focus on musicality and improvisation.


Our classes are professional, welcoming and affordable. These once-per-week (term time) classes are capped at £6 per week and to make them even more affordable, we spread the cost over the year with monthly direct debit payments.

We know children like to try things out and we’d love them to try ballet. Therefore we offer a 2-week trial (depending on space) for a one-off payment of just £10



Children’s Ballet Grades

At age 7, children progress to more formal syllabus classes where we work with them twice a week to develop technique, strength, flexibility and performing skills.  Once they have achieved the appropriate standard children are encouraged and supported to enter ISTD Cecchetti Classical Ballet Grade exams and they are all encouraged to take part in all our performance opportunities.

Ballet training needs to be excellent as the demands on young dancers bodies require a strong foundation of strength and skills – which can only be achieved with a structured, safe training system. There are several systems used for the training of dancers, the main ones are affiliated with professional examination boards.  Importantly, these syllabi can only be taught by trained, professional teachers who have a thorough understanding of safe dance practice with regard to the physical and emotional development of children.


We teach Cecchetti Classical Ballet, under the leading professional examination board, the ISTD (The Imperial Society for Teachers of Dance) and based directly on the world renowned Cecchetti Method.  With a very clearly defined structure the method uses incremental progression to deliver fully rounded classical training within sound, safe dance practice.

Our grade level children supplement their training with strength and conditioning classes based on PBT (Progressing Ballet technique).


Dancers training for a career can continue with us to study the ISTD Cecchetti Ballet vocational grades: Intermediate Foundation & Intermediate. Our students gaining their Intermediate exam will be ready to enter full time pre-professional training where they can continue with Advanced 1 & 2 examinations.


Our classes are professional, welcoming and affordable. These twice-per-week classes are capped at £10 a week term time and to make them even more affordable, we spread the cost over the year with monthly direct debit payments.

We know children like to try things out and we’d love them to try ballet. Therefore we offer a 2-week trial (depending on space) for a one-off payment of just £10


If you’ve completed a trial with us and are ready to register for ongoing classes for your child:

  • School Aged Child and Teen Classes Syllabus training and performance opportunities