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Welcome

Ballet is one of the most demanding but also one of the most enjoyable dance forms ever created, providing benefits such as good posture, discipline and confidence building. We run Royal Academy of Dance Graded and Vocational classes encouraging the joy of movement in children from 3 years of age at our studio in Beckenham, Kent. We offer annual outings to the Royal Opera House, hold workshops and other dance related events.

Autumn term starts Saturday 2nd September

 

Adult Ballet Classes 8-9pm Monday *(new day) & Tuesday  

We now have two adult ballet classes held at 8-9pm. Ballet is a great way to get toned, improve posture, coordination and connect with the inner dancer! If you are new to ballet or if you danced as a child or student and are keen to dust of your ballet shoes again do come and join our enthusiastic, energetic classes in Beckenham. You will be most welcome to either class, if you want to get fit, start a new hobby, or rediscover the wonderful world of ballet. Contact the office for further information.

Pre- School Ballet

We hold classes starting at 3 years of age for pre school ballet on Monday at 3.15-4.00pm or Thursday 4.00-4.45pm. It is an excellent introduction into the structure of ballet lessons, lots of images and themes are involved in the class, designed so that they are performing ballet exercises in a manner that is fun and stimulating. These are informal, imaginative ballet classes taken by a fully qualified and registered teacher. Children are invited to attend a trial lesson on one of these days, please contact the school for further information.

Photography Event October 2017

We shall be holding a photographic event during half term. This will be with Jason Ashwood who is a dance photography specialist. It shall be held on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October. Booking is required. Further details will be available in September.

Royal Academy of Dance Examinations

The Royal Academy of Dance was founded in 1920 to maintain the quality of dance teaching. Its Patron is Queen Elizabeth II and the President is Darcey Bussell. It's currently present in 79 countries worldwide and is one of the leading organisations in dance education and training. We hold regular ballet examinations at our dance studio in Beckenham. Children from the age of seven are considered for entry for grade one upwards when they have reached the required level of technique and performance. All of our teachers are fully qualified and registered with the RAD. Our provisional exam date for the autumn is Friday 24th November 2017. See below about our stunning summer term results.

Masterclass with Brenda Last OBE

Some of our students took part in a masterclass with Brenda Last OBE on the 27th May 2017. They worked on the spanish variation from Coppelia. Brenda Last performed with the Royal Ballet and went on to become Artistic Director of the Norwegian National Ballet.  She has directed many productions all over the world including Coppelia in Norway and Japan. She was awarded an OBE for her services to dance in 2012. 

Success

Congratulations to all candidates entered for Royal Academy of Dance ballet exams in the Summer term 2017, outstanding results with 99% Distinction and 1 high Merit. Well done to Charlotte who successfully auditioned for the English Youth Ballet and takes part in Sleeping Beauty at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford 2017. Best of luck to two of our students who are going to take up full time training at performing arts colleges, Bella who has been accepted to Urdang and Milly who has been accepted to E15. Well done to Hannah who has successfully auditioned and been accepted for another year as a Mid Associate at the Royal Ballet School  whilst continuing full time study at The Italia Conti School, London. Two of our boys Lewis and Oscar have also been offered and accepted places at the Royal Ballet School as Junior Associates. Congratulations to you both it will be wonderful to see your progress.  Thank you to all students who donated items for the RNLI. We raised £86.80.

 

Two girls in ballet pose

 

Two senior dancers