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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.

Spring Term 2020 starts Monday 6th January


Pre- School, Pre Primary & Primary Ballet

Our ballet classes start at 3 years of age for pre school children on Monday at 3.15-4.00pm  When a child starts school they move on to Pre Primary ballet. Those in year one and above move on to Primary ballet. Each level builds upon the last, although a child can start at any point. Each class is an excellent introduction into the structure of ballet lessons, lots of images and themes are involved, designed so that they are performing ballet exercises in a manner that is fun and stimulating. These are informal, imaginative ballet classes which grow in complexity as a child progresses. Before starting at our ballet school children are invited to attend a trial lesson at the appropriate level. We do not enter very young children into examinations as we prefer to provide flexible non syllabus ballet classes which are regularly adapted to suit a child's progress and maintain interest. Please contact us with your child's name, year group and prefered day for further information.

Adult Ballet Classes 8-9pm Monday & Tuesday  

We conduct two adult ballet classes held at 8-9pm on Mondays & Tuesdays. Our Monday class is for beginners or those returning to ballet classes after a break. The Tuesday class generally for those who have done a fair amount of ballet in the past. 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.

Ballet 1 to 1

We now offer private coaching for our students on a  1 to 1 basis. This is an excellent  way for dancers to improve their technique, performance and confidence. 1 to 1's can be booked as an individual class or as a series. Contact the office for further information.

Contemporary & Progressing Ballet Technique 

In addition to ballet classes we have added two new classes to our timetable. We now conduct contemporary dance classes on Thursdays from 5.30-6.15pm. These energetic classes are for dancers at grade 3 level and above. Many of our students go on to study dance in secondary school where an understanding of contemporary dance is most beneficial. Some of our graduating students have also gone on to study contemporary at university. We have also introduced Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) on Mondays at assorted levels between 4.50-6.15pm. These classes start with pupils from grade 3 level and involve exercises to improve core strength and flexibility using pilates balls and Therabands. If you would like to try either of these classes do get in touch. 

Theatre Trips

We regularly organise trips to the theatre and encourage as many as possble to come along. In January 2020 we have a group going to the Royal Opera House to see Coppélia. In 2017-2019 students, adults and friends of the school were invited to the Royal Opera House to watch the MacMillan triple bill, the new production of Swan Lake and most recently Romeo & Juliet with Vadim Muntagirov and Sarah Lamb in the title roles. 

Royal Academy Of Dance Classes

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) 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. Our fully qualified and registered teachers conduct ballet classes following the syllabus of the RAD. Children are invited to take the following examinations when they have reached the required level of technique and performance, grade 1 through to grade 8, vocational examinations from Intermedate foundation through to Advanced foundation and the new Discovering Repertoire syllabus from level 2. Exams are conducted in our studio in Beckenham accompanied by a pianist. 


In addition to our regular classes we also hold workshops for students. In February 2019 we hosted a Cats The Musical workshop for 19 students conducted by professional dancer Daisy Hulbert. This inspiring workshop turning our lovely dancers into cats and gave them all an excellent insight into this well known show. Former workshops include Swan Lake conducted by Monica Tapiador in February 2018. Monica is a principal dancer with English Youth Ballet. In the May half term 2017 we held a Coppelia Masterclass with Brenda Last OBE. Brenda Last performed with the Royal Ballet and went on to become Artistic Director of the Norwegian National Ballet. She was awarded an OBE for services to dance in 2012. 

Alice at The Barn Theatre, Oxted.

At the end of the autumn term 2018 we performed at The Barn Theatre Oxted in a new production of Alice in Wonderland. It was wonderful to see the theatre sold out in every performance. The ballet had three casts and involved dancers from Primary level and above. We raised £2,110 for Clicsargent. Well done to all our wonderful dancers and back stage crew. It was a memorable event that we will all treasure. Thank you to Zibi Kedziora at zibistudios.com for the photographs and Wizard Video productions for the filmimg. The photographs and dvd's will keep the memories alive for all involved!


Congratulations Lewis for his perfromances in The Snowman in Hong Kong and Singapore 2019. Well done to Annabelle and Felix who have successfully auditioned and accepted places at Royal Ballet School as Junior Associates 2019 and join two of our boys Lewis and Oscar. This really is an excellent achievement! Congratulations to Abrianna and Noa who performed with English Youth Ballet in Coppelia at the White Rock Theatre Hastings,  May 2019. Well done to Sam who took part in the Project B event at the Royal Academy of Dance in front of the Duchess of Cornwall in February 2018.  Well done to all candidates entered for Royal Academy of Dance ballet exams 2018-2019 with 100% success rate, all with merit or distinction. Best of luck to Courtnae who is leaving us to study dance at Roehampton University from October 2019. Courtnae joins other former students who are currently studying performing arts full time including Hannah, Eva, Hannah, Scarlett, Bella, Milly & Matthew.



Two girls in ballet pose


Two senior dancers