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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.

 

 

Summer Term Starts Saturday 22nd April.

 

ADULT BALLET NEW CLASS THURSDAY 8-9pm

We have a new adult class starting on Thursday 27th April, in addition to our existing ballet class on Tuesdays 8-9pm. This will be taken by Amanda Kirk LRAD AISTD who is a former graduate of the Royal Academy of Dance and friend of the school. 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.

 

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 in summer is Friday 7th July 2017.


Success

Well done to Matthew who has successfully auditioned for Trinity Laban and will be taking up full time vocational training in September. We look forward to watching his progress. Congratulations to Scarlett who has recently finished performing in Billy Elliot, and has now successfully auditioned for Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre London and joins the cast in September. This is a wonderful achievement. Well done to Hannah H who has just successfully auditioned and been accepted as a Mid Associate at the Royal Ballet School. Hannah receives further congratulations as she has also been awarded a scholarship to study full time at The Italia Conti School, London. This is throughly deserved. Well done to Alexia and Ava who both danced beautifully with the English Youth Ballet at the Stag Theatre Sevenoaks in May 2016. It was lovely to see such a polished performance. Congratulations to all candidates entered for Royal Academy of Dance ballet exams in the Spring term 2016 outstanding results with 99 % Distinction and 1 high Merit.  Well done to all students who took part in The Nutcracker at The Barn Theatre Oxted. We raised £2100 for charity which was divided between Canine Partners £1050 and Bromley Y £1050.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two girls in ballet pose

 

Two senior dancers