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Ballet Dancing

We offer engaging, high quality and friendly dance lessons for children from reception up to 10 years old. We also offer beginners classes for adults wishing to learn Ballet and these are also suitable for those who are either returning to Ballet after years out or who are at an intermediate level. For more on adult classes click here.

Our Teaching

Lessons are structured to be all inclusive and to work towards achieving a grade qualification, with the opportunity to then progress into the next grade level on completion. We don't push our students beyond their abilities but where there is potential we seek to help this grow and so will not hold talented children back just because of their age. We believe that a child's ability should be the driving force for their progress.

Performing

Dance is a performance art and we like to encourage and create opportunities for our pupils to perform to a live audience.

At the end of each year the school puts on either a showcase or a full performance. The idea is to give children the opportunity to learn dance and then to have the opportunity to perform what they have learned as part of a full show ensemble. It is a great first step into the world of performing arts.

We hold a showcase for parents to see their children perform their class work and exam preparation. Every other year we alternate this showcase with the dance school's main show, which we hold at Christmas time. The show is a full production and will be on a theme chosen and designed by the teachers, so that all the pupils can have a part to play and be involved. Our 2015 show was inspired by J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan and called 'The Adventures of Neverland'!

For those students showing a particular talent, we also encourage entering competitions and festivals. This will often require additional private lessons. Taking part of competitions and festivals is a important part of the progression of those children who want to take dance seriously and possibly pursue it beyond hobby level and we actively encourage our students in this if they wish to be involved.

image of a girl's head from behind during a ballet lesson at Natasha-Lea School of Dance
image of image of three girls on stage holding their ballet tutus in a lesson at Natasha-Lea School fo Dance
a black and white image of girls in a class at Natasha-Lea School of Dance holding a ballet pose with Miss Natasha correcting one pupils stance
a student in a ballet lessons at Natasha-Lea School of Dance smiling and holding a pose

Current Classes & Timetable

We currently have classes in Ballet for Primary and Grade 1 with Grade 2 classes beginning in September 2017.

If you are interested in your child starting ballet lessons then please get in touch with us to arrange a free taster session in one of our classes.

Day Time Class Teacher
Tuesday 4:30pm - 5pm Primary Ballet Miss Vicky
Tuesday 5:30pm - 6pm Grade 1 Ballet Miss Vicky
Tuesday 8:15pm - 9pm Adult Ballet Miss Naomi
Thursday 9:30am - 10am Tots Ballet Miss Naomi

Please note that we do not take walk-ins at any of our classes. If you're interested in you or your child attending a class please contact us to arrange a taster session or to enrol.

Contact Us

Please get in touch with us to arrange a free taster session or to enroll into our classes.