THE Classical Dance School in North West London.

In an area where there seems to be a new ballet, jazz or street dance, or movement to music class on every street corner we specialize in classical ballet and have flourished. Our reputation means everything and is earned because we are different. Children vote with their feet and they soon find us. Their success and happiness is ‘our reputation’.

We state in our publicity that we have ‘A commitment to your child’s future’ Each child is taught and cared for in a personal way making them feel special, however as children get older and other interests take over some give ballet a break, and many return but the teenage classes will inevitably have fewer students attending.

Our commitment to these older dancers can often mean that we run these classes at a financial loss in order to fulfill this promise. We will not say ‘children to the ages of 8 or 10’

No comparison to franchises where ads for teachers often say, 'no previous experience necessary'.

All our teachers have been carefully chosen. Several having been mentored by Gill on behalf of the Royal Academy. Most have had successful careers as ballet dancers, several as principal dancers in companies throughout the world. We have all since then become highly trained and dedicated teachers, several achieving the coveted ‘Professional Dancer’s Teaching Diploma’, and now Susie is studying for her MSc in Dance science at the first course of it’s kind in the world!

As seasoned performers we know where the children’s training is going!

This critical extra dimension is passed on to the children who in turn develop as performers. Each individual child is special to us and treated so. Everyone comes out beaming with pleasure at the end of class.

The classes are often conducted by as many as three tutors, the teacher , the assistant teacher and the pianist.

Our professionally staged ballet productions are unrivalled in their content and quality. Spectacular shows that are remembered forever. Just look through the photo’s! Charging only a token fee, every effort and with no expense spared on our part is made on ensuring these children’s ballet’s are as professional and magical as you would expect to see in an adult production.

We are often invited to take part in festivals and cultural events. This gives our children the opportunity to perform in small groups throughout the year.

Attention to detail. As dancers we know how important the floors are. Sprung wherever possible.

Having laid this new floor, here is Gill sanding between coats of ‘dance quality varnish’. Just getting the right finish on this floor cost over £500!

Pianists are also very important and add life to the class. We are lucky enough to have a grand piano at the Pavlova studio and have recently brought in an improved piano at St. Andrew’s Hall. Our pianists are the best in their field.

Our parents recommendations are a true reflection of how they feel their children are being treated. We welcome their input, especially at show times is greatly appreciated.