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THE Children’s ballet school in North West London

From Baby to Ballerina, confidence, fitness, resilience and grace

Hello, I’m Gillian Winn.

Welcome to my school and the wonderful world of children’s ballet.

We are the children’s ballet school in North West London! From baby to ballerina!

Celebrating our 25th year living and teaching in the Hampstead and West Hampstead community

As we go into our 25th year living, dancing and bringing up our own children in West Hampstead, our family of dancers and parents has grown and not only do we now have young women and men who have been with us all their lives we are now beginning to see their children begin the same journey.

Parents enjoying the end of term dance with their children. 

Parents take a seat to admire the progress of the Advanced dancers.

Not in any way like London or national franchises where profit often seems to be the main goal, we pride ourselves on being a part of this vibrant community and in doing so we keep both our fees (from £104) and our exclusive uniform (made in the UK) as affordable as possible for our ballet family whilst maintaining the highest quality teaching.

Michelle hard at it finishing the ribbons on our beautiful skirts.

Please take a quick look at any of our Google reviews. We are proud of these and grateful to all our parents for their honest and genuine feedback.

This is not a pretty picture website. Our aim is to guide and inform the new mums of nursery children about getting the best from your dance class and to reassure any older dancers joining that we have the expertise and reputation to take them to their next level and beyond.

Suzi in her stride.

Whilst word has got around our latest venue St James Hall at the Sherriff Centre has taken off brilliantly with nursery age children especially keen to join in. We also have classes in St Andrews Frognal Lane, West Hampstead Community Hall Mill Lane, and our very popular Free Church Hall studio in Hampstead Garden Suburb.

Parent and Student Reviews

Clara Heck
Clara Heck
2022-07-23
I have been dancing at West Hampstead School of Dance for many years. I have enjoyed my time there immensely. I’ve felt encouraged by the teachers every step of the way and I like to believe that with their guidance I have developed into a confident dancer. I highly recommend this dance school for anyone interested in dancing!
Neta Privman
Neta Privman
2022-07-18
I’ve learned in this studio for a year, half of grade four and half of grade five and I have enjoyed every lesson very much. The teachers have taught me a lot and were always there to support me and help me grow. I have accomplished a lot this year and I am very glad I chose to go to this studio. Even though I’ve been in the studio for a short time I have connected with the teachers and students and had a great environment to learn. Really recommend for everyone, beginner or a long term dancer, the studio is very welcoming and helpful!
Anna Wilkins
Anna Wilkins
2022-06-25
Gill and her team are completely inspirational in their dance teaching - they manage to make the lessons great fun for the children whilst also maintaining very high standards. My daughter loves the classes and looks forward to them every week.
jasenka lukac-greenwood
jasenka lukac-greenwood
2022-06-21
Gill has been such inspiration to me as a parent of a young dancer. She saw the potential in my daughter and helped me recognise it and take it seriously, so much so that my daughter is now about to start at a vocational ballet school. Throught it all, Gill worked with her with such passion, supporting her to go further. Thank you Gill
Maria Zak
Maria Zak
2022-06-21
I can’t recommend West Hampstead School of Dance highly enough! Both my daughters have thoroughly enjoyed their time at the school, from beginners to seasoned dancers, achieving amazing results in their RAD exams and auditions for vocational ballet schools. Gill and Suzi, who have taught my girls, are incredible teachers, enthusiastic, compassionate, engaged and incredibly professional with real expertise in what they teach. I sincerely believe you can’t get better ballet teachers and would not hesitate to encourage anyone looking for a ballet school for their child to get in touch.
Shir Blum
Shir Blum
2022-06-21
West Hampstead School Of Dance is a home for any child who love to dance or wish to explore his passion. Having 3 daughters in school, Gill is personally take care of every dancer and find her/him the right place. She provides her input in every class and know each and every dancer personally to take care of his progress. Weather you are looking for your child to explore Ballet or you look for more professionally groups you can trust Gill that she will find you the prefect group and teacher and that your child will love been in class and just dance!
Tom Horvath Neumann
Tom Horvath Neumann
2021-10-23
Our eldest daughter started over a year ago and our younger daughter joined this term. They have great fun and really look forward to ballet classes. Not only is it a safe, fun and stimulating environment for our girls, the level of attention and care is really exceptional. Teg who runs the School alongside Gill goes above and beyond to ensure it is all smooth and effortless for parents and students (from ensuring there are toys for siblings to play with for those not yet able to partake or just waiting for a sibling to finish, to pre-cleaning the halls, and much else). It takes enormous effort, grit and determination to make these events run in the way they do, and I am sure we only see a very small part of all the organisation and hard work that goes into it all. Thank you for all and we look forward to the next class.
Skye Kimber
Skye Kimber
2021-08-05
I trained with Gill for 15 years, and loved every lesson! Her school is a great environment to learn ballet, and Gill and all her teachers are so kind as well as being wonderful teachers! Would whole heartedly recommend her school for anyone wanting to learn ballet.
Anne Robinson
Anne Robinson
2020-11-09
Fantastic teachers!!
Kate BB
Kate BB
2020-10-29
Great, first time there as a student and I'm excited to continue dancing there😊

We specialise solely in children’s ballet and following the RAD syllabus. Our highly qualified teachers, often with two working together in each class, delivering inspiring classes, and encouraging the love of dance. Those doing exams have all excelled, without exception.

Our professionally staged children’s ballet productions are spectacular, incomparable in quality, style and content making life long family memories for young and old.

Clara’s brother steals the Nutcracker

The Hungarian dance  

Highland Fling

The Ukrainian dance

We are proud to announce that many students have progressed onto the associate programmes, or full time ballet schools at Royal Ballet’s White Lodge, Elmhurst, Tring Academy of Performing Arts, London Studio Centre, London School of Contemporary Dance and Arts Educational.

Many of our dancers have been accepted into their chosen secondary schools through dance scholarships, delighting parents and staff alike. We are very proud of our student’s determination to succeed.

Tamsyn – a year of achievement Gold medal in GCSE dance, High Merit in Advanced Foundation and starring in The Bartered Bride.

Year of Achievement for Sasha, High Distinction in Advanced Foundation and scholarship to Tring Academy of Performing Arts.

The girls say goodbye as Annabel leaves for full time ballet school.             

Two of my beautiful dancers, one joining the Royal Ballet Senior Associates, the other off to full time ballet school.

Those achieving Grade 6 and above, gain UCAS points towards their application to their chosen university.

Clara leaves for Oxford University after 14 happy years with us.                 

Multi talented Arabella playing violin in her pointe shoes  for our Leavers Concert. Off to University to study chemistry.

I hope you enjoy browsing our website, the shows we have done, the girls and boys, in class, our very special teachers and don’t miss my short films which we are told have been very helpful as well as entertaining! Welcome to the West Hampstead School of Dance, a leading children’s ballet school in London!

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Miss Suzi.                                                                 Miss Ana
Msc. Bsc. RAD. ARAD. RTS. CBTS.                   Assistant for Sherriff Centre.

NEWS!

Suzi with her Grade 7 girls, before moving to and now enjoying the Sherriff Centre hall.

Miss Suzi and Miss Ana with the Grade 3 and Grade 1 dancers.

Suzi in her stride!                                                                    Gill showing the girls The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Christmas story                                         End of term treats!

So from their early years we help you develop your children to become graceful, resiliant and confident young women and men, many staying a part of the West Hampstead School of Dance family for life.

West London School of Dance
West Hampstead School of Dance

Nursery Ballet

Learn and grow with our charming programme of classes for Nursery up to Primary.

Floor Barre Mix

An interesting mix of floor barre and ballet for older students to maintain core stability and suppleness.

Intermediate and Up

Higher grades and Vocationals maintain and develop technique.

Attention to core strength, turnout, feet and beauty of the upper body.

Graded Ballet

Challenging and fun graded classes that give you a sense of achievement.

Graded Character

Challenging and fun graded classes that give you a sense of achievement.

West Hampstead School of Dance