THE Children’s ballet school in North West London


St James Hall    The Sherriff Centre.
Enrolling Now For September term.

We are thrilled to announce that on reaching our 25th Anniversary we are extending our classes to
St.James hall at The Sherriff Centre.
One minute from the tube station!
It seems only fitting that West Hampstead school of dance will now be dancing at this vibrant centre in the heart of West Hampstead.
We are running classes here ‘ from baby to ballerina ‘ starting at nursery age and going up to late teens.

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.

From Baby to Ballerina

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!

With studios in Hampstead, West Hampstead, and Golders Green, we specialise solely in classical ballet and following the RAD syllabus. Our highly qualified teachers, often with two workings together in each class, many accompanied by pianists delivering inspiring classes, encouraging the love of dance. Those doing exams have all excelled, without exception, and we professionally staged children’s ballet productions are spectacular, incomparable in quality, style and content.

We are proud to announce that many students have progressed onto the associate programs, 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 students determination to succeed.

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

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, leading children’s ballet school in London!

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Tom Horvath Neumann
Tom Horvath Neumann

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

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

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

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.

Sergio Sawh
Sergio Sawh

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

Our girls love going to ballet class! Gill is an amazingly inspirational teacher! She is completely devoted to the progress of her pupils and leads by example with her indomitable spirit even through these troubled times. We are immensely grateful for her unwavering efforts while still creating an atmosphere of disciplined fun and sophistication for her aspiring ballerinas. Highly recommended.

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