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THE Children’s ballet school in North West London

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‘Our new venue, St James Hall, the Sherriff Centre’

If you are considering a dance class for your nursery age or older children at                        The Sherriff Centre then look no further!
Celebrating our 25th year of living and teaching ballet in West Hampstead!
The good news is that we now have ballet classes for 3 year olds at 9.30am on Saturdays not in the small and carpeted Lady Chapel but in the spacious St James Hall where they can dance freely and express themselves fully with the brilliant teaching of Miss Suzi and her assistants.

                          

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

It is essential that as they start their ballet classes, children are not held back by carpeted floors and restricted space
and so we chose St James Hall as the perfect studio to move freely and begin their dance adventure.

Although more expensive to hire than the Lady Chapel and with two teachers you will be pleased to learn that with                                              our lifelong commitment to our community we still keep our fees at £99 for 11 weeks, much lower than others.

SATURDAY SCHEDULE 11 week term

9.30-10.00amNursery Ballet(2 1/2) 3-4 years£99
10.05-10.35amPre Primary4-5 years£99
10.40-11.25am
(45 mins)
Primary 5-6 years£121
11.30-12.30pmGrade 1 6-8 years£121
12.40-1.40pmGrade 712-18yrs
(mostly teens)
£121

MONDAY SCHEDULE 11 week term

4:10-5:05pmPrimary / Grade 15-6 years£121
5:10-6:10pmGrade 39+ years£121

Our classes at the Sherriff Centre also take the nursery age children through until they are 18 or even older, so there is no cut-off point where you have to stop at ages 7 or 8 when teachers need to be more experienced.

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.

Parents enjoying the end-of-term dance with their children!

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. 

We pride ourselves on being a part of this vibrant community and in doing so we keep both our fees ( from £99) and our exclusive uniform (made in the UK) as affordable as possible for our ballet family whilst maintaining the highest quality teaching.  

Our new venue. St James Hall, The Sherriff Centre. Enrolling now for January.

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

Reviews

Tom Horvath Neumann
Tom Horvath Neumann

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months 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 5 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.

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 ballet and following the RAD syllabus. Our highly qualified teachers, often with two workings together in each class, 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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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