THE Classical 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.

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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 classical ballet school in North West London! From baby to ballerina!

With studios in Hampstead, West Hampstead, Golders Green and Kilburn, 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 classical ballet school in London!

West London School of Dance
West Hampstead School of Dance


Skye Kimber
Skye Kimber

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 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.

Annabel Ross
Annabel Ross

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

I took so much from the years I spent at this school. I learnt how to work hard, focus and persevere in tough times. I especially loved the unique feeling compared to other ballet schools. It definitely felt more like a family and community, rather than just a place where I came to dance. A year ago I was accepted into a vocational ballet school and when I joined, even though I was 2 years of ballet behind the other girls (who boarded at the school since Year 6), I still ended up in the same year as them because of the amazing ballet technique I was taught at West Hampstead. I made friends I’ll have for life and teachers I’ll be grateful to forever. Whether you want to go into dance professionally, or you want to spark a life long connection and love for it. This is the place to train.

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