Highgate Ballet School perform at The Ark Theatre, Borehamwood. 01.05.16 Photographer Sam Pearce/
Upstairs at the URC Highgate
The Hall at the URC Highgate
The Hall at the URC Highgate
Maddy Squire, mow dancing with Scottish Ballet
Highgate Ballet School perform at The Ark Theatre, Borehamwood. 30.04.16 Photographer Sam Pearce/

Welcome to Highgate Ballet School

Since 1995 Highgate Ballet School has been offering a comprehensive programme of Cecchetti classical ballet and pre-school classes for ages 3 – adult, in Highgate Village & Jacksons Lane in north London, also Contemporary dance, pre-vocational training for elite levels, extensive performance and choreographic opportunities and GYROKINESIS ® body conditioning.


* 1995 – 2015*

20 Years in Highgate Village

Ballet & pre-school dance classes in North London

Highgate Ballet School Ltd. was founded in 1995 in Highgate village by Julie Cronshaw RBS Dip. TTC FISTD and provides the highest quality ballet and pre-ballet classes in a positive, friendly and inspiring learning environment.

The school offers recreational ballet classes to children ages 3 – adult pre-vocational programmes from ages 9+ in Cecchetti Method and non-syllabus classes, GYROKINESIS ® body conditioning, contemporary dance and choreographic workshops.

There is a resident Youth Dance Company offering additional performing opportunities for students ages 8 and over.

The school regularly mounts recitals and in house-performances, organizes Masterclasses given by guest teachers, offers holiday classes, courses, private coaching and encourages enthusiastic children to participate in Cecchetti competitions.

Our aim is to bring the joy of dancing into the studio and give every child the opportunity to dance with ease and grace, incorporating skills acquired in dancing classes into many other aspects of their lives.

Most classes are accompanied by experienced and gifted pianists whose live musical accompaniment is an integral part of the training offered at the school.

All students are given regular opportunities to show their dancing to family and friends.The school holds parent watch days termly and theatre performances for older students.

Highgate Ballet School offers syllabus classes in the Cecchetti Method leading to exams taught by highly qualified, experienced teachers who are registered with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

Cecchetti Method is traditional ballet training at its best, producing technically competent, highly artistic and musical dancers even at foundation levels.

All teachers and pianists are committed to ongoing professional development and are CRB checked.

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