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!

We are a friendly neighbourhood Cecchetti classical ballet school with an international reputation.

We offer Pre-school ballet for ages 3+, Graded exams to Advanced 2 with live piano accompaniment, theatre performances, contemporary dance, choreography, coaching and body conditioning.

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.

Contact us now for a Free Trial Class!

Ballet & pre-school dance classes in North London

What do we do at Highgate Ballet School?

Cecchetti Method classical ballet and pre-ballet is taught in positive, friendly and inspiring classes.

The school offers also pre – school ballet, a pre-vocational elite training programme, contemporary dance, choreographic workshops, theatre performances, holiday programmes, private coaching and GYROKINESIS ® body conditioning. .

All classes have regular opportunities to show their dancing to family and friends.

Our highly qualified teachers and pianists are committed to ongoing professional development and are CRB checked.

Highgate Ballet School is a value added ballet school

Highgate Ballet School Ltd. was founded in 1995  by Julie Cronshaw, FISTD a Royal Ballet School trained former professional ballerina and Cecchetti specialist.

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

Our gifted pianists provide live musical accompaniment which is an integral part of the training offered at the school. We invite guest teachers, offer holiday courses and coaching for competitions and auditions.

Whether your child attends once a week for serious fun and fitness or wants to become a professional dancer, Highgate Ballet School has a programme to suit them in every stage of their development.

Does Highgate Ballet School have the right dance class for my child?

If your child is looking to learn real ballet in a beautiful dance space with classical music, we provide this safe, nurturing environment for them. And we do contemporary dance and choreography really well too.

Our students love dancing and as well as basic technique, rhythm and musicality, they learn transferable skills such as confidence, self- discipline, intelligent awareness, curiosity, creativity and grace.

Our former students can be found in UK and International professional ballet schools, ballet and dance companies and even the West End.

From Cygnet to Swan…….. ballet is what we love and dancing is what we do best!

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