Welcome to Highgate Ballet School

Founded in 1995, we are a friendly neighbourhood ballet school providing the highest quality traditional ballet training, also contemporary dance and performance.

Our aim is to bring the joy of dancing into the studio and give every child the opportunity to dance with ease and grace. By taking ballet lessons in Highgate North London, children are incorporating transferable skills into many other aspects of their lives.

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What do we do at Highgate Ballet School?

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

Cecchetti Method was chosen for the school’s ballet curriculum because it develops technically competent, highly artistic and musical dancers even at foundation levels.

Our highly qualified teachers and classically trained pianists are CRB checked.

Cecchetti Method is a branch of the ISTD, the UK based governing body providing QCA recognised exams and teacher training for dancers worldwide.

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Highgate Ballet School has a programme to suit your young dancer in every stage of their development, starting with mother and baby ballet classes for as young as 2+

Cecchetti Method is a traditional classical ballet training recognised and respected worldwide for its high professional standards.

To enhance the ballet experience, students can also study contemporary dance and participate in our performance programmes and summer schools.

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

We teach ballet lessons in Highgate, North London, baby ballet, pre-ballet and contemporary dance in a safe, nurturing environment. Our students are graceful, confident, intelligent, self- disciplined, curious and creative.

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

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

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Ballet and contemporary dance classes for ages 2 to adult

Ballet lessons in Highgate, North London, and contemporary dance lessons to children and adults from all surrounding areas including Highgate, Muswell Hill, East Finchley, Crouch End, Hornsey, Archway and Kentish Town.

Please view our special introductory video with photos from Karolina Webb, Sam Pearce and Liz Pearce.

New Mother and Toddler, Baby Pre-Ballet Class for Under 4’s begins September 2024

Pre-Ballet and baby ballet with Creative Movement for ages 2-4 on Wednesday mornings 11.00-11.30am during term time in the lower hall at the Highgate United Reformed Church…

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Pre-school ballet for under 4’s

Cecchetti Syllabus Classes from Primary to Advanced 2

Ballet for teenagers

Baby ballet and Pre-Ballet for mothers and toddlers 2+

Theatre performances, holiday workshops

Contemporary dance + choreography

Coaching for auditions & competitions

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