LIVE CLASSES TO RESUME FROM MONDAY 6TH JULY 2020 for 2 weeks until 18th July and booking now for our annual summer dance intensive 24th – 28th August 2020!

We have been working closely with the administration team at the Highgate United Reformed Church to re-open with LIVE classes again on Monday 6th July and are looking forward to dancing in the beautiful chapel space at the URC.

We are putting additional cleansing and spacing measures in place and classes will be organised to allow for social distancing and the safeguarding of pupils and staff.

Our SUMMER TERM ONLINE CLASSES continue until 11TH JULY 2020

BOOKING NOW! Reserve your child’s place for our annual summer dance intensive Monday 24th  – Friday 28th August 2020, with ballet, contemporary and musical theatre classes daily at the Highgate URC. Sessions run from 9am -1pm ( Primary to Grade 3 ages 7-11 and Grades 3-6 ages 11-15) and senior levels  2-6pm (Grades 6+ ages 12 and up).

Please contact to reserve your child’s place in any of our live classes. Maximum class limit to maintain social distancing: 12.


Well Done to Zack Tidswell and Jessica Helfgott who have gained places on the Degree Course for Musical Theatre at London Studio Centre and Urdang respectively and start there in September 2020.

We want to congratulate both Rosa Slater and Iris Dickinson who gained dance places at Marylebone High School.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the students who passed their ballet exams which took place in March 2020 with a high number of Distinctions and Merits.

We are extremely proud of you all!



Following their success at the South Bank U-Dance Festival in July 2019, our Senior Contemporary Dance Troupe, the HBS Choreographic Collective were invited to headline the ISTD Annual Bursary awards at The Place Theatre in London on Sunday 16th February and represented both Cecchetti ballet and contemporary faculties at the ISTD re-branding event at the Barbican Centre on Tuesday 18th February. Congratulations to Maddy Woolf and the dancers for reworking the showstopping piece, ‘Landmark’ that showcased the multifaceted talents of our dancers! You can read about the Choreographic Collective in an article published in the ISTD magazine  which features on the HBS noticeboard at the URC.



Our Christmas Performance this year took place on Wednesday 11th December at 7.30pm. Congratulations to all the dancers for a wonderful show and thank you to our backstage helpers and crew!

Look out for photos on our Instagram and Facebook pages!



To Bella and Tilda who have successfully auditioned for the London Children’s Ballet 2020 production of Anne of Green Gables!

To Amyas who has successfully auditioned for the Cecchetti Associates new Young Associates Class, beginning January 2020.



We would like to congratulate all of our pupils who took part in the Mabel Ryan Awards on 16th and 17th November at the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells. The weekend was filled with beautiful performances from all our pupils and we are very proud of each and every one who took part. I am delighted to report that in the Lower Juniors Bella won the Cecchetti Associates prize, the ‘Joy of Dance’ Award and in the Juniors and Middles section, Sara and Ellie were commended.



U-Dance Festival at the South Bank, London SE1, July 20th and 21st 2019

Well done to the dancers in HBS’s elite contemporary troupe, the Choreographic Collective, who auditioned successfully in the spring to take part in the U-Dance Festival at the South Bank Centre on 20th and 21st July 2019. The weekend was filled with dance workshops and performances involving selected dance troupes from across the UK. The highlight for us in the audience was to see them perform on Saturday night at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The Choreographic Collective danced again their dramatic and highly charged piece ‘Landmark’ which was co-created by the dancers and their teacher Miss Maddy. It was an unforgettable event by all accounts and we hope that they will have more opportunities to take part in this festival in the future. You can view the live performance in full from the festival below:


 Enjoy dancing everyone! We love what we dance at Highgate Ballet School!

Julie Cronshaw and Staff, Highgate Ballet School