Autumn Term 2018: Watch Week and last classes of term.

Please come and watch your child dance during their class time! 

URC Monday – Wednesday 3rd – 5th December all classes

URC Thursday 13th – Saturday 15th December all classes

Jacksons Lane : Saturday 1st December Grade 1 only, Saturday 8th December all other classes, Wednesday 12th December Pre-Primary



Spring Term 2019:

Monday 7th January – Saturday 30th March 2019 11 weeks

Half Term: Monday 18th – Saturday 23rd February 2019 (no classes)

Summer term 2019:

Tuesday 23rd April  – Monday 15th July 2019 11 weeks (except for Mondays, 10 weeks owing to Easter BH Monday on 22nd April)

May Day Bank Holiday Monday: 6th May (no classes, replaced on 15th July) 

Half Term Monday 27th May – Saturday 1st June (no classes)



To Bella Lundgaard, Ella Kearney, Isla Jones, Rebecca Marinelli and Rosa Slater who took part in the Annual Cecchetti Children’s Awards at Kingsway College Theatre on Sunday 11th November 2018. It was a well attended event with over 40 dancers from Cecchetti ballet schools in London and the home counties ages 9-11 taking part at a very high technical standard this year. Well done to Rosa who was selected for a commendation!

Congratulations to Tilda Marriage Massey who has successfully auditioned for London Children’s Ballet’s 2019 production of ‘Ballet Shoes’.

Abbi Johnson who has been dancing at HBS for more than 10 years has been accepted onto the Joffrey Ballet School, New York City, vocational training Programme on a Merit Scholarship and starts there in September!  Abbi danced with the National Youth Ballet in August and September performing at Sadlers Wells.  We wish her lots of luck in her new adventure across the pond!

Sophie Farkas, Skye Kemsley and Tilda Marriage Massey have gained places on the Central School of Ballet Associates Programme.

Zack Tidswell is dancing with English National Ballet School’s Youth Dance Company and London Studio Centre’s Saturday Associate Programme. Aoife Walter is also attending London Studio Centre Associates.

Tilda Marriage Massey danced also with National Youth Ballet in summer 2018.

Ruby McNamara performed in EAST WALL at the Tower of London from 19th-22nd July 2018 with over 100 dancers and musicians celebrating the history and diversity of East London.

Tara Chu has been accepted as an associate on CAT at The Place.

Rebecca Marinelli and Naias Morgan have been successful in gaining a place on the Cecchetti Associates

Lila McNamara has successfully auditioned for a place on the London Junior Ballet Associates programme.

Edie Marriage Massey, Georgina Bradley, Ruby McNamara and Olivia Rogers are dancing on CAT at The Place

And a special mention to Barbara Massey (Miss Barbara) who has been assisting at HBS for many years and attended the Cecchetti Teachers’ summer School  July 2018 on a scholarship.




Friday nights at the URC: Pre-Vocational Ballet Classes with Pointe and Solos

There are spaces in this weekly class is aimed at senior level students who are looking to not only improve technique and presentation but also perform. It’s an unset class similar to daily class in a ballet company or vocational ballet school, so aimed at Intermediate/Advanced dancers. The class includes pointework, virtuosity and Solos from the ballet Repertoire from 7-9pm. Minimum level for dancers is Intermediate Foundation and above who are taking two or more classes a week. Dancers in this class will perform at the End of Season Showcase at Jacksons Lane on Sunday 10th June 2018.



Maddy Wynne – Jones has spaces for dancers aged 8-16 who take 2 ballet classes per week or more, in her Youth Dance Company. Based in Highgate, rehearsals for performances throughout the year take place during half terms and holidays. Dancers learn how to work in a professional environment with guest choreographers and gain a unique insight into the world of the professional dancer. The company is divided into junior, middle and senior groups and the season finale takes place in a local theatre in June each year. Contact the school or Maddy directly on  for more details.

To register for any of these classes or the company, please contact the school and sign up for a free trial class now!



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