Following their success at the South Bank U-Dance Festival in July 2019, our Senior Contemporary Dance Troupe, the HBS Choreographic Collective have been invited to headline the ISTD Annual Bursary awards at The Place Theatre in London on Sunday 16th February. Then they will perform their U-Dance piece ‘Landmark’ one more time at the ISTD re-branding event at the Barbican Centre on Tuesday 18th February. Congratulations to Maddy Woolf and the dancers for a showstopping piece that showcases 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.

And to Jessica Helfgott, who has auditioned successfully for vocational training at the Urdang Academy’s Musical Theatre Dance Degree Programme and starts there in September 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.


Summer term 2019 Exam Results

Well Done to all the HBS dancers who passed their ballet exams in the summer term. Results were very good indeed! Every candidate passed with 35% gaining Distinction, 56% gaining a Merit and 9% gaining a pass.

* Our Autumn term ballet exams for some students, will take place on Saturday 14th December 2019 *



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