On Wednesday 11th December 2019 our annual seasonal performance after Carols in Pond Square will take place in the chapel space at the United Reformed Church at 7.30pm. Please come and watch our performance groups and enjoy a glass of mulled wine with a mince pie. This year our dancers will be showcased in Highgate Ballet’s version of the Nutcracker: ‘Christmas Nuts and Other Suite Things’.

The performance will end at approximately 8.30pm and is free. There is a voluntary collection for the URC  Sunday nights in winter Homeless Shelter after the show.

If your child is interested in joining one of our performance groups read on…

POINTEWORKS: Advanced Performance Class, termly 1x week

This class is a performance oriented class for senior level students in Grade 6+ taking two or more classes a week, as the level demands dancing en pointe.

TUTUS AND TIARAS: Junior Performance Class, termly 1x week

Wednesday afternoons at the URC. This is a performance class for children in Grades 1-5 who want to perform.


Directed by Maddy Woolf, this is the senior contemporary dance group open to advanced dancers only by invitation, which rehearses on Saturday mornings at 8am during term time at the URC. Dancers must be minimum age 12 and enrolled in 2 ballet classes a week.


Next Rehearsal Dates:

Saturday 7th December at 2-5pm, Monday 9th – Wednesday 11th December from 5 – 8.00pm (8.30pm on Wednesday 11th December, including performance)

For dancers who love to perform, create and rehearse in an inspiring environment, the Highgate Ballet School Youth Dance Company is for you!

The HBS YDC was formed in 2009 by senior staff teacher Magdalene Woolf as a special programme offering enhanced performance opportunities for enthusiastic dancers ages 8-16, which rehearses on selected days in half terms and on days leading up to performances.

Welcoming committed ballet and contemporary dance students who are already enrolled at the school, the Youth Dance Company performs original choreography in classical ballet, neo-classical ballet and contemporary styles with chances to perform throughout the year locally in Highgate and in performance spaces in London.


HBS offers 2 levels of contemporary dance classes on Thursday evenings for ages 8-12 at 6.30-7.30pm and 12-16 from 7.30-8.45pm termly. Our contemporary dancers co-create choreography alongside their weekly training and perform in the seasonal showcases throughout the year.



Highgate Ballet School Summer Dance Intensive and LaRentree Ballet 

Summer Dance Intensive: Monday 24th – Friday 28th August 2020

Each summer the school offers a week long intensive programme of dance classes in Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Choreography, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Body Conditioning and more, with a performance on Friday afternoon for family and friends. This popular day camp is offered to children ages 8+ with or without former dance experience.

LaRentree Ballet:

Drop-In ballet classes to get you into shape before term starts. For enthusiastic dancers in levels Grade 5 and above, with pointe/pre-pointe included. Dates are announced at the end of the preceding term.



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All classes take place at the Highgate United Reformed Church N6 6BJ