with live pianist
TRIAL CLASSES AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE TERM
EXTRA PLACES ADDED ON SUNDAY AFTERNOONS
The Harrow School of Ballet offers quality ballet training to the local community, ensuring that every child is nurtured to achieve their very best. Uniting a team of highly trained professional dancers and pianists, every class incorporates technique, creativity, imagination, and musicality.
Founder and Director Maddy Wynne-Jones, along with the other teaching staff, have extensive experience in teaching all ages in ballet, contemporary dance, choreography, and drama. The teachers take great pride in placing an emphasis on the enjoyment of movement and musicality, and believes adamantly in cultivating each dancer's individual creativity whilst developing technical excellence.
The school teaches the Cecchetti Method of ballet, an elite theory and practice of classical ballet developed by Enrico Cecchetti in the 19th Century. It is governed by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD).
Training to exam level from beginner to pre-professional
Live piano accompaniment to all classes
Families Welcome! Tea/Coffee for parents and carers
Free off-street parking
Classes in Cecchetti Classical Ballet, regulated by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)
No administration or registration fees charged
Maddy has been working in London since moving from Canada in 2003, where she trained and began her professional career. She is the Artistic Director and choreographer of Tempered Body Dance Theatre, founded in 2007, Associate Company at Rich Mix. She founded and runs the Youth Dance Company and the TBDT Graduate Apprentice Programme. She is senior teacher at Highgate Ballet School and is the Artistic Director and teacher at Hendon Ballet School. Maddy trained in Cecchetti Ballet in Canada, recieving her Diploma in Dance Instruction through the ISTD, and is a qualified advisor of the Trinity Laban and Arts Council England Arts Awards Scheme.
Why Choose Harrow School of Ballet?
It can be hard to chose the right classes for your child. There are so many different kinds of activities that children can participate in outside of school. We've put together a list of why ballet is so beneficial to all children, and why the Harrow School of Ballet stands above other ballet schools.
Ballet improves co-ordination, memory, concentration, and confidence
Ballet is a great way to build strength, flexibility, stamina, and improve overall health
Attending regular ballet classes encourages discipline and offers a sense of achievement, with tangible goals for even the youngest dancers
At the Harrow School of Ballet, the teachers have all worked as professional dancers, with many still dancing in the industry today. They bring their experience, passion, and expertise to every class.
Every class is accompanied by a live pianist. We believe this is a fundamental part of ballet, and we are very proud to have career pianists who have extensive experience and an in-depth knowledge of playing for ballet class. Through this, children develop a greater sense of musicality, musical awareness, and rhythm.
We provide every dancer with a termly report, written by their teacher. The termly reports are an opportunity for parents and carers to understand what their child has been working on in ballet class over the term, what they have achieved, and what they can work on in the term to come. It allows parents and carers to track their child’s progress, and inspire the children to continue to achieve their goals
We put an emphasis on both technique and creativity, and work towards ballet exams, offering opportunities for progression for our young dancers.