Although not compulsory, children are encouraged to take ballet exams from the age of 5 years and upwards. We follow the teaching methods of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and enter children for examinations annually. The school has an excellent, 100% exam pass rate, and a high percentage of children pass exams with A grades.
The examination structure of the ISTD is designed to cater equally for those pursuing dance purely as a leisure activity and for those who wish to progress to making dance their profession, either as a performer or dance teacher.
Working for an exam gives children motivation and focus, as well as a real sense of achievement when the exam is passed and the official certificate is awarded.
Congratulations to all our pupils for successfully passing their ballet exams in November 2017.
Our next examination session will be held on June 30th and July 1st, 2018.
A select number of pupils have successfully attended the Royal Ballet School Junior Associate programme which exists to nurture young talented children in their pursuit of excellence in pre-full time classical ballet. This is a shared scheme for children aged 9-13 years and classes are held weekly at the Royal Ballet School, Covent Garden.