Children’s School


BBO Syllabus Classes

Children's classes are available for all age groups in BBO Syllabus classical ballet.  Exams are held approximately once a year for those students that have achieved the high standard required to pass in the Grade they are studying.

Music and Movement class for 2.5 - 4 year olds!

The nursery class in music and movement is an opportunity for your little ones to come and experience the joy of dance and music in a safe and friendly environment.  Toddlers learn to clap with the beat of the music, point their feet, and stretch their limbs. 

NEW! Acrobatic Arts

Brighton Ballet School is the first in Sussex to be able to offer classes in Acrobatic Arts.  The program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling.  Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, acro yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program.  Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage! Ideal for children who wish to learn tricks and flips in a safe, controlled environment. 


Brighton Ballet School has an excellent examination record.  We achieve a 100% pass rate, with students consistently achieving Merits and Distinctions for their exams in Ballet and Tap Dance. 

Children are invited to take an exam in the level/class they are studying when their teacher feels they are ready.  It is essential that students take a second class per week in the half term running up to their exam date, to prepare fully for the examination they are being entered for.  This second class is very small and only attended by their fellow exam students, and therefore is intensive but necessary preparation for the examination process. 

We are now able to hold examinations in the new Acrobatic Arts syllabus that we are teaching.  Please watch this space for more information.


Children’s School

Next Fees Due :


Term Dates:

16th April – 26th May

(6 weeks, Monday – 5 weeks)

4th June – 21st July (7 weeks)

Important Dates :


Adult School – TBC

Children’s School – TBC

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New Classes April 2018

Teens Tap Dance

Primary Tap Dance

Contemporary Classes

Acrobatic Arts

We also offer Scholarship classes :

Junior- Scholars

(6 - 10 years)


(11 - 16 years)


(16 years or Grade 5 +)


click here for more info


Vocational Training

Brighton Ballet School offers comprehensive training for Students wishing to  prepare for auditions, especially for vocational schools offering professional training.

Please click here for more information.

Child Protection Policy

We take the safety of your child very seriously therefore we ensure that all teachers, guest teachers and support staff are DBS checked before coming into contact with students.  Please do not hesitate to ask the Principal for more details about this.

Book a class online now:

To make a booking, click on the level you are interested in below.  This will take you to the on-line booking system, where you can register on behalf of the student wishing to take the class. 


Pre Primary Ballet & Tap (2.5 years +)

Primary Ballet & Tap Dance

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6/Intermediate Foundation  (Monday)

Grade 6/Intermediate Foundation (Thursday)

Grade 7/Intermediate (Monday)

Grade 7/Intermediate (Friday)

Beginners Ballet for Teenagers

Other Classes 

Beginners Tap Dance (8 – 11 years)

Tap Dance for beginners (Teenagers)

Tap Dance – Grade 4 + (please email office for more info)

Acrobatic Arts  Class

Progressing Ballet Technique (Teenagers)

Discount for Students taking both Ballet & Tap

- Take ballet & tap together and receive a discounted rate for both classes (does not apply to pre-primary and primary ballet classes)

  1. -Children may also take tap dance classes without attending a ballet class.

Brighton Ballet School Scholar’s Classes

Brighton Ballet School offers students who show early potential, the chance to dance with similar Students of age and ability.  If you think you might like your child to get involve classes please get in touch with the school office.  Acceptance into scholars classes is by private assessment and at the sole discretion of the Principal of Brighton Ballet School.

We have three levels of Scholar’s students in the school;

Junior Scholars - 6 to 9 years old

Mid Scholars - 10 - 14 years old

Senior Scholars - 14 years & Grade 5 +

To be considered for a scholar’s place your child must be already attending at least one class per week.  If you would like your child to be considered for the scholars programme please click here.

Scholars classes are small intensive classes for children that show promise in the discipline of Ballet or Tap dance.  To be considered for a Scholar’s class students must already be attending one regular ballet class.  Scholars are considered and accepted on an individual basis solely at the discretion of the Principal of Brighton Ballet School.  Scholars may receive a reduced rate for their dedicated scholars class or second class.  This is reliant upon BBS successfully receiving its annual funding for this programme.

BBO Scholarship Program

The BBO offers 150 of its student members the opportunity to study classical ballet to the highest level, receiving tuition from some of the most respected teachers in the country.  Junior Scholars are aged between 10 and 13 and must have passed Grade 4 classical ballet.  Senior Scholars are aged between 13 and 16 years and must have passed Intermediate Foundation to apply.  Monthly Scholars classes are held in the BBO Head Quarters, London and take place on Sunday mornings. 

Please speak to the Principal if you are interested in applying for this program. 

BBO Dance Days

Dance days is the BBO’s annual dance event for students aged 9 to 16 years old.  Its a residential course where students learn a variety of dance techniques including Ballet, Jazz and Tap appropriate for their age and ability.

Please speak to your child’s Teacher for more information about any of these exciting opportunities.