Come and learn to dance in an encouraging, fun and friendly atmosphere. Dancing is a creative and imaginative form of movement, fostering confidence and self-awareness.
It encourages physical coordination, helping students of all ages to gain balance, good posture and increased flexibility.
It can strengthen student’s limbs and build their agility, and is also a fun way of exercising!
We offer dance classes for all ages and abilities including adults, from beginers to advanced and professional/vocational training.
What We Do
We specalise in teaching Ballet to children and adults of all ages and abilities. We are passionate about seeing our students achiving their goals, succeding and building their skills. Ballet is an excllent way to improve posture, coordination, strength, flexibility whilst improving your general health and well being.
We have tap dance classes available for Children and Adults from beginners to Grade 5 level. Tap is an energetic style of dance, full of exciting rhythms and fun music.
Our Contemporary Dance classes are an ideal addition for Students studying dance at GCSE or A-Level as well as Adults who are looking to discover the freedom of this dance style. Contemporary Dance is an excellent way of keeping fit whilst exploring your physical and mental limits wihtin the scope of dance.
ACROBATIC ARTS & DANCE
Acro combines the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique with the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements, such as, balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength. It is a great way for kids to learn tricks and skills in a safe and supportive environment.
PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE
PBT is revolutionary body conditioning class, developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. Suitable for Children and Adults who want to rapidly improve their overall strength and fitness, perfectly complimenting a student’s dance training.
Dance is a performance based art form, therefore we feel it is essential that students of all ages and abilities get the chance to perform, either on stage every 2 – 3 years or at our annual Recitals.
We offer students of all ages and abilities, (including Adults) the chance to take an exam in British Ballet Organisation Syllabus in Ballet, Tap, Contemporary Dance.
Meet the Teachers
'She has truly benefited from the small classes'
‘Esther has been at Brighton Ballet school since she was 2 and a half - 12 years! She had truly benefited from the small classes and dedication of the teachers, being able to perform in shows and progress through the exam structure. The staff are lovely and create real bonds with the students, pushing them when they need it, understanding their schedules, and showing immense amounts of care love and support.’
'If you have even an inkling to come and try ballet, all I can say is ... do it!'
I've been with Brighton ballet school for ten years now. I had this sudden urge on my 40th birthday to dance. Ten years after starting ballet I am now dancing in Pointe shoes which is a dream come true. And this year I danced on Pointe, on stage in the most wonderful ballet show, put together by Brighton Ballet School. That's another thing on my bucket list done!! And now I'm probably heading towards another exam...grade 8! Ballet has become my life. I am fitter, stronger, stand taller, am more flexible than I have ever been in my life.
If you have even an inkling to come and try ballet, all I can say is...do it! You will find a school full of lovely people and professional and enthusiastic teachers.
Thank you Sonya and BBS!
'The teachers are brilliant.'
Our daughter has been attending Brighton Ballet School since she was three. She still has the same love and enthusiasm for ballet and really looks forward to her lessons. The teachers are brilliant. Always supportive, positive and dedicate a lot of their time to ensuring the students get the most out of their lessons. Miss Sonya offers lots of exciting opportunities such as their summer show which enables invaluable skills for the students to gain. My most favourite part, as a parent, is the ‘watching week’ whereby you go and see the children's session once a term to see their progress and it’s amazing to see how quickly they move on!
'I love the mix of people, abilities and ages!'
I started Brighton Ballet School in January 2019, and I loved it! Since I started we had a show to work on and lots of exiting opportunities to train! I was very lucky to take many different classes from different levels and enjoyed myself with everyone! Everyone is very thoughtful! I love the mix of people, abilities and ages! Making it such a friendly place. Sonya’s way is unique!