Established over 12 years ago, Brighton Ballet School offers dance classes to students of all ages and abilities, including adults from beginners to advanced levels, in Ballet, Tap Dance, Acrobatic Arts, Contemporary and Progressing Ballet Technique (body conditioning).
We are a fully inclusive school and welcome students of all abilities. If you would like to discuss any specific needs you or your child may have please do get in touch. We support the Compass & Carers Card initiative.
We also offer professional/vocational training and private classes.
Students in both Adult and Children’s school are offered the opportunity to take exams in BBO Dance Syllabus from Primary through to Advanced level.
We hold one show or recital per year, usually around Christmas time and all students (including adults) are invited to take part.
Every 2 – 3 years we hold the show in a theatre.
Our small bespoke classes for children and teenagers, are tailored to your child’s interest and needs. Children are invited to join the school from as young as 3 years old in our Baby Ballet & Tap dance class. This class provides a gentle introduction to dancing in a fun, encouraging and safe environment. We offer a three week trial to help settle students into their classes and decide whether they would like to continue. Children can then progress through the graded system, taking an exam usually once every academic year. Parents are invited to a ‘watching week’ at the end of each term. We also offer our children plenty of opportunities to perform in recitals, competitions, festivals and put on a show once every 2 – 3 years, in a theatre.
Vocational training, audition preparation, pointe work assessments and private lessons are a large part of what we offer.
We welcome adults of all ages and abilities from complete beginners to advanced dancers, in ballet, tap and contemporary dance. Our adults often join in the beginners class and end up staying for years, progressing through the levels and taking exams at each stage. We have several adults who have followed this route and are now on pointe! Adult students often report that the benefits of taking a dance class include; better posture, coordination, stamina, strength, flexibility and improved general sense of well being.
Small bespoke classes
We offer small bespoke classes, tailored to the needs of each and every student. Many of our students are vocational requiring us to work closely with parents and school to ensure the best outcome for their future career.
Excellent Exam Result
We pride ourselves on repeatedly receiving excellent exam results. We have a 100% pass rate, with on average 70% of students receiving Distinctions at exams of all levels and disciplines. During the past 12 years we have prepared hundreds of students for exams in ballet and tap, many of which have gone on to have successful careers in the industry.
Many of our Students have been attending the school for a great many years, starting when they were just 4 or 5 years old. We feel it is a great privilege to watch them grow into confident successful adults and follow their careers with keen interest.
We like to get to know our students so that we can tailor their training to suit their needs and abilities. We find that this personal approach leads to a more fulfilled happier student who will make faster progress under this tutelage.
Dedicated teaching staff
Our dedicated team of teachers are passionate about sharing the subjects they teach. Each member of staff are carefully hand picked and skills assessed for the roles they perform. Our staff are thoroughly screened and hold both enhanced DBS checks and professional liability insurance.
Fantastic purpose built facilities
We are fortunate to have use of the dance studio at BHASVIC sixth form college. This purpose built studio is equipped with sprung harlequin dance floor, floor to wall mirrors, barres, changing facilities and is fully air conditioned. We also have free onsite parking available.