At the Manor School of Ballet, we want to develop confident, creative and skilled performers through a variety of dance & performance based disciplines. We aim to achieve our goal with every student, by teaching professional skills, including poise and self-confidence in a positive, safe and friendly environment.
Ballet is the foundation of all dance & the school's main subject. Classes can begin from as early as 18 months at our baby drop-in class. This half hour session provides a gentle introduction to ballet using creative imagination and movements to music.
Enrolment for weekly pre-school classes starts from 2 1/2 years (if joining at the start of the new academic year in August) and ballet pupils progress through the school from primary level studying the syllabi set by The Royal Academy of Dance.
Pre-school & primary pupils can choose to participate in annual award tests examined under the United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dance. From Grade 1
level, pupils are offered class award examinations under the Royal Academy of Dance and from Grade 3 level invited pupils can work towards full examination.
Major Ballet syllabus is studied with the Royal Academy of Dance and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing at both professional dancer and teacher levels
Jazz & Tap
Jazz and Tap classes are taught together in a combined class and offered initially to existing ballet pupils from Grade 1 level to complement their ballet training and to increase stamina. Non ballet pupils are welcome to join these classes too where spaces are available from 7 years of age. Pupils wishing to sit award tests in jazz and tap are examined through the United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dance.
Newly added to our timetable from August 2018. Junior Funk is a drop in class, covering a variety
of modern dance styles including jazz, hip-hop and street. This fun energetic class is designed for
Pupils aged 5-7 years old. Registration is not required. Pay on the door.
Hielan or Highland
Call it what you like and bring it home! Highland classes are open to pupils from primary level or from 5 years of age. Highland is disciplined, energetic, fun and entirely Scottish. We offer performance opportunities to our Highland classes and pupils may choose to participate in award tests, examined under the United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dance. Please note we do not compete in competitions.
Acro has exploded in popularity over the last few years and it remains in high demand today. As the name suggests, Acro is an energetic combination of acrobatics and dance. We offer a weekly drop-in class or you can register for a weekly secured place.
Acro is open to pupils from age 5 years.
Musical Theatre classes can be taken from age 7 years. Immensely good fun and a great way to build confidence. A must take class for the all-round performer who enjoys singing, acting and dancing.
Pupils can attend the weekly drop in class or register for a weekly secured place. No set uniform is required but don't forget your jazz hands.
Progressing Ballet Technique
Available to all ballet pupils from Grade 3 level, this innovative program by Marie Walton-Mahon is designed for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical Ballet. This class will compliment regular graded classes by improving flexibility, strengthening technique and increasing muscle memory.
Silver Swans Ballet
Silver Swans Ballet is the new sensation from the Royal Academy of Dance which is sweeping the globe.
Designed for anybody age 55+ seeking a new and fun way to keep fit and stay young.
You're never too old to learn ballet!
Adult classes vary from year to year depending on the interest. Please check the current timetables or contact the school office for information. All our adult classes are drop-in classes and do not require registration.
Scholarship places are awarded annually to selected pupils. Our Scholarship is designed for students wishing to study dance with a view to a possible career in performance or teaching. We invite guest teachers and choreographers to run these classes, offering students the chance to experience a variety of different dance genres.
Scholarship auditions are open to students from Grade 4 Ballet level who are taking a minimum of two classes per week which must include ballet, jazz & tap.
Terms & Conditions
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