Classes for young people

For ages 8 - 16

Our classes for young people aim to develop the dancer's technical ability whilst enhancing their presentation skills and musicality.

Classes for young people. Photo Martin Bell.

We strongly recommend that students from Ballet 1 attend two ballet classes per week. Students from Ballet 2 and above must take a minimum of two ballet classes per week with us in order to really see their progression. If students wish to take three classes with us per week then they will receive a 50% discount on the cost of their third class.

Timetable 2014-15

Ballet 1 Ages 8+ 18.00 - 19.00 Full
Ballet 2 Ages 10+ (with experience) 17.00 - 18.15  
Boys Only! Ages 8 - 12 18.15 - 18.55  
Introduction to Ballet Ages 11 - 16 17.45 - 18.45  
Ballet 3 Ages 12+ (intermediate standard)
Beginners Pointe work
17.00 - 18.30
18.30 - 18.45
Jazz 3 Intermediate 19.00 - 20.00  
Ballet 1 Ages 8+ 18.00 - 19.00 Full
Ballet 2 Ages 10+ (with experience)
Pointe work
17.00 - 18.15
18.15 - 18.30
Ballet 3 Ages 12+ (intermediate standard)
Improvers Pointe work
17.00 - 18.30
18.30 - 18.55
RAD Intermediate Intermediate (subject to assessment) 18.00 - 19.15  
Ballet 1 Ages 8+ 10.30 - 11.30 Full
Jazz 1 Ages 8+ 11.30 - 12.15  
Ballet 2 Ages 10+ (with experience)
Pointe work
11.00 - 12.15
12.15 - 12.30

Introduction to ballet (ages 11–16)

For students with no or little previous experience of ballet this is the class for you. Have you always wanted to train in ballet but not yet had the chance? Well now you can!

Ballet (ages 8 - 16)

Designed to take young dancers from their earliest steps to an advanced level of study.

  • Ballet 1 no experience needed
  • Ballet 2 & 3 experience needed

RAD Intermediate

Academy students now have the opportunity to take their RAD Intermediate exam with Jane Tucker. Students must first take part in an assessment class before registering for the course.

Pointe Work

There is also a pointe work class available after Ballet 2 and 3 which students can join on approval from their teacher.


Learn a range of different modern styles from street dance to musical theatre. This energetic class will build coordination and natural rhythm. Jazz is an important style for any dancer to master..

Boys Only!

Boys aged 8 - 12 are invited to attend this class. It allows our male students to be inspired by our wonderful male faculty and work on their dance technique in these energetic classes. This class is only available to boys enrolled on either Ballet 1 or Ballet 2.


Download the registration form or call the Academy on 0113 220 8000.


All classes £70 per term. Pointe Work additional cost: Ballet 2 £15 per term, Ballet 3 £30 per term.

For all classes and courses participants must pay a yearly £5 registration fee.


Classes run as courses and students must commit to the class each week. During the first class we will check to make sure that it is at the right level for the child or young person.

What to wear

There is a set uniform. We will advise what to wear once the student has been placed on the course.

Information handbook

Download the handbook as a PDF (2.4MB)