Our ballet and dance classes are led by Raquel Ashton ARAD PDTD (dis London) RTS.
Following a career as a principal professional dancer, Raquel completed the Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma course at the Royal Academy of Dance in London with distinction. Since then she has taught at the dance school of the Royal Academy of Dance and at several theatre colleges in and around London.
Raquel's classes have been featured on Sky Sports and she has recently completed a project involving English National Ballet for an interview for Dance Gazette magazine.
The dance classes start at KG level and continue all the way up to Year 6. From Year 5 ballet is optional. However, we have a large number of girls wanting to continue their ballet and dance training. The classes are based on the RAD syllabus and enable the girls to strengthen their posture, coordination, musicality and confidence by encouraging artistic expression.
The highlight of the ballet year is the presentation at Christmas time. Each class performs a dance based on one of the ballets.
The students love the process of learning, perfecting and performing the dances in front of an audience and the event offers them a great sense of achievement.