We provide a full training course in Classical Ballet following the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus from Pre-School (age 2 and a half) through the Graded, Higher Grades, and Vocational Graded Examinations up to Advanced 1.


We also follow the International Dance Teachers Association Modern Jazz Syllabus from Junior Modern (age 4) and then Primary to Intermediate.


Adult Ballet and Tap classes are also run on Tuesday evenings.


Our staff are enthusiastic and encourage the highest standards and this is reflected in our success in examinations at all levels.


Pupils are encouraged to participate in our School Shows, where children get the valuable opportunity to perform on stage to an audience!


Regulation Uniform is required ~ Recommended stockist for all uniform is Hardings Dancewear, Mansfield Road, Nottingham ~  Hoodys, Polo shirts and Character skirts for ballet can be ordered through the School.



Director -  Alison Machin

Trained at the Ogando School of Dance, studied for the Diploma of the London College of Dance & Drama (1983 - 1986)  RAD Teaching Certificate and RAD Registered Teacher. Awarded Life Membership of the Royal Academy of Dance in September 2021 to celebrate 40 years as an active member.


Head Teacher - Miss Shauna O'Connor

Trained at the Ogando School of Dance, RAD teaching Certificate and RAD Registered teacher. AIDTA (Modern Jazz)


Miss Rebecca Wrench

Trained at the Ogando School of Dance and Bird College. RAD Registered Teacher (RAD CBTS)

Mrs Ellie Williams
Trained at the Ogando School of Dance, Elmhurst Ballet School and the Northern Ballet School. LIDTA


All of our Staff, teaching and Administration are CRB Checked. Teaching staff are First Aid trained and regularly attend RAD and IDTA courses to keep up to date with their training and professional development.