News

  • 56 students passed Imperial Classical Ballet exams in November 2019 with 100% pass rate, most distinctions and merits. Well done!
  • Ren Walsingham, Grade 6 is performing in The Snow Queen at the Rose Theatre, Kingston in December 2019-January 2020. Good Luck Ren!
  • Families Magazine October 2014  click here for  spotlight on West Wimbledon Dance Academy
  • Isabel Harrington passed her Advanced 1 Imperial Ballet exam with distinction in March 2014. Isabel was accepted for a fourth year as a Senior Associate of the Royal Ballet School. In March 2016, Isabel passed her Advanced 2 Imperial Ballet exam with merit. This is the most advanced ballet exam. Isabel is now at Birmingham University. 
  • Isabella Vargiu is now in her second year at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. 
  • Performance November 2019 – picture below – the audience were delighted with the performance at the St. Matthew’s Fair. The Saturday  grade 4 class performed Alice in Wonderland.

 

  • Our school has continued to flourish over the last 12 months and now has over 350 students, the majority having been with us since the beginning.  As well as the principal Caroline Barrett, the teaching staff includes Linda Dam who joined in September 2014.  Linda is a fully qualified teacher who trained at Sadler’s Wells and London Studio Centre.
  • Siri Haggarty, a former student, has graduated from the Birmingham Royal Ballet School and after working with the Northern Ballet has decided to train to teach. She is currently assisting Miss Caroline and Miss Linda. 
  • Ria and Eva Rose Tanaka are at the prestigious Arts Educational School in Chiswick and performed with the National Youth Ballet at Sadler’s Wells and Buckingham Palace.
  • Francesca Heald has just been accepted at London Studio Centre and starts in September 2018. Francesca will still be assisting Miss Caroline on Saturdays. 
  • We acquired new additional premises in January 2017 at the brand new Church Hall at St. John’s Church, Spencer Hill, Wimbledon, SW19 4NZ. We are amazingly fortunate to be able to offer lessons at two top quality, modern facilities which are only a mile apart.