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Dance for Children Under School Age

Using imaginative ideas and by taking advantage of themes and story telling, we introduce movement and simple technique in a subtle and fun way. This builds confidence, improves social skills, and encourages all children to become engaged learners.

Classical Ballet for School Age Children

Through the structured Cecchetti method of training fun and creativity are integral to our classes. Live music inspires and motivates young dancers to enable positive learning and achievement.


Chelsea Ballet Schools gives opportunities to partake in Charity Gala performances. Additionally, children with a natural aptitude and facility may be selected for further training programmes where entry is by audition, such as Cecchetti Associates or the Royal Ballet School.

Tap & Musical Theatre

Children from 5 years enjoy these lively classes. Current and past West End and Broadway shows are introduced, building confidence in these young performers.


Enjoyment and confidence are of prime importance for a young child beginning ballet and the ‘Standard Examinations’ (or ‘Class Examinations’) and ‘Performance Awards’ provide ideal opportunities for those attending on a once-a-week basis. These ballet examinations are designed to be suitable for everyone. Entering children for examinations is not compulsory, and some children choose to move on without taking examinations.


All Examinations are taken on Chelsea Ballet Schools’ premises with a registered visiting examiner from the Cecchetti branch of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.



Chelsea Ballet Schools uses the Cecchetti method to train its young dancers. This Italian method of Classical Ballet offers a complete and well-structured system of training, which caters for the small child through to the professional dancer and the future teacher. The ballet world has different training methods for learning the art of ballet: each one is unique in style and appearance, yet they all can produce brilliant ballet dancers.


Timetables &

Term Dates

See our timetables & term dates below for each school

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