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Vocational / Recreational Classes. Old Harlow, Essex

Older Children - Adult

Ballet First dancers regularly gain places in vocational Dance Schools and Companies throughout the UK and abroad.

Our aim is to teach the tools and technique necessary to nurture and inspire.


Vocational & Recreational Classes

Day Time Class Level Studio
Tuesday 17.30 - 18.30 Pre-Senior / Senior Ballet 11-16 Years+ A
Tuesday 18.30 - 19.30 Pointe (Vocational) Advanced 12+ A
Wednesday 18.15 - 19.15 Pre-Senior / Senior Ballet 10-16 Years+ A
Wednesday 18:15 - 19:15 Jazz Dance 10-16 Years B
Thursday 17.15 - 18.15 Mixed ability Ballet 9-16 Years+ A
Friday 17:30 - 19:00 Private Ballet tuition All levels / ages A
Saturday 09.45 - 11.00 Pre-Senior / Senior Ballet 11-16 Years+ A
Saturday 12.00 - 13.00 Intermediate Ballet 8-10 Years A
Saturday 12.00 - 13.00 Pilates / Stretching 11 years - Adult B
Saturday 13.00 - 14.00 Repertoire 11 years + A



Classical Ballet

Excellent Ballet training for vocational or non-vocational students. Developing muscle strength, body alignment, technique and dance expression. Ballet is the foundation and core of all other dance styles.

Intermediate Ballet

Progression from Junior Ballet, further developing Ballet vocabulary, musical nuances, focus on correct structural physical alignment and foundation technique in preparation for Pre-Senior Ballet level.

Pilates / Stretching

Pilates to increase flexibility and suppleness, develop good posture, balance and increase co-ordination, increase core strength and stamina without adding muscle bulk; also helps aid recovery after injury and prevent injury recurring.


Pointe work from age 12 yrs for advanced classical ballet students. Strong technique with consistent ballet training required over a period of years, with the required number of Ballet classes taken weekly.

Repertoire Classes

Learn corps de ballet (ensemble) and solo pieces from the Classical ballet greats, developing different classical styles, utilising technique and learning how to work effectively as an ensemble. An important class in dance education. Ballet training required.

Jazz Dance

Learn modern Jazz dance routines with a professional dancer; expand on dance versatility necessary for today's vocational dancer. Recreational students also welcome. Excellent for developing flexibility, musicality and widening all round dance vocabulary.

Private Coaching

Expert Ballet lessons by professional teaching faculty, tailored to focus on specific areas for technical and artistic development for children or adults. 1:1  classes by arrangement for beginners, intermediate or advanced students welcome. Classes held at St. Johns ARC, Old Harlow, Essex.