The Kensington Ballet School 2018-01-19T10:20:56+00:00

The Kensington Ballet School

ballet school for children aged 15 months to 10 years

We Are

The Kensington Ballet School was founded by Karen Lowe in 2002 and offers a fun but structured introduction to the world of ballet for children aged 15 months through to 12 years.

There is a strong emphasis on theatrical performance from Karen’s team of classically trained ballerinas, many of whom have performed in the West End, and who actively dance and demonstrate with the children ensuring that each class is taught in a stimulating but instructive manor.

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The benefits of ballet to the child are numerous. Enhanced agility, co-ordination and concentration, whilst developing an understanding of music and rhythm are the keys to a graceful and elegant dancer.

Your child’s ballet journey commences with our fun-filled “mum’s and babies” classes where the toddlers learn to interact with other children in a structured environment with our gentle and encouraging teachers.

From the age of 5 years your young ballerina has the option of taking a more formal path and enrol in the internationally recognised Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus ballet classes.

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RAD Syllabus

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These exam-based qualifications encourage the children of all ages and abilities to constantly improve their ballet technique through regular oversight and assessment.

As with all our classes the emphasis is on inspiring the young dancer to fulfil his or her potential.

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Set-up by Karen Lowe, the ballet school caters for children aged 15 months to 10 years and provides a fun but structured introduction to the joys of dance.

Our classes are predominantly located in West London, with venues in Kensington, Chelsea, Belgravia, Knightsbridge, Fulham, Notting Hill, Holland Park, Islington, Marylebone and West Hampstead.

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Spring Term

Start: Friday, 5th January 2018
Half Term: Monday, 12th – Saturday, 17th February 2018
Last Day of Term: Thursday, 29th March 2018

Summer Term

Start: Monday, 16th April 2018
Half Term: Monday, 28th May – Saturday, 2nd June 2018
Last Day of Term: Monday, 16th July 2018

Autumn Term

Start: Monday, 10th September 2018
Half Term: Monday, 22nd – Saturday, 27th October 2018
Last Day of Term: Saturday, 8th December 2018

Holiday Camps

Christchurch, Victoria Road, W8 5RQ
Monday, 9th – Friday, 13th April 2018 : 9.00am – 12.00am (3 – 5 years)
Monday, 23rd – Friday, 27th July 2018 : 9.00am – 12.00am (3 – 5 years)

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