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I founded the school in 1986 in Lockington, near Derby located by Junction 24 of the M1 and then opened classes at Diseworth. I teach young children and adults, both beginners and senior grades to advanced and professional levels.

The classes take place at Lockington Village Hall for the children’s ballet and at Diseworth Village Hall for adults and senior grades. I also teach at Ratcliffe College, Leicester, where pupils in the Junior and Senior school participate in ballet classes. The ballet examinations take place at Ratcliffe College.

The children learn classical ballet in the Cecchetti style and we start with baby beginners. I also have creative dance sessions, which include drama. We are currently working on an adaptation of Peter and the Wolf. Previous productions with pupils have included Midsummer Night's Dream, dancers for a Gilbert and Sullivan opera, 'The Sorcerer' and 'Hello Mr Noah!', a dance drama production.

Many of my senior pupils have been fortunate to perform professionally both in dance and drama. My aim is to inspire children with physical and mental confidence, to encourage good posture and bodily expression, to enhance language and communication and above all, to inspire, motivate, and enjoy.

My students are form all around, not just from Kegworth & Castle Donington & surrounds villages. They come from further a field from Derby , Nottingham and also from Leicester. I am happy to accept anyone in the East Midlands area.