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Classes & Locations



Borough - Leo's Den Nursery

2:45 - 3:15pm

Nursery Ballet: 2.5 - 4 year olds

Elephant & Castle - Crossway Church

4:15 - 5:00pm

RAD Pre-Primary Ballet: 4 - 5.5 year olds

5:05 - 5:50pm

RAD Primary Ballet: 5.5 - 7 year olds

5:55 - 6:55pm

RAD Grade 1 Ballet: 7 - 8.5 year olds

7:00 - 8:00pm

RAD Discovering Repertoire Level 2: Adult ballet class for improver to intermediate level. Barre work, centre, development exercises and learning a variation / solo from Coppélia

8:05 - 9:05pm

RAD Advanced Foundation syllabus class


Elephant & Castle - Husky Studios

5:00 - 6:00pm

RAD Grade 2 Ballet: 8.5 - 11 year olds

6:30 - 7:45pm

RAD Advanced 2 syllabus class

7:45 - 9:00pm

RAD Intermediate syllabus class for adults


Harrow/Pinner - Acorn Montessori Nursery (Little Garden Day Nurseries)

10:30 - 11:00am

Nursery Ballet: 2.5 - 4 year olds


Places still available! Please contact us for more information




Term Dates

Autumn / Winter 2022

12th September - 15th December

(Leo's Den starting 18th Sept)

Half term break: 24th October - 31st October*

Spring 2023

9th January- 2nd April

Half term break: 13th - 19th February*

Summer 2023

17th April - 23rd July

Half term break: 29th May - 4th June*

No classes bank holiday Monday 1st May

*Half term break does not apply to Tuesday Adv2 & Intr classes

Class Descriptions

Nursery 1:

Fun, nurturing and creative ballet classes that include dance, drama, music and the use of imagination.  Children will be guided through structured, story-based classes introducing basic ballet positions and steps, balancing, stretching, co-ordination, shapes, posture, working with others and expressing themselves. Teachers use the Royal Academy of Dance’s ‘Dance To Your Own Tune’ syllabus as a guideline.

Children will learn how to twinkle their toes, pirouette like princes and princesses, and reach for the stars!

Age 2 – 3 years old

30 minutes

(Starting age is dependent on teacher assessment in trial lesson)


Nursery 2:

Very similar to Nursery 1 except classes are run at a faster pace and more is expected of the child. It is a bridge level between Nursery and Pre-Primary.

Age 3.5 – 4 years old

45 minutes


RAD syllabus class which starts their journey on a broad, practical dance education that develops technical, musical and performance skills. Students have the opportunity of taking a Class Award at this level whereby they perform their exercises in front of an examiner and get constructive feedback. The teacher goes in to the Class Award with them and there is no pass or fail and they all get a certificate and medal. It is a very rewarding, positive, confidence-building experience.

Age 4 – 5.5 years old

45 minutes



First level of RAD syllabus whereby they can take an Examination. They perform in groups for an examiner and are awarded Distinction (Gold), Merit (Silver) or Pass (Bronze), receiving a certificate and a medal.

Age 5.5 - 7 years old

 45 minutes


Grades 1-3:

Lower graded syllabi that follows on from Primary and includes Character work (classical folk dances from Europe)

Age 7 years old and up

1 hour


Grades 4-5:

Middles grades

Age 7 years old and up

1 hour


Discovering Repertoire Levels 2, 3 and 4:

Barre work, centre work, development exercises to train for the variation (solo from a classical ballet), and learning the variation

Adult syllabus class.

1 hour

Grades 6-8:

Higher grades which include sections of ballet, free-movement (lyrical contemporary style of dancing) and character work

Age 11 years old and up. Adults welcome.

1 hour 15 minutes


Vocational Levels:

Professional levels of RAD ballet training; pointe work is introduced and developed for the girls and greater challenges in turning and jumping are introduced for the boys. Children can only take a vocational class after passing an assessment by the teacher.

Intermediate Foundation


Advanced Foundation

Advanced 1

Advanced 2

Age 11 years old and up. Adults welcome.

1 hour / 1 hour 30 minutes


Ballet Parties:

Cariad Ballet can make a little ballerina's wish come true with a magical ballet themed birthday party full of fun, games, dancing, music and sparkle! Whether your child already takes ballet lessons or has never done ballet before, a Cariad Ballet party will be loved by all and make the birthday girl feel very special indeed. Fairy wands, butterfly wings and other props can be provided. Please get in touch for more information.

Private Lessons:

Students of all ages and at any level can get in touch and request private lessons

Price will depend on lesson duration and location, in order to cover teaching fee and studio hire.

Adult Classes: 

Looking to get fit, increase flexibility, balance, co-ordination and strength? Want to learn ballet positions, steps, movement combinations, posture and artistry? Then sign up for adult classes at Cariad Ballet! Drop-in, class bundles and termly registration options all available.

 Ballet Fitness & Stretch

An energetic mix of cardio, toning and stretching based on fun ballet steps and training exercises.

Barre Classes

Body conditioning class using mainly the ballet barre but also mats for floorwork, in order to build strength, tone muscles, increase flexibility and sculpt a beautiful ballet posture

Adult Ballet Beginner (non-syllabus)

An introduction to ballet through a class of barre work, centre, turns and jumps. Excellent for someone completely new to ballet or have only learnt the very basics

Adult Ballet Intermediate (non-syllabus)

Good for improvers as exercises are more challenging and the class moves at a faster pace compared to Beginner level


Adult Ballet Advanced (non-syllabus)

General ballet class good for any competent ballet dancer. A lot of differentiation is used in order to keep simple for some and really challenge others. Moves at a fast pace.

For more information on pricing*, uniform, terms and conditions please get in touch here


*Free trial, Full Term and Half Term Registration available for children's classes. Full Term, Half Term and Drop-in rates available for adult classes

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