Carmela Guida's School of Ballet

The school offers Royal Academy of Dance Ballet classes for children aged 4 upwards to all major ballet levels in a warm and friendly environment. Inspiring confidence, creativity & artistry.

We provide academic dance courses with examinations and performances, but we also cater for those that simply want to join in and have some fun whilst exercising. 

The school also offers

Non-Syllabus Ballet Classes: are a fantastic way to learn a wider range of dance

vocabulary providing technical development for the student. Exercises are created by the teacher, rather than being part of a set syllabus.

Adult Ballet Classes: Just the right exercise for adults who love the disciplined workout of careful stretching coupled with the elegance of classical ballet.

Ballet Floor-Barre: This is a special Ballet technique on the floor, based on The Boris

Kniaseff method.  The exercises will be done sitting, on the back, stomach, and sometimes on the side. It’s for dancers to prepare, maintain and dance well, but it’s also for those

interested in general body fitness. The method gives you arm and leg co-ordination, it sculpts your leg muscles in a healthy way, and it strengthens your core to re-establish the lower and the upper part of the body.

Pointe Workout Classes: will prepare you for and work with pointe, but will also be useful for anyone wanting to strengthen the muscles in their legs (particularly lower legs) and

improve their strength and flexibility, thus avoiding injuries. So, even if you have no desire to wear pointe shoes for dance, this class will still be very effective.

Contemporary Dance Classes: are a style of expressive dance that combines

elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. It can be performed to many different styles of music. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements, focusing instead on the expression of inner feelings.

Free Movement Dancesupports the ballet technique and is also an excellent way of

developing musicality and expressive performance. It includes movements in common with other dance styles such as Natural Movement, Contemporary and Classical Greek Dance.

Character Dance: provides wider opportunities whilst contributing to the development of technical and qualitative aspects similar to those required in classical ballet. The theatrical styles of the character dance are Hungarian, Russian and Polish.

Private Lessons by appointment are available to assist students to perfect techniques, learn variations, rehearse choreography and prepare for exams and competitions. Also for amateurs who would love to get back and/or start and speed up their love for dance.

For more details about days, times, prices and to book a free trial class, email