Excellence Comes As Standard

Saddleworth’s premier ballet school is committed to providing excellence in dance technique training and performance. The school provides classes, at both recreational and vocational levels, through the delivery of the British Ballet Organisation graded examinations.

About Us

With wonderful facilities at Lydgate Parish Hall in the heart of Saddleworth, and a welcoming, nurturing and family-focused environment, Saddleworth Ballet School can provide an enriching dance experience for every student, whether they are looking for a vocation in dance, or just their own moment to shine.

We offer elite classical ballet and jazz dance technique training, with classes taking place each Saturday during term time. Additional workshops and masterclasses in the genres of Commercial Dance, Tap Dance, Singing, Acting, and Musical Theatre, also take place throughout the academic year, led by industry professionals. We pride ourselves on approaching training at the highest standard through enhancing each dancer’s technical, artistic and personal progression. Our students are encouraged to become thinking dancers, who are provided with the tools to assume responsibility for their own growth, through encouraging self-reflection and target setting in relation to their own development.

Our Principles

• To retain that learning dance is an enjoyable and exciting activity
• To provide a nurturing and empowering environment for students
• To foster and sustain a sense of belonging and community for students, parents and teachers
• To provide students with the best possible tuition that supports the needs of each individual
• To provide a safe learning and teaching environment that complies with current national safe dance practices
• To appreciate and cultivate the talent of potential performers

School Principal

Miss Emily’s professional classical experience has taken her on tour throughout Europe; with works ranging in the disciplines of classical, neo-classical and contemporary ballet. Her repertoire to date includes: Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Bolero, plus premieres of new work with Switzerland-based Cinevox Company, as part of their 2012-2013 Performance Year, including: Xtremities, Lost and Found, Souvenir de Florence, Rainbirds and La Dolce Vita, under the direction of Malou Leclerc and Franz Brodman.

Miss Emily’s professional training includes: The Royal Ballet School, Covent Garden, London, UK, under the direction of Gailene Stock, Yorkshire Scholars, York, UK, under the direction of Ronald Emblem, completion of Royal Academy of Dance classical ballet vocational examinations up to Solo Seal Award, gaining Distinction for all exams.

Miss Emily also has a passion for research within the field of Dance Technique Education and holds a PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Professional and Higher Education. Alongside bringing this wealth of knowledge to the delivery of classes and the overall ethos of her school, she also holds the post of Head of Academics at a Manchester city centre private dance studio, Shockout Arts, that offers a BA [Hons] Professional and Commercial Dance Degree. Emily has also previously taught classical ballet at the world’s leading music school, Chethams School of Music.

Send Us a Message

Saddleworth Ballet School, Lydgate Parish Hall,
55 Stockport Rd, Lydgate, Saddleworth, OL4 4JL

07477 578 262

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