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Welcome to Pirouette School of Dance

Pirouette School of Dance has been established since 1999 and holds classes for children and adults in London and Essex. At Pirouette we offer members an opportunity to study the four main aspects of dance: Tap, Ballet, Modern/Jazz & Lyrical Dance.

Blackheath Classes
The Blackheath, London SE3 (click here for a map) classes are held for children from 2 years old through to seniors on Tuesday afternoon/evenings in St James’ Church Hall, Kidbrooke Park Road, Blackheath, SE3. Classes run throughout the year including most school holidays, except we are closed every 3rd Tuesday in each month (click here for more information about Blackheath classes).

Ingatestone Classes
The Ingatestone, Essex CM4 (click here for a map) dance classes are held on Saturdays mornings in Ingatestone Community Centre, 7 High Street, CM4. Ingatestone dance classes are from 2 years old through to seniors, and an Adult Tap class is also available on Saturday afternoons at Ingatestone (click here for more information about Ingatestone classes).

Brentwood Classes
The Brentwood, Essex, CM13 (click here for a map) classes are held for children from 2 - 12 years old after school on Friday afternoons/evenings. We also run our Junior & Senior Display Team classes on Fridays in Three Arch Bridge Community Centre, Maple Close, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 (click here for more information about Brentwood classes).

About Pirouette School of Dance
Over the years Pirouette has staged numerous shows where we have given all members the opportunity to perform as a whole school. We have staged shows at The Towngate Theatre Basildon, The Greenwich Theatre SE10, The Broadway Theatre SE6 and Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket. We are also very proud that we were chosen to showcase our dance routines in The Children’s Variety Showcase at Shaftesbury Theatre, in London’s West End, in December 2017. Our next Annual Pirouette Show will be at The Towngate Theatre in March 2018.

Members at Pirouette can study for United Teachers of Dance (UTD) Exams and Medal Tests in Tap, Ballet, Modern and Lyrical. Additionally our members also take Song & Dance Medal Tests. Our next set of UTD Exam & Medal Tests are in January 2018. We also regularly host Professional Masterclasses with West End and TV stars.

Pupils from Pirouette School of Dance have been selected for the United Teachers of Dance (UTD) National Dance Championships & Scholarships every year since 2005 - winning a variety of medals and trophies over the years including Best Entry School Cup and Highest Stage solo dances across all age groups. Our Pirouette members have also performed a range of solo, duet, trios, small group and large group dances at the South East England Performing Arts Festival for the past 5 years, with many individuals being awarded medals within their sections.

At Pirouette we are committed to hosting charity events. This year we have performed a Vintage Afternoon Tea and Cabaret, in July 2017, where we raised over £500 for Cancer Research UK; and Christmas Pyjamas day at dancing to raise money for Save the Children.

At Pirouette we are committed to hosting an annual charity event. Our latest fundraiser was Christmas Pyjamas Day at dancing in December 2016, to raise money for Save the Children.

Pirouette membership fees are competitive to other dance schools in all 3 areas as well as other UTD schools around the UK. If you are interesting in joining us click here for a registration form. We cater for a wide range of abilities and dance experience – so whether you’re a complete beginner or an advanced dancer we are confident there is a class to suit you.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss any of the classes more fully before joining.

Latest news/events:

  • Sunday 17th December 2017 – Pirouette members will be performing at the Chidren’s Variety Performance at Shaftesbury Theatre, in London’s West End.
  • Sunday 21st January 2018 - UTD Exam & Medal Tests weekend at Ingatestone Community Centre, CM4 (for Blackheath, Ingatestone & Brentwood members).
  • Tuesday 6th March 2018 – Theatre Rehearsal Day at Towngate Theatre, Basildon (Class 2, Class 3 and Adult Tap members only).
  • Tuesday 13th March 2018 – Pirouette Show at Towngate Theatre, 5.30pm (whole school).