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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 Herongate, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 (click here for a map) classes are held for children from 2˝ - 12 years old after school on Thursday afternoons/evenings. We also run our Junior & Senior Display Team classes on Thursday in Herongate. Brentwood classes are held within Herongate Football Club, 77 Billericay Road, Brentwood, CM13. More information.

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 and The Broadway Theatre SE6. We have also been very proud to showcase our dance routines in The Children’s Variety Showcase at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket in London’s West End. Our next Annual Show will be at The Towngate Theatre at the beginning of 2018 (date to be confirmed).

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. Members are currently working towards the next set of UTD Exam & Medal Tests which are in April and May 2017. We also regularly host Professional Masterclasses with West End and TV stars. We are very excited to welcome Vanessa Fisher from “Little Shop of Horrors” West End musical to Pirouette in January 2017 for two Professional Masterclasses.

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 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 15th January 2017 – Professional Masterclasses with Vanessa Fisher from “Little Shop of Horrors” West End show.
  • Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April 2017 – UTD Exam & Medal Tests weekend at Ingatestone Community Centre, CM4 (for Ingatestone & Herongate members)
  • Sunday 7th May 2017 – UTD Exam & Medal Test Day at St James’ Church Hall, SE3 (for Blackheath members)