The ABC Ballet school is based in St James' Church Hall, in Furzedown, South-West London. The school was started in 1998, thanks in a big part to the encouragement of a friend. The then vicar at St James' Church kindly gave me the use of the hall and his daughter as one of my first pupils.
Since then, we have grown to a school of over 250!
We focus our classes around skills that provide benefits across many other areas of life, including musicality, coordination, confidence and fitness. Classes are adapted for age and ability, but above all we focus on learning these skills through an enjoyment and celebration of dance. We pride ourselves on catering to all - a love of dance is all that is required!
Ballet classes run between Tuesday and Saturday each week during normal school term times, and Friday morning hosts an adult exercise class. Find detailed class information in the "Our Classes" section below.
We love our local community of Furzedown, and feel very fortunate to have participated in many local events over the years, including exhibitions, shows & the annual Furzedown Festival. If anyone is interested in volunteering during events, please do get in touch!
We have classes for children from ages two and a half upwards., no matter their ability. Classes run between Tuesday and Saturday each week during normal school term times.
For adults, we have a class on Thursday evenings.
All classes, ranging from fitness & wellbeing to musicality & syllabus work are planned & taught by Miss Alison.
All ballet classes are accompanied by professional pianists, and there is also an opportunity for older students to volunteer in the school.
Bus stop: Dahomey Road
Bus numbers: 57, 333, 201
Nearest Tube Station: Tooting Bec
National Rail: Streatham Common or Tooting Station
Free parking available on Welham Rd & neighbouring streets
Bike racks for secure bicycle locking. (Small children's bikes can be left at the back of the hall.)