Academy Ballet 6-8yrs

Dance Crown
Ballet classes for the more ‘serious’ dancer aged 6-8yrs

We offer beautiful traditionally structured classical ballet classes perfect for those who are curious about pursuing ballet exams. This class is most suitable for dancers who are self-driven and enjoy a challenge.

Academy Ballet 6-8yrs

Academy Ballet is our more structured ballet class perfect for self-motivated dancers who would like more of a challenge in their ballet.

Our senior dancers in Academy Ballet will take the Dance Out Loud Graduation exam, which is designed to introduce dancers gently to the ballet examination experience. This is the perfect way to decide if you would like to continue ballet exams when you graduate from Dance Out Loud. A special ballet uniform is required for this class, and emphasis is placed on ballet etiquette, presentation, and dancers begin to take responsibility for their own grooming. Grownups are asked to wait outside for this class.

Academy Ballet dancers in class are encouraged to engage in goal-setting and to discuss the steps required both in class and at home to achieve their goals. Your Academy Ballet dancer will learn to support their peers, to navigate conflict and to challenge their own negative thoughts to build self esteem and resilience.

Academy Ballet dancers are our senior dancers in the studio, and perform a special dance at our yearly Recital in a real classical ballet tutu! When dancers are 8 years old and have taken our graduation exam, they will graduate from Dance Out Loud onto pursue their dreams having has the best possible start!


You will be welcomed into the studio for your first lesson, and introduced to some of the other dancers in your class. All lessons begin with a welcome, warm-up dance and skill progression. We learn new concepts each week, and build on these throughout the term and the year! Each class involves a creative movement exercise set to music to inspire young dancers.


We have no set uniform at Dance Out Loud, and your dancer is free to express themselves in an outfit of their choosing. 

For Ballet: Tights, stretchy leggings, a dress, skirt or ballet outfit are all perfect. Bare feet (no socks or stockings) are fine for your first class. We gift you a pair of proper ballet shoes + in-class fitting when you enrol, so no need to buy your own!

You can visit our store for outfit inspiration here:


A bottle of water, a snack for after class, and a big smile!


All classes are £7.00 each week. Term fees are payable at the beginning of the term (or the remainder of the term if you join us in the middle)

What happens after your introductory lessons?

After your introductory lesson, you can keep dancing with us by enrolling at Dance Out Loud.

Once enrolled, your spot is kept in class for a whole year (but you may ‘un-enrol’ if you need to before the year is over)  Term fees are paid at the beginning of each term.

There are three terms each year of 13 weeks in duration that roughly follow the school calendar.

Our lessons are designed to show progress over many weeks, and many years! Unfortunately we do not offer casual or ‘drop-in’ classes.

About Our Studio

Hilldene Centre – 68 High St, West End
(same road as the Ageas Bowl) 

We love our West End Studio, which features beautiful natural light, wooden floors and a fresh ambience – perfect for inspiring our dancers.

Free on-site parking – no time limit!

Accessible toilets – for all your needs

Kitchen facilities and lounge area