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Welcome to Ballet For Children

based in Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, we have been teaching RAD classical ballet to children aged 3 upwards for over 30 years

About Us


Established in 1986 by Geraldine Maguire (RAD), Ballet for Children specialises in the Royal Academy of Dance ballet syllabus for children aged 3 and upwards. 

Our teachers train children who want to dance for fun, a hobby, or fitness, and also those who wish to pursue a career in dance. Classes are structured, fun and creative and help develop each childs self-awareness, self- discipline confidence, and personal expression. We aim for the highest standard from each of our students, whatever their natural ability and we are very proud of our 100% pass rate achieved in Royal Academy of Dance examinations taken by our students.

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Principle: Rachel Thomas

Rachel trained at Urdang Academy in London where she studied ballet, jazz and contemporary dance. She later trained at the Royal Academy of Dance where she obtained her RAD ballet teaching qualification. Rachel brings 25 years of dance and teaching experience to the school and is excited to pass her love of ballet on to both the current pupils and new generations of children.

Maria Jell-Shah

Maria trained at Rambert School for Ballet and Contemporary Dance. After a successful career as a dancer and choreographer, she became an RAD qualified teacher and has been teaching ballet at the school since 2015.

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We are in the process of setting up a portal where parents and pupils can easily order their ballet clothing and items. Check back soon!

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