I can strongly recommend West Hampstead School of Dance! Both my daughters have been attending their ballet lessons for a couple of years and they truly enjoy each and every class. The school has brilliant teachers that are both talented in their teaching skills but that can also make it fun for the children to learn according to the different ages. At the end of the term they offer a watching week which is brilliant because it allows parents to observe the dynamic of a class and the progress of their children. The girls take their exams at the Royal Academy of Dance and Gill, their teacher, is there with the girls all the time, helping them with their hair and outfits and building their confidence and trust in themselves before the exam. Additionally, last year my daughter danced in the show that the school puts together every other year, and I was very impressed, the whole production was very professional and everyone at West Hampstead School of Dance put in so much hard work.
Both my daughters loved their time here and flourished in every way. When my younger daughter wanted to return after a few years absence she was welcomed with open arms and has been able to catch up and fully participate again despite the previous gap. She adores her classes, loves Gillian's rigorous but warm style, and has gained enormously in confidence since rejoining.
I can highly recommend West Hampstead School of Dance! My daughter joined the school two years ago, aged 11, and has progressed at an impressive speed and is already working at RAD intermediate level (mening she is on pointe). She now trains three times per week and loves it! The teachers have always been kind and attentive at the same time as pushing to get the children to reach their full potential. Gillian Winn is an amazing teacher who is clearly passionate about producing accomplished dancers. For anyone looking for a ballet school for their child, look no further.