About Russian Ballet Studios

Russian Ballet Studios

Our Method

At our studios we follow the Vaganova method of classical ballet which is a popular Russian style of ballet training with truly extraordinary results. The Vaganova method was developed in Russia by Professor Agrippina Vaganova in 1930’s. It fuses the romantic style of French ballet and dramatic soulfulness of the Russian character with the authentic virtuosity that characterises the Italian school to reform the old imperial style of ballet teaching.

This style is considered to be very clean, with precise movements that express clean lines yet softness underneath. Even though the Vaganova-trained dancer would be very strong, she/he would still be soft and perform well on stage without robotic stiff-ness.

The Vaganova Method’s technical approach provides INJURY-FREE training em-phasising the simultaneous development of both technical proficiency and individual artistry, and a complete range of move-mental expression that comes from proper placement and a strong classical dance foundation.

This scientifically proven method involves the systematic study of all ballet move-ments by breaking them down into their separate elements and is characterised by impeccable precision, attention to detail, ease of execution, emotion-evoking grace, and individual creativity.

Our Classes

Junior Classes - Russian Ballet Studios

Junior Classes

Your child can join our classes from as early as 2½ years old for "Kinder Dance". Other classes include:

  • Preparatory
  • Primary
  • Grades from 1 to 7
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
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Adult Classes

At our studios we can offer adult classes for beginners and experienced dancers. For those wanting to 'stay in shape' you will be amazed with the results after regular ballet excersies.
Alternatively you can join our masterclasses, which we run approx once per month. (Experienced/Advanced dancers only) Please contact us for futher information. We strongly believe in the individual approach to every student.

Adult Uniform

There are no strict requirements in regards to our adult students, as long as you wear something comfortable and not-baggy, ballet shoes are essential.

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Character Dance

Character dance is a style of balletic folk dance that intends to give a sense of national character and colour and takes its elements from many countries and cultures. These are - Spain, Italy, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Ukraine, Greece and many others.

It is an exciting and vibrant type of dancing that is included in syllabi of major teaching associations in the UK such as RAD, ISTD, IDTA and ARBTA.


NEW! Registration for our hugely successful SUMMER CAMP is now open.

Dates of the camp 23rd July - 04th August.
Children are welcome to join for one or two weeks to master their ballet, contemporary and character dance skills. Great way of making new friends and having lots of fun!
Please call us for further details!

Spaces are limited Registration ends 1st June 2018

Cambridge (Station Road)

  • Thursday 5pm - 8pm
  • Classes for children ages 2½ - 6
  • Adult Ballet for beginners is also available

St Albans (Camp Road)

  • Tuesdays 5:45pm - 8:00pm: One-to-one lessons, preparations for exams/auditions etc.
    Current wait list for these classes is 6 months

London (Lancaster Road, Barnet)

    Saturday Classes
  • Pre-prelim: 12:30 - 1:00pm
  • Grade 1: 1:10 - 1:40pm
  • Grade 1 (Exam Class): 1:50 - 2:35pm
  • Grade 2 (Exam Class): 2:45 - 3:30pm
  • Grade 3: 3:40 - 4:25pm
  • Grade 1 (Exam Class): 4:35 - 5:20pm
  • Grade 1: 5:30 - 6:00pm
  • Grade 7: 6:10 - 7:10pm
  • Grade 5: 7:20 - 8:20pm
  • Classes for children ages 2½ - 16 (Kinder dance- Intermediate).
    Sunday Classes
  • Intensive Course Level 2: 10:00am - 12:30pm
  • Contemporary Seniors: 12:45 - 2:15pm
  • Contemporary Juniors: 2:20 - 3:20pm
  • Intensive Course Level 1: 3:30 - 5:30pm
    Monday Classes
  • Grade 1 (Exam Class): 5:15 - 6:00pm
  • Adult Fitness (All levels): 7:15 - 8:15pm
    Wednesday Classes
  • Grade 3: 6:00pm - 6:55pm
  • Grade 1: 7:00pm - 7:45pm
    Thursday Classes
  • Grade 1 (Exam Class): 6:15pm - 7pm
  • Grade 2: 7:00pm - 7:45pm

To secure a place for you or your child or to enquire about other classes and venues please contact us.
Our classes are extremely popular. Please book today to avoid disappointment.

Cambridge studio

    Monday Classes
  • Beginners yoga (children): 4:30pm - 5:15pm
  • Street dance (children, ages 5-10): 5:30pm - 6:15pm
  • Pilates (adults): 7:00pm-8:00pm

London Studio

    Monday Classes
  • Character Dance Level 2: 6:15 - 7:05pm
  • Character Dance (children, ages 5-9): 6:00 - 7:00pm
  • 20th May exams 2018
  • 15th July exams 2018

28a Lancaster Road
Barnet, London

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