Welcome to Edinburgh Ballet

Welcome to Edinburgh Ballet! A friendly ballet school, committed to helping our pupils achieve their personal best in dance. Quality teaching, together with positive encouragement, allows for inspired and energetic dance classes. Through expression, dynamics and technique, our students discover a love for dance that will stay with them.


Why choose Edinburgh Ballet?

Specialising in Classical Ballet, we offer our students quality tuition from an experienced and enthusiastic dance teacher, within fun and enjoyable classes. Whether dancing for fun, or with a view to pursuing a professional career, Edinburgh Ballet encourages all of their students to achieve their highest potential. From 2 years old to adults, we have classes suitable for any age or ability, and  welcome beginners at all ages.

Finding a good teacher, one that is right for you, can take some time, but it is worth the effort. In the end, you and your child will benefit from selecting a teacher who is well-qualified, safe and reliable. The Royal Academy of Dance Registered Teacher mark, assures you of just that.

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the world’s most influential dance education and training organisations. The RAD promotes knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally and is globally recognised as a leader in continuing professional development in dance and as a professional membership body that supports and promotes dance teachers at every step of their career encouraging their innovative contributions to dance and education throughout the world.

RAD Registered teachers hold a recognised dance teaching qualification and are at the forefront of dance education. They have to uphold the RAD’s Code of Conduct and Professional Practice for Teachers registered with the Royal Academy of Dance in order to keep their Registered Teacher status. Teachers registered with the RAD can enter candidates for RAD exams, which can gain UCAS and SQA (in Scotland) points to the students.

For more information on the RAD and to find out how you can join or support the RAD visit www.rad.org.uk

Studio locations are based at:

The Music Box, Edinburgh College, Sighthill Campus, Bankhead Avenue


Ratho Community Centre, 1 School Wynd, Ratho, Newbridge EH28 8TT

At Edinburgh Ballet we aim not only give our pupils an exciting and varied class experience, but to educate them about dance, and give them many opportunities to develop an all-round knowledge.

Pupils continue to achieve excellent RAD Examinations results every year, with a 100% pass rate. 

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Students and children have the opportunity to experience:

  • RAD Pre-school Dance Curriculum
  • RAD Ballet
  • RAD Class Awards and Examinations
  • Classical Ballet and Modern/Jazz Dance Techniques
  • Adult Ballet and Pilates
  • Annual Performances
  • Dance competitions
  • Choreography competitions
  • Pointe Work (at the appropriate levels)
  • Private/Exam Coaching (EB students only)
  • Theatre outings

What's New?



Well done to our lovely dancer Heather who has just started her additional training with Royal Ballet at their Associates classes on Saturdays in Newcastle! Heather will travel to Newcastle each week in order to receive her coaching, together with other talented young pupils from around North of England and Scotland. Heather was successful in gaining a coveted place on the Royal Ballet School's Junior Associates course after auditioning with hundreds of other hopeful children earlier this year. As well as this she also attends Scottish Ballet Associate classes monthly in Glasgow alongside her weekly training with Edinburgh Ballet!   [read more]


Well done to these three lovely girls who have received places for full time training starting in Autumn! Lucy - Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, Imogen - The Dance School of Scotland, Ada - Elmhurst Ballet School. Wishing you all the best from Ms Wood, Miss Kerry and everyone at Edinburgh Ballet. We are going to miss you all so much!! [read more]


Congratulations to our pupil Lucy Harrower who has been successful in gaining a place at the Royal Ballet Summer School! Lucy was one of around 3000 dancers from around the world who auditioned, and will be spending one week in London attending daily lessons at White Lodge in Richmond! Good Luck Lucy, we hope you have a wonderful time!! [read more]

My daughter is generally clingy with me and has an issue with separation. However at her second class, skipped into the room happily and enjoyed the entire session with Ms Wood and her little friends without needing me at all. This is the first time she has ever done this and I am delighted with [...]

Mum of 2yr old

We were so impressed at how professionally the show was run, and the quality of the production itself. You’ve done a great service to the kids, and the quality of their dancing was a fabulous reflection on your teaching.

Mum of 7 Year Old

Would just like to echo what people have been saying really.  I thought that you really did a fantastic job putting together a fantastic show.  I know I, and other parents felt that the show was full of graceful choreography and music.  It was a true pleasure to watch a show that was age appropriate [...]

Mum of 6 Year Old Dancer

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