About Edinburgh Ballet

Since opening in 2008, under the direction of Ms K. Sara J. Wood, Edinburgh Ballet has developed into a dance school well recognised for high standards and achievements.


With continuously outstanding results in Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Examinations, Class Awards and dance performances, we have established a reputation for quality ballet training.

Edinburgh Ballet provides studio ballet classes for children as young as 2 years old, up to adults. Our non-syllabus Modern/Jazz dance classes also help to complement student’s Classical Ballet training, and allow them to broaden their dance knowledge and experience.

Our youngest dancers begin the Royal Academy of Dance Pre-school Curriculum before progressing onto the RAD syllabus for Pre-Primary and Primary in Dance around the early Primary School years. Following this, students move through the levels of the RAD Graded Examination Syllabus, entering for their Classical Ballet Examinations.

Those students who hold a natural ability for classical ballet, have reached a certain age, and have a desire to progress at a more professional level, are invited to join our Vocational Ballet class.

Similarly, some talented students are invited to join our ‘Scholars’ classes, for extra ballet training.

We hold annual dance performances, allowing all of our students the opportunity to experience performance on stage in a professional venue.

Whether dancing as a hobby, or for those who hope to go on to pursue a career in dance, Edinburgh Ballet provides excellent tuition in RAD Classical Ballet, Modern/Jazz and Pilates from an expertly trained and qualified teacher.

Our venues are easily accessible if you live in or near: Kirknewton, Eastcalder, Livingston, Ratho, Kirkliston, Balerno, Currie, Juniper Green, Colinton, Sighthill, and Corstorphine.

Studio locations are based at:

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


Ratho Community Centre, 1 School Wynd, Ratho


  • Join us now and take part in our Annual performance!   
  • Royal Academy and Dance Examinations with a 100% Pass Rate    
  • From 2 years to adults

Students have the opportunity to experience:

  • Ballet, Modern/Jazz, and Pilates techniques
  • Dance examinations
  • RAD Ballet examinations and class awards
  • Performances
  • Private coaching/ Exam coaching (available on request)
  • Pointe work (at the appropriate level)
  • Theatre outings
  • Competitions

What's New?


Scottish Youth Ballet Grand Prix winner!!

Well done to our lovely dancer Lily who won 1st place for her category at the Scottish Youth Ballet Grand Prix recently!! [read more]


Well done to our talented EB dancer, who has just completed her final session with Royal Ballet Junior Associates in Newcastle! Even more exciting, is that she will be going back again in August to join Royal Ballet Mid Associates, for another year of training!! Well done from everyone at Edinburgh Ballet! [read more]


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]

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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