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?


Featured Dancer-December 2018

Our lovely dancer Lucy is our brand new 'Featured Dancer' for December 2018! Over the month and into January 2019 we will be featuring Lucy over our social media sites and on our website, highlighting her progress and achievements throughout the month! Log into our Instagram or Facebook page to view our little video on Lucy and her thoughts on dance and being with Edinburgh Ballet! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edinburghballet1/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/edinburgh_ballet/ [read more]

Scottish Ballet’s Cinderella-Workshop and Theatre outing!

We are excited to be taking over 30 of our pupils and parents to watch Scottish Ballet's production of Cinderella in December this year!! We are also offering children the opportunity to participate in a Cinderella workshop at our Music Box dance studio on Wednesday 12th December for 8+ year old. Non-Edinburgh Ballet pupils very welcome to join us. Please contact the office for more info. [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]

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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