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Ballet Belfast Feature

Welcome to the home of Belfast ballet!

Laura Walker ballet runs classes from Monday through to Saturday, catering to children ages three and upwards to open adult classes and everything in between.

Located in convenient studios across Belfast there is sure to be a location near you, check out our timetable for more information. We teach the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus in preparation for exams but also offer instruction for those who do not wish to take exams. For any questions get in contact with Laura.

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Class timetable

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Meet the team

Laura Walker
Laura WalkerPrincipal B.A.Hons. A.R.A.D.
Laura started dancing at the age of three learning ballet and tap with teachers Marjorie Magill and Joyce Higgins, performing in annual shows…
Aveen Hewitt
Aveen HewittTeacher RTS B.A. Radiography. M.A Theology
Aveen began her training at the Irish National College of Dance in Dublin at the age of seven. As a child and young adolescent she had…
 Kimberley Mc Cartney
Kimberley Mc CartneyTeacher RTS B.A Hons.
Like many little girls Kimberley always had a keen interest in dance therefore her mum put her into ballet classes at the age of four…
 Anita Mc Briar
Anita Mc BriarTeacher RTS BA Hons
Anita began dancing at the Ruth Adams School of Dance taking her graded RAD examinations. Realising she would like a career…
Wilson Shields
Wilson ShieldsAccompanist - Pianist
Wilson is a very valued member of the team giving of his musical expertise on a daily basis at class and providing a familiar face…
Alison Mc Fall
Alison Mc FallTeacher RTS B.A.Hons.
Alison started ballet lessons at eight years old with Roberta Mc Cormick (a contemporary of Laura’s who was also trained by Maxine Graham…

Class options

Age bracket:  3 years old

Movement, music, and magic in our curriculum for children aged 3-4 years. Taught with a live pianist, these
are lively but structured classes that develop children’s physical skills and encourage creativity, expression,
and musicality. And, behind all the fun, they’ll actually be prepared for a transition to ballet and other dance
genres at higher levels.

Age bracket: 5-6 years old

These structured classes develop students’ physical skills, stamina, creativity, expression and musicality
using a range of movements and musical styles. The syllabi prepare students for a successful transition to
ballet and other dance genres at higher levels.

Age bracket: 8 years and up (no upper limit)

  • Ballet – the foundation and the most important part of the syllabus.
  • Free Movement – influenced by and incorporating movements in common with other dance
    styles such as Natural Movement, Contemporary and Classical Greek Dance.
  • Character – the theatrical presentation of national dance using original ethnic dance and music
    which has been freely adapted for the theatre. The three styles — Hungarian, Russian and Polish —
    were selected because of their historic importance in the development of the nineteenth century
    full-length classical ballets.

Competency based – No age restriction

The Vocational Graded Examinations in Dance Syllabus provides an in-depth study of ballet, developing
students’ technique, music and performance skills and introduces pointe work for female candidates. This
highly-focused and practical training prepares students for a dance, or dance-related, career. The syllabi are
appropriate for students from the age of 11 years. Students wishing to study for Vocational Graded
examinations should have the maturity and technical aptitude for demanding study.

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