What we offer

Murilova Ballet School is affiliated to the NATD Classic Ballet branch and provides a syllabus following the Russian style of ballet training.
Examinations start at Class level (from 4 years of age) followed by Primary and Grade One to Six. In addition to the teaching and development of basic ballet technique the syllabus aims to encourage an appreciation of music, mime and national dance and Murilova is very proud to have a 100% pass rate.
Vocational grades, Intermediate Foundation to Advanced Two, are available to further develop technical and performance skills. There is also a series of medal tests catering for all age groups.

Dancers receive expert tuition and have exam and performance opportunities (see below) whilst furthering their passion for ballet and the theatre, in a friendly, family environment. Teachers are fully insured and hold Enhanced DBS certificates. Classes run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings please call Tina on 07903 753167 or email her tina.marsh@hotmail.co.uk for an informal chat.

Ballet for Adults
Three classes are available on a Monday evening, designed to promote fitness and mental wellbeing while having fun and enjoying the traditional qualities of ballet.No previous experience is necessary and the classes contain people of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities, just a shared love of ballet and the wish to understand the discipline better.

Dress Code: You do not need any special dress, comfy clothing or your usual gym outfit is perfect, we recommend you wear ballet shoes but if this is your first time, yoga socks are a great place to start.
If you wish to taken an exam (very much optional) then you will need a regulation black leotard, pink ballet tights, pink ballet shoes (leather or canvas, elasticated fastening) and a wrap around skirt. You need to ensure that you are purchasing the correct items, please ask for more information.

You are welcome to choose between the three types of class or join us for more than one depending on your goals and if you would like to come along and try us out, contact Tina who will be happy to advise you further.

Please see the individual page for more information.

Exam Opportunities

Performance Opportunities
Murilova Ballet School prides itself on providing equal performance opportunities for our children and adult students. We do encourage students to take part, however they are always optional, but for the vast majority they are the highlight of the year.

Each member of the school is invited to participate in our annual End Of Term Display, which brings the Murilova family together at the end of the summer term, in celebration of the student’s dancing achievements.

We also have a bi-annual show, which allows all of our students the opportunity to perform on stage in a wonderful local theatre. The premise of a ‘Scratch’ performance is that a well-known classical ballet is adopted and adapted it to suit the talents of our dancers. The rehearsals are almost completely done within the students’ usual class time for the duration of just over half a term, with the show being put together on the day of the performance. Past shows have included ‘Sleeping Beauty From Scratch’ and ‘The Nutcracker From Scratch’. Each dancer is provided a beautiful costume for just a £10 hire fee.

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