Saxtead School Of Dance began with 2 RAD classes taught by Sandra Hartley and her mother Pauline Stephens in 1995.
Three years later the school moved into it's own premises at The Old School in Saxtead. Over the years the dance school grew and ISTD modern and tap were introduced . As well as ballet we have had jazz, tap, modern, ballroom, yoga, keep-fit and "Tappytots". with lessons held in Saxtead, Hoxne, Eye and Debenham.
In August 2015 a decision was taken to become a dedicated ballet school. Currently we teach ballet in Saxtead and Eye with 27 classes per week in total.
All our ballet classes follow the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus.
The Royal Academy of Dance
With over 13,000 members' spread across 79 countries, The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organisations in the world.
The Academy's patron is HM Queen Elizabeth II. RAD Membership supports the advancement of dance and includes professional dancers, students, teachers, benefactors and friends.
Established in 1920, to improve standards and re-invigorate dance training initially within the UK, the Academy helps and encourages its teachers to perfect their teaching skills and pass on this knowledge to their students.
Saxtead School Of Dance have classes from Pre-school to Grade 8 and Vocational Grades to Advanced 2 level.