Welcome to the team Esme!

We are delighted to announce that Esme Calcutt will be joining The Dance Barn from September as a teacher of dance. 


Esme started her dance training in Oxfordshire and was successful in gaining a place at the prestigious London Studio Centre. She is graduating this summer with a first class honours degree. Esme has recently toured with the Images Ballet Company and performed in "Dance Overture" at the New Wimbledon Theatre and "Moving Words" at the artsdepot, North Finchley. As a younger dance she performed "Swan Lake" "Coppelia" and "Sleeping Beauty" with the English Youth Ballet, and was awarded the "Most Promising Young Dancer Award". She has trained in syllabuses of the Royal Academy of Dance, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance and British Theatre Dance Association and has taught for the Deddington Ballet School.

We are incredibly excited for Esme to join the team and are looking forward to you all meeting her in September!


Lorraine is now a Silver Swans Licensed Teacher

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We are delighted to announce that our principal Lorraine is now a Silver Swans licensed teacher.

Specially designed for older learners, Silver Swans® ballet classes will help improve your mobility, posture, co-ordination and energy levels. The health benefits of dance are well documented. Research shows that 75% of the factors affecting quality of life and longevity are related to lifestyle, while only 25% are hereditary. This means that there’s no excuse for not getting more active whatever your age, and dance, in particular, can play a vital role in ensuring a longer and better quality of life.

Research also often puts dance ahead of other physical activities in the variety of health benefits that it brings. Ballet and dance are also very social activities and Silver Swans classes can be great places to meet new people with a passion and joy for life.

Click here to view our timetable and to learn more about our adult classes.

Ballet on the roof of John Lewis Oxford


We are very excited to announce that we will be teaching an Adult Ballet and Body Conditioning class at John Lewis in Oxford!

On Sunday 12th May we will be taking over their stunning rooftop restaurant KuPP for an hour of strengthening and limbering ballet exercises followed by breakfast in the restaurant.

Tickets are £20 and only 12 spaces are available so call the John Lewis experience desk to book your place today - 01865 268313

We are super excited to be working with John Lewis on this and we are looking forward to seeing you there!



New West End Jazz Classes from January 2019

From January 2019 we will be adding West End Jazz classes for children to our timetable.

In these class children will learn exercises comprising of leaps, turns, isolations and floor work which are fun and energetic and help to improve coordination, strength, posture and flexibility. In the second half of the lessons we learn dance repertoire from well known musicals from stage and screen such as “Lion King”, “The Greatest Showman” and “Matilda”. Pupils even have the chance to sing along if they want to! These classes are open to children aged 6 and above.

Book a free trial today!