Ballet Company

Ballet Bristol is a community ballet company. We welcome amateur adult dancers who would like the opportunity to learn repertoire and perform regularly. If you’ve done ballet previously to something equivalent to RAD Grade IV (or higher), then you should be able to fit right in.

We’re not a ballet school, so we’re not right place if you want to start learning ballet, or if you’ve only done a little and need to learn more, but we can help you find suitable classes at ballet schools around Bristol and South Wales.

Company Classes

On Wednesday evenings we have company class, followed by repertoire. We expect company members to attend class and repertoire regularly, and to commit to at least some performances during the year. If you don’t attend for three evenings in a row without letting us know, we’ll check with you if you intend to come back, and if not, we’ll offer your place to another dancer.

We work hard, but have fun, and it’s a relaxed environment to develop your ballet technique and performance skills.

If you’d like to come and join us, then just email us at team@balletbristol.co.uk and we’ll set you up with all the information you need.  If you’ve got questions about things like what to wear or what level class to try, have a read of our welcome letter. (Sorry, but you need to be aged 18 or above to attend our classes).

Class levels

  • PL1 – easier level class, if you’ve had some years experience (maybe as a teenager), and are getting back into it
    March 2019 – the PL1 class is currently full, but email us and we’ll let you know when spaces open up.
  • PL2 – a more demanding class, at roughly RAD Intermediate level
  • New Starters – these weeks co-incide with new teaching rotations, so are a good place to drop into the class schedule.
  • Repertoire – time assigned to learn dances in groups or solos, working towards performances. The first twenty minutes is allocated for pointe work or jumps and turns.

Class Schedule

Class Costs

Classes cost £6 for either PL1 or PL2, or £7 if you do both PL1 and PL2 together.

You can attend Repertoire class for free if you’ve been at either PL1 or PL2 that evening.

Membership of Ballet Bristol

You’re welcome to come to your first couple of classes without becoming a member. If you decide to stay, there’s an annual membership fee of £18, which covers our insurance costs.

Class Location

We hold all our classes at Bradley Stoke Community School. Directions and details of where the Dance Studio is located within the school are on the Contact Us page.