After our launch in March last year, we’ve had great success running three ballet classes for boys aged between 4-16. The classes take place each Sunday during term time. During the course of this year, we have hosted a number of boys dance workshops and there will be more to follow in the new year.
We’ve grown in numbers with more boys gaining the confidence to take up dance classes due to their provision of a boys-only setting with male teachers to encourage and inspire.
Ballet for boys is now becoming more popular, partly helped by recent exposure in the media such as Prince George enjoying regular Ballet classes.
We hope to help change the stigma and perception that still exists around dance for boys, demonstrating that dance is just as much for boys as it is for girls.
The feedback from parents has been really encouraging. Founder, Claire Jones, BBA Co-founder, says ‘ The response from parents has been amazing! We always encourage parent and guardian feedback and do our best to act on their requests, which is one of the reasons we’re adding contemporary dance to our timetable‘.
Here are just a few of the great reviews we’re proud to have received:
‘My son really enjoys attending the classes. He particularly loves dressing up as a super hero. The ladies who run it are so down to earth and lovely. Oskar seems to really like his teacher Alex. Such a good idea’.
‘As a boy who has danced since he could walk, the BBA taster session was a massive hit with Seb (senior class). He really gained a lot from the depth of the teaching. He said the explanations given by the teacher were really beneficial to his dance technique.’
‘Thank you BBA for providing the teaching and the space for this sharing of boys and ballet to happen. Great work.’
We are delighted to announce that we’ll be extending the syllabus to include boys only contemporary dance classes. These classes will incorporate elements of lyrical jazz, ballet and modern dance. It’s an exciting fusion, allowing students to work on emotional and powerful routines.
Contemporary dance classes will start on Sunday 12th January and this first session will be offered free of charge. Spaces are limited, so booking early is recommended to secure a place.