Suzanne's School of Dance and Drama

Ickenham



Our school resumed on Saturday 5th September with the following control measures in place:

Please also note Government guidelines are changing on a frequent basis so keep referring to this website for any updates -

  • If any child or family member has COVID symptoms please do not come to classes

  • Temperature checks will be taken on arrival

  • Pupils to arrive dressed ready for their class

  • No other bags, clothing unless necessary for a second class or inclement weather

  • Please bring your own water bottles to minimise use of taps

  • Front studio classes will enter/exit from shop front door 

  • Rear studio classes will enter/exit from rear of building as directed

  • Classes will finish a few minutes earlier to accommodate social distancing

  • No parents allowed in studios, middle room, and restricted to one adult per child in the shop

  • Ballet barres will be taped for social distancing 

  • Staff will clean ballet barres after each use

  • Staff will clean toilet, kitchen worktops on a frequent basis

  • Shop customers to wear facemasks and shop staff unless exempt

  • Our class sizes will comply with Government guidelines taking into account age of child with class size decreasing as their age increases up to 100ft square ruling 

  • All mechanical and natural ventilation systems will be in regular use during classes

  • Parents please ensure we have your up to date contact details

We look forward to seeing you all soon! 
Suzanne  x

Established 25 years
Suzanne's School of Dance and Drama provides excellent tuition in all elements of the Performing Arts to students of all ages whether they are looking for a fun pastime or a career in the industry. Our School is a friendly, relaxed, and safe environment where our pupils can flourish, enjoy themselves, and make friends outside of their own schools and we are proud to continually maintain this ethos.

Classes
We have Dance classes in: Ballet, Pointe and Pre-Pointe, Ballet Technique, Contemporary, Modern Jazz, Streetdance, Commercial Jazz, Tap as well as Gymnastic Dance. We follow the globally recognised Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus for Ballet and the ISTD syllabus for Modern Jazz and Tap. We enter pupils for Graded exams from Primary to Advanced levels.
Our performing arts classes consist of Musical Theatre, Singing, Acting, and Drama for boys and girls from 5-18 years. We also have LAMDA classes (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) and enter pupils for exams from 5 years upwards. 
 You can try any class for 2 weeks and then we encourage you to sign up for the term. We offer a 10% discount if you sign up at the end of a term for the following term. We also offer discounts if you do 4 or more hours per week.

Teachers
All of our teachers are fully qualified but also have experience in performing at the highest level on stage. Our staff include two former full-time Royal Ballet School pupils who have both performed with the Royal Ballet Company and the English National Ballet Company, as well as in the West End in Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera.
Please see our 'Teachers' page for further information on all of our teachers.  

We have 2 fully mirrored, ventilated Dance and Stage studios with wall mounted ballet bars and purpose fitted flooring for pointe work and Tap dancing. The Royal Academy of Dance stipulate mirrored studios are essential for pupils to observe their body alignment, posture, and technique. We also have stage lighting which pupils love to use during classes to create a fun atmosphere.

Our successes include pupils gaining entry into the Royal Ballet School, Elmhurst (Birmingham Royal Ballet), Central Ballet, and English National Ballet, as well as into West End productions of Les Miserables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins, The Phantom of The Opera and Matilda.
As a Ballet School we have had particular outstanding success with 7 full-time entries into The Royal Ballet School White Lodge in Richmond Park: Rachel Ware 2003, Leanne Morris 2004, Georgia Ware 2005, Anna-Rose O'Sullivan 2005, Lauren Porter 2008, Mia Bailey 2013, and Jasmine Whitford 2014.


Timetable updated 6 October 2020.pdf

Latest News

Brand new Adult Body Conditioning class starts Tuesday 11-12am on 3rd November. Book now to reserve your space! This class is an hour of toning and sculpting using strength exercises as well as a cardiovascular (CV) workout!

Please see our latest show trailer -  https://youtu.be/D3_nuX2rTfk 

Suzanne recently went to watch former pupil and current first soloist with The Royal Ballet perform the Principal role of Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty at The Royal Ballet School (pictured below).