Welcome to the
Karen Forbes School of Dance

Karen Forbes Dance School is a long standing, trusted, Wimbledon Dance School
in South West London, f
or ages two to adult.

We train pupils in all forms of dance including ballet, tap, modern, contemporary and musical theatre.

Contact Karen to find out more.



A massive CONGRATULATIONS to out five pupils who, out of hundreds of applicants, have been awarded a place with the London’s Children Ballet.  Four will be dancing with the main company in the LCB production of Anne at Green Gables (26 – 29 May 2022) and one as been awarded a place in the touring company.


We are so delighted another one of our pupils, Lizzie Partridge, who is currently a Mid-Associate at the Royal Ballet School, has been accepted at Tring Park School for Performing Arts.  This is an amazing achievement and we are so proud of her.

London Children’s Ballet

We are so pleased and excited that of 600 children who auditioned from all over the UK, 4 from Karen Forbes School of Dance have been chosen to to be part of the London Children’s Ballet.  Alazoa Amartey, Lily Loughran and Lizzie Partridge will be part of the Main Company and we are so so excited for Leila Hamilton who will be part of one of 3 touring companies who only took 36 children out of 600 that auditioned!!

The Hammond School

We are always so pleased to hear how our former pupils are getting on. We have received amazing photo’s of Rio who has secured a place on the Royal Ballet Spring Intensive. On leaving Karen Forbes School of Dance Rio was awarded a full scholarship, based on his talent, to The Hammond School where he will be performing in Seussical the Musical this weekend! 👏

Another of our former pupils, Emma, who is now studying at Tring has secured a place with the English National Ballet in their performance of the Nutcracker this December!

We are so proud of all our pupils who have gone on to secure places with the Royal Ballet, Tring, Hammond, Elmhurst, Laban, Surrey Youth Ballet, London Children’s Ballet, National Youth Ballet and the English Youth Ballet.

Vocational Classes

We are delighted to announce that we are one of the only schools in the area that are teaching vocational classes including advanced one tap and ballet and intermediate modern. We have just also received some outstanding results with 96% for intermediate ballet and 94% and distinctions for grade six modern and intermediate tap.