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New Online Dance Classes!

We are so pleased to be able to offer online dance classes to our pupils during these unusual times.  We are teaching a range of Ballet, Modern, Tap and Contemporary classes to all ages, and are really loving seeing our pupils and being able to continue dancing with them.   We are looking forward to

Ballet Exam March 2020 Results

Amazing Ballet Exam results received this week, all of our candidates (33 exams taken!!) were awarded either a Distinction or Merit grade!  we are so proud of our dancers and all of the hard work that they put in to achieve such great results.  Well Done and Congratulations to all!  

Modern and Tap Exam Results 2019

We are so proud of all our Modern and Tap dancers who took their exams in November 2019 - the results are in and they ALL received a distinction or merit grade - Congratulations!!  

London Children’s Ballet News December 2019

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

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Former Pupil News – Royal Ballet Spring Intensive

We are always so pleased to hear how our former pupils are getting on. These amazing photo's are 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

English National Ballet – Nutcracker 2019

Congratulations to former pupil Emma Nasskau who went on to study at Tring and has now secured a place with the English National Ballet in their production of the Nutcracker and will be dancing at the London Coliseum this December.  

Surrey Youth Ballet News 2019

Congratulations to the following pupils who have secured places in Swan Lake in the 2019 season with the Surrey Youth Ballet: Harley Graham, Lydia Haywood-Banks, Isabella Perrott, Kiya Flavin, Emma King, Lena Tokajuk, Amelia Watts, Constance Belland, Poppy-Mei Soon, Alma Clavijo, Zoe Coetzee, Jemima Brown, Sophie Davies, Leila Hamilton. We wish them lots of

Royal Ballet School News!

We are so pleased to announce that Lizzie Partridge has been offered a place at the Royal Ballet School as a Mid Associate.  We are so pleased and proud of Lizzie - Congratulations!  

Exam Success!

We are so pleased to announce that of the 19 pupils who took their ballet exams on 24 March 19,  15 achieved a distinction grade and 4 attained a merit.  We are so proud of them and all their hard work and congratulate them on their success!  

National Youth Ballet – April 2019

We wish to congratulate 2 pupils, Lily Loughran and Lizzie Partridge who have secured places with the National Youth Ballet for the 2019 season.  We are very proud of them and wish them all the best!  

A successful 2018!

2018 has been a marvellous year with many of our students performing with the National Youth Ballet, English Youth Ballet, Surrey Youth Ballet and London Children’s Ballet.  Congratulations to them all on their outstanding achievements.  Additionally, we now have students who are attending the Royal Ballet School as Junior Associates or taken up further studies

English Youth Ballet

Huge congratulations to Ciara Donovan-Hill who received the Senior Award for the English Youth Ballet in August.  

National Youth Ballet

Rio Barker had a solo with the National Youth Ballet this September, we are all very proud of him, he has now gone on to Hammond and we wish him every success.