About Us


Welcome to AFB Dance Academy, we are a small and friendly ballet school based in Great Bowden, close to the town of Market Harborough. Formerly known as The Oakley School of Dancing we specialise in teaching the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus. The RAD is a world renowned organisation for high quality dance education. Both teachers and students benefit from the high standards set by the RAD and you can be confident with the standard of teaching and learning in our classes.

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Based close to Market Harborough, we currently hold classes in three locations, the Church hall in Great Bowden, the Holy Trinity Church hall in Desborough and the Village Hall in Foxton. As a small school we have time to support your child individually during classes and aim to provide a nurturing and supportive environment. Alongside ballet we offer tap classes. With a more relaxed feel these classes aid children with musicality and rhythm which supports progress in other dance styles.

Children can begin studying ballet with our school from age 2 1/2 starting in our Nursery classes. When they begin school aged 4-5 children are invited to move onto the Graded syllabus and can begin taking exams from the age of 6. We offer students the opportunity to be entered into a wide range of ballet exams and assessments with the RAD. Providing support for students through the exam and assessment process we aim to motivate and inspire students to achieve their best, rewarding students of all ages and abilities. Exams are not a compulsory element to learning and, if they choose, students are able to progress through the Grades without taking exams meaning they can remain in classes with their peers.

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I've just found a message that I received over the half term break. It's one of our students, Erin, "Flying the AFB flag in the Lake District".

I don't think we will be needing our hoodies today, ☀️☀️☀️☀️!! but if you are ever out and about and you just can't help pulling out a ballet pose, take a picture and send it to us. I love seeing what our students get up to when they aren't in class working hard.

Have a good day everyone and I'll see a lot of you this afternoon in class.

Miss Annie
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Well done to all the students that took part in todays exam session. I hope you enjoyed yourselves. 😊 Now that all the hard work is over you can relax and enjoy the sunshine. Have a fabulous rest of the weekend and I look forward to seeing everyone next week.

Now time for me to put my feet up!!

Miss Annie

P.s just a few pictures from today, if any one has any more that they would like to share please send them through to me. 🙂
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Let's hear it for the Boys! ...

Today we are launching Project B – a range of initiatives to widen access to dance for boys and encourage more to take up ballet. Project B launches with a focus on four key strands including firing boys’ imaginations with new dance partnerships inspired by sports and superheroes and investing in male dance initiatives through financial support. Learn how to B: Involved in Project B > goo.gl/umnfsj

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Just a reminder that this week is half-term so there are no normal dance classes. Exam classes will be on this afternoon and evening and Friday afternoon and evening in the Church Hall, Great Bowden.

I hope that everyone has a lovely week off and is making the most of the sunshine. ☀️

Have you been out and dancing in the sunshine? Tell us all about it or send us a picture we would love to know what you have been up to.

See you all next week.

Miss Annie
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01858 545303

 07722571121

 info@afbdanceacademy.co.uk

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