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 Great Bowden and 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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6 days ago

AFB Dance Academy - Market Harborough

The Australian Ballet
Today is brought you by the letter C ... and by cashews! To cabriole through the whole alphabet, visit Ballet TV: bit.ly/FB-AtoZEnPointe
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6 days ago

AFB Dance Academy - Market Harborough

Royal Academy of Dance
Christmas has come early 🎄

Stay in the loop in 2019 with today’s giveaway prize. Win a year-long subscription to Dance Gazette, our international dance publication produced three times a year.

Enter here > bit.ly/2AscQPR
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1 week ago

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#advent #day10

Royal Academy of Dance
Christmas is coming! It's day 10 of the RADvent calendar.

Today, gold medallist Monet Hewitt performs Leila, the female commissioned variation created especially for this year's competition by Choreographer Carlo AC Pacis, with music by Amuer Calderon.

51 candidates from 13 countries travelled to take part in the Genee International Ballet Competition 2018 which was held in Hong Kong. Next year the competition travels to Toronto, Canada.
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Royal Academy of Dance
There are some special words of wisdom behind number 9's doors ✨

'Follow your heart, follow your dreams, and be tough.'

Carlos Acosta CBE, recipient of our Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award this year, gives his advice to those who might be the only boy in their ballet class.

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Royal Academy of Dance
What will be behind door number 8?

From our archives, a scene from Act I - ‘The Land of Snow’ from The Nutcracker, London’s Festival Ballet c. 1961 ❄️.
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 07722571121

 info@afbdanceacademy.co.uk

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