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 inย 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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We are coming to the end of the half term break. Hasn't it flown by?!!

It looks like the weather is going to be pretty miserable for the weekend. โ˜น๏ธ๐ŸŒง๏ธโ˜” If you are going to be stuck inside don't worry, there is another instalment for the Royal Ballet's Ballet Fit for you to watch and have a go at. This tme the focus in centre work.

Have you tried any of their other videos? How did you get on? Let us know, we'd love to hear what you have been up to. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you in class next week.

Miss Annie

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It's time for the second instalment of the Royal Ballet's Ballet Fit. This time the focus is on exercises at the barre. There are some great exercises to get you moving this weekend and to keep you going over our half term break. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š ...

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Have a relaxing break everyone! ...

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