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Enjoyment and confidence are of prime importance for a young child beginning ballet and the ‘Standard Examinations’ (or ‘Class Examinations’) and ‘Performance Awards’ provide ideal opportunities for those attending on a once-a-week basis. These ballet examinations are designed to be suitable for everyone.

Entering children for examinations is not compulsory, and some children choose to move on without taking examinations.

All Examinations are taken on Chelsea Ballet Schools’ premises with a registered visiting examiner from the Cecchetti branch of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.





Chelsea Ballet Schools uses the Cecchetti method to train its young dancers. This Italian method of Classical Ballet offers a complete and well-structured system of training, which caters for the small child through to the professional dancer and the future teacher.

The ballet world has different training methods for learning the art of ballet: each one is unique in style and appearance, yet they all can produce brilliant ballet dancers.