At Butterfly Ballet School we offer our students roots and wings!  We aim to provide a nurturing environment to build a strong and healthy foundation to ensure each student has a solid base to grow. We provide preschool ballet classes for children under 4 years old and classical ballet for children 4 years and upwards.

We encourage each student to express their individual creativity and personality by offering a well-rounded dance education. Your child will benefit from the internationally recognised Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus which, is one of the most researched and formulated educational organisations in ballet. These classes provide numerous benefits such as physical stamina creativity, expression and musicality. Children are given the opportunity to be prepared for examinations with the RAD and will also take part in local events and performances.

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It all started when…

Caroline Kennedy CBTS RAD RTS (Principal)

Caroline has always had a passion for dance. From a young age she studied RAD Ballet and ISTD Modern Theatre. In 1993 she was a member of the Irish Youth Dance Company and travelled to Liverpool with the production of ‘The Age of Anxiety’. She attended a performing arts college in Leeds and has recently completed the CBTS program with the Royal Academy of Dance to achieve registered teaching status. Caroline has significant experience in the fitness and wellness industry and holds qualifications in the following;

  • Yoga – Kids Yoga, Vinyasa, Prenatal, Yoga 4 Cancer

  • ACE Personal Trainer (American Council of Exercise)

  • Certified Posture Exercise Professional (Bodyzone)

  • BarreConcept (Pilates Union)

  • Sports and Remedial Therapy (NSRT)

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage MLD/CDT (Foeldi)

Our School

At Butterfly Ballet School we offer our students roots and wings!  We aim to provide a nurturing environment to build a strong and healthy foundation ensuring each student has a solid base to grow. Classes offered include preschool ballet for children under 4 years old and classical ballet for children age 4 years and upwards.

We encourage each student to express their individual creativity and personality by offering a well-rounded dance education. Your child will benefit from the internationally recognised Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) syllabus which, is one of the most researched and formulated educational organisations in ballet. These classes provide numerous benefits such as physical stamina creativity, expression and musicality. Children are given the opportunity to be prepared for examinations with the RAD and will also take part in local events and performances.

About RAD

  • The RAD is an international organisation, one of the world’s most influential in dance education.

  • Every year, 250,000 students worldwide participate in Class Awards, Examinations and Solo Performance Awards.

  • The RAD syllabi is taught around the world and is structured appropriately and safely for children of all ages.

The Benefits of RAD ballet for your child include:

  • Physical stamina

  • Creativity

  • Expression

  • Musicality

  • Confidence

  • Co-ordination

  • Grace & Poise

  • Improved posture and body awareness