Frequently asked questions

The Hitchin School of Russian Ballet hold classes at Hitchin Boys’ School Sports Centre.


What age can my child join the school?

We take girls and boys from age 5 years.


Do you have a waiting list?

Yes, we have a waiting list for some of our classes.


Do you offer trial classes?

Yes, we offer a two-week trial before enrolling at the school

30-minute classes - £15

1-hour classes £20

Adult classes £20


When will the next trial classes take place?

Trials take place the first two weeks of term.

Please note: Due to the current COVID restrictions limiting the maximum number of people permitted in the sports centre at one time, unfortunately parents are unable to enter the building. We work on strict government guidelines to ensure we are able to remain open safely keeping numbers to a minimum to reduce the risk of transmission.

Therefore, children should be confident enough to walk into the class without their parent.


What should they wear?

There is no uniform required for trial classes, just clothes suitable for exercise. After enrolment uniform will be required, available from our online store.


How do we allocate places?

Places are generally offered in strict order of when a request is received. However, in order to keep our classes balanced we also consider other factors, including:

  • Age – Our classes need to maintain a good balance of ages.

  • Experience

Do you hold exam sessions?

We hold 3 exam sessions a year with the NATD (The National Association of Teachers of Dancing) The Classic Ballet branch provides a syllabus following the Russian style of ballet training.  NATD Contemporary syllabus was the first awarding organisation to offer a graded syllabus.

Where can I park?

Free parking is available in the Hitchin Boys’ School Car Park for all users of the sports centre. It can be found halfway down Grammar School walk on the left.


How do I find the sports centre?

The Hitchin Boys School sports centre is situated on Grammar School walk, opposite Wilkinson’s Car Park.

HBS Sports Centre, Grammar School Walkk, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JB

Do you have changing facilities?

Yes, but these are currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Students should come ready changed.

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