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All Teaching staff hold current DBS disclosures, and we always have a qualified first aider on site.


At Mainstage we offer a wide selection of Ballet Classes available for all ages. Choose an image below to find out more out each class we provide...

I.S.T.D. Ballet

The examination structure of the ISTD is designed to cater equally of those who wish to progress to making dance their profession, either as a performer or dance teacher, and for those pursuing dance purely as a leisure activity.

The nice thing about entering exams, is the sense of achievement as you work your way through type grades, along with the feedback the examiners provide in their write reports. 

These examinations hold you in good stead further down the line, and you need to have them under your belt in order to enter your teacher’s later on, they are great to show vocational colleges if you wish to do that later in life, future employees etc. The vocational grades are accredited by OFQUAL.

I really believe in the quality and knowledge that comes from studying the ISTD syllabus, and can’t recommend it highly enough!

The ISTD is one of the world’s leading dance examination boards. MainStage School of performing Arts is proud to be able to offer classes leading to examination level.

Where & When...

ISTD Ballet Classes are taught on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at Allenbourn Middle School, East Borough, Wimborne Minster, Dorset. BH21 1PL

Please visit our TIMETABLE page for and up to date schedule of classes






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