Term 1

Monday 11th September 2023- Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Monday 30th October 2023 - Wednesday 1st November 2023

Term 2

Monday 27th November 2023 - Wednesday 28th February 2024

Exceptional closure
Wednesday 29th November 2023, Monday 18th December 2023 + Tuesday 19th December 2023

Christmas holidays
Monday 25th December - Wednesday 3rd January 2024

Monday 12th February 2024 - Wednesday 14th February 2024

Term 3

Monday 4th March 2024 - Wednesday 29th May 2024

Easter Holidays
Monday 25th March 2024 - Wednesday 10th April 2024

All dates inclusive.


Go to our online system to enrol in your classes

Open Days

Open days are when relatives and friends are invited to come and watch class.

There are usually two open days per year, however during to the covid-19 pandemic in 2020 there were no open days.

We are look forward to welcoming you back in this new Ballet Year. 


When a student is seen to have reached a required standard and deemed ready, they will be offered the opportunity to take a Royal Academy of Dance assessment or examination.

There are 3 examination sessions during the year, and the Clare Novaes Ballet School usually enters examinations in the spring session during March. These assessments and examinations are optional.

The following commitments should be taken into consideration before deciding to take an assessment or examination:

  • Full attendance at classes running up to exam
  • One extra lesson as a dress rehearsal
  • Practice syllabus exercises at home to CD music
  • Fee to be paid in advance
  • The examination could be during school hours