Term 1

Tuesday 6th September 2022 - Wednesday 16th November 2022

Half-Term Holiday - Tuesday 1st November + Wednesday 2nd November 2022

Term 2

Tuesday 22nd November 2022 - Wednesday 1st March 2023

Exceptional Closure - Tuesday 29th November + Wednesday 30th November 2022

Christmas Holidays - Tuesday 20th December - Wednesday 4th January (all dates inclusive)

Half-Term Holiday - Tuesday 14th February + Wednesday 15th February 2023

Term 3

Tuesday 7th March 2023 - Wednesday 31st May 2023

Easter Holidays - Tuesday 4th April - Wednesday 19th April 2023 (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