English Ballet School - Een der eerste RAD balletscholen in Amsterdam en Nederland

General Ballet



Children's Ballet

The EBS has a very successful Early Years programme for children from 3 to 6 years. This is a programme specially devised by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) to fit the physical, developmental & emotional needs of young children. It builds strength, coordination & rhythm in a fun & expressive way. Children love it!

Grade System

From six years old children begin the grade system of the RAD or IDTA which means the children progress every year from Grade to Grade, building strength & technique in a fun & creative way. Children have the option of taking the Grade examinations.

This is done in a child-friendly way, with the needs of the once or twice a week child in mind, but produces excellent results and helps to motivate & maintain the interest of the children. It also ensures a high standard of teaching with the accent on safe technique, enjoyment & expressiveness. The exams are accredited by the UK government. (Children receive credits which can be used for University entrance & other programmes). The exams are however entirely optional.

From ten years old children may choose to continue with the Grade classes, building up technique, taking exams & enjoying stage performances or to begin the Professional Examination Syllabus which prepares for entry to Dance Academies, dance & teaching careers etc. This requires twice a week & will eventually lead to point work & the Intermediate Examination.

Teenage Ballet

The EBS has a separate programme for teenagers from 13 to 18 years, beginners & more experienced. This includes basic classical technique lessons, dances from repertoire, jazz dance & stage performances & Medal Tests. These are general level classes with the accent on enjoyment, but many students progress to Grade Classes or the Professional Examination syllabus.

The school year always ends on a high with a theatre performance for the whole school.

Adult Ballet

Adult classes are growing in popularity, for exercise, expression & enjoyment. There are two levels.

Level 1 (beginners/general) These classes are suitable for beginners or those with some previous experience, a fun & informative class which teaches the basics of classical technique with the emphasis on good placement & enjoyment.

Level 2 For this class two or more years experience is required, with an understanding of the basics & a wish to improve the technique & enjoy there dance class in a stimulating & fun atmosphere.



½ hour per week 300 euros per year (30 euro per month)
¾ hour per week 350 euros per year (35 euros per month)
1 hour per week 400 euros per year (40 euros per month)
2 hours per week 550 euros per year (55 euros per month)
3 hours per week 650 euros per year (65 euros per month)
IBAN number:
P Holden
English Ballet School
NL86 ABNA 0438646495
  • Stadspas 15% discount
  • There is a free trial lesson for all classes
  • Opportunity to take international ballet examinations of RAD or IDTA
  • Professional Dance Training for students and teachers

Ballerina Birthday PartyBallerina Birthday Party

BALLERINA BIRTHDAY PACKAGE: Venue, Dancing, Costumes, Make-up, Cakes! (Pirates for boys)


Basic Package: 200 euros

  • Dance Teacher & Class
  • Ballerina decorations + beakers, plates, drinks etc
  • Ballerina Class with Music, make up, costumes
  • Cup cakes

Deluxe Package: 250 euros


  • Dance Teacher & Class
  • Ballerina decorations + beakers, plates, drinks etc
  • Ballerina Class with music, make up, costumes
  • Cup cakes
  • Birthday Cake & Candles
  • Children’s gift bags

Party’s usually last about 2 hours & can be arranged as parents wish.

The usual order is:

- Guests arriving, opening presents etc
- Ballerina class, about an hour, also including drawing, makeup, trying on costumes & a short presentation
- Time after for cake etc. Collection by parents
- There are coffee facilities for parents

English Ballet School
Waverstraat 16
1079 VL Amsterdam
Tel: 020 6442431 / Mobile: 06 3842 9968