My daughter (6) goes to the Bristol School of Dancing in Clifton. She has done it for a term and seems to enjoy it. I think the school has a reputation for being very traditional but my dd certainly doesn't find the teacher scary.
I was put off the Westbury Park one as they have a performance weekend which involves them doing shows on I think the Fri, Saturday and twice on Sunday or something similar. It all seemed rather a lot for small children to me.
Hello, my dc is 4 and goes to the Russian Ballet School in Bedminster. They have a lovely teacher who is a nursery teacher weekdays. They do 'proper' ballet, and I have to 'watch me do pliés' etc. We had gone to the Clifton school previously but it was more like, let's pretend to be a butterfly and skipping around. I guess you have to work out which style will suit your child best. Dc adores this class and hated the Clifton one. Hope this helps.
Hi, I would just like to say that the Performances are only held once every two years, also that it is not compulsory for the children to take part. The children generally love this weekend however, and cherish the memories of dancing on a 'real stage' and watching the 'big girls' dance. Westbury Park School has been established for 12 years now, and is a continuation of Bettie Vowles School of Dance which was running for 60 years prior to this. The School has an excellent reputation and achieves wonderful exam results.