News, Performances and Charity Events

Covid-19 Update September 2020

Information on our procedures for teaching safely

Congratulations to our alumni!

September 2020

Congratulations to Erin King and Kate Hester, two of our alumni students, who are both beginning new steps in their ballet careers. Erin will be joining the Northern Ballet Graduate Programme this September and Kate will be starting her first professional ballet contract in Bulgaria! We are incredibly proud of them both and wish them both great successes in the future.

Congratulations to our 2020 leavers!

September 2020

Huge congratulations to Emma Coates and Clara Ngo, who will be furthering their ballet training at new schools this September. Emma will begin at the English National Ballet School and Clara will start at Central School of Ballet. Also congratulations to Emily Dougans, who will begin studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge University in October. We wish them all the best of luck for the future and will miss them greatly!

Congratulations to Daisy!

August 2020

A massive well done to Daisy Robins, aged 12, who has been awarded a scholarship to the Royal Ballet School’s White Lodge Summer Intensive in 2021. During lockdown, Daisy attended the Royal Ballet School’s Online Summer Intensive Course, where her talent was noticed.

Summer Term 2020 Newsletter

Dancing For A Dream

November 2019

Our intermediate classical ballet group was asked to perform at a fundraising gala at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking. This was in aid of local boy, Dexter Summerscales Heard, nephew of our former pupil and principal ballerina Laurretta Summerscales.

All England Competition Success

July 2019

Our school has had a fantastic year competing in the All England Dance Competition! Many groups, solos and duets made it to the national finals. All of our students danced brilliantly and were a credit to the school. Several medals were awarded for solos, duets, trios and groups. Well done everyone for all your hard work!

Fellowship of the RAD

July 2019

Miss Sue, the principal of the school, was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Dance, their highest honour, from Dame Darcey Bussell DBE. This award is given to RAD members in recognition of a long period of outstanding service to the RAD and to the art of ballet.

RAD Dance Challenge Winners

June 2019

Six pupils participated in the Vocational Graded RAD Dance Challenge, with two of our pupils winning awards. Emma Coates, age 15, won the Level 2 (RAD Advanced 1) award and Millie Tones, age 11, won the Level 1 (RAD  Intermediate) award. 

Dancing with the Northern Ballet

November 2018

Eighteen girls and three boys were selected to perform in the Northern Ballet's Nutcracker this Christmas at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking. They were given the roles of party children, attendants and mice. All thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

Old Elms Day

June 2018

Students of SRSOB, accompanied by Miss Sue, travelled to Elmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham to take a ballet class and perform. The event was to celebrate the achievements of Elmhurst alumni, our very own Miss Sue, one of the names on this impressive list.

Ced's Bed

April 2018

The school raised £12,000 for the Royal Surrey Hospital ICT Unit to buy a new hospital bed. A few of our children accompanied Miss Sue's husband, Ced, in thanks for the amazing care they provided him with throughout his illness in 2017. 


 April 2018

Cinderella, Petite Suite, A Year in Dance
12th - 14th April 2018 at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking.

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Youth America Grand Prix

December 2017

Huge congratulations to Sarah Trinder!
Sarah was awarded 3rd place at the Youth America Grand Prix Semi-Final (senior women's category) in Barcelona. This secured her a place at the YAGP Final in New York, where she was also awarded short-term scholarships for the Royal Ballet School, John Cranko Schule and Ballettschule Theater Basel. Click here to watch Sarah's solos from Barcelona.

Dance Proms

November 2017

Our senior ballet group, Tchaikovsky, was selected to perform at the Royal Albert Hall's Dance Proms. This is the fifth year one of our dances has been selected!

Capezio Shop Window

October 2017

A selection of lucky pupils travelled up to Capezio's flagship store in Covent Garden to dance for passers-by to promote Dance Proms.

Dancing with the Mariinsky Ballet

August 2017

Seven of our pupils were chosen to perform with the world-famous Mariinsky Ballet Company at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Move It

March 2017

Our ballet group performed to Tchaikovsky at the world's largest dance event at Excel, London.

RAD Pop up

July 2016, 2017, 2018

Pupils from ages 7-17 danced at several of the RAD Pop-up performances throughout the summers of 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Pointe, Pirouette, Performance

April 2016

 Pied Piper, Giselle and Elements
7th to 9th April 2016 at the Rhoda McGaw theatre, Woking.

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Modelling for Freed

April 2014

Four pupils were asked by Freed of London to be featured in a video promoting pointe shoes. To watch the video, click here.

Tutus for Tchaikovsky

April 2014

 The Seasons, Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty
7th - 9th April 2014 at the Rhoda McGaw theatre, Woking.

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Dancing with the Bolshoi

August 2013

Ten of our pupils, aged 11-15, were lucky enough to perform in the Bolshoi Ballet's La Bayadère and Sleeping Beauty this summer at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

Invitation to the Ballet

April 2012

 La Fille mal Gardée, Graduation Ball and Swan Lake
18th - 21st April 2012 at the Rhoda McGaw theatre, Woking.
To download the show programme click here (776 KB)

Donating to the Northern Ballet

October 2010

Every show, we donate £1,000 to a charity of our choice. Here is Miss Sue with David Nixon (OBE) and First Soloist
(and ex-pupil) Hannah Bateman at Northern Ballet's performance of Swan Lake.

Darcey Bussell Dancewear Shoot

December 2009

Thirteen of our pupils modelled for Darcey Bussell's new dancewear line.



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