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Welcome to the Pavlova School of Classical Ballet

In August 2015 Jiyou took first place in Taiwan Grand Prix Ballet Competition. Huge congratulations to Jiyou for an outstanding result. This is a great achievement after all your hard work. Well done!!!

Taiwan Grand Prix Ballet Competition

pre-competitive category (9-12 years):

Jiyou Cha - 1st place

Enrolment for year 2017 will be on Wednesday 1 February 2017 at Henley High School Hall from 17:30 until 19:00. Ballet classes start from 6 February 2017.

The Pavlova School of Classical Ballet invites girls and boys aged 5-18 years to learn classical ballet, contemporary dance, hip-hop and stretching.

The School offers junior beginner classes for girls and boys up to 12 years of age. There are further beginners, intermediate and advanced classes for girls and boys aged 12 and over. Private lessons are also available.

Intermediate and advanced students practice pointe work.

Private lessons are available to prepare for ballet competitions. SA Stage Dancing Society Eisteddfod is held annually in September/October at Michael Murray Centre for Performing Arts, Westminster School.

The Vaganova Method

The School uses the Vaganova Method of classical ballet in its pedagogy. This method is the basis of the renowned Russian School of Ballet style.

The method was developed by the famous Russian ballerina Madame Agrippina Vaganova (1879-1951), and is widely used in Russia, Europe, North America and other parts of the world.

A highly professional approach based on years of experience in the field of teaching this method is used.

Classes are imparted by the Bolshoi trained, Moscow Festival Theatre and State Kremlin Ballet acclaimed soloist and principal dancer, Valentina Pavlova.


Students will study classical repertoire from the following ballets:

  • Swan Lake
  • Nutcracker
  • Don Quixote
  • Giselle
  • Cinderella
  • The Sleeping Beauty
  • Raymonda
  • Le Corsaire
  • Coppelia
  • Variations from other classical ballets

Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their acquired skills through participation in the professionally staged, artistically directed performance at the end of 2017 in an established theatre venue.


Classes are held in a new Henley High School Dance Studio. Dance studio was built in December 2008. The studio is fully equipped with barres, mirrors and tarkett dance floor. Dance Studio is air-conditioned. Change rooms are also available.

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