The School

The Southfields School of Ballet was established in 1994 and taken over in 1998 by Eliane Gerhard after the completion of her BA(Hons) in the Art and Teaching of Ballet at the Royal Academy of Dance in Battersea (*) and Durham University.

At the Southfields School of Ballet we are passionate about Dance and Music. It is the school's philosophy to develop the children's creativity with sensitivity and care whilst following the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) syllabus and system of training. We are introducing the 'tiny toes' to the art of Music and Dance and so giving them confidence in their bodies, coordination and posture.

The older children are taken through the Grades with a great rate of success. They are allowed to experience the joy of good quality Dance training which will benefit them for years to come.

I addition to our Ballet classes we offer Modern Dance classes following the ISTD Syllabus for children age 6 and up. These are great to expand the children's dancing skills and they are great fun! For more information click on the Modern Dance page.
If you would like to book a free trial class for your child, please email or call the school to arrange a time and day.

Eliane Gerhard has extensive experience in teaching Dance to all age groups.Besides teaching Ballet she has run the Dance and Drama department at an International School and taught creative Movement and Ballet at various Primary and Nursery schools in London.

Eliane has a keen interest in child development and education which includes teaching children with special needs and attending specialist courses.
Besides her work Eliane is also a Reiki practitioner and mother to one daughter.

(*) The Royal Academy of Dance is one of the world's most influential dance education and training organisation with a history of improving dance training standards. It was founded in 1920 to invigorate dance teaching within the UK; however, over time is has expanded its influence and activities internationally and it now has a presence in 79 countries.

For more information about the RAD please visit their website: