3.45-4.30 Beginners Ballet/Tap/Jazz

4.30-5.30 Grade 1/2 Ballet/Tap/Jazz

5.30-6.30 Grade 5/6 Ballet

6.30-7.00 Pointe Work

4.30-5.15 London Academy of Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) Drama 6+

5.15-6.00 London Academy of Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) Drama 12+



4.30-5.30 Street Dance

5.30-8.00 Modern Jazz/Tap/Strength & Conditioning Grade 5/6



4.30-6.00 Musical Theatre (Beginners)

4.30-6.00 Musical Theatre (Intermediate)

5.00-7.30 Modern Jazz/Tap/Strength & Conditioning Grade 3/4



9.00-10.00 Ballet/Tap/Jazz (Beginners)

10.00-11.00 Ballet/Tap/Jazz (Preparatory)

11.00-12.00 Ballet/Tap/Jazz (Primary)

11.00-12.00 Ballet/Tap/Jazz (Grade 1)

12.00-12.30 Modern Jazz

12.00-1.30 Ballet/Tap/Jazz (Grade 1)

12.00-1.30 Ballet/Tap/Jazz (Grade 2)

1.30-3.30 Ballet/Jazz/Contemporary (Grade 3)

1.30-4.30 Ballet/Jazz (Grade 5/6) Hough End Leisure Centre

If you are interested in one of our classes, please email us to check availability.

Classes cost £5 per hour + VAT with discounts available for children attending 3 or more hours per week. LAMDA and Wednesday classes also cost £5 + VAT.  All courses are payable in advance at the start of each term and children work towards awards and exams. OFQUAL credits and UCAS tariff points can be attained for LAMDA exams and some Ballet Grades.

We have a clear development programme for our students.

Students work to achieve a level of proficiency in Ballet, Tap and Jazz.

Students work systematically through a syllabus and their progress is measured by an external examiner at the following stages:

Preparatory Level

Primary Level

Grades 1-3

Grade 5/6

Intermediate Level

Advanced Level (Teaching Qualification)

We also work towards at least one large-scale production each year.

If students are to progress through to the higher grades (Grade 3 and above) and fully participate in all our shows, they must attend as many classes as possible. This is to ensure students learn the necessary skills and also to build up the physical strength and stamina required to perform at a higher level.

All of our students are offered the same programme of progression.

Our timetable is subject to change, at the company’s discretion, at any time. We aim to keep changes to a minimum, however, occasionally due to student development, space availability and teacher availability, alterations are unavoidable.

From Grade 3 and above, students who do not, or cannot attend all sessions, are still welcome to attend Didsbury Theatre School, however, they may not be included in all show numbers or recommended for Ballet and Tap exams or pointe work. This is because they will not have learned all the necessary technique or acquired the physical strength to perform.

There are options available for students who do not want to take exams, please email for more information.