Headingley Ballet School

Ballet classes in Adel, Weetwood and Alwoodley

Three local studios, one exceptional school


We are a Royal Academy of Dance accredited school teaching ballet, tap and modern to all dancers aged 3 and over


Headingley Ballet School; we really are one exceptional school. 7 years ago Miss Amelia took over what was Headingley School of Ballet, a classical ballet school that had been run by Kate Kramers for 16 years previous to that. 2 years later, we merged with the highly successful dance school previously run by Mrs Kirkby in Adel, then in 2016 we were asked to take on Leeds Dance Academy in Alwoodley by Miss Sharon Jones and Miss Diane Sugden.

All of these dance schools were highly regarded in their own right but together form an exceptional ballet family that is unique in Leeds. 3 Studios brought together as 1; Headingley Ballet School.

Headingley Ballet School
Headingley Ballet School


Teachers are amazing, they know how to get the best out of every student, i love the way they challenge and encourage you to grow not only as a dancer but as a person, HBS is definitely a second family, so welcoming to all 🙂

- Emily Olivia Dawson

HBS is a lovely and supportive ballet school. The teachers are enthusiastic and capture the imaginations and potential of the dancers. Our babysitter is one of the older dancers, too, and I think that the school helps give the dancers a sense of dedication, responsibility and maturity that they can apply to other areas of their lives.

- Sophia Harris

I had the best time and experience at HBS! Teachers are amazing and lovely. Learnt so much throughout my lessons there and improved my ballet loads! 100% recommend to anybody looking to improve their ballet and dancing skills!

- Chloe Yeadon


Great teachers with lots of knowledge and experience, welcoming and a range of classes for all ages and abilities

- Marie Louise

My daughter has been dancing with Headingley ballet school for over 10 years now and loves every second. Wonderful that at almost 18 she still loves her classes and teachers when most hobbies tend to fall by the wayside at that age. Ballet has been wonderful for her posture and the way she carries herself in general. The love and support Amelia gives her girls goes beyond the dancing and Evie has made lifelong friends through the classes. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

- Vicki Jones

Really lovely ballet school for dancers of all ages and abilities! I was a student here for 15 years and I enjoyed every minuet! The team are so supportive, encouraging, lovely and the teaching is top class- thank you HBS!

- Joanna Tobell


Headingley Ballet School
Headingley Ballet School
Headingley Ballet School
Headingley Ballet School