Rona Hart School of Dance
Rona Hart is Hampstead’s longest running dance school, a testament to its popularity and the success of its students. The combination of its long-standing reputation and fresh, new approaches to teaching place Rona Hart in a league of its own.
Dance School in Hampstead, North West London
Rona Hart is one of the oldest establishments in Hampstead, discreetly tucked away in the grounds of the beautiful Rosslyn Hill Chapel. It was founded in 1946 by Miss Rona Hart, who taught in the premises until her retirement in 1998. Her well known devotion to dance has been an inspiration and encouragement to thousands of pupils and the school’s reputation is second to none.
A long-standing reputation for excellence along with fresh, new approaches to teaching place Rona Hart Dance School in a league of its own.Over the years the Rona Hart School has furnished the Royal Ballet School and many other ballet and theatre schools with numerous students. Ex-pupils have gone on to become professional dancers and we are proud to include actress Helena Bonham-Carter, TV presenter Jameela Jamil and renowned choreographer David Dawson amongst our alumni.
The school aims to introduce students to and nurture the joy of dancing and movement and to give pupils a sound training in all disciplines at every level. We aim to extend every child’s own particular abilities and to help them derive the greatest pleasure possible from their achievements.
Baby ballet for children aged 2-4 years, Cecchetti syllabus based classes for 5 years upwards and adults. Read more
Fantastic tap classes for children of 3 years upwards and adults of any age and ability. Great fun and delightfully noisy! Read more
Jazz dance classes incorporating street and commercial dance for children age 3 years upwards and adults. Read more
Click here to display a full schedule of all our classes in classical ballet, tap dance and street/jazz dance. View timetables
Former Rona Hart pupil: David Dawson
British choreographer David Dawson is one of the most respected names working in the classical ballet idiom today. His personal choreographic style transforms classical ballet in new ways, and his signature works are atmospheric, emotionally physical, abstract/narrative pieces that have been praised by critics and audiences worldwide. Dawson’s works have been numerously performed in more than 25 countries and entered repertoires of many ballet companies.