classical dance

ELDERBERRY ballet fitness


Intensive Classical Ballet Tuition

Immensely experienced, fully qualified teacher specialising in 121 Classical Ballet tuition and intensive coaching for young people and mature students

Margaret Lawrance 
BA (Hons), PGCE, QTS RAD Teaching Diploma RAD RTS
DBS Advanced Safeguarding

About Me

I am a Classical Ballet Tutor and Choreographer with considerable experience in producing, creating and performing  ballet, contemporary and narrative dance.

I trained at the Royal Academy of Dance as an examiner, teaching and examining extensively in the UK and overseas. 

My experience working as a tutor and dance consultant for both young and older students has enabled me to use the framework of Classical Ballet as a means to improving fitness levels whilst enjoying freedom of movement and expression specifically designed for each individual.

The RAD Higher & Vocational Grades Syllabi provide a sound basis for Classical Ballet Tuition, together with my vast repertoire working as director & choreographer with professional theatre companies and youth dance companies. I have directed and choreographed a wide range of productions including Coppelia, The Nutcracker, Bernstien’s Mass, West Side Story, Pirates of Penzance, Paquita, Raymonda, The Tales of Beatrix Potter.

Having had the pleasure of teaching many of the North East’s dedicated ballet students and teachers, I have been really inspired by their commitment, drive and fearless approach to such a demanding vocation. It is very important now for me to pass on the vast knowledge I have been given by renowned teachers and choreographers. I would like to think that I can enhance student awareness of the requirements needed to become a professional and help them to make appropriate and realistic decisions.

Intensive Classical Ballet Training is designed to allow aspiring young dancers  the opportunity to analyse and apply technical corrections in a positive, nurturing environment. Whether they are strengthening their technique, dancing for personal fulfillment, preparing for an examination or audition, intensive tuition will give insight into the dancers’ personal artistic qualities within the pure framework of Classical Ballet. I think ballet technique can be likened to building a house, to a certain extent - the foundations must be strong and secure for a stable building.  Layering anything on top of weak foundations is a recipe for disaster!

Telephone : 07956816956