R.A.D Ballet

Learn Classical Ballet from our qualified ‘Royal Academy of Dance’ teachers. Classical Ballet requires students to have discipline and be focused on the task that is presented to them. Ballet is the technical foundation needed for all dance genres. It develops beautiful alignment, grace and technique whilst increasing flexibility, core strength, spatial awareness, musicality, and performance qualities.

The Junior Ballet classes focuses on bar work and centre practise with the use of props and storytelling with an element of fun to keep our younger students engaged and develop a real love for ballet.

The Vocational Senior Grades are based more on ability and experience than age. For the dedicated ballet student wanting to take their ballet to a pre professional level, will require to take extra classes in pointe, repertoire and PBT to develop and achieve their personal best. Our ballet students sit their exams yearly and all ballet students are invited to join our end of year concert.

Deborah Patience

RAD Ballet (Registered Teacher), Progressing Ballet Technique & Body Conditioning

Deborah studied RAD ballet and ISTD National Character as a child with Dalvern Thom and then went on to continue her studies full time with Joan and Monica Halliday, completing all levels including her RAD Advanced Certificate in ballet and achieving high level results and her ARAD status.

After travelling extensively and performing internationally, Deborah returned to her teaching career and completed her RAD teacher training qualification with Prudence Bowen and has been an active RAD registered teacher since 1992.

Youth Company Elite Dancers

You can request a private audition at Tempo Red Studios to join these group classes.

All students must have a good basis of technique or understanding of the style they are applying for in the audition.

We are also looking for the promising dancer who shows a desire to learn, works hard and wants to be involved in an energetic team of passionate dancers who will be involved in projects, competitions and events in their preferred choice of styles.

This opportunity is open to all of our existing students as well as any outside students who may be looking for a more challenging and real experience within the performing arts that will take them to the next level.

Genres we offer for troupes and soloists include:

Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Musical Theatre/Song & Dance, Hip Hop, Tap, Singing and Acrobatics.


Just wanted to say how much fun Annabelle had at baby ballet today. We enjoyed the online classes- but being back at the studio brought her so much joy... we were up at 4:30 ready to go to the studio with the big girls ? Congratulations on reopening and doing everything to keep us connected during the forced shut down period.

Mel Navin


The school runs workshops across all styles of dance and musical theatre. Students and other dancers from around the area are given exciting opportunities to expand their knowledge of dance and express their creativity outside of regular classes. The director Diana Sakaris is highly experienced in dance and teaching, creating a professional yet supportive and fun environment for all teachers and students. Miss Di’s warm and loving nature means the studios are more than just a school but a second home where students can be nurtured while they grow as people, as well as artists.

Tina Trippis


My daughter Jessie loves putting on her favourite tutu each week, singing and dancing around with Twinkle in her babyballet class. The lessons are lots of fun and she loves the mix of ballet and tap. The classes are wonderfully supportive, talented teachers and gives us a lovely opportunity to meet new mums and the kids meet new friends!

Mish Miller, babyballet mummy


My daughter has only been at Tempo Red for two terms but in that time her dance skill and ability has grown exponentially as has her self-confidence. This is due to the passionate, professional staff, very talented, experienced teachers and a culture that fosters support and encouragement between the kids. From day one the girls in Zivas’ class took her under their wing and welcomed her.

Sarah Gilmour-Mayne

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