Dance Gems
Inspiring Dance
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Sapphire: Graded Dance Programme

For students who wish to undertake dance examinations that are nationally recognized and regulated. Trained staff determine the most suitable class level for your child to take to start his/her dance training at Dance Gems. Students with experience from other schools may also join, but if they are current students of another dance teacher, parents must first seek that school's permission for their child to participate in Dance Gems classes. Classes are available for students who do not wish to take exams. Students are placed in classes in accordance with their capability.

A rough age/level guide is:
5 year olds + Pre-Primary
6 year olds + Primary
7 year olds + Grade I
8 year olds + Grade II
9 year olds + Grade III
10 year olds + Grade IV
11 year olds + Grade V
12 year olds + Grade VI
13 year olds + Intermediate Foundation / Senior Certificate/adults' classes
14 year olds + Grade VII
15 year olds + Grade VIII

At this stage, if students do not show the physical aptitude for professional dance, alternative progressive, recreational senior classes are offered.

The following examination classes become part of Dance Gems' Gifted and Talented Programmes (See 3. Diamond Standards) as the level of technique required for these examinations is challenging. The Director has high expectations of students who are working at this level in her School.

14 year olds + Intermediate
15 year olds + Advanced I
16 year olds + Advanced II
17 year olds + Professional Vocational Programme


CodeCourseCost per session
G1Grade I£20
G2Grade II£20
G3Grade III£20
G4Grade IV£20
G5Grade V£20
G6Grade VI Intermediate Foundation£20-£25
G7Grade VII Intermediate£20-£25
G8Grade VIII Advanced I/II£20-£25

Please refer to Financial Details and Payment Information

Note that if lessons have to go on Zoom due to lockdown, fees will remain at the same rate.

Bookings are taken for a term. Half a term's notice period is required in writing or full fees must be paid for the following term.


• Nursery
• Early Years
• Dance & Movement
• Activity Days


• Graded Dance
• Pre-vocational Exams
• Vocational Exams
• Festival Classes


• Gifted & Talented
• Bespoke classes
• Pointe and Repertoire
• Competitions


• Well-being
• Exercise
• Personal Training
• Adult Ballet


• Academic Educational
• Teacher Training
• Nutritional Information
• Trinity Arts Awards


• Holiday & Short courses
• Master-classes
• Assessment classes
• Audition preparation

TERM DATES 2020-2021
Subject to COVID-19 & Lockdowns

Autumn Term 2020
Mon 14 September - Sat 17 October
Half Term Mon 19 - Sat 24 October
Mon 26 September - Sat 5 December

Spring Term 2021
Mon 11 January - Sat 13 February
Half Term Mon 15 - Sat 20 February
Mon 22 February - Sat 27 March

Summer Term 2021
Mon 19 April - Sat 29 May
(Please note: including Mon 3 May)
Half Term Mon 31 May - Sat 5 June
Mon 7 June - Sat 3 July