Principal: Carmela Guida (RAD RTS)

Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.

~ Maya Angelou ~

Welcome to Carmela Guida’s School of Ballet. The school offers Royal Academy of Dance Ballet classes for children aged 3.5 years upwards to all major ballet levels in a warm and friendly
environment. Inspiring confidence, creativity & artistry.

We provide academic dance courses with examinations and performances but we also cater for those that simply want to join in and have some fun whilst exercising.  The school also offers Adult Ballet, Ballet Floor-Barre, Pointe Workout, Contemporary Dance and Private Tuition.

Carmela Guida is a highly qualified and experienced teacher who is committed to inspire in her pupils a love of music, movement and freedom of expression through dance.
She incorporates ballet technique and safe conditioning exercises into all her classes, using her detailed knowledge of anatomy from her Pilates training.

Carmela is also a Practical Teaching Supervisor and a Practical Teaching Mentor for the
Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies (CBTS) and BA (Hons) Ballet Education (BABE) at the Royal
Academy of Dance.

Annabelle SW18 – mum to Ailsa age 7

Carmela has taught my daughter ballet for 5 yrs. She also taught me adult ballet and is an
accomplished Pilates instructor. Carmela is a natural teacher. She has a lovely sense of fun, is very
creative in the area of choreography and her pupils excel in RAD exams. She brings a bit of Italian
sunshine to the discipline of dance!

Amy SW18 – mum to Eva age 5 and Sofia age 3

I met Carmela when I started Pilates over 2 years ago. I really enjoy her one to one classes which are caring and professional with the odd smattering of humour to keep you going. I experienced great
results quickly and haven’t looked back. When she mentioned that she teaches ballet to all ages I signed my eldest daughter up and she’s always loved going and has now been joined by my
youngest daughter. Carmela’s classes are an excellent balance of fun and learning and she really gets to know each child quickly and makes them feel safe. Thank you Carmela.

Jane SW18 – mum of Daniel age 17

My now 17 year old son has been studying ballet with Carmela for 6 years and has gone from strength to strength since he started. His enthusiasm for ballet and his expertise have come on in leaps and bounds since Carmela has been teaching him. Inspired by him I started Pilates classes with Carmela, which I thought would be dull. But Carmela’s classes are never dull!