The Cecchetti Centre

Patrons: DAME Darcey Bussell DBE, Lesley Collier CBE, Dame Antoinette Sibley DBE

The Centre offers opportunities throughout the academic year for teachers, students and professional dancers who would like to learn more about Cecchetti Classical Ballet. The Centre provides expert tuition by specialist teachers and offer guidance for anyone studying for qualifying examinations


Centre Sundays run on occasional Sundays at the Westminster Kingsway College and at other satellite venues.   Each Sunday will have a specific focus usually on a particular syllabus level or theme, with sessions taught by highly respected teachers and examiners who support the Cecchetti Society Classical Ballet Faculty.

all sunday courses take place at Westminster Kingsway College,
Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8RA


SUNDAY 22ND September 2019 - 11.30am - 3.30pm

sunday 27th October 2019 - 11.30am - 3.30pm

Essential Learning for Licentiate / Fellowship

Workshop with Cara Drower FISTD

Session 1 will be an Open class working on Advanced 1 & 2 set syllabi (including men’s work if requested in advance) as required for Licentiate or Fellowship. A working session with essential learning skills for those looking to attain the levels to further their teaching and vocational qualifications.

Session 2 will be a Licentiate/Fellowship examination guidance class, primarily working on examination class structure. There are limited places, so please book in advance - to reserve a place please contact:

Centre Organiser: Sarah Wells
Tel: 07767 790970

For further information about the above courses and any specific Syllabus requests please also contact Sarah Wells.


The Cecchetti Centre was founded in 1983, as a tribute to Nora Roche, who taught at The Royal Ballet School for nearly a quarter of a century.  A pupil of Margaret Craske, her own teaching was deeply rooted in the Cecchetti method and this played a formative role in the training of a whole generation of outstanding British dancers amongst themour Patrons Antoinette Sibley, Lesley Collier and Darcey Bussell.  Together with other Cecchetti students and teachers from all over the world, their tribute to Nora Roche was to help raise the funds to establish a Cecchetti Centre in London.

The Centre has developed and has continued to flourish to the present day.  Under the present Organiser, Sarah Wells, the Centre runs course at venues in central London and in regions.