The Cecchetti Centre

Patrons: Darcey Bussell CBE, 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.


A great opportunity to learn more about Cecchetti work with tutor Cara Drower FISTD - the Autumn term courses will cover essential learning skills for Licentiate and Fellowship candidates and those looking to attain the levels for this pathway to furthering their personal teaching qualifications.  

SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2017 & 28th january 2018
Essential Learning for FellowsHip
course tutor: cara drower FISTD

Westminster Kingsway College, Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8RA

o 11.30am โ€“ 1.30pm, Open class incorporating set syllabi Vocational Levels. Essential learning for Vocational Dancers and Teachers working towards Fellowship.

   o 2.00pm โ€“ 3.30pm, Further study of session 1

Course enquiries to: 
Sarah Wells - Tel:07767 790970

To book a place on the above course download a booking form below:

SUNDAY 12TH NOVEMBER - Essential Learning for dde
course tutor: cara drower FISTD

The Studio, 19 Westbourne Gardens, Glasgow, Scotland, G12 9UL

  o 09.45 - 11.15          Intermediate level class for personal technique
  o 11.30 - 13.00          Build-ups and common faults
  o 13.30 - 15.00          Applying appropriate rhythms to enhance technique
ยท o 15.15 - 16.45          Examination Paper work

Course enquiries to:  
Maureen Christie - Tel:  07961 364106

To book a place on the above course download a booking form below:


centre contact

For further information aboutCecchetti Centre activities please contact: -
Centre Organiser: Sarah Wells
Tel:07767 790970


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.