Ballet Repertoire Summer Course with Gillian Toogood

We are really excited to say that we have arranged a Professional Ballet Repertoire course for BSD students over the Summer Holiday!!

Miss Gillian Toogood, a former professional ballerina, and currently part of the classical ballet faculty at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts is coming to us in Buntingford on Weds 21st and Thurs 22nd August. 

Miss Toogood is the Director of the ISTD Cecchetti Faculty Scholars and one of her pupils was a finalist on the recent ‘BBC Young Dancer of the Year’ competition. 

Miss Toogood will be teaching classical ballet excerpts from ‘Coppelia’ and ‘Sylphide’ 

This is a really inspirational opportunity not to be missed! The course, at Edwinstree School (in the gym) will run from 10am – 2.30pm each day, and will cost £25 per day.  We are aiming it at Grade 4 level and above (with some pointe work for those who already have pointe work classes – pointe work is not essential for the course – guidance will be given). 

At the end of the course there will be a short demonstration for parents.

It is not often that opportunities like this come along. Please email us, no later than Friday 21st June, in order to reserve a place!    

Download a booking form  Seniors Booking Form Summer 2019

Download a flier BSD Summer Senior Ballet Repertoire Course 2019

If you have any questions at all, please do get in touch.


Our Summer Term Starts on Tuesday 23rd April. Click here for full term dates

Promotional Event with FREE Trial Classes

Saturday 27th April at the URC HALL, Baldock Road 2 – 4pm

An opportunity to chat to us about available classes and trial.

Trial Classes in Baby Boppers (2 – 4yrs), Ballet (4 – 10 yrs) and Street (6-13yrs)

No booking required, just come along.

Dance Flashback 2019 – Tickets on Sale

Tickets now on sale direct form the Gordon Craig Theatre Box office and Website for our Biennial Show ‘Dance Flashback 2019’ on 5th April 6.00pm and 6th April 1pm and 5.30pm.

Click here to Book Tickets on the Gordon Craig Theatre Website or call the Box Office on 01438 363200

BSD is delighted to be back at the Gordon Craig Theatre in April performing DanceFlashback! Packed with Ballet, Modern, Tap, Contemporary, Commercial Dance and Musical Theatre numbers, this performance is sure to entertain! We will be glancing back at some of the fabulous choreography of the last 15 years, whilst adding plenty of original pieces.

Our past and present pupil achievement include; The Royal Ballet School, Bodywork Co, Ballet West, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Rambert, Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, Tap Attack, ISTD Scholars & Associates, professional productions at Hertford and here at Gordon Craig and successes at prestigious competitions locally and nationally!

We do hope you can come and watch as our pupils of all ages (from our 3 year olds to Senior Pupils and Adult Tap class) show off their talents in these colourful, creative and inspiring performances!

Tickets are now on sale direct from the Gordon Craig Theatre Box Office 01438 363200 and Website £16.50; £14.50 Concessions.

We will be welcoming new pupils to the school following the Show so do get in touch if you want to trial/start any of our classes in the Summer Term. Email Us

Click here to Book Tickets on the Gordon Craig Theatre Website


Summer Courses 2018

Junior and Senior Courses 10am – 4pm

Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th Friday 31st August.

Edwinstree School, Norfolk Road, Buntingford

The Summer Holidays are not far away now!! We are really looking forward to running TWO courses this year;

Our Junior Courses for those age 5 -1 2 years old will again be three separate one day courses.

In addition to our JUNIOR course for those aged 5 – 12 years, we will also be holding an exciting and inspiring course for our SENIORS / MORE ADVANCED level dancers who are in Grade 4 or above in Ballet, Modern or Tap.

Bookings are now open for both the Junior and Senior Courses.  If your child has a friend who would be interested please pass on the details, pupils not already registered with the school are welcome on all our courses.

Download our flier and Booking form below.

Booking forms can be returned by email to or handed in at class.

Seniors Summer Course Leaflet                      Juniors Summer Course 2018 Leaflet


Booking Form SENIORS Summer 2018        Booking Form JUNIORS Summer 2018


Dance Showcase 13th May 2018 – Freman College

                         Dance Showcase 13th May 2018 2.00 – 5.15pm Freman College Hall

All Pupils of Buntingford School of Dance!

We are very proud of all our talented students! We would like to show off the hard work of each of our students, from the youngest in Baby Ballet through to the eldest who are dancing at vocational level.

Each class will perform a piece they have worked on recently in their classes, either for an exam or as part of a termly project.


We do hope you can come and watch!  CLICK HERE TO VIEW/DOWNLOADicket Info – Showcase 2018


We are really excited to be able to give each of our pupils another opportunity, in between our big biennial shows, to perform on stage for parents to enjoy. We have called this a ‘Showcase’ as it will be a short snapshot demonstration of what has been worked on over the last year, and the standard achieved for exams in which we again achieved a 100% pass rate!… rather than big costumed numbers. A performed ‘watching week’ if you like.

Each class will get the opportunity to perform on stage, in their regular class uniform, and it will be a chance for the younger students to watch, and be inspired by the Senior pupils, if they would like to.


Showcase Times:

2.00-3.00/3.15pm (younger students and lower grades)

4.00-5.00/5.15pm (older students and higher / vocational grades)

Details of the exact split of classes, between the 2 showcases will follow

Students will be not be chaperoned by us, but will sit in the auditorium in allocated rows in front of their parents, so they can watch. Students will not need tickets.

We need to cover the cost of hiring the venue together with staffing and administrative expenses, so there will be a nominal charge for tickets as follows;

£4.00 per person (17 yrs and over)

£2.00 per child (16 yrs and under) and OAPs


Tickets will be available initially as follows;

Sat 3rd March  9 – 11am @ URC Hall (via Zoe Eaglesfield)

Sat 3rd March  10 – 12am @ Freman College (via Lynn Briffett, in the gym corridor)

Tuesday 6th March  4.15 – 6.15pm @ Freman College (Via Zoe Eaglesfield)

Thursday 8th March – 4.00 – 6.15pm @ URC Hall


If your child will not be taking part we MUST BE INFORMED BY EMAIL TO BUNTINGFORDDANCE@BTINTERNET.COM ASAP. Thank you!

COMMERCIAL DANCE CLASS – Wednesdays 7.15 – 8.15pm URC Hall – Starting 17th January.

I’m really excited to say that we are trialling a NEW Commercial Dance Class! on Wednesday evenings. Commercial Dance is very popular at the moment, and is taught at all of the major vocational dance colleges, as it equips students with up to date and relevant dance skills and presents a wide range of employment options.

What is Commercial Dance?… Commercial dance encompasses a myriad of styles. This can include Street, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Contemporary. It is the type of dance seen in music videos, on the catwalk and at fashion shows, artist tours, advertising campaigns, corporate events, TV and film etc.

The class will be open to all those in School Year 10 and over.  It is the perfect way to lead on from our Street Classes, but for an older age group.  It will be taught by Miss Elloise, who Choreographed our wonderful ‘Tribe’ dance for the show.

The first class will be on Wednesday 17th January at the URC Hall at 7.15 – 8.15pm.  It is a trial class so it is FREE OF CHARGE.  The only thing we ask is that you spread the word and bring along friends who may be keen to have a go, as we will only be able to run the class going forwards if we have enough participants.

It promises to be fun, and energetic, and needs loads of ‘attitude’ (!) and I think it will be a very good way of relieving any exam stresses that may be building up!?…

Please let us know ASAP if you would like to be included in the trial class next week – click here to email us.  Please also ask anyone else who may be interested to email us in order that they can be included on the register.  Thank you.



NOW BOOKING – Easter Courses 5th and 6th April 2018

Following the success of our Summer Holiday Courses, I am really excited to be able to send you details of plans for our NEW EASTER HOLIDAY CREATIVE DANCE DAYS!  Please do get in touch if you would like further information.  The course is open to everyone, whether a current pupil of BSD or not.  Why not come along with a school friend!?…

Download Information and Booking Form Easter 2018 to Complete and return to book places

Email to to make enquiries 

OR click here to download Easter Course 2018 Flyer