CARTER SCHOOL OF DANCE (established 1980)

Carter School of Dance Ltd.

Registered No. 06830182

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William D


Libby C


Erin C

2016 News

June 2016

We are delighted to announce that one of our junior students Jemima A (pictured below left) has successfully auditioned for the Royal Ballet School Junior Associates scheme, amid much competition.

She will be joining them in for her classes on Saturdays in September this year.

We are very proud of you Mimi!

April 2016

Some of our CSD students attended the RAD's East of England Ballet Awards on Sunday 17th April, and Natassja S (pictured below right) received a Certificate of Commendation for her dancing.  Very well done, Natassja!

In Alumni news, former CSD Student Laura D is making her West End debut in the musical "Showboat" at the New London Theatre.  This week she has been performing the role of Mrs O'Brien in the musical.  For more details about Laura's training and work since leaving CSD, please see our "Alumni" page.


Jemima A

2015 News

We hope some of you were able to go along to Stevenage's Gordon Craig Theatre in October to watch English Youth Ballet's production of "Sleeping Beauty".  We had seven students performing in the production who had all auditioned successfully earlier in the year.  Very well done to Amelia CLucy K and Rebecca KAmy PEmilia S, Georgia S and Natassja S!  We hope you all had a wonderful experience.


Emilia S has also auditioned successfully for Hertford Theatre's Christmas Pantomime Hansel and Gretel. Congratulations, Emilia!


July 2015


We are so pleased to give you news of more CSD students who have successfully auditioned for places at full-time Vocational Dance Schools:


Libby C (pictured right) has been offered a place at Tring Park School and a waiting-list place at Central School of Ballet, and a scholarship place at The School of Ballet Theatre UK, on the three year Dancer's Course. Libby will begin her studies with Ballet Theatre Uk im September.


Ella M has been offered a place at Tring Park School. Ella will start in Year 10 in September.


Former CSD student Erin C (pictured left) has also been auditioning for full time 6th form courses and has decided to accept a place at the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on their BA Modern Ballet course, starting in September.


We are very proud of Ella, Erin, Libby and William (see April news below) and wish them the very best of luck in their full-time dance studies!




April 2015


We are delighted to be able to announce that William D, who has accepted a place at the prestigious Elmhurst School for Dance in Birmingham, and will be starting in Year 7 in September. 


William is pictured (left) in his King's Page costume from his appearance with the Royal Ballet in their production of Sleeping Beauty. 


Emilia S

Hope E


Natassja S


Tatum C


Alex G


Lucy K

October 2018

Congratulations to Megan C (Right), she has successfully gained a place at London Russian Ballet School and been awarded a scholarship! Megan will start her full time training with them this month. 

A big congratulations Megan!

June 2018

Congratulations to Leah G (pictured below right) who has been offered a place on the Royal Ballet School's Junior Associate Programme. Hundreds of girls apply every year so this is a great achievement! 

A big congratulations to Emilia S who has accepted a place at the Urdang Academy where she will start full time training in September. She has also gained a place on the CAT associate place at The Place and successfully gained a place with ENB youth company for a second year. Congratulations!

May 2018

A big congratulations to Olivia who has been offered a place at Tiffany Theatre Collage. She has also been awarded a part scholarship. Olivia will start her training with them in September. 

April 2018

Jemima A (Left) who after attending final auditions at Royal Ballet School White Lodge, Tring Park and Young Dancers Academy, has accepted a place at YDA where she will start in September. 

A massive congratulations!

March 2018

A big congratulations to our Millie F (Right) who has been offered a place on the short list for Royal Ballet's Mid Associate programme. Hundreds of girls apply every year so this is a great achievement!

We have some amazing results from our recent ISTD Modern and Tap exams to share.

Students took exams in Grade 2 and Grade 5 Tap and Grade 2, 3, 4 and Intermediate Modern and received 20 Distinctions and 10 Merits! 

A massive congratulations to all our fantastic dancers!

Georgie G was scouted by London Studio Centre for their Emerging Talent Programme whilst attending one of their tap workshops at MOVE IT. This programme offers support and coaching to prepare for auditions leading to their degree course. 

Well done Georgie!

January 2018

We have some fantastic news to kick start 2018 with!

Alex G (Left) and Megan G (Right) and Lucy K (Below Left) have all been offered places on the 2018 Hertfordshire Satellite CAT Programme in partnership with The Place, after their auditions last month. 

We are so proud of all of you!


Millie F


2017 News

October 2017

A massive congratulations to Tatum C (Below Right) who has successfully auditioned for the Full Time Theatre and Performing Arts Programme at Tring Park for Performing Arts!

Tatum will start at Tring after the October half term. We are so proud of you Tatum and wish you all the best in your training!

August 2017

27 Carter School of Dance students recently took their Ballet examinations in Primary, Grade 3, Grade 5 and Grade 8

We are very happy to announce that all of the students passed with Distinction, High Merit or Merit!

Congratulations for all your hard work

May 2017

We are very proud to announce that Hope E (Below right) who has accepted a place on the CAT Scheme (Centre for Advanced Training) at The Place. Hope will be starting with her classes with them in September, congratulations Hope we are so proud!

We are delighted that one of our senior students Emilia S (Below left) has gained a place in English National Ballet's Youth Company. Emilia is delighted to be starting with the company in September. 

We are extremely proud of Natassja S (below right) who has successfully passed all her assessment classes with The School of Ballet Theatre UK associates. Natassja has been offered a place in their senior group starting in September, her classes next year will be taught by the artistic director Christopher Moore!

Alex G

Jemima A


Megan C

Leah G