What is RAD Ballet?

The Royal Academy of Dance offers an internationally recognised portfolio of examinations and assessments.  These are designed to encourage, motivate and reward students of all ages and abilities.  This outlines a progressive structure for learning and achievement.

Who Teaches RAD Ballet?

We offer a very high level of RAD training under our teacher Miss Shakespeare.  Miss Shakespeare has had many years of entering children for RAD examinations and she has done this all over the world.

What RAD Classes Do We Offer At TBL?

We currently offer

Grade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 6Grade 7 and Pointe

If you are looking for classes for students who are 2 1/2 to 6 years old then please see our Cheeky Monkeys Page.

Will these classes perform within the year?

Yes, all of our classes at Tom Ball Live will feature within the annual show at The Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds at Easter.


Why is Ballet important to Musical Theatre Performers?

Ballet is ultimately the backbone of all styles of dance including Musical Theatre.  There are also many musicals which still contain Ballet routines such as West Side Story, Oklahoma! and Wicked.  If you are considering being a dancer within Musical Theatre then Ballet really is a must.  The strength, discipline and level of technique is something you can’t find within other dance styles.




If you would like to apply for a free trial then please submit our online application form.