Ann Roberts, our school’s founder, commenced holding Vacation Schools, prior to the Vocational Grades examinations,more than 40 years ago. Her encouragement and expertise was inspirational and gave many a student the confidence to help them through their examinations and further their studies in dance. Miss Roberts always made each student and teacher feel “special”.
Although Miss Roberts herself taught at the Vacation School, she always employed a Guest Tutor to give the students the experience of being taught by either a fellow Examiner of the Royal Academy of Dancing or a very experienced teacher with their own special flair to pass onto students.
This tradition continues today with our ADA Jazz and Tap Vacation School held during the Easter school holidays, and our RAD Ballet Vacation Schools held in the June/July school holidays.
The Ann Roberts Scholarship Each year, Ann Roberts School of Dance awards a Scholarship at the completion of the Senior Ballet Winter Vacation school for Vocational grades - Intermediate Foundation and up. Our Guest Tutor selects a student, of any level, who shows potential for classical ballet and is consistently conscientious during the Vacation School.
2021 Vacation Schools
ADA Tap & Jazz Easter Vacation School (Grade 5 and up) 13th - 16th April - Guest Teacher - Natalie Khoury
RAD Ballet Senior Vacation School (Intermediate Foundation and up) 28th June - 2nd July - Guest Teacher - Samantha Leeman
RAD Ballet Junior Vacation School (Primary to Grade 7) 5th - 9th July - Guest Teacher - Christine Atkinson