Our Nutcracker Ballet charity fund raising workshops are back!

At the Island Saturday 9th December 2023


All proceeds go to the Bristol-based charity:

the Julian Trust and Night Shelter


Carer and Child Nutcracker Ballet Workshop


Big Kids/Grown Ups Nutcracker Ballet Workshop



Be the Nutcracker Prince to your little Clara or the Sugar Plum Fairy to your little Prince


Get stuck into some blinged up ballet and raise your Christmas spirits!





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Kids Ballet to Not Necessarily Ballet Music Classes

From January 10th 2024 we will be hosting classes for children aged 6-11 to learn rigorous classical ballet technique but to their favourite hits from pop, hip hop, musicals and classical (the good stuff) at Fresh Dance and Arts


Fundraising Nutcracker Ballet workshops

Saturday 9th December - have fun and raise money for a great cause



Island 15th anniversary open studios

Saturday 16th September at the Island - Taster Ballet workshop and art/ballet performance piece "Paint Waltz"


Friday morning ballet classes are back

Fridays 11-12:30 at the Island - ballet to not necessarily ballet music but guaranteed to have you feeling good to go mind, body and soul. More info


Relatively Entangled - sci-art project

This collaboration with RCA graduate Laurene Pilastre and King's Professor James Millen culminated in the piece Quantum Touch. There is also a corresponding artist interview.


Private bookings:  

Want to add some SWDT je ne sais quoi to your events once the lockdown is lifted? Contact us for details.


Company news:


Happy 100th birthday Joan Hewson! Celebrating a legendary dancer and teacher who danced with Fonteyn, Baryshnikov and all their ilk, we wish you many happy returns.


We've expanded again with two new recruits from Circomedia's acrodance course - welcome to the family Fleur and Lucia


We've expanded with a new dancer - welcome to the family Emma Reffold! 


Get to know us all a bit better...