The Janet Lomas School of Dancing is an established classical ballet school offering structured training for boys and girls, aged four to 18 — from beginners through to pre-professional level.
About our school
For over 40 years, we have forged a reputation across the Greater Manchester area as a leading provider of high quality dance tuition from beginners to advanced levels. All students, whether attending classes as a hobby or with a view to a career in dance, are taught by fully qualified, experienced teachers - all at affordable prices.
We pride ourselves on being a family-run dance school who firmly believe that the true testament to the quality of our training is the success and achievements of our students over our school's 40+ year history.
Classical ballet is at the heart of all training at our school as it is widely recognised as the foundation for all dance styles (it provides technical training, strength and a highly-developed body awareness). However, we also offer classes in other styles – these classes enhance and complement our ballet training, and enable students to expand their knowledge of dance to become a well-rounded dancer. Our classes prepare students in all aspects of dance: sound technique, musicality and artistry.
The school nurtures a passion for dance in all students. Although we encourage hard work and dedication, we do so in a kind, caring and friendly environment – something parents, pupils and even non-members of the school frequently comment on. Great friendships are often formed between students that last for many years, as they all share a common interest — a love of dance!
Since September 2017, our school has offered Silver Swans® ballet classes for the over 55s. Our Silver Swans® classes in Bury were part of the pilot scheme by the Royal Academy of Dance, where only 120 teachers across the world were initially licensed – we were the first school to offer Silver Swans® classes in Lancashire.
We now have over 90 Silver Swans® attending ballet classes each week ranging from complete beginners to ex-professional ballet dancers – our Silver Swans® classes have been featured on BBC Two's Darcey Bussell: Dancing to Happiness, BBC North West Tonight, BBC Radio Manchester Breakfast and Drivetime show, That's Manchester TV, The Times, The Daily Express, MSN and in local newspapers.
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"It was a privilege to teach private classes at Janet Lomas School of Dancing. I was super-impressed by the standard of the students and how enthusiastic and motivated they were to learn and train with me. I saw some beautifully trained dancers and a lot of talent and potential"
Dame Darcey Bussell, ex-Royal Ballet principal and Strictly Come Dancing judge, visiting our dancing school in 2018 to film for her BBC documentary