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.
This ballet school is amazing. My daughter has grown so much since joining only 2 years ago and enjoys every minute. Training is of a very high quality, which reflects in her grades but also includes a fun element. Miss Johanna cares very much for all her students and I thoroughly recommend this school.
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.
Over the years, we have also worked closely with competitive elite artistic and rhythmic gymnasts and skaters to enhance their training with ballet classes.
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 100 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.
"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
Our daughter Amelia-Mae has attended Janet Lomas School of Dancing for just over a year now. She had previously attended a local dance school for 3 years. We decided to change schools last summer as Amelia had made little progress, and we were unhappy with a few other aspects.
We were apprehensive at first as Amelia had lots of friends in her class and just loved dancing. Janet Lomas had been recommended to us by a friend who had danced there when she was younger. We made a call and Amelia went along for a trial. We were instantly impressed with the set up. We were greeting in a warm and friendly manner and the over all professionalism was clear to see from the get go. I was amazed to see the standard of their dancers And more importantly how happy they all were.
Amelia made the decision to transfer dance school and has never looked back. In a matter of weeks her technique , posture and core strength had improved massively. She made more progress in a few months than she had in years previously. More importantly Amelia was happy. She loved her new teacher Miss Johanna, made new friends and just seemed to enjoy her dancing even more (which I didn’t think was possible). She continues to progress and now attends twice a week.
Janet Lomas is a fantastic dance school with highly trained teachers . We recommend Janet Lomas to everyone who is interested in dancing! Students travel from all over the north west to attend.
– Parent of Amelia-Mae