Our Story


The Arts Educational School-Chiswick
14 Bath Road, London W4 1LY map

St Peter's Church Hall- Chiswick
Southfield Road, London, W4 1BB map

Canada Water Studios, Vancouver House, Surrey Quays rd,
Rotherhithe, SE16 7BW map


Ballet4Life (Ballet4life.com®) was founded by former professional dancer, teacher, choreographer, director, and dance artist Donna Schoenherr. Donna was trained at the esteemed Enid Botsford School in Rochester NY before training under full scholarship in NYC with dance luminaries.

Here in London, with her visionary approach to dance and decades of professional experience, she and her team helped to pioneer the way for vocational adult dance education; especially for dance for the over 50’s. Ballet4life has successfully delivered top quality ballet and dance classes & courses for adult learners in since 2004.
Ballet4life has continued to develop and expand its adult dance programme and own methodology, and now offers daytime and evening classes Monday- Saturday, all levels, taught by leading industry professionals held in beautiful large well-equipped studios. They are also the only organisation to offer Character Dance, Contemporary Dance, and Pointe for adult learners in the area.
They give generously to the community, train teachers, offer placement positions to university dance students, offer concessionary rates, plus the Ballet4life Team has taught at local schools and institutions.  Ballet4life is also proud to be the umbrella organisation for the registered charity number 1172264 Move Into Wellbeing®, founded and directed by Donna, which offers unique well -crafted dance and movement classes to people living with Parkinson's and with other mobility restrictions.
Ballet4life is passionate about their work, have brought in international guest artists, have supported local events and topics related to The Arts, and are firm favourites in the local community and beyond. They are honoured to continue to raise the awareness of the benefits and the importance of dance in the community and The Ballet4life team looks forward to welcoming you.


The Best Adult Dance Classes!*

Ballet4Life.com® Celebrating 16 years in London!

Friendly, fun, authentic dance classes and dance courses for adults. From beginner to int/adv, specialising in Adult Ballet; also offering Contemporary and Character Dance, Pointe, 50+ ballet, #silverswans, 50+dance, Repertory, Jazz, Masterclasses, Workshops, Performance Opportunities, and Q & A's with famous dance artists. Something for everyone! *so say our devoted clients!

Latest News- It's our 16th Anniversary of delivering top quality Dance Tuition and now we carry on online!


THANKS for making nominations for the One Dance UK Awards.

Complete Beginner Ballet - Every Saturday at 9.30am.

Becky's Dance Fitness class moves to Mondays at 12.45pm from 22 June.

Bedford Park Festival 2020-Get involved!


Ballet4Life Live- Stream of Classes

Online Dance Programme 2020

Join us anytime! We started Livestream on 21.03 on Zoom and our extensive programme remains in full force!

#COVID-19 #danceforjoy #danceforhealth #danceforwellbeing #danceathome #dancetogether

#ballet4life #ballet4adults #silverswans #dance

To enrol: Email ballet4lifeuk1@gmail.com

We'll send you a registration form and guideline. After we receive your completed form we'll be able to confirm your place and send you the Zoom link, meeting ID, and password. Please take a moment to read our Safe Practice Guide and Disclaimer here.

Online Classes

Mon-Sun, we offer 30+ Livestream classes to enjoy. 

Themed Master Classes every Monday in June & July

1-2-1 tuition upon request

See full timetable here.

Please kindly note that we do not have an administrative staff and all work being carried out now is on a volunteer basis. 

Return to the Studios

TBC as we wait for further guidance and instruction from the UK Government and as we wait for the venues to re-open, hopefully, September 2020 

Move into Wellbeing® charity online classes

Google Classroom and Zoom Livestream. Please email info@moveintowellbeing.org.uk to register. These are chair-based and are suitable for all.


Friends of Ballet4Life -Visit the Chiswick Calendar 


During this lockdown period why not 

Join Ballet4Lifers Group on Facebook?


Read our blog Ballet4Life Talks Dance?