Our Story

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 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



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, Yoga, Repertory, Jazz, Masterclasses, Workshops, Performance Opportunities, and Q & A's with famous dance artists. Something for everyone! *so say our devoted clients!

Ballet4Life- since 2004 delivering top quality Dance Tuition to adults and since March 2020 we are online!


Black Friday & Cyber Monday offers:

Trial any online class for a fiver. Buy a 5 online class bundle for only £25. Offers end 30 November at 5pm.

On- Demand Classes are now available! Please pay online and email us on ballet4lifeuk1@gmail.com to obtain the link.


National restrictions in England

Until further notice, our in-person classes are suspended. 

In-person classes- after lockdown

New clients register and pay in advance Returning clients first come, first served basis, some classes have a sign-up sheet 

Proof of payment requested upon arrival, Old carnets still honored.

Before you visit read our POLICY.

Email us on ballet4lifeuk1@gmail.com.

Ballet4Life- Online Dance Programme 2020

7 days per week, 2 +classes per day

Join anytime! 

Classes include: all levels of #Ballet, #Contemporary, #Character, #Pointe, #Repertory, #Yoga #Barre #Mindfulness + #Masterclasses and more!

#COVID-19 #danceforjoy #danceforhealth #danceathome #dancetogether #ballet4life #ballet4adults #silverswans #livestream

To enrol: email ballet4lifeuk1@gmail.com

Please take a moment to read our Safe Practice Guide and Disclaimer here.

Move into Wellbeing® - online classes

are with Google Classroom and Zoom Livestream. Email info@moveintowellbeing.org.uk to register. These are chair-based and are suitable for all. MiW is a registered charity.


Friends of Ballet4Life -Visit the Chiswick Calendar 

Seasonal offers and discounts


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