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

News- 16th Anniversary of delivering top quality Dance Tuition to adults and since March 2020 we are also online!


London- High Alert

Our indoor organised exercise classes following social contact rules as outlined by the Government at Covid- secure St. Peter's Hall carry on. Our classes at Arts Ed are suspended from 17 October, until further notice. We transferred Mon, Wed eve + 1 Sat am AE class to the Hall. Please visit the Timetables.

Half term week- NO in-person classes

26 - 31 October

In-person classes

Classes are held at St. Peter's Hall studio, W4 and Canada Waters.

New clients must register and pay in advance to secure a place, returning registered clients are welcomed on a first come, first served basis. Proof of payment is requested upon arrival, old carnets still to be honored.

Before you visit, please read our POLICY.

Please note: For Sat 10.30am Ballet at St. Peter's Hall, you must sign-up for your place via the link on the timetable on the website. 

If any problems doing so, please email us on ballet4lifeuk1@gmail.com.

New classes alert

Ballet Repertory with Beatrice & Jo, online Friday after Ballet class.

Ballet4Life- Online Dance Programme

7 days per week, 2 +classes per day

Online Dance Programme 2020 -Join anytime! 

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

To enrol for online classes: email ballet4lifeuk1@gmail.com

Register by completing our form; then place is confirmed, Zoom link, meeting ID, and password sent. Please take a moment to read our Safe Practice Guide and Disclaimer here.

Increase in class fees- due to new costs incurred, and fewer people to be allowed in the studios, we've regrettably had to increase our in studios class fees. 

Move into Wellbeing® - online classes

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


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