Performing Arts Courses at Hendon

BETTER has been operating a successful Performing Arts programme within the Royal Borough of Greenwich for over 15 years and are now expanding We offer a wide range of courses for all ages and abilities in a safe learning environment.

We provide:

  • All staff are DBS checked
  • Friendly qualified practitioners
  • Opportunity to be entered for examinations and competitions
  • Structured classes

Ballet Classes


Discover the world of dance in our ballet tots to ballet beginners programmes. Tiny tots take their first steps in ballet through music and movement. Teachers use an imaginative approach to encourage natural movement, using stories and imagination to encourage a child's sense of movement, rhythm and balance. This fun class is a good introduction to dance and can also help to develop balance, co-ordination and motor skills. Hendon offer adult and toddler (Ballet Tots) classes from 18 months - 3 years. Our Ballet beginners classes from 3-5 years are designed to get children moving and having fun, all taught by experienced teachers. For more information or to book a free taster session contact




Hendon offer ISTD syllabus classes for Primary in Imperial Classical Ballet. Classes are for 6+ years. Students can be entered for examinations at the discretion of our teachers. Please see our timetable for full list of classes. Dance involves a range of motion, coordination and strength. The entire body is used and is an excellent form of exercise for all over fitness.




This beginner class is designed for those with little or no previous ballet experience, or if you haven't danced for a while! The class structure consists of barre work, center practice, pirouettes and jumps. Your body will feel more open, lengthened, yet grounded allowing you to dance with freedom and confidence. Overall this class will give you the opportunity to enjoy and gain the rewards that ballet has to offer, meet like minded people and express yourself in a fun and relaxed environment. If you would like more information please email for Adult Ballet classes at Hendon.


Ballet classes are every Wednesday and Thursday at Hendon Leisure Centre.


Time Class Grade/Level Age
4:00pm-4:30pm Pre Primary Ballet Beginner 4-5 years
4:30pm-5:00pm ISTD Primary Beginner 6-7 years
5:00pm-5:30pm Pre Primary Ballet Beginner 4-5 years
5:30pm-6:15pm Junior Ballet All Levels 8+ years
7:30pm-8:30pm Adult Ballet Beginner 16+ years


Time Class Grade/Level Age
2:00pm-2:30pm Ballet Tots Beginner 2-3 years
2:30pm-3:00pm Ballet Beginners Beginner 3 years






A strong technical foundation enables a dancer to focus on their style and performance. Hendon Jazz classes are fun while concentrating on technique ensuring leaps and turns have correct posture. Jazz students strong and sharp movements are greatly aided by a good background in ballet.

Students will be taught a variety of Jazz dance techniques, which allows them to develop co-ordination and a spontaneous response to rhythm.

Classes are every Monday at Hendon, please see timetable below:


Time Classes Grade/Level Age
3:00pm-3:30pm Jazz Tots Beginner 2-4 years
4:00pm-4:30pm Mini Jazz Begineer 5+ years
4:30pm-5:15pm Junior Jazz Beginner 8+ years
5:15pm-6:00pm Senior Jazz Beginner 12+ years
6:00pm-7:00pm Adult Jazz Beginner 16+ years

If you would like to try a class, book a free taster session or more information at


Contemporary Dance Classes

This dynamic and energetic dance form incorporates movement sequences, a range of different dance techniques as well as styles. Classes will focus on floor work, changes in direction, speed, and rhythm. Contemporary dance classes provide technical training and performance experiences for aspiring young dancers, tThrough  weekly sessions lead. Students will have the opportunity to improve their contemporary dance technique, learn exciting new choreography.

Classes are every Thursday, please see timetable below:


Time Class Duration Age
4:00pm-4:45pm Junior Contemporary Beginner 8-11 years
5:00pm-6:00pm Senior Contemporary Beginner 12+ years
6:00pm-7:00pm Adult Jazz Beginner 16+ years