Jan 28

Company Class 2nd February

We are very excited to welcome Linda Shipton as our Guest teacher for this Sunday’s Company classes.

Linda is in great demand so we are very lucky that she has found time in her very busy schedule. She has recently stepped down as Principal of the Linda Shipton School of Dancing in Ipswich after an extremely happy & successful 38 years, a role she took over after training at the Bush Davies School, and briefly performing in the West End. She was a founder tutor of the highly acclaimed Suffolk Ballet Scholars and taught continuously on the Scheme for 26 years. Currently she is Head of the Ballet faculty at Evolution Foundation College in Colchester.

Having had considerable success training students for professional careers, she is proud to have past pupils dancing worldwide, including a Principal, Soloist and Artists in the Royal Ballet Company and English National Ballet, as well as dancers in European Ballet Companies, West End, Film, Television, Choreographic & Teaching posts.

Linda has been an Examiner for the Imperial Ballet Faculty of the ISTD, for the past 12 years and has also been the ISTD East Anglian Area Organiser, being responsible for arranging Teachers Courses in the region.


The early class from 09.30 – 10.45 is for dancers age 10 and above. This class will include work to suit those working at grades 2 – 5 or an equivalent level.

The later class from 11.00 – 12.30 is for dancers aged 13 and above. This class will include work to suit those working at or above grade 6 or equivalent level and may include pointe work.