Welcome

We offer fun and inclusive ballet & modern classes for children and adults at the Commemoration Hall in central Wadhurst, East Sussex. Dance is such a wonderful art form to learn that will stay with you for a lifetime, it’s an enjoyable way to exercise and an excellent way to make friends in your area.

CTS is a small  dancing school run by ex-dancer Hannah Risbridger who trained at The Royal Ballet School. We strive to maintain a warm & friendly, non-pressurised, non-competitive environment within the school.  

We follow the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance syllabus and carry out assessments for those who are ready to move up to the next grade. We are also extremely lucky to have a stage at the Commemoration Hall, which we use for small performances. 

About

Hannah began dancing at the age of 2…her teacher wouldn’t take her any younger! She went on to win many awards including a number of gold medals at the All England Dance National Finals, the Janet Cram Modern Awards, and the Imperial Ballet Awards. Hannah has danced on many of London’s big stages including the Collesium, Sadlers Wells, Her Majesty’s, The Royal Albert Hall and The Royal Opera House.

She danced with the National Youth Ballet for 7 seasons with 7 Blue Peter appearances and won the prestigious Bronze Statuette in her final season. Hannah was a Junior & Senior Associate of The Royal Ballet School and went on to train there full time at the Upper School. She received the highest examination certificates with the I.S.T.D. and Royal Academy of Dance and passed with the highest grades. She performed in Coppelia and The Nutcracker with the Royal Ballet at the ROH.

Hannah gained her teaching qualifications in Ballet and Modern at Laine Theatre Arts, but had a burning desire to fulfil her other passion…fashion…and spent a decade in the ‘big smoke’ pursuing a Buying career, which she loved. However, she always knew one day she would return to the world of dance and having had her first baby in February 2018, 2019 seemed like the perfect time!  
 
 

Qualifications

A.I.S.T.D.

A.R.A.D.

National Diploma in Professional Dance

DBS CHECKED

First aid trained 

 

Contact

For more information on booking and availability, please feel free to make contact using the links below.