THE GABRIELLE ROWLEY SCHOOL OF DANCING
RAD Dance Instruction
Join us at The Gabrielle Rowley School of Dancing for Ballet or Tap Classes for Children & Adults in North London, We look forward to hearing from you!
The Gabrielle Rowley School of Dancing has been in existence for over 50 years in various locations in Muswell Hill, and in its present location for over 25 years.
Its founder, Miss Gabrielle Rowley, was a pupil of Phyliss Bedells who in turn was a pupil of the great Tamara Karsavina.
It is now run by Tamara Murray who was a pupil of miss Gabrielle Rowley. Since graduating from her school Tamara trained at the prestigious royal academy of dancing where she received the Karsavina prize.
Since then Tamara has taught ballet (both rad and cecchetti), tap, modern and jazz in various locations and schools in and around London on behalf of Chelsea ballet schools.
She currently not only runs the Gabrielle Rowley school of dancing but is also a member of the drama, dance & speech department at the city literary institute where she teaches actors movement and conditioning for stage, as well as a musical theatre diploma course.
Miss Gabrielle Rowley
14th May 1913 – 13th Oct 2019
I am sad to inform parents and pupils that Miss Gabrielle Rowley passed away peacefully on the morning of Sunday 13th October at the age of 106 years old.
She founded The Gabrielle Rowley School of Dancing over 75 years ago in Muswell Hill and taught until she was in her 80’s. I know that some parents at the school were pupils of hers just as I was and will be sad to hear this news.
Children's & Adult
Classes are held for children from the age of three and upwards following the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) method. Classes for younger children are quite freely based introducing the basic principals of Ballet, and as they progress they become more structured. From the age of six and upwards children have the opportunity to enter the Royal Academy of Dance examinations, and all grades may be studied and entered for right up to the Advanced examination.. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about this class or any others - simply contact us or stop by.
Fancy being the next Gene Kelly?
Tap dancing classes are popular amongst children and adults but if you have rhythm then this could be the dance for you. All you need is a pair of tap dancing shoes.
Tap dancing classes are vibrant, helping you keep fit and meet people.
Interested in learning more about our classes? Get in touch today.
Term dates - Spring 2020
New Term starts - Friday 10th January 2020
Half Term - Monday 17th - Sunday 23rd February
Term ends - Wednesday 25th March
Extra Friday lesson 27th March (make up for the one missed last term)
“Learning ballet is wonderful for children even if they never become dancers. It is wonderful because it teaches discipline, grace, and manners”
STUDIO ADDRESS :- UPSTAIRS HALL (entrance on Park Road by W7 bus stop) ST MARY WITH ST GEORGES CHURCH CORNER OF CRANLEY GARDENS AND PARK ROAD LONDON, N10
STUDIO INFORMATION:- The dance studio is lovely and bright and sunny, with fixed barres and mirrors and a sprung wooden dance floor.
TRAVEL INFORMATION:- Bus W7 stops right outside from either Muswell Hill, Finsbury Park or Crouch End. Bus's W3 and 144 also stop close by, at the foot of Muswell Hill (across the road).