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 75 years in various locations in Muswell Hill, and in its present location for over 50 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 took over in 1995 when Gabrielle Rowley retired, and she herself was a pupil of Miss Gabrielle Rowley and remained a friend of hers until she sadly passed away in 2019 aged a wonderful 106. Since graduating from her school, Tamara trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance where on graduation 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 was also a member of the Drama Dance and Speech Department at the City Lit adult education institute in Covent Garden, where she taught advanced conditioning and musical theatre amongst other things for 25 years and where she was in charge of the dance provision for the department for several years too.
Tamara now runs and teaches at The Gabrielle Rowley School of Dancing along with Miss Kerry West who also teaches for her, as well as freelancing with other schools.
We are very excited that we are now back to face to face classes. We have spent lots of time planning our COVID-19 measures and running procedures so as to keep everyone safe and due to this, the fact that we rent premises and that we are operating organised classes, the new rule of six will not apply to us just as it does not apply to educational establishments. Existing parents of students should have now received an email with full information and if you are interested in joining the school please do not hesitate to contact us.
GRSD COVID-19 regulations
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is necessary, as I am sure that you can understand, to make some changes as to how classes at The Gabrielle Rowley School of Dancing will be run so as to minimise and risks as regards the transmission of the virus. We will be putting in place stringent procedures which must be followed by all students and parents in order to keep everyone safe. It is very important therefore that the following rules are read by parents and students and strictly adhered to:-
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 - Monday 21st September 2020
Half Term - Monday 26th - Sunday 1st November
Term ends - Sunday 6th December
“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 3AH
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).