The School

Rita Barker School of Dance was established in 1980- originally in Acocks Green until 1995 when the school moved to Moseley. Many of our former students have gone on to performing arts schools and Dance college over the years. Some went on to teach dance themselves in both schools and colleges. We enter children into examinations twice yearly through International Dance Teachers Association.

We start our classes from 4  years in ballet and tap and we run classes for older students who wish to further their skills and techniques in ballet, contemporary jazz, tap and theatre dance. The young starters classes are on Saturday mornings  and the older student classes run on Sunday mornings. Our classes are kept small so we can provide proper attention to every student and bring out the best in each one. 

Quick View of our Weekly Classes

Saturday Morning Classes - Ballet -Tap -Contemporary Dance

Sunday Morning Programme 
10 + Contemporary Modern Jazz & Balle

Classes on Saturdays run from 9.00 am through until 5.00 pm. 

Ballet & Tap classes start from 4 years old 

Contemporary Modern Jazz starts from 6 years old 

Classes run in school terms Spring Summer and Autumn

You can apply for admission here

Classes on Sunday run from 10.00 am - 1.30 pm

These classes are particularly for students who may not have trained when they were younger and are wanting to train in ballet and contemporary in order to go onto performing arts or dance college or have done some training and want to continue developing their dance. 

We are taking new students from September. You can apply for a place here

Point Work Training for Intermediate and Advanced dancers 

Training for dancers aged 13 and over who have trained up to

grade 5 or above in ballet. Lessons are by appointment and will include postural work, core work and general strengthening. Point work exercises will be according to the level of the dancer. 

Email us, stating your experience, school attended and grades achieved.