Guildhall Feoffment

Bridewell Lane,
Bury St. Edmunds,
Suffolk, IP33 1RE.

Tel: 01284 754840








Children at our school are all involved in dance within the curriculum. All year groups work on a unit of dance per year.  In Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2) classes work on at least two units of dance per year.

Photographs of Year 1 dance based on 'Loon on the Moon'

Photographs of Early Years Chinese Dragon Dance




Royal Ballet -  Primary Steps Programme



Royal Ballet School website - Primary Steps Programme Information


Since 2007 we have been working with the Royal Ballet School as part of their Primary Steps Programme to spot gifted children who may have the potential to excel at ballet and to allow children who would not normally access ballet training to be given the opportunity. This has involved the Year 3 staff and the PE subject leader, to be trained at the Royal Ballet in Floral Street, Covent Garden, on how to support the ballet teacher in identifying children with a talent in ballet.

The Royal Ballet sends dance teachers to work with the Year 3 classes, who have a 1 ¼ hour lesson every week for 6 weeks during the Autumn term.  At the end of the block, the children perform to their parents to show them what they have learnt.  The ballet teachers select six to eight children who then go on for a further audition with other children in the area.  From this group, children are selected to receive free ballet tuition for two years. Since the scheme began, we have had eighteen children who have received this tuition, and indeed three children from our school are now performing with the Royal Ballet in White Lodge.

Photographs of Ballet lessons from 2015

Photographs of Ballet lessons from 2016


sam g graduation

An annual graduation ceremony is held in London in May.  Here Sam Gonzales, a current Year 6 pupil, receives his certificate from Mr Mark Annear, Head of Outreach and Access at the Royal Ballet School.

Click here to go to the 'primary steps news' page of the Royal Ballet School website.


ballet display

Royal Ballet Display National Competition Winner
Every year the Royal Ballet Primary Steps Programme runs a display
competition. They invite all their Primary Schools to design a display
based on the Primary Steps workshops that our Year 3 children have
just completed. We are very proud to say that Guildhall Feoffment are
the overall winner of the competition this year (2017).

Please click here to be taken to the Royal Ballet website where you can
find out more about the completion and the programme itself.
Congratulations Year 3! ...Nov 2017






We have a regular dance clubs after school such as Dancing Stars’ run by Mrs Glancy (links to Dancing Stars website) who perform modern and tap.  

We have held Street Dance club for the older children and Country Dancing club in the past.


In 2015, we held a 'Guildhall Does Strictly' Dance Festival. The festival began with two parents performing a ballroom dance.  Each class performed a dance routine, and were judged by our star panel involving teachers and governors.


More photographs of 'Guildhall Does Strictly'




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