Ballet West

Ballet West Scotland, Shops and Services, Services, Dance Classes, nr Oban, Scotland

Ballet West is a ballet school with an outstanding reputation, based in Taynuilt, Argyll. Since it was established in 1991, Ballet West has steadily developed an ambitious educational programme and now offers full-time Higher Education courses leading to BA (Hons) in Dance validated by the Open University.  It also runs a variety of outreach classes for students from age 2 through to adults. These include classes for 300 young people throughout Argyll, four Summer Schools and two year-long Associate courses in Edinburgh and Glasgow. 

In addition, Ballet West has developed as a semi-professional touring company with an extensive audience base and extremely high reputation for delivering quality productions. Ballet West has produced medallists and finalists at the RAD Genée International  Ballet Competition and is regularly represented at the competition

The classes are taught by highly qualified and experienced staff including Ballet West Principal, Gillian Barton, Ballet West's Resident Lecturers and Company Members Jonathan Barton, Martin Fenton, and Ballet West graduate's Amanda Sloss and Vicky Horn.

The annual part-time shows have now become a feature of Oban and Fort William as the learning gained throughout the year is brought together in a feast of dance at the Corran Halls, Oban, and Lochaber High School, Fort William in June.

Ballet West founder, Gillian Barton, said "We are very pleased to reach out to communities beyond our base at Taynuilt and bring dance to as wide a range of people as possible. Our teachers are enthusiastic, motivational and talented individuals who love dancing and teaching".

Visit our website to view our schedule of classes.


Tel:  01866 822641