Who we are
Our mission is to inspire each of our students to achieve their own ballet dream. We pass on our knowledge, expertise and the Vaganova ballet technique, ensuring each student has thorough training in Russian ballet and dance. Taking the expertise into their dance technique and their everyday lives.
Our goal, at the Russian School of Ballet (RSB), is to instill a love of dance in each student, to give them skills that last a lifetime.
We lay the foundation, training our students with the concept of discipline, determination, and dedication. These skills begin with ballet and are useful in all aspects of our students’ lives.
Our highly experienced, carefully selected teachers treat each student with respect, expertise and a passion for developing their potential and personality through the expression of dance. Our classes are holistic, where each student is seen as a whole, as a unique being that requires full attention and assistance. Hence, our method of teaching is not one of “repeating what the teacher does”, but one of embracing each student’s strengths and transforming it into beautiful movements and techniques.
Our top-quality studios, equipped with a wall of mirrors, spring floor with Harlequin Studio mats, is the perfect environment for dancers to learn the Vaganova Ballet Method. This method of ballet was refined in Russia, and is developed to work on the body as a whole, so that movement is fluid, The Vaganova Ballet Method has been the core training of many of the world’s finest classical dancers.
Each level in our comprehensive program is a stepping stone to advancing our student’s training. Safe, structured and nurturing. Each of our skilled instructors takes into account the unique anatomy, physical and cognitive development of each student. We offer classes for boys and girls from age three through to pre-professional training. Get in touch today to find out about our classes and options for all students.
How we teach
The Vaganova Method fused the romantic style of the French ballet and dramatic soulfulness of the Russian character with the athletic virtuosity that characterizes the Italian school. It was Vaganova who perfected and cultivated this form of teaching the art of classical ballet into a workable syllabus.
Get to know us
We choose the most qualified individuals for each position and encourage continued education, development, and commitment to their role. Each of our skilled instructors takes into account the unique anatomy, physical and cognitive development of each student.
We strongly believe in the tight relationship between our school’s core principals and the student’s success. At the RSB our core values, ensure valuable lessons are learned through dance yet, provide lessons for all aspects of life as our students grow.
What they say
The Russian School of Ballet boasts 2 large professional dance studios, conveniently situated in the heart of Parkhurst, Johannesburg. We pay attention to detail in our studios, including everything from specialised flooring for ballet dancers to the perfect room temperature with industrial air conditioners supplied by Voltas Technologies .