Ballet is perfect for boys and girls from age 3 upwards, it is one of the most elegant and beautiful forms of dance. The lessons themselves are designed to be fun and challenging, following a structured syllabus to aid progress and development.

Trust and excellence

Classes are offered from Pre-Primary to Regulated Graded Syllabus & Advanced . Classical Ballet forms the basis for all other dance styles as it helps develop strength, posture, grace, co-ordination, muscle tone, technique and musical awareness.

Our Ballet dance classes take place every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Newtownabbey, Belmont, Holywood and Lisburn. For a full list of days and times click on the icon to view our dance timetable.


Weekly Ballet Classes

Our ballet lessons at Gillian Jones Dance & Stage Academy will help to develop your child's sense of rhythm and musicality, as they learn to coordinate their bodies in time with the music. We offer our services in areas including Belfast, Newtownabbey, Holywood and Lisburn.

Benefits of Ballet

Long and lean muscles
Better posture
Poise and
Helps with focus

My daughter Anna, now aged 10, first started at Gillian Jones Dancing when she was 4. I have watched Anna blossom under Gillian's teaching. Her school has the perfect balance of professionalism and fun. Gillian's approach ensures that the atmosphere at every class builds self-esteem and confidence in a safe happy environment. The annual shows show the skills that have been taught and create unforgettable memories.

L. Matthews - Belmont Class


Going to Miss Gillian’s dance class is the highlight of my three girls’ week. The classes are n equal mix of great fun and discipline as the girls learn jazz, tap and ballet. A particular favourite of my daughters is the musical theatre element of the classes. They cannot wait to tell me which musical has been chosen for new choreography. As a parent the absolute treat of the dance year is the annual “Dance Extravaganza” at Lisburn Arts Centre where over 100 children put on a full afternoon of dance in a most spectacular show. How Gillian and her assistants coordinate so many dances and costume changes for children from 3 to 18 years is unbelievable!

C. Carton – Belmont Class


I love to dance with Gillian. I love being successful at my dancing exams, I love the friendships that I have made at class and I adore the costumes and makeup at our shows.

A. Matthews – Belmont Class