Solihull School of Dance

This established professional school of ballet is based in the centre of Solihull. Catering for all ages and abilities we provide professional tuition from I.D.T.A Qualified and CRB checked teachers.

Classes are designed to help gain confidence, strength and flexibility as well as giving the dancer the opportunity to become a professional dancer.

We teach the International Dance Teachers Association syllabus catering for both exam and show work and also offer Teacher Training.

What is unique about Solihull School of Dance is that it was the first school in the West Midlands to run an Adult Ballet Beginner class. This has enabled many adults to learn Ballet at a mature age and for those who danced as a child.

Feel free to look around the site and please contact us if you require any further information.

Jackie Lee Clark


I learnt my first Ballet steps at the tender age of 2 at The Dance Academy in Harbourne, studying the R.A.D (Royal Academy of Dance) Syllabus. At the age of 7, I was recommended to attend the West Midlands Youth Ballet, a professional school in Solihull where I trained for 9 years under Phyllis Kempster and Morwenna Bowen.

Discipline was of great importance and high standards were expected from all dancers at all times. In 1993 and 1994 I auditioned for the Birmingham Royal Ballet where I was accepted on their Senior associate programmes. I was honoured to be taught by some of the finest principal dancers of the Royal Ballet.

In 1995, to further my career, I auditioned and was offered a place at the English National Ballet School in London.

Returning home, and realising I wouldn’t be able to dance forever, I joined Margaret Woodroffes School of Dance where I studied intensively for 4 years to achieve my fully qualified Teacher of Dancing status which enabled me to open my own school.

With over 20 years of teaching experience and focusing on the detailed Technique, artistry, choreography and discipline, I pride myself on excellent examination results, quality performances, teacher training and vocational opportunities with Birmingham Royal Ball, English National Ballet, Elmhurst and many more.

Privates lessons can be arranged by request.

Miss Sophie

Assistant Teacher

Having been taught from a young age by Miss Jackie , I went on to be mentored by former professional dancers from the Birmingham Royal Ballet and American Companies, as well as training in Musical Theatre. Working with these former dancers inspired my love for teaching.

I am now extremely proud to have returned home to my roots here at Solihull School of Dance, where I have been able to assist Miss Jackie and continue the development of my teaching qualifications.

Miss Kathryn

Guest Teacher / Choreographer

I have been dancing since the age of 3 as a loyal student of Margaret Woodroffes school of dance. I trained in Ballet and Tap and achieved all my qualifications as a dancer.

Wanted to progress my career I joined Miss Jackie in her venture to open her own school.
My passion for Choreography was intense and I was so proud to be able to create some stunning work with the dancers for the schools performances.

My loyalty and friendship with Miss Jackie hold no bounds and I look forward to many more years of guest teaching at Solihull School of Dance.

Miss Gabby

Assistant Teacher

I have been dancing for over 32 years and started at The Sandra Shelton School of Ballet in Fleet, Hampshire, just before my third birthday. When I was 7 years old, my family moved to Solihull, and I was recommended to attend the Solihull School Of Ballet under the excellent tuition of Mrs Phyllis Kempster and Miss Morwenna Bowen. I stayed with them, progressing through my RAD grades and assisting on Saturdays, until I went to university at 18.

Throughout my school career I performed in many productions, acting and dancing, and I also gained various medals and awards at the annual Northfield festival, whilst taking exams in LAMDA speech & Drama.

After a few years away from ballet, I returned to adult classes and was so pleased to find that Jackie-Lee had started her own school. Since then I haven’t looked back and have taken further exams in performance and teaching. Ballet has always been my passion in life and I hope to pass this on to the students I have the privilege to teach.


Class Helper

Plan your

Dancing week

Plan your classes using the timetable below starting with the Twinkle Toes ballet classes on Saturday mornings through to advanced classes during the week.

Grade 1 - 5:00pm - 5:45pmGrade 5 - 5:15pm - 6:00pmTwinkle Toes - 9:00am - 9:45am
Grade 2 - 5:45pm - 6:30pmIntermediate - 6:00pm - 7:00pmPrimary - 10:00am - 11:00am
Grade 3 - 6:30pm - 7:15pmAdult Beginners - 7:00pm - 8:00pmGrade 1 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Grade 4 - 7:15pm - 8:00pmAdult Improvers - 7:45pm - 8:45pmGrade 2 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Advanced - 8:00pm - 9:00pmPointwork - 8.45pm - 9:15pmGrade 3 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
--Grade 4 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
--Grade 5 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
--Body Conditioning - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
--Pointe Class - 1.30pm - 2:00pm
--Intermediate - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
--Advanced - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Latest News &


Exam Results 2017

Congratulations to all the Students for their outstanding exam results this year.
Once again, your results reflected our high standards of technique and discipline.
Results can be found on the board.

Why Not

Get in touch?

If you require any further information why not get in touch by contacting us via telephone of fill out the contact form below.

Thank-you very much for taking the time view our website, we are more than happy to help if you have any further questions or queries.

Contact details

John Palmer Hall
Union Road
B91 1SD

Tel: 07779 339 586
E-mail: solihullschoolofdance@gmail.com