Clare Novaes Ballet School

Clare Novaes Ballet School


Thankyou to Team CNBS 🩰 and Elmfield Estate for a another inspiring and delightful Ballet Retreat.
From Our Body Conditioning Class to Ballet, to Coppélia, to Delicious Food, to Energising Walks surrounded by Mother Nature was more than the perfect start to the week.
Now to a well deserved soak in a hot (cocoa butter melt) bath. Bliss.
Highly recommended. 💗
Thankyou for a PERFECT Zoom class Clare. Mentally and Physically refreshed. Great to see everyone. Looking forward to the day we can all be together again. xx
Super stretch & giggle in our class today, on World Ballet Day, thank you Clare & Rachel and the lovely Moira ladies!
Feeling so blessed being back to Tuesday Nights Adult ‘INSPIRATIONAL’ Ballet Classes with Clare.
Thank-you x
Hi Clare, Julie & Anita

Thankyou to all the Faculty at CNBS Summer School 2018.
Inspiring, Fun, Educational and Challenging, loved every second. Also lovely to be dancing with so many like minded adults x
Clare, the talented local mum Miriam Azghoud-Putegnat has excelled in doing this magnificent ballet cake. Thought about you if you ever wanted a theme cake!!
Thank you to Clare for arranging The CNBS Adults Night out to watch The Ballet - Giselle at the GOH. I am sure I can vouch for one and all that we had a wonderful evening. It was the perfect way to end our memorable year 2016/17.
Now time for YOU to put YOUR gorgeous feet up! .X
Good Luck to The Clare Novaes Ballet School Students who sat their
Pre - Primary and Primary Ballet Exams today. And much appreciation to Clare for all her dedication, hard work and love for the school x
Happy New Year CNBS x
Wishing Clare, Anita and their beautiful intermediate students all the luck in the world for Friday as they take their Intermediate RAD exam...... And Clare thank you for arranging a 'special' final class tonight and allowing us all the privilege to watch these inspiring young ladies. A wonderful evening of dance by Olivia, Beth, Rebecca, Emma and Fiona x 💗

Ballet School following the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. Classes in Moira

We offer classes following the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus for pupils from 3 years of age. We encourage creativity, fundamental movement skills, development of coordination, body alignment and confidence. Novaes Ballet School adheres to both the Royal Academy of Dance and the RAD NI Teachers Child Protection policy.


What an amazing first week of term 1, kicking off our 25th year at the ballet school✨ This is going to be such a special year and we can’t wait to tell you about our upcoming events and getting all of our students involved in the celebrations✨🩰

Watch this space for our new blog post, all about the 25th anniversary and our uniform collection day, going live on our website tomorrow 🩰

Photos from Clare Novaes Ballet School's post 01/08/2023

Clare Novaes Ballet School students enjoying summer holidays 💕🦄🌸☀️


The Sleeping Beauty is being live streamed from the at in Lisburn Wednesday 24th May 2023.

We hope to see you there ✨🩰


Well done to our all students who completed their Royal Academy of Dance exam ✨🩰


Our upcoming Mother and Daughter retreat is now sold out✨ Please get in touch if you would like to be included on our waitlist for this retreat✨

If you missed out on this retreat, keep your eyes peeled as we will have more coming up 👀


Due to an incident in Moira police have closed the village.
I’ll be in touch about replacement classes.


Classes this week were heavily inspired by Clare’s wonderful trip to Paris✨

Choreography and movements inspired by Balanchine translated effortless into our weekly classes, particularly through our classical walks and petits jeté, giving our students an opportunity to channel Balanchine’s technique into their ballet.


Join us as we deepen into into the stillness of winter with a truly immersive dance and somatic movement retreat.

With a mix of ballet, contemporary and somatic movement, allow yourself to delve into the beauty of movement and surround yourself in nature; this retreat will be truly transformative and restorative.

Held in a rural dance studio just outside Moira on Saturday 4th February 10am to 6pm.

We have limited places so please book now to avoid disappointment! For more information and to book, contact [email protected]

Photos from Clare Novaes Ballet School's post 19/12/2022

Hey guys … 🩰 🎁 thinking of the perfect Christmas gift for your mother, daughter, grandmother or another strong & inspiring female figure in your life?

Join us at Elmfield Estate this April for our latest Ballet Retreat!

A day of dance and nourishing food to celebrate the wonderful maternal bond.

Book before Christmas for a special 10% discount. What a wonderful moment to look forward to together in the New Year ✨❄️


What better day to launch our new website than on world ballet day 🩰

Find information about all of the classes we run and sign up easily using our new online enrolment.
Browse the gallery to get a glimpse at the creativity and enjoyment experienced in each of our classes.
Explore our previous retreats and find more information about upcoming events.
Read about the history of the ballet school and the extensive experience of Clare Novaes.
Discover practical tips and tricks for putting your hair up into a ballet bun and preparing your shoes.

Whatever you need to help you on your ballet journey, find it on our website!

So…if you have been inspired by world ballet day and want to join classes at Clare Novaes Ballet School, please visit our website and book in, or get in touch! We’ll help you with everything you need to get started in ballet.

✨ Half-Term✨
Reminder that this week is half term and classes won’t be running. We’ll be back next week as usual 🩰✨


Barbara is a one of our students who picked up ballet in later years, having never had any previous ballet or dance training.
Barbara says what is enthralling for her about ballet is the “discipline of the movements, the delightful music and the magic of expressing myself in this way. After class there is a sense of how great it is to be alive”.

So whether you are 22 or 82, there is a spot for you at the ballet school! Get in touch today! ✨


We have a very exciting trip coming up this weekend at the ballet school✨ A group of students are heading to Dublin to visit Dance World where they will be fitted for pointe shoes - a fantastic milestone for our dancers 🩰

In preparation for our pointe shoe fitting appointment, students have been attending our classes with Robin Holland who has been working with us on the important strength and conditioning we need to appropriately prepare for pointe. In order to avoid injury and ensure dancers are ready for pointe, we are now requiring everyone to attend at least 6 point preparation classes.

It is never too late to start ballet and if you would like to progress to pointe this may be an option for you. We have several mature students who have been attending classes and are now getting their very first pair of pointe shoes!✨🩰

To find out more information, head to our website via the link in our bio - we would love to have you in class!


✨Enrolling Now✨Term 1 starts 5th September✨ delighted with new enrolment system🩰


5 summer ballet classes for adults of all abilities. Tuesday Moira Methodist Hall 7pm + New Class Ballet Barre Monday 7pm. To Book: Contact Clare 07816916632


Ballet Classes for All ages in Moira. Enrol now for September 2022


✨This is our final week of Term 3! ✨The Level 2 class is Open for Parents to watch✨All Classes Open Day Next Term✨


An exciting class today where the little ones got a glimpse of what they will learn as they progress through the ballet school and into pointe ✨


🐣change of plans🐣 let’s take a break for Easter now✨ ballet will return on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th April 😊✨Happy Easter✨


A reminder that classes will be running next week as usual ✨

After that, week commencing 18th April, we will be taking a break for 3 weeks.


Ballet is the perfect way to channel self-expression, creativity and artistry within the boundaries of constructive discipline✨

If you want to find out more information about any of the classes we offer, please just reach out.


One of our students, Emma, took the RAD intermediate examination last week! We’re so proud!

At Clare Novaes Ballet School, we will support and help any student who wants to complete examinations and likewise, we support any students who decide exams are not the route for them.

Our classes cater for both those wanting to complete exams and those who don’t, so there’ll always be a space for you in our classes!

To find out more about classes we offer, get in touch!

Photos from Clare Novaes Ballet School's post 17/03/2022

No Sunday blues at the ballet school this week!
We started the week with our ballet retreat, focusing on the restorative quality of nature and dance ✨

We spent the morning warming up and then had a body conditioning ballet class, followed by an immune boosting & invigorating juice, tea, coffee and some slow releasing energy treats.

Then we returned to the bars for more ballet before enjoying a delicious lunch provided by .kitchen

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon walk in the sunshine around the grounds of before returning to the studio for repertoire from Coppelia 🩰

If you have any questions about our next retreat or classes we offer at the ballet school, please don’t hesitate to reach out, we would love to hear from you!✨

Photos from Clare Novaes Ballet School's post 09/03/2022

Our ballet retreat on 14th March is now SOLD OUT! But….we have another retreat planned for April….

✨Return to Ballet✨

This retreat is focused on those who want to return to ballet after taking a break either recently or from when they were a child. Experience the beauty of nature as you rediscover the joy and restorative quality of ballet.

kitchen will be providing us with a delicious and nutritious lunch, in between our morning and afternoon workshops and we’ll have some time to explore the beautiful surroundings of Elmfield Estate.

•Dietary Requirements•
The food for our workshop is designed to nourish and support our bodies after taking part in our workshops. Therefore, we would really love for you to tell us of any dietary requirements so we can pass this on the .kitchen to accommodate.

We have limited spaces available so please email [email protected] to book your spot!


Fabulous to enjoy live performances again with Royal Ballet Swan Lake

Photos from Clare Novaes Ballet School's post 25/02/2022

A gentle reminder of our next ballet retreat, taking place Monday 14th March✨

For more information and frequently asked questions, keep reading⬇️

•Dietary Requirements•
The food for our workshop is designed to nourish and support our bodies after taking part in our workshops. Therefore, we would really love for you to tell us of any dietary requirements so we can pass this on the .kitchen to accommodate.

•Who is the retreat for?•
This retreat is for adults of all ages who are interested in ballet; whether you are a beginner or intermediate! The focus of the workshop is to restore and rediscover nature through the wonderful movement of ballet.

•Is there parking available?•
Yes, parking is available on site.

•What do I need to bring?•
Nothing - We just need you to bring yourself! Lunch will be provided by .kitchen.

Join us and let the art of movement and nature help you to bring you back to yourself ✨

To book your place, contact [email protected]


•Half Term Holiday •

Classes return 22nd February✨

Hope you all have a lovely and restful half term!

If you’ve been wanting to join our classes, now is the perfect time! Whether you have done a little bit of ballet, a lot of ballet or have never danced at all, we’d love to have you join our classes!
For more information email [email protected]


For those of you who are new to Clare Novaes Ballet School, meet Clare!

Clare opened Clare Novaes Ballet School 23 years ago, having trained with the Royal Academy of Dance. Clare is a Silver Swan registered teacher and PBT certified. At Clare Novaes Ballet School students can be entered for certified exams and professional vocational exams.

After training with the Royal Academy of Dance in London Clare’s first teaching job was in Crystal Palace, London, where she taught body alignment to high board divers.

Clare has danced in Israel, London, Brazil and Northern Ireland and currently sits on the board for Theatre and Dance NI.

Clare has a true passion for dance and maintains her own training, attending classes in Dublin and London.

Clare also enjoys Tai Chi, attending Somatic Movement classes and Authentic Movement research.

If you are interested in joining classes, please reach out to [email protected]

Photos from Clare Novaes Ballet School's post 28/01/2022

✨Coming Soon….our next retreat! ✨

We have a lovely day planned to help you delve deeper into the art of classical ballet, all whilst surrounded by nature at the beautiful

When? 14th March 2022


Do I need to bring lunch? No - a delicious lunch will be provided by .kitchen so all you’ll need to bring is yourself!

What will we be doing? We’ll start the day with our first ballet workshop, followed by a delicious and nutritious lunch provided by .kitchen
We’ll then have an afternoon workshop and a walk to explore the beautiful estate.

Interested? We have limited spaces available so please email [email protected] to book your spot! (10% discount applied if you book before 14th February!)

Photos from Clare Novaes Ballet School's post 26/01/2022
Photos from Clare Novaes Ballet School's post 26/01/2022

✨Return to Ballet✨

We are hosting another retreat on the 14th April, focused on those who want to return to ballet after taking a break either recently or from when they were a child.

Enjoy the beauty of nature as you rediscover the joy of ballet and dance!

kitchen will be providing us with a delicious and nutritious lunch, in between our morning and afternoon workshops and we’ll have some time to explore the beautiful surroundings of Elmfield Estate.

We have limited spaces available so please email [email protected] to book your spot! (10% discount applied if you book before 14th February!)


✨ all classes start back on Tues 11th + Wed 12th Jan 2022✨looking forward to seeing everyone✨


✨Christmas Holidays✨

Classes resume 11th January 2022🎄

Hope you all enjoy the Christmas Holidays and look forward to seeing you all in the New Year✨🩰

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