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Emily Follis Ballet offers children's Royal Academy of Dance ballet classes in Banbridge and a range of ballet & fitness classes for adults in Banbridge, Belfast and Online.

Our ballet classes start from age 3 to adult and follow the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus - a World leader in Dance Education.

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About Emily

RAD Teacher & Principal, Emily Follis Ballet

Emily is a fully qualified and registered ballet teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), a world leader in dance education, and a fully certified PBT instructor, with over 12 years’ experience in teaching ballet to children and over 8 years’ experience teaching ballet and fitness classes to adults.

Emily is married to Ben, a landscape gardener. They live in Banbridge with their two children, Willow (8) and Oliver (6) and their two dogs, Loki and Rosie.

About the Royal Academy of Dance 

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) was founded in 1920 with a single purpose: to raise the standards of dance teaching in the UK. 100 years later, excellence in dance teaching is still at the heart of everything they do.


Today, the RAD is a world-leading dance, education and training organisation, with dance teachers and students in 85 countries, enriching the world’s arts and cultural communities. From three- to 93-year-olds the RAD believes in the transformative power of dance to enhance our health and happiness.

RAD Registered Teachers are renowned for their dedication and expertise. They follow a strict code of professional conduct and are required to keep their skills and knowledge up to date through a programme of Continuing Professional Development.

RAD Registered Teachers are trained to follow a carefully structured syllabus which is fun and safe, and enables students to progress in appropriate stages.

The RAD offers a wide range of exams and assessments to motivate, reward and celebrate the success of students of all ages and abilities. Their focus is on creativity and musicality, providing opportunities to progress and achieve.


RAD examinations are a globally recognised qualification and in the UK, are allocated points on the UCAS tariff. This means that candidates who have achieved a pass or higher in Grades 6, 7, 8, Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate or Advanced Foundation, can use their RAD exam result towards their points tariff when applying to a relevant course at a university or higher education in the UK.

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