Ballerina leaps to success

Ruth Joanne in her modelling days.
Ruth Joanne in her modelling days.

A passion to dance has excelled an experienced Halifax ballet teacher to set up her own dance school.

Ruth Joanne, a registered Royal Academy of Dance teacher and primary school teacher at Bowling Green Primary School, has been dancing since she was three years old and trained at Dorothy Stevens School of Ballet in Halifax.

After growing up surrounded by dance, Ruth has turned to the teaching side of ballet and is now aiming to inspire other ballerinas to leap into her classes at a dance school she set up in March.

“I have been obsessed with ballet my whole life and had a passion for it.

“Now, I want to give children the best possible training they can have.”

The Ruth Joanne School of Ballet provides classes for children aged two years old to adults who are looking to have fun and get fit and there is an opportunity to progress with Royal Academy of Dance examinations at all levels.

The ballet studio is based in Drumhill House, Clayton Lane, in Clayton and classes are held on Monday, Tuesday and Friday evenings, as well as all day Saturday.

The classes will be a mixture of contemporary and progressive ballet technique classes.

Ruth offers a free trial for beginners wanting to get a glimpse of the classes.

For more information, visit or contact Ruth on 07858177571.