Ballet at Mill Hill Music Complex

Ballet lessons at Mill Hill Music Complex  Studio 14 and Studio 21 with Jumpup


Erna Kuenen Director PGCE (PC), BPhil (Hons), ARAD, LRAD LISTD, ISTD DDE Examiner of the RAD

   a little bit about us …

   Jumpup was formed in 2005 by Erna Kuenen and Debbie Gaddas as a response to requests from local parents who wanted quality dance classes for their children.

  “Being parents ourselves, we recognise that at the end of a hard academic day at School, a child has a need for a fun, group activity that builds physical stamina whilst developing their social skills.”

  Erna, Debbie and Carol first met while training at the Stella Mann School of Dancing (London) and whilst their subsequent careers have diverged,   they are now delighted to be working together, bringing their expertise    to a new   generation of young talent! Our philosophy is quite simple …   getting the very best from our pupils by working with them whilst ensuring their maximum enjoyment.


Term Dates

Autumn Term Tuesday 10 September until Tuesday 19 November incl. ( Half Term 28 October – 03 November )

Ballet Classes for young people North London: Timetable:


( Click on timetable for a more readable version)


Private Lessons also available Private lessons & exam coaching by a ballet examiner is available upon request depending on availability. Audition dances for school entrance auditions (MHCHS) & Festivals choreographed & taught. The underlying philosophy of the RAD syllabus is to provide students and teachers with a sequential syllabus that will promote a developmentally appropriate and sound technique for ballet promoting ‘feeling before form’ and advocate the creation of learning environments that are open, dynamic and empowering. The focus will be on identifying the necessary skills that underpin secure technique, while continuing to nurture the students’ awareness of artistry and dynamics. Musically inspired exercises and dances will motivate students to acquire a well rounded understanding of ballet and character and promote joy in movement, sense of dance and performance quality. The music for the syllabi is a collection of three centuries of dance music, including recordings made exclusively for the RAD by the Orchestra of English National Ballet conducted by Gavin Sutherland. For further info please contact Erna on 07946 581933 or email erna@jumpup.co.uk. www.jumpup.co.uk

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