Welcome to the Ruth Marsh School of Dancing

Established in 1987, the Ruth Marsh School of Dancing now has around 130 pupils. Ruth is a registered teacher with both the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and the International Dance Teachers' Association (IDTA), offering children's and adult classes in ballet, tap and street dance. She also holds a CRB enhanced disclosure certificate.

Classes are small and friendly and all abilities are catered for. As well as learning the discipline and skills of dance, this is a great way to make new friends and have fun! There are obvious benefits like keeping fit and improving posture and co-ordination; being part of our school also builds your self-confidence and self-esteem.

Ruth has been dancing since the age of 6. She trained with the Thompson School in Rotherham from 1976 - 1979, where she first qualified as a teacher with the British Ballet Organization (BBO). From there she went on to study Performing Arts at Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montford University), gaining BA (Hons) 2.1 in 1982. Subsequent training has led to further teaching qualifications with the RAD and IDTA. After living and teaching overseas for a few years, she settled in Sheffield and opened her own school.

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It’s St Timothy’s Christmas Tree Festival this weekend and I’ve just been trimming our tree.

A huge ‘thank you’ to all the pupils who have made the decorations - hope you manage to pop into church to see the trees, but in case you can’t there’s a photo of our tree on the ‘Photo Gallery’ page.

If anyone is interested in information about any of our classes, please contact the school - all enquiries are welcome.

             PLEASE SEE OUR UPDATED COVID RISK ASSESSMENT/POLICY - Please see ‘School Policies’ page.


We are a learning destination with the Children’s University.

If you already have a Passport to Learning, bring it to class to get it stamped. 

If you don’t have one but would like to take part, please ask.