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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LATEST UPDATE - 20 JULY 2021


The school is now closed for the summer holidays, and will re-open again on WEDNESDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER.

Ruth & Stef wish all our pupils and their families a very happy summer and look forward to seeing you all, and to welcoming new students to the school, in September.


Please note the updates regarding our class fees, timetable and the new classes starting in September.


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.


CHILDREN’S UNIVERSITY


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.

YOUR ONLINE CLASSES ARE INCLUDED.