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 - 10 August 2020

The holidays have arrived, and we’d like to wish all our students and their families a lovely summer break.

Our first three ONLINE SUMMER SCHOOLS have been very well received.  Only one more to go now - there are still places if you are interested -

           THE NUTCRACKER - Hear the story, make a fairy wand and dance like the Sugar Plum Fairy

    WEDNESDAY 12TH & THURSDAY 13TH AUGUST - 2.00pm - 5.00pm - £15.00 - 4-10yrs

If you want to take part and need more information, please email me - address at the top of the page - so that I can answer your questions and send you a link to the class.  Zoom is free to download and very easy to use.  Hope to see you all soon.

Also we have a few classes for adults/older students continuing over the holidays - please see our online classes page for details.

I’m hopeful for a return to our ‘normal’ classes in September.  Please keep checking the website, as we might not be able to get back to exactly the same timetable we had pre-lockdown.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has been taking part in our online classes.  It’s been lovely to see you all, and we’ve had a lot of fun. 

Check out the activity page - something new every day!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or phone/text if you have any questions or concerns.

Useful websites are.  www.gov.uk        www.nhs.uk


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.