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 - 7 July 2020

There is some confusing information ‘out there’ about dance classes getting back to normal, and I’m still keeping a close eye on the situation.  With the safety of our students in mind, classes will remain online for the remainder of this term, and 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.

I’m planning to run a few classes over the summer holidays, and also to run some ‘SUMMER SCHOOL’ activities - more information to follow soon.



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

Let’s carry on dancing to keep away the ‘stir crazy blues’.

Check out the activity page - something new every day!

Please keep an eye on the website for news of the school’s re-opening dates - hopefully we can get back to normal soon.

I want to say a huge thank you to all my students and parents for your support.  This is a difficult time,

but we will get through it.

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.