January 2021


All Classes Back to Online

We’ve got this though – we know how to have productive fun lessons whilst staying safely at home doing our bit.


Online Classes


Nothing better than a ballet class to start the day. Full of smily faces and fantastic dancing.  In junior ballet, we learnt our new pirate dance, optional dress up next week.


New Jan 2021


Thinking of all my lovely ballet families, whether homeschooling or out at work.  Keep checking emails and Facebook for ideas to keep the kids happily dancing throughout the week.

Stay safe all x

December 2020

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all my lovely ballet families!  A few pics of our end of term xmas dances (online or socially distanced). Can’t let a pandemic stop those!


Christmas Dances

Dances included:

Playing in the snow, twinkly stars, Xmas morning, countdown to Christmas and A Christmas Carol.  Extremely Christmassy costumes, props and make up!


Silver Swans


A fun last session of term with my fabulous Silver Swans.

November 2020

Congratulations to Carys

Huge congrats to Carys for gaining a highly coveted place with Ballet Cymru associates.


Ballet Cymru


Carys will train with them at weekends and continue her Monnow Ballet training during the week.

Wonderful happy news much needed right now!

October 2020

Exciting News!

Results just in from Royal Academy of Dance summer exams – Golds and Silvers all round!!


Results in


Congrats to all students, they worked so hard.  They had to study online and then dance in such strange/challenging conditions and they still got fabulous results.

I am very proud of them all.

September 2020

Elmhurst Associates

Our two Elmhurst associates loving being back in the studio!


Elmshurst Associates

May 2020

Exciting News!

So excited that Amelia has been accepted into the sixth form of Elmhurst Ballet School with funding.




Amelia danced with us whilst a JA of the Royal Ballet and then started full time at Elmhurst at 11.  Auditions are even more competitive at sixth form so huge congratulations from all of us!

April 2020

Online classes a success!

Although sadly not all students can access them easily; those who can are enjoying the routine, fitness and social aspect to them.  And I am getting so much from seeing my wonderful dancers each week!  Especially now I’ve overcome my tech fears!  The kids have their chatty catch ups at the end of class and we’ve even seen all sorts of beautiful pets make an appearance too… including llamas, rabbits and a budgie!

Thanks to Kate for her lovely review of my online teaching endeavours:

” Thanks so much Nina, I just wanted to say how utterly impressed I have been with how amazingly you have adapted to online lessons.  Freya and Erin have really enjoyed them and I have really enjoyed watching them!  Thanks for being so flexible and creative with making it work.”

March 2020

Classes are stopping for now, please stay safe and follow updates via email.  Thinking of you all.

January 2020

Brilliant Exam Results!

100% Silver and Gold medals. Well done everyone!!  Certificates and medals should arrive in the new few weeks.

New Ballet Venue

We are about to start another venue for Monnow Ballet classes. This will be at Llangrove Village Hall on Sunday afternoons.

Please contact Miss Salmon for more info.

Silver Swan Classes

Just starting our second term of very successful fun classes for adult learners. All ages and abilities welcome. These are at Whitchurch Memorial Hall on Wednesday mornings.

Contact Miss Salmon for details.


Intensive ballet courses are also
available.  Contact Miss Salmon
for further details.


Rond de Jambe: Making a
semi-circular motion with the
working foot on the floor.


Contact Us

Holiday events

Summer Dance Club


Most summers Miss Salmon runs holiday sessions for younger students (6yrs+). These consist of some ballet technique classes and also choreography sessions to create a fun performance for family and friends. Children are encouraged to be as creative as possible and to help with costumes and props. For more details contact Miss Salmon.



Intensive ballet courses are run for older students studying vocational grades and also for younger students who wish to continue their ballet in the holidays, all taught by Miss Salmon. These are usually two full days and cover syllabus work as well as conditioning exercises.  Please enquire for further details.

Monnow Ballet School