About us


The school was founded by Mrs. Daphne Norcross in the 1960s. Peta Barratt joined the school as an Assistant Teacher in 1987 and bought the school in 1991 when Mrs. Norcross retired.


R.A.D. Ballet
Ondine Academy offers training in R.A.D. ballet to the highest standard – up to and including Grade 8, Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Foundation – in Stoke Poges, Gerrards Cross, Chalfont St.Peter and Fulmer.

Melody Movement   Pre-School syllabus for children 2 1/2 – 4 1/2 with Melody Bear.

I.S.T.D. Modern & Tap
I.S.T.D. Modern & Tap classes are also held in the above venues, however, it is school policy that modern and tap are only offered in addition to ballet classes and not offered on their own, as ballet is the core subject to achieving a high standard in dance.

Street Dance      Recreational dance classes for children in years 3 – 8 without pressure of exams.

Acro Dance     Classes for children aged 3 – 6.  A fusion of classical dance and acrobatic elements.

Adult Ballet