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Last Updated 6/1/21
Following Government advice, Laird Academy will once again move online until Half-Term for Spring 2021. A full list of classes and our Zoom timetable for BOTH SCHOOLS can be found by clicking here.
Deirdre Laird – Principal
Laird Academy promotes excellence in ballet training and performance skills at all levels, with classes under the personal direction of its Principal, Deirdre Laird ARAD, RAD RTS, RAD (Teaching Cert).
What People Say About Laird Academy
‘Laird Academy offers my daughter Alice a wealth of experience from the teaching staff and the professional knowledge and guidance of Miss Deirdre’.
Sarah – a parent
‘My daughter has been at Laird Academy for 15 years, and along the way has achieved 17 distinctions in her examinations –
That alone speaks for itself!’
Debbie – a parent
‘My daughter is doing ballet with Miss Deirdre since we move from Brazil to London and I couldn’t be happier…..
It’s a great environment and Deirdre is a passionate, enthusiastic teacher’.
Ligia – a parent
‘Miss Deirdre is a dedicated teacher and a true credit to her profession’
Nicola - a parent
‘I started ballet with Miss Deirdre when I was three years old – She is patient and doesn’t hesitate to go back if someone doesn’t understand’
Lily – a student
‘I would highly recommend Laird Academy to any parent….
It is an extremely friendly, professional school which my daughter adores and looks forward to going every week!’
Kelsie – a parent
‘The Laird Academy Show was up there as one of the highlights of the year – the standard was amazing and my daughter cannot wait to take part again’.
Elizabeth – a parent
‘I cannot praise Laird Academy highly enough and in particular the outstanding teaching talents of Miss Deirdre………
Wish we’d found her sooner!’
Suzanne – a parent
‘Deirdre has a very inclusive manner with all the girls, regardless of their ability,but at the same time gets the best results from all her pupils………Deirdre clearly has a strong and technically accurate ballet skill set that she aims to encourage her pupils to adopt’.