The Odette School of Ballet

Inspiring everyone to dance and celebrate  classical ballet.

~ Ballet for children ~

~ Ballet classes for adults ~

~ Silver Swans ballet classes for older adults ~

New students are welcome all year round - please get in touch for further information.

Our timetable for 2023/2024 is available here!

The Odette School of Ballet

The Odette School of Ballet was founded by Emma Mahony, a registered ballet teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance. The ballet school is located in Bayside and Baldoyle, Dublin 13. We offer classical ballet classes to children, teens and adults. Students will have the opportunity to participate in shows, examinations and other exciting events such as school trips to the theatre. We also offer a specialised ballet class for older learners called Silver Swans ballet, this is a dance class for learners over the age of 55. The Odette School of Ballet prides itself on offering dance classes that support and encourage students to enjoy movement and have fun.


Classes are held in the Mid-Sutton Community Centre in Bayside and the Baldoyle Community Centre in Baldoyle. Both locations are in Dublin 13 and are easily accessible by the surrounding areas of Clongriffin, Belmayne, Donaghmede, Sutton, Howth and Portmarnock. We are part of the local community and strive to contribute and participate in local events in Dublin 13.


The Royal Academy of Dance was founded in 1920 and is one of the world's most influential dance education programmes. The RAD promotes knowledge, understanding and practice of dance. With Darcy Bussell CBE, as the president of the organisation, the Royal Academy of Dance leads the way in providing world-class ballet education. The Odette School of Ballet is a registered ballet school with the RAD and students will be given the opportunity to progress through the progressive system of graded examinations.


The Odette School of Ballet is a safe, nurturing and encouraging environment in which all students can grow and develop as confident, intelligent and artistic dancers. It is a place of respect, understanding and inclusivity; all religions, genders, abilities, ages and backgrounds are welcome.