Dream With Your Feet

Welcome to the Emma Madden
School of Ballet

We believe that the discipline of Ballet is not only hugely fun and rewarding but also a great way for young people to build confidence, coordination, strength, suppleness, maintain a healthy mind and encourage social interaction. Each of these skills stand to our students throughout life.

School of Ballet


Emma began ballet at the age of 4 with Paula Kearns. At 15 she auditioned successfully for the Irish National Youth Ballet Company during which time she performed in theaters across Ireland, the UK and America. At 16 Emma received a scholarship to the Northern Ballet School, Manchester, after which she performed on stages worldwide taking on roles as Dance Captain, Production Manager and Assistant Choreographer. Emma has often worked on the Education team for Ballet Ireland in theatres around Ireland.


With full qualifications in Classical Ballet and Freestyle Dance (AIDTA), Emma's students benefit from her experience of performance contracts across the seas as well as her vast teaching career in Ireland, the UK and Italy. As well as her extensive training, Emma brings with her a qualification in Physical Therapy and a degree in Applied Health Science (MIAPT) and is CORU registered on the Physiotherapists Registration Board.

Originally from Knocklyon, Emma is delighted to be offering her skills and working within her local community.

Timetable Sept 2021

Firhouse Educate Together NS
St. Colmcille's JNS
Firhouse Community & Leisure Centre
- Twinkle Toes (3-5 years) Prep Ballet (5-7 years)
Prep Ballet (5-7 years)
Primary Ballet (7-9 years)
- Twinkle Toes (3-5 years) Prep Ballet (5-7 years) Primary Ballet (7-9 years) Grade 1/2 Ballet
- Twinkle Toes (3-5 years) Prep Ballet (5-7 years) Primary Ballet (7-9 years) Grade 1/2 Ballet

Timetable September 2021

Saturday @ Firhouse Community & Leisure Centre
Time Class Age Group
9:40 - 10:20 Twinkle Toes 3-5 years
10:30 - 11:15 Prep Ballet 5-7 years
11:30 - 12:15 Prep Ballet 5-7 years
12:20 - 13:05 Primary Ballet 7-9 years

Wednesday @ Firhouse Educate Together NS
Time Class Age Group
3:00 - 3:40 Twinkle Toes 3-5 years
3:45 - 4:30 Prep Ballet 5-7 years
4:30 - 5:15 Primary Ballet 7-9 years
5:15 - 6:00 Grade 1/2 Ballet -

Friday @ St Colmcille’s JNS, Knocklyon
Time Class Age Group
2:45 - 3:30 Twinkle Toes 3-5 years
3:30 - 4:15 Prep Ballet 5-7 years
4:15 - 5:00 Primary Ballet 7-9 years
5:00 - 6:00 Grade 1/2 Ballet -


Welcome to Emma Madden School of Ballet registration. Please note that term fees are payable in advance of each term. Each term has 10 classes and prices are as follows: see more


+ 353 879133816

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