Dream With Your Feet

Welcome to the Emma Madden
School of Ballet

Here at Emma Madden School of Ballet we believe that the art of ballet is a hugely fun and rewarding way to build confidence, increase coordination, stimulate the creativity we all hold while maintaining a healthy mind and making lifelong friends. Together our students and fully qualified teachers work towards performances and examinations in a way that builds confidence, strength, stamina and friendships through our love of movement and music.

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 been fortunate enough to work for South Dublin Dance Academy, and Anne Maher School of Ballet.


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 2023

Firhouse Educate Together NS
St. Colmcille's JNS
Firhouse Educate Together NS
- Twinkle Toes (Preschool) Prep Ballet (Jnr/Snr Infants) Primary Ballet (Snr - 2nd class) Grade 1 (2nd class +) Grade 2 (2nd class +)
- Twinkle Toes (Preschool) Prep Ballet (Jnr/Snr Infants) Primary Ballet (1st/2nd class) Grade 1 (2nd class +) Grade 3 (3rd class +)
- Twinkle Toes (Preschool) Prep Ballet (Jnr/Snr Infants)
Primary Ballet (Snr/1st class)
Grade 1 (1st/2nd class)
Grade 2 (2nd class +)
Competition Class Invite Only

Timetable September 2023

Wednesday @ Firhouse Educate Together NS
Time Class Age Group
3:00 - 3:45 Twinkle Toes Preschool
3:45 - 4:30 Prep Ballet Jnr/Snr Infants
4:30 - 5:15 Primary Ballet Snr - 2nd class
5:15 - 6:00 Grade 1/ 2nd class +
6:00 - 7:00 Grade 2 2nd class +

Friday @ St Colmcille’s JNS, Knocklyon
Time Class Age Group
2:45 - 3:30 Twinkle Toes Preschool
3:30 - 4:15 Prep Ballet Jnr/Snr Infants
4:15 - 5:00 Primary Ballet 1st/2nd class
5:00 - 5:45 Grade 1 2nd class +
5:45 - 6:45 Grade 3 3rd class +

Saturday @ Firhouse Educate Together NS
Time Class Age Group
9:20 - 10:00 Twinkle Toes Preschool
10:00 - 10:45 Prep Ballet Jnr/Snr Infants
10:45 - 11:30 Primary Ballet Snr/1st class
11:30 - 12:15 Grade 1 1st/2nd class
12:15 - 13:15 Grade 2 2nd class +
13:15 - 14:00 Competition class. Invite Only


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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