About Us

Liberty School of Dance is a premium children’s dance school based in Isleworth, West London. The aim of our school is to nurture technique in a friendly and welcoming environment. Liberty School of Dance specialises in teaching Ballet, Modern, Jazz, StreetĀ and Tap dance for children. It was established in September 2012 with the main objective of delivering the highest standards of dance teaching in a fun, yet disciplined environment. We follow the syllabus of the Royal Academy of DanceĀ  for Ballet and The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing for Tap, Modern and Jazz.

Dance classes are held in the open and spacious Millennium Hall. This bright and spacious hall provides a lovely atmosphere to promote learning in a welcoming and safe environment. There is ample space for the children to explore the way in which their bodies move. Marina O’Brien is a registered teacher with the RAD and ISTD and holds an enhanced CRB disclosure. Both exam boards are highly reputable and internationally recognised. Marina aims to teach the students according to their own ability and will set individual goals so that every student understands their progress, but most importantly, will be able to recognise their own improvements. At Liberty, we breakdown and demonstrate new movements carefully and slowly in order to make the steps accessible to each and every student.

We are located in Osterley Road, Isleworth, just off the A4, between Gillette corner and Osterley underground station. Our classes are held at the St. Mary’s Church in their bright and spacious Millennium Hall.

Our Mission

At Liberty, our mission is to nurture a joy of dance in each of the students who walk through our doors. We aim to deliver the highest standards of dance technique, while promoting confidence in performance, within a friendly and nurturing environment.

WHY US?

  • Individual Attention by Professional teachers
  • Positive, Nurturing, Family Environment
  • Focus on Technique
  • Performance opportunities
  • Value
About Your Teacher

Principal: Marina O'Brien BA (Hons) PGCE LRAD AISTD

Marina O Brien studied at the Royal Academy of Dance, where she graduated with a BA Honours in the Art and Teaching of Ballet in 2004. Whilst at the RAD, Marina was also awarded her Licentiate; the highest teaching accolade given by the RAD. Marina has 13 years experience of entering students for graded and vocational Ballet, Modern and tap examinations, for which she has a 100% pass rate. Marina regularly attends courses to keep up-to-date with new dance legislation. Marina completed her PGCE at theRoyal Academy of Dance in 2005 and has experience of teaching the GCSE, A level and BTEC Dance courses in schools and colleges, alongside teaching Ballet and Modern up to advanced level. Marina has examined for the A Level written paper for AQA and currently teaches on the A Level specification at Hurtwood House School. In the past, Marina has choreographed for members of Spelbound (winners of Britain's got talent) as well as for various dance shows and National dance Festivals, where students have successfully competed in the regional finals of the All England dance competition. Past students have gone on to study at prestigious vocational dance schools such as London Studio Centre, The Urdang Academy, Bird Theatre college, Laines Theatre Arts, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Trinity Laban and many have enjoyed careers within the industry, with past students having performed on the X Factor UK and in EastEnders.