Elena Tsouma

MA Arts in Ballet, ARAD, AIDTA, Tdip, RAD PTS

Letter from Artistic Director

I am happy to introduce Master School of Dance established in 2008.

Our vision was to create  a welcoming safe environment conducive to learning and creativity where students are given the means and are inspired to do their best. This we translated into our aims which are excellence in teaching, provision of inspirational surroundings and an internationally recognised curriculum. We nurture and promote abilities, teach how to appreciate movement and music, how to aim high and reach targets. We encourage group work and individual attainment, musical and artistic awareness, exchange of views and information.
The quality of teaching and the inovating techniques used in the class enrich the knowledge and the confidence of our students. The exams, qualifications and remarkable awards are tailored for further study in Greece and abroad.

We are most happy to meet you, disucss with you the benefits of the different dance classes available and set up a dance program most suitable for you

Awards and Notable Events

May 2019 Birmingham, UK
May 2018 Boston, USA
May 2018 London, UK
July 2017 Prague,Czech Republic
May 2017 London, UK
May 2015 Scotland
Oct 2014 Disneyland, Paris, France
May 2014 Thessaloniki, Greece
April 2014 Athens, Greece
Feb 2014 London, UK
July 2013 London, UK
May 2013 London, UK
July 2012 Majiori, Italy
April 2012 London, UK

One of our Advanced students following a successful audition decides to study at the Royal Academy of Dance

Our school won the first prize in choreography at the international dance festival, Competition de la Dansa in the town of Majiori in Italy

One of our Advanced students was selected to attend dance seminars at the London Children Ballet

One of our Advanced students was selected to attend dance seminars at the English National Ballet

Our competitive team ‘Hooligangs’ won second place at the National Hip-Hop competition

Our competitive team ‘Hooligangs’ won second place in the Bounce competition

A group of our students aged 7 – 21 years old enjoyed appearing in the international dance competition at Disneyland, Paris. Moreover, following three selective auditions, our students took part in a parade through Disney’s park and put on their own performance on the stage of Disneyland Performing Arts. Our school had the honour of being the first and only representation from Greece

One of our Advanced students was selected to attend the Intensive Summer Programme at the Royal Conservatory of Scotland

A team of our students participated to New Dance Prague Festival and competition and was awarded rwo prizes:
-3rd place in choreography, for a character dance 'Tarantella'
-Dance Hand award, for the progression and the team work throughout the competition

Advanced student of our school following a successful audition accepted to study at the Boston Ballet School as part of the summer schools

Advanced student of our school following a successful audition accepted to study at the Elmhurst Ballet School as part of the summer schools

Dance Exams

  • 2008 - to present

    Royal Academy of Dance - United Kingdom:
    Our students are awarded with certificates and medals of the Academy's Graded and Vocational Graded levels. We are proud that as a result of a very well prepared work all of our students pass their exams and are awarded with marks of pass, merit and distinction.

  • 2015 - to present

    International Dance Teacher's Association - United Kingdom:
    Our Students are awarded with certificates, medals, rosettes in classical ballet, theater dance and Hip hop. We are proud that as a result of a very well prepared work all of our students pass their exams and are awarded with marks of pass, merit and distinction.

Our Approach

Inbuilt within our educational ethos is a balance between discipline and fun, hard work and recognition, and fairness for students. This is reflected in our approach to teaching which is holistic, innovative, calm and efficient.  We care that every student discovers their aptitudes, new artistic areas, can face and overcome difficulties, and is inspired to do well.  We work with the agreement and co-operation of the parents/guardians and keep them fully informed of progress.  The curriculum is careful chosen and regularly updated to comply with the entry requirements of British, Russian and American schools of dance.

We provide access to:

  • Audiovisual material – there is a wealth of dance related material such as books, periodicals, videos and DVDs, both in Greek and in English.
  • Participation in classical ballet examinations at all levels, from beginners to advanced, organised by the Royal Academy of Dance in London. The exams take place at our school where we welcome examiners from all over the world. The certificates awarded include detailed analysis of marks attained, the title of the course and are valid for further international study.
  • Participation in Ballet and Theatrical Dance exams for per-school children. Participation in exams in Theatrical Dance with emphasis both on children’s Musical Theatre and teenage/adult levels of the International Dance Teachers Association. The examiners come from abroad and successful participants are awarded with commemorative plaques, certificates and/or medals.
  • Participation in dance competitions and festivals in Greece and abroad. Participation in dance seminars where the quality and level of work are assessed and future development is considered.
  • Participation in our school performances, Galas and shows in Greece and abroad.
  • Preparation for Higher Professional Schools of Dance in Greece and international auditions in schools, colleges and universities.
  • Supervision and guidance for distance-learning programmes of further and higher education run by the Royal Academy of Dance.
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