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The main objectives of The Dance Workshop are to be at the forefront of the development of dance training with expression and communication as its core element. To encourage students to take a profound interest in dance and the theatrical arts both physically and intellectually whether they intend to take it up professionally or just recreationally. And to inspire creativity and innovation in all aspects of dance.

Upcoming Events

Cecchetti Ballet Examinations


Cecchetti Ballet Examinations - Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4 and Grade 5 and Intermediate 

will be held from 1st to 3rd June 2023

Dance Expo '23


The senior students will be presenting a show of work at the end of term.  This will be held on Saturday 24th June at 18:00hr at the BlueBox, M Space in Msida.


Recent Events

Modern Theatre Examinations

March and May 2023

Four students undertook their Intermediate Examination in Modern Theatre (Jazz) with ISTD examiner Ms. Vasiliki Bartsouli.  The girls were prepared for the exam by Miss Diane Portelli and we are happy that they obtained great results.

Another group of students undertook their Grade 2, Grade 4 and Grade 5 examinations in the end of May 2023 with ISTD examiner Ms. Tonia Theodosiadou.


Adiel Caruana obtained a Distinction in her Intermediate Modern Theatre Exam

Cecchetti Malta Awards

Sunday 4th December 2022


What a lovely day to appreciate the work of Maestro Cecchetti and celebrating dance here in Malta! The Cecchetti Malta Awards were held on Sunday 4th December at Brigitte Gauci Borda School of Dance. It was indeed a pleasure to see 25 enthusiastic students participating and to see the high standard of the Cecchetti Work. The five participating schools were The Dance Workshop, Brigitte Gauci Borda School of Dance, Nicky’s dance studio, Seed and St Michael’s Foundation. This was our fourth edition of The Cecchetti Malta Awards which were established in 2018 by Ms Catherine Hutchon, former chair of the Cecchetti Faculty to honour the work of Ms Tanya Bayona.


Mr Barry McGrath, former principal with the Royal Ballet and London Festival Ballet was a worthy adjudicator. Ms Johane Casabene gave two wonderful classes where the Cecchetti principles were very evident. Ms Maria Attard accompanied the classes on the piano.


The Cecchetti Junior Awards

Winner - Milly Bartolo - Brigitte Gauci Borda

Runner Up - Sasha Casolani - Brigitte Gauci Borda

Commendation - Julia Gauci - Marisha Bonnici


The Tanya Bayona Senior Award

Winner - Lea Ellul Sullivan - Marisha Bonnici

Runner Up - Thea De Gray - Theresa Lungaro-Mifsud

5 teachers coordinated the awards locally

Theresa Lungaro-Mifsud, Brigitte Gauci Borda, Johane Casabene, Mireille Coleiro and Nicola Fenech.

Philippa McMeechan and Sophie Maasland were instrumental in coordinating the event for ISTD.

The Tanya Bayona Senior Award would not have been possible without the support of The Cecchetti Trust. We would like to thank them all for their dedication




Mr Barry McGrath presenting

certificates to Thea de Gray and Lea Ellul Sullivan

Mr Barry McGrath with local coordinators  

Johane Casabene, Brigitte Gauci Borda, Theresa Lungaro-Mifsud, Mireille Coleiro and Nicola Fenech

After three years of absence due to the pandemic, The Dance Workshop presented its annual dance performance at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. “My Favourite Things”, was held on the 29th May 2022 and it brought together all the dance genres taught at The Dance Workshop.  

The teachers and choreographers worked on their favourite themes in life, with summer and the sea being at the forefront of these themes.  Pamela Kerr’s “It feels like summer”, Douglas Comley’s “Beach Vibes” and “Sunrise at Sea” by Christina Cefai and Francesca Rubei, all paid tribute to their favourite time of the year.  Francesca Rubei’s love for reading was depicted in her choreography of “Lost in a Good Book”.  

One of Theresa Lungaro-Mifsud’s fondest memories was watching The New Year’s Day concert on TV and this inspired her 25-minute children’s ballet which opened the second part

of the performance.  Theresa also prepared the libretto for “La Petite Sylphide” which she and the ballet faculty choreographed especially for the lower school. Theresa’s love of Italy also led her to choreograph “La Bell’Italia” an energetic tarantella set to music by Louis Moreau Gottschalk. The Hip Hop faculty, prepared by Sue Vassallo, brought to life three pieces – “School’s Out”, “Besties” and “Music”.  Jade Farrugia choreographed her dance inspired by the Cosmos, whereas Sara Accettura’s dance brought to life different Colours.  Bettina von Brockdorff’s “Por El Manton” was a tribute to the use of a shawl in traditional flamenco dance. 

The modern theatre faculty, under the direction of Diane Portelli, performance a series of 5 dances to bring us a powerful piece dedicated to “Superheroes”.

As in previous performances, “My Favourite Things” came to a close with the traditional short extract of Repertoire from the Golden Age of Ballet - this time with The Dance of the Hours from the ballet “Coppelia”

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday - 4pm to 9pm 

Saturday - 9am to 1pm 

Sunday - Closed


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