About Sandham Fitchett Performing Arts

Heather Fitchett 

Fellow of the BBO & BTDA, Solo Seal Diploma,

Major Examiner

The Dance School was established in 1946. Heather Fitchett, after completing her training at the Royal Ballet School, became a partner alongside her teacher, Margaret Sandham in 1958.

Miss Sandham and Miss Fitchett worked closely together until the death of Margaret Sandham in 1988.

Heather Fitchett was invited to be an examiner for the British Ballet Organisation in the UK and has examined extensively in Australia and New Zealand.

Pupils are offered opportunities to be involved in school performances at the Croston Theatre, Westholme, Blackburn  & also in professional productions including Pantomime. Examinations are conducted in Classical Ballet, Pointes, Tap, Modern Jazz, Musical Theatre, Street Dance Contemporary Dance, Classical Acrobatic Dance & Modelling with British Theatre Dance Association one of the recognized examining boards. Guest Teachers of national and international reputation are invited to coach students within the school.

Former pupils of the school have performed with Ballet Companies ,West End Productions, Pantomime, Cruise Liners and Television.

The highest level of self discipline is expected from all pupils, whilst encouraging individual expression and enjoyment from the youngest age to the senior dancer with professional aspirations.