Nanfans Ballet School is based at Nanfans Grange in Prestwood, Great Missenden. In 10 acres of grounds it is a peaceful and inspiring place to dance. Although the house dates back to 1764, the studio itself has been converted in the later addition of the house which was built in 1905 when it was owned by Liberty of London. It is beautifully redefined as a ballet studio with plenty of mirrors, barres and a Harlequin Ballet Floor. Other facilities include a comfortable waiting room for parents, a changing room and plenty of parking.
Diane Hiscock trained locally from the age of 3 where she soon discovered her lifelong love of ballet, before completing her training at the esteemed Bird College in Kent. She is qualified with the Royal Academy of Dance and is also an Associate of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. The school follows the RAD syllabus and prepares children for the RAD exams. The school has a 100% pass rate in all exams. Diane also acts as a mentor for the Royal Academy of Dance training RAD teachers. Diane has taught for a number of years at several dance schools including The Ballet Centre, Dubai and more recently at dance schools in Berkhamsted and High Wycombe. Maddy Darley teaches alongside Diane asssisting with the younger students at the school.
Apart from her love of teaching ballet to children, Diane is passionate about teaching ballet to adults. Her ethos is that everyone can do ballet and will feel the wonderful benefits that it brings to both body and mind. There are currently 7 adult classes on the timetable each week making the school one of the leading centres for adult ballet in the local area. Diane is a Silver Swans Licensed teacher for the RAD and also took part in the RAD’s research for their Dance for Lifelong Wellbeing Project.