Located at bbodance Headquarters in Battersea Reach, London,
the bbodance Library offers everyone open access to over 6,000 dance- and theatre-related books and other information, including ballet, contemporary, choreography, dance health, injury, and nutrition, dance teaching, design, and photography — as well as many biographies of leading dancers, choreographers, actors, and directors.

The bbodance Archive focuses on the history and development of dance in the UK — specifically, the history of the Espinosa family (dating back to 1870), the formation of the British Ballet Organization and the original Ballet syllabus, with Espinosa's personal notes, reflecting the influences of the Espinosa family on the teaching of dance syllabi and creative processes.

The collection also includes magazines such as The Dancer (from 1928) and The Dancing Times (from 1911), alongside a wealth of periodicals, newspaper articles, photographs, programmes, posters, and resources on classical and contemporary companies and performances.

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An attractive, clean and comfortable room ideal for private consultations. The Treatment Room is a quiet space suitable for physiotherapy, osteopathy and sports therapy.

Dimensions

approx. 3.1m x 2.9m (8.9m­­­2­)

Facilities

  • Sink
  • Cabinet unit
  • Wi-Fi

Capacity

approx. 2-3

Rates

Off-Peak Rates - £15p/h

Peak Rates - £21p/h


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Our largest dance space at bbodance is equipped with a sprung Harlequin dance floor, barre, mirrors and piano. With lots of natural light, the Espinosa Studio is ideal for ballet classes. The space is also suitable for contemporary dance classes, yoga, pilates, fitness classes, theatre and filming.

Dimensions

12m x 8m (94m2)

Facilities

  • Sprung Harlequin floor
  • AV Equipment
  • Barre and mirror
  • Curtains
  • Dimming lights
  • Viewing panel
  • Wi-Fi

Capacity

Approx. 25 dancing/50 others

Rates

Super Off-Peak Hours (9:00-12:00) - £31p/h

Off-Peak Hours (12:00-17:00)- £38p/h

Peak Hours (17:00-22:00 & weekends) - £48p/h


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Equipped with a sprung Harlequin dance floor, barre and mirrors, this light and airy dance space is ideal for smaller classes and one-on-one private tuition. With a HD projector and screen, the studio also doubles up as a multi-purpose classroom.

Dimensions

7.75m x 5.75m (44.5m2)

Facilities

  • Sprung Harlequin floor
  • Barre and mirror
  • Dimming lights
  • HD projector and screen
  • Folding tables
  • Stacking chairs
  • Wi-Fi

Capacity

Approx. 10 dancing/15 others

Rates

Super Off-Peak Hours (9:00-12:00) - £21p/h

Off-Peak Hours (12:00-17:00)- £26p/h

Peak Hours (17:00-22:00 & weekends) - £38p/h


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Ideal for workshops and lecture style classes, the Seminar Room has enough space to comfortably seat 25 people. With a stunning view overlooking the Thames, the space is full of natural light, making it a unique learning environment.

Dimensions

approx. 7.8m x 5m (39m2)

Facilities

  • Folding tables
  • Stacking chairs
  • Wi-Fi

Capacity

25 seated at desks

Rates

Super Off-Peak Hours (9:00-12:00) - £21p/h

Off-Peak Hours (12:00-17:00)- £26p/h

Peak Hours - (17:00-22:00 & weekends) £38p/h


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