About

 

Rachel, who was trained at the Royal Ballet School, began teaching from her home in Glenfarg in 1995, becoming a fully registered RAD teacher in 1997. The school is based in purpose built vocational size studios in Kinross, running a full timetable of classes for pupils from aged 3 to adult. Classes are available in ballet, tap, jazz, street and Highland dance with experienced teachers in both the RAD and ISTD syllabus, who are able to train to a vocational level.

 

Dance Connect believes in dance for all ages and abilities and aims to teach dance to a high quality standard. Rachel and her team of teachers are able to enter pupils into examinations in dance to a vocational level if wished. The school also has an annual dance show at a local theatre which is always a great success and enjoyed by the pupils who get a chance to show case their talents.

 

At Dance Connect we believe that foundation ballet skills are transferable to all styles of dance, and that dance supports the health and well-being of each individual.

 

Staff

Principal Rachel Webb has had a passion for dance from an early age starting ballet classes aged from 2 with her local teacher, where she was taken by her mother to local ballet classes in the hope they would tire her out ! Her mother quickly realised she had a real talent which Rachel pursued with passion passing all graded RAD examinations with Honours. Rachel became an RAD scholar in her home town aged 11, and went on to win the RAD scholar cup for her year aged 16. Rachel went on to study at the Royal Ballet Senior School. Rachel achieved certificates in RAD vocational examinations to Advanced level, becoming a fully registered RAD teacher in 1997.Rachel is also a fully qualified Mat based Pilates teacher, and is currently undertaking further studies with the RAD , undertaking a Diploma in Dance Studies. Rachel is also a DDMIX and Fit Steps qualifed instrucutor. Rachel is also a licensed Silver Swan  Ballet instructor, bringing ballet to over 55's.

 

 



Becky Colligan has achieved success at RAD Ballet Intermediate Vocational Level and has achieved BA Honours in dance from Performing Arts Studio Scotland at Edinburgh College. With her enthusiasm and excellent teaching skills, Becky has introduced street dance to the school.With a broad based dance education, Becky is also able to teach choreography skills, ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary to a high standard.Becky is also a qualified DDMIX instructor.


 

Meghan Davies was taught by Rachel from the age of 10, developing excellent classical ballet skills and passing all RAD exams at a high level. Meghan's experience and commitment to the school are invaluable. Meghan now teaches RAD ballet classes on Thursday and Friday at Dance Connect.


Rebecca Everitt has achieved great success at Northern Ballet School  graduating last year and joining Dance Connect in 2021.  Rebecca excels in all dance styles , particularly ballet where she has passed Advanced 1 Ballet with Distinction, and commercial dance. Rebecca currently teaches jazz and tap , ballet and contemporary dance at the school.

 

Holly Greenshields has been a former pupil of Dance Connect achieving success at RAD ballet passing Intermediate at Merit level and following on from Dance Connect has been heavily involved in choreography and dance at Strathclyde University, particularly enjoying street dance. Holly teaches Street dance across all age groups and is also able to teach ballet and other dance styles when called upon.

 

Jill Hope joined Dance Connect within 2022 and teaches tap dance to all age groups including a very successful adult class. Jill was located in America where she became an experienced dance teacher, returning to Scotland this year to pursue her finess and dance career. Jill particularly enjoys celtic fusion which fuses tap and Highland dance.

 

Louise Mackie teaches Highland at Dance Connect running a very successful Highland branch of the school and entering pupils for exams.

 

Zelie Jennings joined the school in 2021 and teaches Music Theatre. Zelie is currently a teacher and Lecturer at Performing Arts Studio Scotland, promoting singing and drama as well as dance and using her talents to provide more opportunities for Dance Connect pupils.