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News 2020

Welcome back to all from Dance Connect after the long break from lock down due to covid 19 restrictions. We are delighted that we were allowed to resume from August 31 by the Scottish First Minister, povided strict covid safety protocols are followed.  These have included a strict cleaning regime between classes and a one way system and no use of changing or reception areas. We are pleased that since resuming on August 31 the system has been working well , and it has been wonderful to see all pupils, and adults returning to their dance and exercise passions and enjoying some sense of normality again. With classes now in full swing we are all looking forward to the filming of the Snow Queen show , which was so sadly cancelled last March. This will include show pieces from ballet, street, tap, contemporary , jazz, and highland,and take place in December . A DVD will be available for purchase.We are sorry parents are unable to watch any classes at the studio at the moment, and hope the video will go some way to helping fill this void. In addition short video clips will be uploaded of dancers to our page. It really is wonderful to see the puils return stronger than ever, despite the lock down period. We are impressed with the level of commitment they have shown and delighted to see them enjoying the space of the studios after practising at home and following classes online.

Leavers  2020

We are sad when our pupils move on to further education or different career paths when they leave school, but we are overwhelmed with pride for Senior Dance Connect dancer Eilidh Robertson who has started her full time BA honours training at Trinity Laban in London where she takes daily classes in ballet, contemporary and chreography. Eilidh tells us she iis absoutely loving her course and enjoying her classes. She has done incredibly well, and Dance Connect are truly proud of her achievements. We wish her all the best and hope in the not too distant future when theatres can re open, we will see Eilidh perform. Many pupils at Dance Connect will know Eilidh who assisted at classes every Saturday.

We wish Louise Muir who is off to Dundee University in October  and Iona Thompson also a school leaver, all the best for the future. Louise has been an enormous help to the school assisting teachers across all age groups , and being a wonderful support to Dance Connect. You will be missed !

Ballet Associates

We are delighted that sla Kinns Brown, Rowan Parker and Christopher Johns are returning to Scottish Ballet Asssociates this year. Also well done to Millie Roe and Emiily Kirkwood who are Royal Conservatiore Associates in contemporary dance. Well done also to Elizabeth Savage who successfully auditioned for Ballet West- but unfortunatelly due to the difficulties recently experienced by Ballet West was unable to pursue this.

Guest ballet teacher

We are delighted to have regular Guest teaching from Lucy Barnes, who  is a Scottish Ballet Associate teacher  and RAD dance teacher based in Edinburgh, to provide additional technical RAD syllabus training . The first of these was on September 27 and was for vocational grades. This was a wonderful day with a lot of hard work from the pupils who attended as well as gaining a lot from Lucy's teaching. Lucy will teach once per term.

Time table of classes 2020

The timetable has been altered to take account of additional cleaning time, and is available on the Dance Connect facebook page. We will however upload this to the web site in due course. Meantime if you want to find out about our classes which are available in RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap, and Jazz, Street, Contemporary  and Highland for ages 3 years to adult, as well as classes in mat based Pilates for adults at all levels, please email us direct at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We would be delighted to hear from you and let you have a free trial in any class.We are able to enter children in RAD ballet examinations, ISTD tap and jazz, and most recently Becky Colligan has completed the ID dance syllabus, allowing her to enter pupils in this exciting new contemporary dance syllabus.

Studio Hire

Dance Connect are fortunate enough to have 2 well equipped purpose built studios measuring 10 m by 12m, and these are available for hire. Please contact Rachel or Meghan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to enquire further and to make an appointment to visit.