"Learning to dance has many physical, emotional and social benefits for people of all ages and walks of life."
Dance Pointe Academy is Midlothians and Borders premier school of performing arts who are committed to creating a fun, creative, energetic and supportive environment that helps students of all ages feel welcome and in turn, allows them to explore the magic and beauty of dance!
We run classes daily at Dance Pointe Studios in Penicuik offering a wide range of different styles of dance ensuring there is something for everyone, whether coming for fun, for exercise or to pursue a career in the industry.
Throughout the year there are always chances to perform, compete and enter in-house and external examinations, however, it is not compulsory for students to enter any exams or perform if they do not wish to.
Recent Student Achievements
A huge congratulations to our super talented student's Lily, Rowan and Kira who have been awarded places in various associate programmes this year!
Lily who has been awarded a place at the Scottish Ballet Mid Associate, Ballet West Associate and Scottish Conservertoires Junior School programmes this year!!! We are all so proud of her achievements!
Lily is such a hard working, determined beautiful dancer who comes into every class (participating and assisting) with such an enthusiasm and great attitude that is so infectious, already the tiny dancers are looking up to her! Can't wait to see what the future holds for her in her dance career. She will go far!
Rowan Steele has gained a place in Ballet Wests' Junior Associate Programme. Rowan is a wonderful student who comes into class every week and works so, so hard. She just loves ballet dance and it obvious every time she steps into her ballet shoes. Rowan is one to watch!
Kira Gallacher has successfully auditioned for the P7 talented young performers course at Broughton High School where she will be studying jazz, contemporary and ballet technique. From the age of three Kira has come into class every week with a huge smile on her face. She has a great energy and enthusiasm for dance and has an amazing stage presence. We love having Kira in class spreading her joy for dance!
NEW BRANCH SCHOOL LAUNCHED IN PEEBLES
Dance Pointe Academy are delighted to announce we have launched our newest branch in Peebles. We are running classes every Friday at the McFarlane Hall, Peebles Old Parish church. check out the exciting children's classes below and book your child into the class of thier choice.
Contact us now to secure your FREE TRIAL LESSON. Spaces are limited!
2.15 - 3.15pm Pre School Ballet and Tap (ages 3 -5)
3.15 - 4.00pm Junior Commercial Jazz and Tap (ages 5 -8)
4.00 - 4.45pm Junior Modern Ballet (ages 5 - 8)
4.45 - 5.45pm Mids Commercial Jazz and Tap (9+)
5.45 - 6.30pm Mids Modern Ballet (9+)
Acrobatic Arts Certified Studio
Dance Pointe Academy are delighted to announce that we are now a Certified Acrobatic Arts certified Studio. Acrobatic Dance, or acro as it is commonly referred to by dancers and dance professionals, is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Often defined by unique choreography, acro dancers seamlessly blend musicality, emotional expression, line and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context. Dancers who train through acrobatic arts have balanced development, are stronger, more flexible and fearless.
We are now running classes every Monday from 21st August 2017
6.15 - 7.00pm - Beginners age 5 - 10yrs
7.00 - 8.00pm Seniors age 11+
"Amazing, supportive, inspirational, professional, breathtakingly beautiful, dedicated, wonderful teachers, just "simply" spectacular with their support & teaching our children and young adults to dance on air, love ever moment and gain huge confidence with ever single step they take"
Jane Tweedale 2016
"Incredible show yesterday. Well done to all involved. Julie has raised the bar again"
Judie Stewart 2017
"Last week at Can You Dance? in Edinburgh I could not resist to approach you to say how much I did enjoy your choreography. It made click to what I look forward to find when having young students dancing; the composition was very appropriate for their skills and their capabilities, I really enjoyed the way that you played with patterns, body shapes and use of the space. I did also love the phrasing and tempo.
The honest and genuine interpretation from your students were a clear example of their hard work and commitment. I can see that your school promotes a positive working ethic, manners, etiquette and it is always a pleasure to find motivated young students."