Offering an exceptional range of classes for children including pre school.
Creating a fun environment to learn and enjoy dance...
Stephanie May - Principal
A.I.S.T.D. dip (classical ballet & modern theatre), L.S.C. dip
Stephanie began dancing at the age of two at the Lillian McNeill School of Dance in Glasgow until winning a scholarship to train at the Scottish Ballet where she studied for five years. At seventeen Stephanie successfully auditioned for the National Youth Dance Company which was held at the Rambert Dance Studio in London and subsequently toured throughout the U.K. Further to this Stephanie then went on to train at the prestigious London Studio Centre before returning to Scotland to set up her own school over twenty years ago.
A.R.A.D, A.I.S.T.D, (modern theatre) A.B.A.T.D
Michelle began dancing with Stephanie when she was 6 years old. She then went on to train full time at Dance for All Theatre School in Edinburgh. During her studies she performed in various theatres across Edinburgh. Following her graduation with an HND in Dance Michelle then started teaching with Stephanie. As well as teaching with idance scotland, Michelle performs during the summer holidays at Prestonfield House Hotel in it’s famous "Taste of Scotland" show. Michelle has also danced in some of Scotland’s premier hotels including the Balmoral and Gleneagles hotels in various corporate events.
Clare began her training with Stephanie as a four year old before successfully auditioning for the London Studio Centre where she gained an honours degree in Theatre Dance. During her degree studies Clare toured with “The Jazz Company” in which she performed works choreographed by Gary Lloyd, David Needham and Kevin Allen. She has performed in several music videos and has performed in many concerts as a trained singer. After graduation Clare then moved to Paris to work as a dancer for Disneyland Paris.
FI.S.T.D.classical ballet and modern theatre, A.R.A.D (solo seal)
Born in Kincardine –on-Forth Elizabeth started her dance career in Wellington, New Zealand. In 1958 she won a scholarship to the Royal Ballet School and continued her RAD training at Elmshurst Ballet School finishing with ARAD Solo Seal.
While teaching at the Stella Mann School in London she studied the ISTD Ballet, Modern Theatre and Tap syllabi and returned to Scotland with her Fellowship, ready to start her own school in the West End of Glasgow.During the next twenty years she taught part time at the RSAMD, The Dance School of Scotland and produced and choreographed musicals in Glasgow and Central Scotland. Miss Henderson is the ISTD Scottish Organiser for the Central Region, arranging examinations three times a year, organising teachers courses and co-ordinating “Days of Dance”.
Mr Sandy Moffat
Sandy began dancing with Stephanie and further to a successful audition was accepted to London Studio Centre where he gained an honours degree. Since then Sandy has toured with the West End show “We Will Rock You” to Germany and has been in several theatre productions in the West End where he is currently performing as Frankie Vali (alt) in Jersey Boys.
Sandy’s television credits include:
Performing with the cast of Dirty Dancing on Children in Need, Singing in Wetten Das Live With Queen (ZDF Germany); Dancer in the Ultimate Chart Show (RTL Germany); Featured actor in Smack the Pony(Channel 4); Dancer in “V” Music Video (Universal Records) Sandy’s recording credits include The Original Cast recording of We Will Rock You(Parlophone Records); A live television recording with Queen of “We will rock you around the world” (The Transistor Protect). Sandy performs as Lead Vocalist at international venues for IPL Productions and also sings as lead vocalist for Flame Party Band (UK Venues).
Code of conduct
It is very important to the school that children and staff work in an environment that builds confidence. We work hard to help the children achieve a high standard of technique and fitness. We endeavour to choreograph performances that the dancers can be proud of. This can be challenging but, we believe the bigger the challenge, the more rewarding the sense of achievement. We hope the children try their best and enjoy coming to dancing, gaining self confidence through their achievement.
Our goal is to create a supportive and fun environment to learn and enjoy dance.
Sarah Sked, 13 yrs
"I’ve been dancing since I was three and I have always loved it. I love all my teachers. My favourite part about idance scotland are our shows as I love learning the new dances. I really want to stay at @dance scotland for a long time."
Katie Choppen, 12 yrs
'I love dancing because it keeps you fit and we have a lot of fun."
Claire McGovern, 13 yrs
"I’ve been dancing at @dance scotland for almost three years now and I enjoy it lots. There’s Jazz, Hip-Hop, modern, ballet tap and more! My favourite type of dancing is Miss Claire’s Jazz classes they’re so fun you don’t realise that you’re getting so much exercise."
Lara & Emily, 12 yrs
"We have a been here since the age of three, we love the dances and how dancing keeps us fit."