We offer the younger student a careful path of progression with the opportunity to learn Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and Scottish. We plan levels of training carefully designed to introduce the correct technique and instruction appropriate for the age and physical development of the student. Our school ethos is to nurture each individual child to develop their own strengths and provide them with the confidence and poise to support them throughout life.
At Pencaitland Carraige House we run after school Ballet, dance classes every Monday. We teach children from the age of 3 – 18 years of age and as the children move up into the senior school we ask them to join our main studio in Musselburgh Stage Door Studios.
Our school year focuses on two terms, in our first term we work towards a structured syllabus ending in either a school exam or Royal Academy of Dance exam.
Our second term works towards our Annual Show which is the highlight of the school year this runs in June and is held in Musselburgh’s Brunton Theatre. This gives our pupils the chance to put everything they have learnt into practice in a professional Theatre. This is where we announce the most improved child throughout the year and Footlights Dance Studio give the child with the biggest personality on stage a trophy.
Our classes are held within Pencaitland Carraige House which is situated in Pencaitland Church grounds, the entrance to the Carriage House is much hidden by trees.
To enrol within the school please choose a suitable class from our Timetable or Locations and your teacher will give you an information pack at your first class which explains how to enrol and set up payment. You can wear leggings and a T-shirt at the first few lessons and you can find details on uniform here.
If your child wishes to leave the school please give us a terms notice.
3.30pm – 4.15pm Pre School Ballet
4.15pm – 5.00pm Primary 1 Ballet
5.00pm – 5.45pm Primary 2/3 Ballet