Welcome to Allégro Dance Academy, with locations in Milngavie and South Glasgow, where the aim is to enable each student to achieve their full dance potential in a nurturing and caring environment.
We follow the prestigious and globally recognised Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, designed to develop confidence, poise, co-ordination and expression. Students also learn self discipline and social skills.
Students studying Primary grade and above have the opportunity to enter exams to gain formally recognised qualifications.
All students are taught by extensively trained, fully insured teachers who hold up to date DBS checks and have appropriate first aid training. In addition to this we follow the RAD Safeguarding Policy to provide a safe and professional learning environment. Please click on the link to view the policy.
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ARAD, PDTD, RAD RTS
Principal & Teacher
Kirsty began studying the RAD and ISTD syllabi from the age of 5. She developed a real passion for ballet and dance and decided to pursue performing arts as a career. In 2006, Kirsty gained a full scholarship to attend Northern Ballet School and performed in many full length classical ballets such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Coppélia with Manchester City Ballet. During her time at NBS, Kirsty achieved Distinction in her RAD Advanced 2 ballet exam. After graduation, she embarked on a career travelling around the world performing in many genres of dance including Classical Ballet, Musical Theatre, Tap, Ballroom, Latin American and Jazz.
In 2016, Kirsty gained a place on the prestigious Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma course at the Royal Academy of Dance where she graduated with Registered Teachers Status (RTS). Her current teaching credits include The MGA Academy of Performing Arts (Ballet Tutor – Undergraduate courses), Stellar Musical Theatre Company (Ballet teacher & Choreographer), Alba Ballet (Choreographer), The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Lecturer in Modern Ballet – Junior Conservatoire) & most recently Scottish Ballet Junior Associates. Kirsty is also a certified teacher in both DDMIX (a dance fitness program developed by Darcey Bussell) and Progressing Ballet Technique.
Location: Cathcart Trinity Church
10.00-10.30 Toddler Ballet (18m-4.5y)
10.30-11.15 Southside Swans - Gentle ballet class & stretch for over 50s. Free tea & coffee available after the class until 11.45 for a chance to chat and socialise.
Location: Craigholme School Sports Complex (Dance Studio)
97 Haggs Road, G41 4RD
9.00-9.30 Nursery Ballet Group 1 (2.5-4y)
9.30-10.00 Nursery Ballet Group 2 (2.5-4y)
10.00-10.30 RAD Pre Primary Ballet (4-5y)
10.30-11.15 RAD Primary Ballet (5-7y)
11.15-12.15 RAD Grade 1 (7y+)
Location: Killermont Parish Church
1.00-2.15 RAD Intermediate Ballet
Location: Solasta Studio, Crossveggate, Milngavie
9.00-10.00 RAD Grade 3 Ballet
10.00-11.00 RAD Grade 4 Ballet
11.00-11.30 Body Strengthening
11.30-12.00 Pre Pointe Work & Pointe Work
12.00-1.00 RAD Intermediate Foundation Ballet
1.00-2.00 Private Coaching
Nursery & Toddler Ballet (18months - 4.5 Years) 30 minutes
A creative class where the children are taken on adventures through dance. Using props and lots of imagination, the children will learn basic ballet steps and movements in a fun and friendly environment.
RAD Pre-Primary Ballet (4 – 5 Years) 30 minutes
This class leads on from Nursery Ballet and follows the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus where the skills that have been learnt already are put into a more formal setting and students will further progress to the very beginnings of classical ballet technique.
RAD Primary Ballet (5 – 7 Years) 45 minutes
This class follows the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus and will focus on further developing co-ordination, balance and posture along with new ballet steps and positions.
RAD Ballet Grades 1-8 (7 Years +)
Following the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, these grades provide a structured progression through classical ballet technique and performance skills.
RAD Vocational Ballet Grades (10 Years +)
Following the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, the vocational grades are aimed at students who wish to pursue a career involving ballet or dance and those who show particular talents or potential in classical ballet.
Body Strengthening (9 Years +)
This class focuses on dance specific conditioning exercises including floor barre & Progressing Ballet Technique as well as toning, stamina, flexibility, balance and core training.
Pre Pointe Work & Pointe Work (10 Years +)
A safe and structured class designed to strengthen the necessary muscles required to dance on pointe through strengthening exercises of the legs, feet, core and glutes. Students will be assessed throughout this class and will only wear pointe shoes in this class once they have gained the desired level of strength. (11 Years +)
Southside Swans (50 Years +)
A gentle ballet class that will include a ballet barre, centre work and a stretch. Benefits of taking this class can include improved flexibility, co ordination, posture, balance and muscle tone. Come and join our Southside Swans for a chance to share a mutual love of dance, meet new people and relax after the class with free tea and coffee and a chance to socialise with fellow swans. No experience necessary.
Term Dates, Fees & Uniform
Autumn Term 2019 (15 Classes)
Monday 19th August - Sunday 15th December
September Weekend: 28th & 29th September (No classes)
Half Term: 14th-20th October inclusive (No classes)
Spring Term 2020 (12 Classes)
Monday 6th January - Sunday 5th April
February Half Term: Week commencing Monday 10th February (No classes)
For SUNDAY CLASSES, there will be no classes on 2nd February but the classes WILL RUN on 16th February.
Nursery Ballet & Toddler Ballet - £5.00 per class
RAD Pre Primary & RAD Primary Ballet - £6.00 per class
RAD Grades 1-8 - £7.50 per class
RAD Vocational Grades - From £8.50 per class
Pre Pointe Work & Pointe Work - £6.00 per class
Body Strengthening - £6.00 per class
Southside Swans - £8 drop in or £28 for a block of 4 consecutive classes
Classes will be billed in advance in termly blocks*
Please see our Uniform page for full itemised information on the required uniform for each grade and the full price list.
Uniform can be purchased directly from Allégro Dance Academy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state which items and sizes you require by using the size guide to assist you. Payment must be received in full prior to your order being processed. No postal charges on orders over £25.
*10% discount and payment plans are available to students taking 3 or more classes per week
"Miss Kirsty is a marvellous teacher, inspiring imaginative and dedicated"
"Miss Kirsty taught my daughter ballet for 10 months and I couldn't recommend her enough.
She was the most positive influence in my daughters life who now absolutely loves ballet and has given her something really important to focus on.
I know her academy will be amazing as she is the most dedicated, kind hearted and enthusiastic dance teacher we could have ever asked for"
"A very close little girl to me was taught by Miss kirsty.
Before she began ballet she was a timid shy little girl who didn't speak much or have confidence.
A year later due to miss Kirsty the same little girl has blossomed not only in ballet but in her confidence, speech and has become such a passionate little ballerina that we all love to watch dance!"
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