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 and past 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. Kirsty is delighted and honoured to have been a finalist for two awards - 'The Royal Academy of Dance Centenary Early Teaching Career Award' (2020) and the 'One Dance UK Rising Star Award' (2019).
Charlotte Adams Class Assistant
Joy Tremayne Administrator
Kessington Public Hall - Bearsden
5.00-6.00 RAD Grade 3 Ballet
6.00-6.30 Junior PBT
6.30-7.00 Body Strengthening/Stretch
7.00-8.00 RAD Grade 5 Ballet
8.00-8.30 Pointe Work
The Wee Retreat - Southside
10.00-10.30 Pre School Ballet (18mths +)
Love Pilates Studio - Milngavie
4.30-5.45 Advanced Non Syllabus Ballet & Pointe Work
5.45-6.45 RAD Advanced Foundation Ballet
6.45-7.30 Senior PBT
Queen's Park Bowling Club - Southside
9.15-9.45 Nursery Ballet (2.5y +)
9.50-10.20 RAD Pre Primary Ballet
10.25-11.05 RAD Primary Ballet
11.10-12.10 RAD Grade 2 Ballet
12.15-1.00 RAD Grade 1 Ballet
Nursery (2.5 Years +) & Pre School Ballet (18months +) 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 (approx Primary 1) 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 (approx Primary 2) 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 (approx Primary 3+)
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.
Progressing Ballet Technique (7 Years +)
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best. One of the important elements used in the PBT method is muscle memory which helps to improve students' understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment. Each exercise in the PBT program has been developed with care and guidance by Marie Walton-Mahon alongwith a team of physiotherapists.
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. *Tea and coffee will be unavailable during COVID-19 restrictions.
Term Dates, Fees & Uniform
Summer Term 2021 (10 Classes)
Monday 26th April - Saturday 26th June (inclusive)
Nursery Ballet & Pre School 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
Non Syllabus Ballet - From £8.00 per class
Pre Pointe Work & Pointe Work - £6.00 per class
Junior PBT - £6.50 per class
Senior PBT - £7.50
Body Strengthening/Stretch - £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*
Payment plans are available to students taking 3 or more classes per week
Please see our Uniform page for full itemised information on the required uniform for each grade and the full price list.
Kirsty has been the most amazing teacher for our daughter Cara Scott. She is passionate about ballet and this is truly reflected back from Kirsty Tremayne at Allegro. Couldn't ask for a better and more committed teacher. Would change nothing.
Julia Scott - Parent of Intermediate student
My daughter can’t believe how lucky she is to have Kirsty as her ballet teacher. She has made such amazing progress in such as short time. Kirsty is just the loveliest teacher. The girls in her ballet classes adore her.
Fiona McBain - Parent of Grade 4 student
Kirsty is a fantastic teacher, so much patience and discipline. Leah is 11 and been attending Allégro for 18 months and loves her classes, she has also grown so much in confidence as she improves.
Nicola Todd - Parent of Grade 4 student
My daughter is now 4 and has been attending Miss Kirsty’s ballet classes for a year and absolutely loves it! I can’t recommend enough.
Katie Bharaj - Parent of Pre Primary student
Amalie loves Kirsty and Allegro, Kirsty has guided Amalie through two exams with distinction and solos in ballet and contemporary all of which have won awards and medals at Scottish Youth Ballet Grand Prix, European competitions, and Scottish comps! Kirsty is happy to encourage each individual to be their best and work at the highest level they can! Kirsty is also happy to expand horizons, open to new ideas and challenges, we love Allegro it has been a refreshing change to the usual dance classes.
Laura Holst - Parent of Intermediate student
Kirsty is an exceptional teacher. She has taught my child for 18 months who had only done grade 2 rad at that point. My daughter has just received a merit for RAD inter foundation which astonished us. Kirsty has the ability to teach great technique as well as ensuring the children respect her and enjoy dancing.
Jennifer McCutcheon - Parent of Intermediate Foundation student
My daughter had her very first dance in Kirsty’s class when she was 9! She had never wanted to dance and now She absolutely loves ballet! Kirsty is a wonderful teacher!
Paula McInnes - Parent of Grade 3 student
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