On Pointe Dance Academy

On Pointe Dance Academy


I have a pair of size 10 tap shoes if there any good to anyone? There like brand new, Went to put them on Millie tonight and were too wee πŸ™ˆ
πŸ’ƒπŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ•Ίgood luck to all the boys & girls competing tomorrow & also Megan can,t wait to see you,s all do your thing xx
Today in the NCT Centre we have:

Tablet Training Digital Inclusion group- 9:30am-11:30am - learn to use your ipad or tablet in this welcoming and friendly group.

Book bug session 10:30am ( for 18-36 months)

Chair aerobics- 2-3pm join the SWELS 50+ group for some gentle exercise.

On Pointe Dance Academy - from 4:00pm, for various age groups. For more information on this contact Megan at above page.

Unfortunately, our peer support worker Alan will not be with us today.
Well done all the junior,s & seniors there 2nd comp up against 1,s doing it for yrs you,s all smashed it absolutely fantastic every single one of you,s and they brought home another trophy for on pointe dance academy you,s should all be extremely proud of yourself,s go on pointe πŸ†πŸ…πŸ†πŸ…special thanks to Megan & Elaine for everything they do for all our weans 😘😘😘😘😘###
good luck for today yous will smash it xx
Check out our superstars 🌟🌟... Dance Champs 2018... Beaming with pride.. Yous absolutley smashed it ❀
If anyone looking for jazz shoes and ballet shoes I have lexies that are to small for her , black leather jazz shoes size 9 and a brand new pair of black glitter jazz shoes size 11 and pair of pink glitter ballet shoes size 9 if anyone looking for any, wld do someone a turn x
Any dancing ones that have a child a size 11 in jazz shoes , just bought these for lexie and far to big for her , would fit 11 or 12
Megan Hilditch your dancing divas ❀️
Massive well done to all the boys and girls who took part in the dance shows. Mollie had a fantastic two days and the beginners were just amazing! Well done Megan & everyone else for putting it all together xx

You guys were absolutely outstanding tonight. So proud of each and everyone of you. You danced your wee socks off ! Same again tomorrow troops!!

Get to bed πŸ’–πŸ’–

Dance classes held at the new NCT centre, Newmains. Classes are taught by HND trained dance artist Megan Hilditch. Every Mon evening, ages 3+.

ON POINTE DANCE ACADEMY has been established since 2014 and was founded by professional dance artist Megan Hilditch. Classes are currently every Monday at the NCT Centre, Newmains. We cater for both children and adults age 3+.


BEGINNERS- 4pm -4:45pm AGE 2.5-P1
PRE JUNIORS - 4:45pm - 5:45pm P2-3
JUNIORS- 5:45pm - 6:45pm P4-6
PRE SENIORS- 6:45pm - 7:45pm P7-S2
SENIORS- 7:45pm -

Operating as usual

Photos from On Pointe Dance Academy's post 08/05/2022

Love an action shot! Well done to our elite boys and girls who competed at upstaged dance competition today! It was a hard one but we went out and gave it our all and that’s all we can ask for! Super proud of them all πŸ’œ now it’s time to prepare for our Floor Show πŸ’ƒ ###


All set up @jollytotsandcookies for this mornings baby classes! How amazing does the room look 😍

Photos from On Pointe Dance Academy's post 25/04/2022

Holly & Leah worked super hard tonight! Check out their big smiles πŸ˜ƒ well done girlies, smashing your junior show and comp classes ###


Ahhhh we had so much fun at dancing tonight! I’m buzzing 🐝

Comp dances coming along nicely and the floor show dances are almost complete 😍

Plus we had news today that we can have our show in November woooooooo!

It’s been a long wait since our last in 2019 but we are soooo buzzing for it! Roll on the madness!


So excited to see all the boys and girls at class tonight! I’ve missed them loads whilst we have been off for Easter!

BUSY BUSY BUSY month ahead for us!

Competition πŸ†

Floor Show & Awards Night πŸ’ƒ

Who is excited 😝


Morning everyone, I hope you all had a lovely Easter. Just a reminder dancing is off tonight as the centre is closed for Easter Monday. I will see you all next week πŸ’œ thanks Megan x


Princess Camp was a success! So lovely to see some of the girls from @stepsds2005 too! We had the best time πŸ‘‘πŸ’—


So excited for our princess camp tomorrow!

Anyone coming along please make sure your child has a drink and a small snack.

We have a tight schedule to fit in as much fun as possible! I have been away buying glitter for our face, jewels for our crowns and loads of little treats for our princesses 😍 cannot wait to see all their costumes!!!

See you all in the morning πŸ‘‘ πŸ’œ


Hi everyone!!! I am back from our break away at the caravan ❀️ me and the boys had a fab time, lots of fun made with family and was lovely to spend time with their cousins too!! I hope everyone else is having a fab Easter break! I will be sorting out all workshops for this week over the weekend. I’m sorry if I haven’t responded to your messages yet, my internet and signal was sparse whilst we were away. Looking forward to a fun week ahead at dancing! Hands up if you are excited for all the workshops we have organised!? πŸ’ƒ πŸ’œ

Photos from On Pointe Dance Academy's post 01/04/2022

Lyrical/Acro Workshop with the amazing @stephaniej_taylor πŸ’–πŸ’ƒ the kids are buzzing for this one, something we are hoping to add to our timetable in the future 🀞🏻 Thursday 14th April 12pm - 1:30pm Β£12. Open to dancers age 6 - 12 ###


Princess Dance Camp πŸ’–βœ¨πŸ‘‘ to book simply send me a message or comment below. All welcome to attend, you don’t need to be a pupil at the dance school. Suitable for ages 3-10. Come along and join in the Princess fun πŸ’–


Princess Dance Camp πŸ’–βœ¨πŸ‘‘ to get a space please DM or comment below! You don’t need to be a pupil at the dance school to attend, everyone is welcome ###


Shuffling our way in to the Easter holidays 🐣 πŸ‘Ÿ πŸ‘£ We had to grab the opportunity out on Monday when the sun was shining and do our warm up outdoors! Oggy Oggy Oggy... OI OI OI πŸ”₯πŸ’ƒ #onpointedanceacademy #newmains #northlanarkshire #danceschool #morethanjustadanceschool #dancefamily #funinthesun

Photos from On Pointe Dance Academy's post 28/03/2022

Our competition kids absolutely smashed their first comp in over 2 years!

RE:PLAY - under 8’s πŸ₯ˆ

RE:MIX - under 12’s (should be under 10 but didn’t have this category!) πŸ₯‰

RE:LOAD under 16 πŸ₯ˆ

RE:VIVE adult πŸ₯ˆ

Also a huge shout out to our boys and girls who brought home many trophies for their solos and duos! Super proud of you all! Now time to work hard for the next comp πŸ₯°πŸ’ƒπŸ€© ###


Just want to give a huge shout out to my fabulous friend and all the pupils at @stepsds2005 who have just completed their annual show! I had the absolute pleasure of working with these amazingly talented kids and they were all just fantastic! Super duper proud! Huge well done from all your friends at OPDA! Got me buzzing for our floor show in May πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ ###


At Newmains Primary School today for #rednoseday2022πŸ”΄

Having lots of dancing fun with the boys and girls! It’s so lovely to be finally back in the schools πŸ₯°β€οΈ

Photos from On Pointe Dance Academy's post 16/03/2022

Swipe for a wee giggle! The girls will kill me πŸ˜‚ @_.shannonthomas.x is like no thanks I’ll stand against the wall rather than sit 🀣 @emma.adam22 is pushing through, that’s my girl πŸ’ͺ🏻 and @leahhboyle is done πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ love it girls!


Check out their wee red faces! Loads of fun at class tonight! Thank you @emmaruddy_x for covering me πŸ’œ the kids had a ball ###


HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMANS DAY πŸ’œ from my babies to my mummy’s - you guys are AMAZING!


Rachel was our beginners star of the week last week! Well done Rachel, keep up the good work 🌟

Photos from On Pointe Dance Academy's post 07/03/2022

These little starts created their own Lyrical solos for our comp this weekend and absolutely smashed it! Well done girls, your work was just beautiful πŸ’œ


My team ALWAYS! Amazing day at our first competition! Fantastic results, you have two very proud teachers! Macheala Connelly can’t thank you enough for all your help, these were teams were your babies this year and you have worked soooo hard with them all! I definitely can’t take all the credit, you are one in a million! Boys and girls, you should be so proud of yourselves! What a fantastic day, I can’t wait to see everyone tomorrow ###


2013 - our first enrolment day, just under 25 pupils enrolled this year!

2014 - our first dance show

2015 - my first baby & new venue, 2nd show

2016 - classes tripled in numbers and we had our 3rd show!

2017 - baby number 2, our first comp & 4th show!

2018 - performing at the SECC, 5th show and lots of workshops!

2019 - performing at the SECC, performing at Little Fix, our best show yet, quadrupled numbers & a new start at comps.

2020 - Covid struck. Classes were closed and we went virtual!

2021 - Finally able to return to class in May, with a few obstacles in the way!

2022 - We are back with a bang, competition next week, floor show in May and hopefully our annual show at the end of the year!

We have had sooooo many ups and downs, I’ve learned so many valuable lessons and I’ve gained a second family. Team OPDA the future is looking bright for us, I can’t wait to see what it holds! Thank you to everyone past and present who has walked in to my class. I am so grateful to you all! HAPPY BIRTHDAY πŸ₯³πŸ’œ ###


Our fab comp teacher @machealaconnelly_ teaching a new style to our pupils this week... loving a bit of Lite Feet πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ


Our superstar Louise got the trophy this week at our beginners class! Well done 🌟

Photos from On Pointe Dance Academy's post 11/02/2022

Beginners βœ¨β€™s of the week!
#welldonegirls #superstars #dancers #starsoftheweek #onpointedanceacademy #newmains #danceschool #wishaw #northlanarkshire

Photos from On Pointe Dance Academy's post 11/02/2022

Well done to our beginners this week πŸ’œ

Zoey for receiving the Star Award & Bethany for getting Dancer of the week πŸ˜„

Very proud of you both girls! Keep shining like the stars you are ✨ ###


Great after school session at Cambusnethan Primary today! Well done girls πŸ’›

Now on to extra comp class with the pre seniors, Clubbercise and then finally senior class! πŸ’ƒ

Poor John the care taker will be sick of hearing me this week πŸ˜‚ The NCT Centre


This wee group! Pre Junior girls are loving their new lyrical dance - can just feel the emotion and it’s only week 2! Well done girls πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Photos from On Pointe Dance Academy's post 07/02/2022

Classes tonight are looking exciting!

Myself and Mac have been texting back and forth and are buzzing to get choreographing new sets with everyone 😍😍😍

I am so lucky to have fabulous members of staff! Macheala Connelly who the kids absolutely LOVE and has created amazing dances for the kids! Elaine Walker who is with us every week without a doubt doing a lot of behind the seems work for me and the forever running back & forth to the loo πŸ˜‚ My little mini me helpers & the girls who will drop everything the minute I need them to help out πŸ’œ

I am also so lucky to have such amazing parents who support me every step of the way and help as much as possible!

& I am even more lucky and proud to say I have the most amazing pupils ever 😍😍😍😍

God what has a week off done to me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…

See you all tonight ###x

Photos from On Pointe Dance Academy's post 04/02/2022

Stars of the week 🀩🀩🀩🀩
I was off this week but my staff reported back that ALL kids were superstars and it was so hard to choose! Well done to our new beginner Aria on her first class. I got to speak to her via FaceTime and she was just the cutest! Also huge well done to Kacey our Pre Junior star of the week! This girl has only been at class for a few weeks but she is soooo talented 🀩 & finally our Emily, always tries her hardest in class. Talks more than me which is hard πŸ˜‚ but she always pushes herself to do her very best! Well done girls! Super proud of you all πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ#OPDA #OnPointeDanceAcademy #danceschool #stardancers #dancersoftheweek #celebratingsuccess #hardwork #superstars #newmains #dancenorthlanarkshire


Just off a wee FaceTime call with my beginners! They were all working super hard with Macheala ConnellyMacheala Connelly and our helpers Sienna & Emilia! Elaine has told me they were all behaving very well in my absence! Can’t wait to see you all next week πŸ’œπŸŒŸ missing you all loads! 😒

Feeling very thankful and blessed for my staff, all my pupils and wonderful dance parents πŸ₯° I am a control freak when it comes to my classes but this week I’ve had to take a step back with having Covid. Normally this would stress me out but I know they have it under control for me! Thank you so much OPDA fam πŸ₯° can’t wait for all the updates ###


I am sooooo excited for this! I hope you can all join me πŸ’œπŸŒŸ Let’s celebrate all our amazing pupils and see some of their fantastic work! I cannot wait for this event!

#theshowmustgoon #noshownoproblem #celebratingourpupils #theyareallsuperstars #newmainsdanceschool #northlanarkshire #onpointedanceacademy #opda #itstimetoshine

Photos from On Pointe Dance Academy's post 28/01/2022

#proud #dancestars #pupiloftheweek #staroftheweek #onpointedanceacademy #danceclass #newmains #northlanarkshire



Thought I would pop on here as we have a lot of new parents and pupils who have never booked through the system yet. Hopefully this helps. Any questions please just ask.

Click on the booking link below which will take you to our online booking website. Follow the steps below πŸ’Ÿ

1. Select your child’s class

2. Click β€œselect” which will add class to basket

3. If your child also attends elitesor you have more than one child to book in for click β€œselect more”. If not move on to step 5.

4. Select your next set of classes and repeat the process until you have all classes required in your basket.

5. If you are booking in for siblings type β€œSIBLING” into the discount bar. Click β€œapply”. Then hit β€œBook Now”.

6. This should take you to contact details. Now if you have more than one child add all names to first name section. Then skip β€œadd other attendees” (this should mean you will only need one email address for all bookings).

7. Once details are entered click β€œcontinue”. You will be taken to checkout to pay for classes. Once complete you should receive a booking confirmation email.

Hope this helps everyone!

Booking is now live and all pupils must be booked in before 1st Nov. Thank you ###

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