A charity (SC051258) that offers free dance classes in Glasgow. We aim to promote health and well-being through dance education. Distinctive Dance Academy is a community focused organisation driving to promote health and wellbeing in the community through performing arts.
Our ethos is to help people in local communities: to achieve their goals; develop confidence in their abilities; and to improve fitness and wellbeing for all. We aim to instil a thirst for knowledge and a desire to learn in the young individuals we work with. We achieve this by creating a safe, fun, environment where individuals can express themselves through performing arts, and gain exposure to
Operating as usual
Well done to our stars of the week! You were amazing!
WW - Phoebe, Junior 1 - Amelia, Junior 2 - Billi, Ints - Hayleigh, Seniors - Lauren 👏👏👏
Throw back to one of our show tap duets - about 9 years ago! Only age 3 and 4 👏👏👏 Soooo cute!
Free dance education for all! Making dance accessible to everyone, all ages and abilities.
Why join us?
Every December BATD Exams are offered to the students, covering a range of disciplines, we have an annual show friends and family can watch, we have had several students invited to attend the BATD Scholarships - including this year!
Many of our students have went in to do dance at college and/or qualified through the BATD themselves to teach dance!
Through the year we have a number of fun events you can participate in 💃🕺
Monday Helenslea Community Hall
5:00 - 5:45 Nursery
5:45 - 6:30 P1 and P2
6:30 - 7:30 P3 - P7
7:30 - 8:30 Secondary School
8:30 - 9:30 Adults
Karen West Rebecca Kidd Kerryann McArthur Rachel Reynolds Skye Carntyne Cattrell Clodágh McSorley Gemma West Shannon Stirling Michelle Baxter Holley Linton Claire Conroy Chloe Duncan
Happy Birthday Clodágh McSorley! One of our students, now BATD qualified teacher! You are an amazing woman who has been a joy to have on our DDA journey the past 10 years! You are so kind, thoughtful and considerate of other. Love from all your DDA family!
Happy 20th Birthday Rachel Reynolds! I feel so privileged to have taught you for the past 10 years. You have flourished into such a bright, confident, articulate kind woman! It is a joy to watch you grow and develop.
Dancing is not just about ‘dancing’. We are all part of something so much bigger, our DDA family ❤️❤️
Happy 18th Birthday Gemma West!
One of DDA’s originals! Who has been with us from the beginning, it was a joy having you with us again last week.
You have been a joy to share so many happy memories with! It has been lovely to see you grow into such a confident, funny, talented and kind woman.
Happy 18th birthday from all at DDA! Karen West Emma Jackson
DDA charity fundraiser on Friday 25th March in Belvidere Bowling Club £5 a ticket, adults only.
Music, entertainment, raffle and more! Please support us and come along. If you can’t please feel free to still buy raffles, as great prizes available. Tickets and tickets can be bought at classes on Monday!
Helenslea Community Hall
We are a charity offering free dance class. Students have the opportunity to partipcate in BATD exams and shows if they wish. All ages and abilities welcome. Classes take place in Helenslea Community Hall every Monday between 5.00 - 9.30
Contact us to get involved 👏👏🕺💃
Hi all, just a reminder that classes are off tomorrow due to the school holiday 👏👍
Another fantastic night at Distinctive Dance Academy! Well done to more students who collect their BATD exam certificates and medals! 👏👏
Well done also, to this weeks star of the week! Wiggly Worm - Lily, Junior 1 - Amber, Junior 2 - Lily, Intermediates - Yvonne, Seniors - Rachel Reynolds 👏👏👏
The January newsletter has been sent round to all current students we have on file that have returned enrolment forms. Please check your junk mail. If you have not received please PM us to let us know the child’s name and email address.
Date for the diary, DDA charity fundraiser on Friday 25th March in Belvidere Bowling Club £5 a ticket, adults only. Music, entertainment, raffle and more! Please support us and come along. If you can’t please feel free to still buy raffles, as great prizes available. We can’t reserve tickets or raffle, both go on sale on from Monday! 💃 🕺
Helenslea Community Hall
Amazing night at Distinctive Dance Academy! Medals were given out to all those who sat BATD exams, some pictures included. Also, our stars of the Week - WW - Lacey, Jun 1 Sophia - Junior 2 - Miyla, Intermediates - Karris, Seniors - Gemma West and Holley Linton 👏👏👏👏💃🕺💃🕺💃
Check out Distinctive Dance Academy on Tik Tok
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Amazing work by Junior 2 at class last night! Well done! 👏👏👏👏👏
Helenslea Community Hall
Distinctive Dance Academy classes were amazing tonight! Nice to see all the ‘retired’ Seniors back! Stars of the week, Wiggly Worms - Mila, Junior 1 - Ava, Junior 2 - Kenzie, Intermediates - Aimee, Seniors - them all!
Well done to all the Seniors trying new things on the air track! Rachel Reynolds Kerryann McArthur Claire Conroy Skye Carntyne Cattrell Lauren Gregory Lauren Flynn Shannon Stirling
All students, please note that our next order for class uniform gets sent away at the end of the month. Next Monday, 31st January, is our last date for orders this month.
Our uniform orders get sent away at the end of each month.
As you know, Distinctive Dance Academy is now officially a registered Charity (SCO51258).
We have been in operation in the East End of Glasgow for over 10 years. Last year, we expanded to a charity to allow all students free access to dance education and to support health and wellbeing.
We are currently in need of funds to continue with our service. Due to this, we are holding a fundraiser event on Friday 25th March to hopefully generate some funding. We see approximately 100 students a week, so the service is being well utilised by the community.
If you would be able to donate anything to our raffle it would be very kindly appreciated.
Any local amazing businesses you know that may be able to donate, please tag them below and we can contact them….
Restaurants, Hairdressers, beauticians, experiences, nail bars etc :)
Emma Claire Jackson
This weeks trophy winner!
Wiggly Worms - Kacper, Junior 1 - Ava, Junior 2 - Mirren, Intermediates - Holli 👏👏👏👏
To all students, friends, family and local businesses, Distinctive Dance Academy is now officially a charity, so we provide all our dance classes completely free every week.
We are having a fundraising night on Friday 25th March. Has anyone got any contacts that would be happy to donate something for our raffle to raise funds? Alternatively, please tag any local business that may be interested. We will be sure to thank all businesses publicly for their generosity.
Karen West Kerryann McArthur Rachel RReynolds Rebecca Kidd Skye Carntyne Cattrell Michelle Baxter Shannon Stirling Rosemary Russell Emma Claire Jackson
Distinctive Dance Academy classes on Monday!
We are a charity, so classes are free, however, we do have a donation bucket at the admin desk and each week students/parents are more than welcome to donate something to collate funds 👍👏
10 years ago, this young girl, aged 3 entered Distinctive Dance Academy to try out her first dance class. Today, I got the wonderful news that she has been selected to go forward for the British Association of Teachers Dance Scholarship 2022. I am beyond proud of you Aimee, from your first BATD Starlite exam to now being a fantastic student, dancer and BATD scholarship candidate. All your hard work, determination and persistence to achieve is wonderful! I hope you are very proud
of yourself! Michelle Baxter Karen West Rachel Reynolds Kerryann McArthur Skye Carntyne Cattrell Shannon Stirling Emma Jackson
Well done Aimee Gregory!
Congrats to all our ‘Stars of the Week’ for 2022!
Wiggly Worms - Noqing, Junior 1 - Hannah, Junior 2 - Peyton, Intermediates - Karis, Seniors - Shannon 👏👏👏🕺💃🕺💃🥳🥳
Classes start back on Monday 10th January.
Please ensure to reserve your space as some classes have limited spaces left. Message us for details 💃 🕺
Distinctive Dance Academy is a charity providing free dance education! Classes start back on Monday 10th January to start work on our show routines!
Check out our Junior 2 cheerpom routine from one of our previous shows! All ages and abilities welcome.
Contact us now to reserve a space if not already. Places are limited so please get in touch to reserve your space.
Emma Claire Jackson Kerryann McArthur Skye Carntyne Cattrell Rachel Reynolds Shannon Stirling Karen West Michelle Baxter
Distinctive Dance Academy is a charity offering free dance education. We currently have free dance classes on a Monday evening in Parkhead, Helenslea Community Hall. All ages and abilities are welcome.
Every December we offer the students the opportunity to take part in BATD exams and every June (subject to restrictions this year) we perform our annual display.
If you want to reserve a space to attend our classes re-commencing on Monday 10th January please private message us to reserve a space.
For any classes that are full we can add you to the waiting list.
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Amazing news! For everyone who sat BATD exams last week, you all passed! Wonderful news!
I am so proud of you all.
Throw back to us 10 years ago - still going strong!
Hi all, for all those doing BATD exams tomorrow please arrive prompt at 5.00pm. Note class is only on for those doing BATD exams 🙂 Helenslea Community Hall
Can you please message to confirm you will be attending at 5.00, as I know some folk are now isolating Rachel Reynolds Karen West Michelle Baxter Skye Carntyne Cattrell Shannon Stirling
I am afraid classes have been cancelled tonight. Apologies for the short notice and any inconvience.
November newsletter has been emailed out to everyone, please check your junk mail.
It has important details about the upcoming BATD exams on Monday 13th December 🕺💃🕺
Anyone who has not received an email you have to return your enrolment form, but please send us your email address in the meantime
Tonight’s Stars of the Week!
Wiggly Worms - Connie, Junior 1 - Nadia, Junior 2 - Farrah, Intermediate - Ava, Seniors - Shannon 👏👏👏👏💃💃💃💃💃
Looking forward to seeing everyone back at classes tonight 💃💃🕺🕺
Classes are not on for the next three weeks due to COP26. Teachers are unable to travel into Glasgow.
Amazing class at Distinctive Dance Academy tonight! Well done to the stars on the week. Wiggly Worms - Nuoqing, Junior 1 - Poppy, Junior 2 - Peyton, Intermediate - Sophie, Senior - Skye 👏👏👏💃🕺
Reminder to everyone that dance classes are off Monday 11th October (matching school holiday)
Helenslea Community Hall
Well done to this weeks, star of the week!
Wiggly Worms - Kacper, Junior 1 - Hannah, Junior 2 - Caoimhe, Intermediates - Holly, Seniors - Shannon 👏👏👏👏👏👏
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