Established in January 2005 by Louise Squires A.I.S.T.D B.A Hons, Southside Dance aims to provide children with opportunities to learn the joy of dance, in a fun, friendly and safe environment. We pride ourselves in our professional, caring approach to dance training and education with expert tutition from RAD and I.S.T.D. qualified teahers, Southside Dance offers a truly comprehensive dance training for all ages and abilities
We are committed to delivering high quality dance training whether that be simply for fitness, fun, confidence building or making friends or in preparation for entering the arts on a professional level. There really is something for everyone at Southside Dance.
We offer instruction in a wide range of dance styles in Midlothian and the Borders including I.S.T.D. Ballet, Modern, Tap, Street Dance, Contemporary and Acro classes. We also offer a series of adult dance and fitness classes. Children have the opportunity to enter I.S.T.D. recognised examinations as well as perform in school shows.
I am so delighted to announce we will reopen on Monday 14th September 2020.
Online Booking will be available from Tuesday 1st September 2020. You will be sent a link to click on to book your lessons. Please note many of our classes have reduced class numbers so it is essential that you book your lessons as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please inform me if you no longer wish to continue with lessons so I can make you inactive on the school system and take you off the mailing list.
As you click on the link you will be taken to our new policies, which you will need to sign and agree to these before you can book your lessons. Please note there has been a small increase in fees for anyone taking 2 or more classes. The discount of £1 has been removed from the second class with the discount still applicable to 3 classes and over.
As I am sure many of you will notice, in the borders especially, we have a few venue changes, we have had to take halls that are open and are big enough to accommodate our requirements but we will endeavour to get you back to your usual locations as soon as possible, this may mean there will be slight changes to the timetable later in the school year.
We have been very busy over the last few months preparing for our return following the Covid19 restrictions in Scotland. There are a number of new and strict measures - Procedures for Lessons - that we have put in place which we absolutely insist must be met by each student and parent. This is without exception.
I understand that the measures we have put in place are not bulletproof, however, I do feel that we can help to make our environment a little safer for each other and those that need it most. I’ve no doubt that there will be more questions in the coming weeks as we navigate our way safely back to a ‘new normal’. Please don’t hesitate to contact me regarding any other information I can be of help with.
Finally, I simply cannot wait to see you all! It has been such a tough run for many of us. I am really looking forward to seeing how tall you have all got over the summer but most of all to seeing those amazing smiling faces again!
Lots of love
Miss Louise, Principal
Tel: 07890 990 687
8A Hopefield Place, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, EH19 2NP