Annual Summer Show Spectacular
A big thanks to everyone involved in this year’s summer show ..a fabulous night at Motherwell Theatre… here is a clip from the show with music from the operetta Orpheus in the Underworld written by Jacques Offenbach and first performed in Paris 1858 however the dance style most associated with this music is much older. The Can-can dates back to the 1820s and has its roots in French social dance and early Parisien music hall. Dancers have been thrilling audiences across the world performing the can-can for almost two hundred years and I think our girls and choreographer, Susan Haldane have done a fantastic job of this classic dance style. It was an amazing opening night and we can’t wait to see their next two performances ..
There are still a few tickets left for the remaining Dance UK Live shows on 25th and 26th June 2017 so don’t miss out contact http://www.danceuk.co.uk for details
Congratulations and thanks to everyone involved in Dance UK Live 2017…
Dance UK Team
“Go beyond where you think you can go”
Miss Haldane and some of our 7 to 8 year olds working out during their Saturday class in Bellahouston Park. We are all looking forward to the big LIVE SHOW returning to Motherwell Theatre in June and preparations are well under way so look out for more video posts like this in the coming weeks as the excitement builds…..
Also please remember our school is currently full but we are enrolling now for August with places on a first come basis so contact us via Contact Us page to be sure of a place then.
I hope you enjoy this clip shot on my i phone and made for sharing with your friends and family!
Dance Exams at our school are open to all pupils at all levels and the students in this class video are preparing for their Grade 4 ISTD Ballet Qualification.
Guest tutor, Miss Elizabeth Henderson is seen here giving the girls a ‘mock exam’ , containing all the elements of the exam itself in preparation for the day when an official ISTD accredited examiner from the ISTD in London visits Dance UK to conduct the examinations.
The examination structure is designed to cater equally for those who wish to progress to making dance their profession, either as a performer or dance teacher, and for those pursuing dance purely as a serious hobby. Equally importantly, the exams accrue UCAS points for entry to University so are a very worthwhile qualification to hold.
At Dance UK we have been delivering premiere dance education in and around Glasgow for over 30 years and the above clip was shot at our School, based in Bellahouston Park, where we opened in 1989.
Our aim of “Bringing ballet to Bellahouston” is still as strong today with hundreds of dancers from all over training with us year after year.
Thanks to fantastic support from local parents over the years ,we have established a solid reputation for excellence and value in equal measure and being in the same location on the same day for so long has allowed us to build a strong community link where we see generations of parents and pupils enjoying a life of dance, fun and fitness which gives us pleasure and inspiration to achieve even more in the next 30 years!
Exciting times ahead for everyone who makes ‘Dance UK’ what it is today.
A place to dance, a place to learn, a place to grow,
DANCE UK LIVE 2017 at MOTHERWELL THEATRE:
We are delighted to announce our Production Team will be creating Dance UK Live 2017 at the superb Motherwell Theatre, giving students from around age 6 the opportunity to perform on stage in a professional setting. And for Parents, family and friends, we hope you will join us for this annual Showbiz Experience in aid of the Royal Hospital for Children.
SUNDAY 4 JUNE 2017 : BELLAHOUSTON CAST EVENING SHOW
SUNDAY 25 JUNE 2017: MATINEE: MARYHILL CAST / EVENING: BISHOPBRIGGS CAST
MONDAY 26 JUNE 2017: EVENING: BAILLIESTON AND WISHAW CASTS
Behind the Scenes at Dance UK Live 2016: WATCH HERE:
Beyonce Dance Mash UP
Great work here from our very own up and coming pro dance students… seen here performing an energetic commercial routine …. tribute to Beyonce for the original inspiration!The Beyonce Mash Up Track featured on this video was created by Dance UK’s choreographer Susan Haldane…and thanks to our very own video editor, Martin, for bringing this all to life for us.All the girls train in classical ballet, tap, modern theatre, and commercial dance as you will see in music videos today.Many of our graduates go onto careers are dancers, teachers, singers, actors, musical theatre performers, fitness professionals etc with many performing in all parts of the world.And It all starts with a great training when you are young, so keep dancing, keep improving, and always enjoy!
Boys’ 5th Annual Streetdance Convention
At Dance UK we have been developing our boys only dance course for over 5 years. Our aim from the outset was to create a path for boys to enjoy dance in an environment that fosters all the skills and fitness needed to master the street dance style which includes breakdancing, power moves, free styling,PLUS urban styles such as hip hop and pop n lock.
Our Classes are aimed at boys who have been inspired by DIVERSITY and movies such as STREET DANCE 3D, STEP UP etc STREETDANCEUK is progressive, non competitive, professional and FUN and is constantly evolving to include all the latest trends in moves and music.
We hold a our Convention in Glasgow each summer where everyone gets together to enjoy a great day and celebrate dance.
Get in touch with us for more information: 0141 387 5163 www.danceuk.co.uk
This video features some of our fantastic students performing at the Yorkhill Sponsored Walk Event held in Govan, Glasgow back in sunny September 2015. We had a great day and want to say a big well done to all the girls and Staff who worked so hard all day to entertain the crowds! We led the 650 participants through a mass dance warm up first, cheered at the starting line then performed all day..it was a great experience and a very worthwhile cause too. Go DanceUK! Go Yorkhill!
We have posted some tap dance videos for you today. This will be useful for all you tap lovers out there as well as our students who are training for exams. Principal Teacher, Susan Haldane features in the videos..so dance along with her at home and this will help you with your time steps.
Enjoy….video yourself practising at home…email it in and we can post the best ones! Keep them short..Can any mums do a time step
Sure all our students will love this interesting make up tutorial from Scottish Ballet…try some of the tips!