A celebration of the wonderful things that happen at DSA.
Congratulations to Gabriella D who placed an amazing 2nd in teen ballet at the recent Global Online Dance Competition, which had over 250 entries from as far afield as Australia. She also placed a fantastic 3rd in jazz and 3rd in lyrical. Well done!
Back to work!
We have a wonderful first week back meeting everyone after the summer break. Lots of hard work and fun ahead! Looking forward to everything our 2022/23 sessions bring :)
Well done, Anna!
Our amazing Anna Ewing has successfully completed her Associate teacher's exam in Highland. We are all super delighted for you!
St Andrews Harbour Gala
A fabulous but COVID- and holiday-depleted team represented the school at St Andrews Harbour Gala, 2022. Fab work, everyone!
Well done to the amazing DSA pupils who took park in our recent exams! 100% pass rate again and an amazing ~40% distinctions across our ballet, tap and jazz
Congratulations to Gabriella D who placed 3rd in solo ballet and 3rd in solo jazz in the age 11-13 category at the recent nationwide Jubilee Dance Competition to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
Massive congratulations to all of our amazing pupils who returned to in person performance at our outstanding Dreams show
Well done to Gabriella and Mia who are associate students of Scottish Youth Ballet for their performance in the latest production, Orion's Belt
In person show!!!
We will be dancing our fabulous Dreams show IN PERSON at the Buchanan Theatre in St Andrews on May 29th. Excited to be back!
Royal Ballet Intensive
The very best of luck to our ballerina, Gabriella, who is taking part in an intensive training week with the Royal Ballet School this Easter
Pay your way!
As inflation puts household budgets under pressure, remember we are happy to work out a payment plan that works for you
Winter review '21
Our pupils have recorded some amazing dances for our fund-raising online show. Looking forward to the in person one this summer!
Well done to all at DSA for raising and amazing £153 towards our summer show. Lots of wonderful spooky costumes on display
Summer Review '21
Our dancers have recorded an array of dances for our online review. Well done everyone and we hope to be doing this in person next year!
Royal ballet intensive
Good luck to Gabriella at her Royal Ballet Intensive Course this summer
DSA has had three recent funding successes to help us deliver dance opportunities for all in these unusual times. Huge thank you to the St Andrews Community Trust, University of St Andrews and the Adapt and Thrive Scheme
In our recent e-exams, over 25% of our exams were graded as 'distinction', significantly higher than national average. Exceptional performances in highland and ballet with 67% and 43% distinctions.
Cupar Highland Games
Our Highland dancers filmed some super work for Cupar Highland Games which will be a virutal event this year
Well done, Alexandra
Despite everything that 2020 threw at us, our wonderful Alexandra attained her Associate level teaching qualification in ballet earlier this year. She received a glowing report reflecting all of her hard work and we couldn't be more proud!
Care home outreach
Wow! What a morning! We filmed in a freezing cold St Mary's quad to produce some lovely videos of our dancing for the residents of our local care homes.
Return to in person classes
We are delighted to announce our phased return to in person classes welcoming all Highland and National pupils and Senior Ballet, Tap and Jazz back from 26th October, 2020
UKADance produced these lovely Lockdown Loyalty certificates and medals! DSA nominated all of our lovely pupils who have danced with us in so many ways over the last few months. Very well done to each and every one of you, for showing the tenacity to keep going in these unusual times. I hope that you love your beautiful medals and certificates.
Well done to our fantastic pupils who attained 100% success in the UKADance e-exams July, 2020. A real achievement for all at DSA to gain these awards during lockdown. Looking forward to seeing all your trophies and medals!!!
Hip hop workshop
The fabulous Yasmin from the University of St Andrews dance club held an online Hip Hop workshop to keep everyone moving and doing new things during lockdown
Winter Review '19
On Sunday 15th December, the whole school took part in our Winter Review demonstrating their wide range of dance styles and skills. Well done to all of our wonderful pupils on a fantastically well received show!
Our beautiful Henrietta danced the Highland Fling at her brother's wedding in Edinburgh recently making everyone here at DSA very proud. Nice work, Henny!
DSA were delighted to be invited to perform at a recent ceilidh at Strathkinness and some of our senior pupils showed their wonderful highland and ballet skills.