News Page

A celebration of the wonderful things that happen at DSA.

Global Success!

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!

September 2022

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 :)

August 2022

Well done, Anna!

Our amazing Anna Ewing has successfully completed her Associate teacher's exam in Highland. We are all super delighted for you!

August 2022

St Andrews Harbour Gala

A fabulous but COVID- and holiday-depleted team represented the school at St Andrews Harbour Gala, 2022. Fab work, everyone!

July 2022

Exam stars!

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

June 2022

Competition success

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.

June 2022

Dreams Show!

Massive congratulations to all of our amazing pupils who returned to in person performance at our outstanding Dreams show

May 2022

Orion's Belt

Well done to Gabriella and Mia who are associate students of Scottish Youth Ballet for their performance in the latest production, Orion's Belt

May 2022

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!

April 2022

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

April 2022

Pay your way!

As inflation puts household budgets under pressure, remember we are happy to work out a payment plan that works for you

January 2022

Well done, Mia!

Here is our gorgeous Mia looking so happy and balletic for her performance with Scottish Youth Ballet, where she studies as a senior associate

December 2021

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!

December 2021

Halloween Fundraiser

Well done to all at DSA for raising and amazing £153 towards our summer show. Lots of wonderful spooky costumes on display

October, 2021

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!

August 2021

Royal ballet intensive

Good luck to Gabriella at her Royal Ballet Intensive Course this summer

July 2021

Funding Success

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

July 2021

Exam Excellence

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.

July, 2021

Cupar Highland Games

Our Highland dancers filmed some super work for Cupar Highland Games which will be a virutal event this year

May 2021

Scottish Youth Ballet

CONGRATULATIONS to our beautiful ballerinas, Gabriella and Mia, who have successfully attained Junior Associate positions with Scottish Youth Ballet

February 2021

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!

December 2020

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.

December 2020

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

October, 2020

Lockdown awards

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.

August 2020

Exam success

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!!!

July, 2020

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

May 2020

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!

December, 2019

Highland Wedding

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!

November, 2019

Contemporary workshop

Thank you to Jodie from the University of St Andrews Dance Club for delivering a fantastic contemporary workshop for some of our pupils during a recent in-service day

September, 2019

Ceilidh Delight

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.

September, 2019

Nursery Outreach

Two of our younger pupils demonstrated their ballet, jazz and national skills during a workshop at the University of St Andrews nursery. The nursery pupils were a real delight and we enjoyed bringing some dance to their classes!

August, 2019