Dance In Action Studio (DIAS) established April 2009. Located in Beauly (12 miles from Inverness). Dance students enjoy excellent training facilities including harlequin sprung floor, ballet barres, mirrored walls, reception and changing area.
This highly recommended dance school welcomes students from age three years. Students follow the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD) grade syllabus in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern. Contemporary/lyrical and Commercial dance is offered under BATD Freestyle branch. Students can take grade examination to vocational level. Students who show aptitude can undertake further training/examination and become a registered BATD Teacher. NB BATD is an organisation validated by the Council of Dance Education and Training.
Undertaking grade work requires approximately 14 months of weekly and/or twice weekly dance class attendance. Consideration is given to students wishing to attend class midway through a grade. Please contact the school to establish the possibility of attendance in such a circumstance. As well as examination opportunity students are encouraged to participate in performance related events such as school productions at Eden Court Empire Theatre, Strictly Inverness, Galas, Workshops and Masterclasses. In addition, students of age 13 years and above can audition annually to become part of DIAS Dance Company. Dance Company students attend additional training and represent the school both in a competition and performance capacity.
SCHOOL POLICY: To maintain the integrity of teaching/training it is school policy that students only receive their ongoing teaching/training through Dance In Action Studio in the dance genre they are taking. Attending one off workshops/summer schools etc. is acceptable. In addition, as representatives of the school we ask that students are not also a dance company/dance crew/dance group/performance member/associate of another organisation where they perform and/or compete in the same dance genre as the teaching/training they receive at the school. Attending Ballet West Associates/Scottish Ballet Associates is acceptable as aim is to supplement teaching/training provided by the student's regular dance teacher/dance school.
Contact: 01463 783626 / 07515532900