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DC Stirling Studios
158 Drip Road
Raploch
Stirling
FK8 1RR
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McLaren Leisure Centre
Mollands Road
Callander
Perthshire
FK17 8JP
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To start with your child should wear anything that enables them to move freely and they feel comfortable in. For example; leggings, t-shirt, shorts etc.

Some of the younger children prefer to wear a ballet/fairy/dressing up costume which is absolutely fine too!

Soft shoes are ideal for ballet, lyrical and acro.
Hard sole shoes for tap.
Indoor trainers for street and cheer.
For health and safety reasons socks and outdoor shoes are not allowed in our classes.
All classes, tots and older, are expected to wear uniform after they have attended class for one month.

Follow the link in the menu to see all our uniforms which you can buy from our shop within DC Stirling Studios or via our online store.

We strongly suggest getting ballet shoes fitted by a member of our shop staff and advise against purchasing supermarket ballet shoes as they give little support to feet.
At the moment due to our Covid rules, we can't allow parents in classes except for Baby Boogies. However, we welcome you to make an appointment to come into the studio beforehand and meet the teachers and see the space. We also have 'Dance With me' which is a parent/carer and child class for preschool children.

For Baby Boogies we ask that only one adult stays with the child and joins in the class with them.

Our aim is for children to come independently from the age of 3 or 4 years old. However, some children might need their adult to support them for the first couple of weeks. We completely understand this and we would them welcome you to stay with your child. We will help them to transition to attending the class on their own.

In our experience, children learn better without the distraction of being watched. We do however hold regular class presentations and shows where you can see your child's progression.
You can sign up for a month of classes here. We will be in touch within 48 hours to confirm the space.

We also ask that you register for our online portal where you can view our timetable, see when we are on holiday, book classes and inform us when your child is absent.
Our preschool programme is designed so that children can go on to study any genre of dance. They learn movements such as jumping, galloping, skipping, turning, stretching and also following instructions, making circles and taking turns! The foundations are ballet based as any dancer will tell you that ballet is the foundation of all dance.

We use a wide variety of music - from Mozart to Calvin Harris, to your child's favourite nursery rhymes and film soundtracks, some that your child will already know to motivate them and others that they do not which encourages musicality.

We change the theme every term and use lots of fun props.
Our classes are all between 30 minutes to 2 hours and 30 minutes long.
All payments are taken on the 1st of the month by Gocardless Direct Debit.
We do not run classes during the school holidays apart from inservice and bank holidays.

However, we do hold lots of workshops and summer schools.
Pupils are entered for examinations under the discretion of their teacher and studio owner. All exams are encouraged but optional.
The Dance Connection, DC Stirling Studios, 158 Drip Road, Raploch, Stirling, FK8 1RR
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