The Nutcracker!

Glasgow Dance Academy is excited to announce that we’ll be partnering with the Russian State Ballet Company to produce a joint ballet production of The Nutcracker for our Christmas show. This is an incredible opportunity for the students, giving them a unique opportunity to dance alongside the professional ballet dancers of such a prestigious company.

The students will attend Masterclasses held by the Artistic Director and Stage Producer – Vitaly Akhundov, who will be managing the full production of The Nutcracker.

The show will be on Saturday 12th November at 7pm, doors open 6:30pm. We ask that you support us and spread the word – we are aiming for a sell out show!

The Russian State Ballet theatre has remained one of the leading Russian ballet companies for the past 20 years. Their repertoire includes masterpieces of the classical repertoire and the best samples of modern choreography. The primary task of the “Russian State Ballet” is to preserve the heritage of the Russian and West-European choreography alongside seeking newer forms of dancing.

The Russian State Ballet are seeking new opportunity by establishing links away from home.  Their goal is to make ballet accessible to all young people by engaging them in projects such as the one Glasgow Dance Academy are to undertake. We are thrilled to be joining the company in this years production of The Nutcracker and cannot wait to get started!


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GDA Summer School

What a week!

The GDA summer school was a huge success. The students took part in a range of classes taught by current industry professionals from Hip-Hop and Ballet to Musical Theatre and Jazz. The students threw themselves into every class and ended up with over fifteen numbers to perform at the showcase on Friday afternoon. Friends and family were more than impressed and students were signing up for next year. Check out our social media for all the pictures and videos from the week.

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The biggest difference however, was in the students confidence. From the Monday morning to the showcase on the Friday afternoon the students had completely transformed. It is extremely rewarding to see young people grow and build their self-esteem through challenge and participation at GDA. It is at the heart of everything we strive for.

We can not wait to welcome all the new students (and the old) on Saturday 20th August after a long summer break at our new premises – Notre Dame High School. We have some very exciting announcements to make over the coming weeks so stay tuned…





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