Southside Is Open Again!

Children Ballet Practice

I am so delighted to announce we will reopen on 14th April 2021.

Please note many of our classes have reduced class numbers so it is essential that you book your lessons as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please inform me if you no longer wish to continue with lessons so I can make you inactive on the school system and take you off the mailing list.

Please note there has been a small increase in fees for anyone taking 2 or more classes. The discount of £1 has been removed from the second class with the discount still applicable to 3 classes and over.

As I am sure many of you will notice, in the borders especially, we have a few venue changes, we have had to take halls that are open and are big enough to accommodate our requirements but we will endeavour to get you back to your usual locations as soon as possible, this may mean there will be slight changes to the timetable later in the school year.

We have been very busy over the last few months preparing for our return following the Covid19 restrictions in Scotland. There are a number of new and strict measures – Procedures for Lessons – that we have put in place which we absolutely insist must be met by each student and parent. This is without exception.

I understand that the measures we have put in place are not bulletproof, however, I do feel that we can help to make our environment a little safer for each other and those that need it most. I’ve no doubt that there will be more questions in the coming weeks as we navigate our way safely back to a ‘new normal’. Please don’t hesitate to contact me regarding any other information I can be of help with.

Finally, I simply cannot wait to see you all! It has been such a tough run for many of us. I am really looking forward to seeing those amazing smiling faces again!

Lots of love

Miss Louise, Principal

Tel: 07890 990 687


Miss Rona


Miss Rona has danced since the age of 3 and always knew it would become her career. At 16, she began full-time training at Dance For All, Edinburgh gaining an HND in professional stage dance and FDI in teacher training.

Since graduating, Miss Rona has taught at local dance schools, Active Schools dance classes, Dancebase and Edinburgh University Modern Dance Society teaching children and adults of all ages. Specialising in Tap Dance, she has taken classes from some of the best leading professionals in New York and across Europe at International Tap Festivals to improve and update her practice. 

Miss Rona’s approach to teaching is to create a class environment that encourages individual development and self-confidence, she is excited to share her passion with the dancers at SSD. 

Miss Rachael


Miss Rachael has always loved dancing, she began at the age of 3 and hasn’t stopped since. After leaving school, Miss Rachael went straight into second year to study at Dance For Theatre School, where she graduated with a HND in Professional Stage Dance and also her ISTD Teaching qualifications in Modern and Tap. 


Since graduating Miss Rachael has been dancing around the world for lots of different companies. She worked as a dancer for TUI Magic Life in Crete and Ibiza, she was also Dance Captain for a team of dancers in Cyprus working in the Louis hotels.

Miss Rachael has also spent the last two years working for the Walt Disney Company in Disneyland Paris as a dancer in their shows and parades.

Miss Rachael is so excited to be back in Scotland and is ready to share the knowledge she has gained from travelling with young inspiring dancers!