Dance Pointe Academy Classes in Acro, Ballet, Commercial, Contemporary Tap, Technical Jazz, Musical Theatre and Mini Movers

"Learning to dance has many physical, emotional and social benefits for people of all ages and walks of life."   

Dance Pointe Academy is Midlothian and Borders premier school of performing arts who are committed to creating a fun, creative, energetic and supportive environment that helps students of all ages feel welcome and in turn, allows them to explore the magic and beauty of dance!

We run classes daily at Dance Pointe Studios in Penicuik and Peebles offering a wide range of different styles of dance ensuring there is something for everyone, whether coming for fun, for exercise or to pursue a career in the industry.

Throughout the year there are always chances to perform, compete and enter in-house and external examinations, however, it is not compulsory for students to enter any exams or perform if they do not wish to. 

Dance Pointe Academy


"My daughter has been dancing at DPA since she was 3 and she absolutely loves it. It’s such a fun, friendly and inclusive school that has opened up so many opportunities for my daughter. Julie and the other teachers don’t just teach dance skills, they nurture and encourage a child’s passion for dance. My daughter does virtually every dance class available and loves being apart of the competition team and making memories with her dance family. I would 100% recommend this dance school and thank DPA for the safe and friendly environment they provide to all their students" 

Karen Cruikshank, 2020                                                                                                                                                                                             

"My daughter has been dancing with Dance Pointe since she was 4...she s now 12 and still loving her dancing. It is such a fantastic school ... with such supportive and passionate teachers ...My daughter refers to it as her dance family ...says it all really" 

Vhairi Boynes, 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

"My daughter (now nearly 7) has been dancing with Julie at Dance Pointe Academy since she was 18 months old. She absolutely loves it - the classes are so much fun and Julie and the other teachers and class helpers are so good with the students! Lovely, friendly environment for the little dancers to learn, build confidence and keep fit and active"

Gillian Coyle, 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

"Amazing, supportive, inspirational, professional, breathtakingly beautiful, dedicated, wonderful teachers, just "simply" spectacular with their support & teaching our children and young adults to dance on air, love every moment and gain huge confidence with ever single step they take" 

Jane Tweedale, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 "Last week at Can You Dance? in Edinburgh I could not resist to approach you to say how much I did enjoy your choreography. It made click to what I look forward to find when having young students dancing; the composition was very appropriate for their skills and their capabilities, I really enjoyed the way that you played with patterns, body shapes and use of the space. I did also love the phrasing and tempo. The honest and genuine interpretation from your students were a clear example of their hard work and commitment. I can see that your school promotes a positive working ethic, manners, etiquette and it is always a pleasure to find motivated young students".

Eduardo Martinez, 2017