Dance Pointe Academy prides itself in having highly motivated, enthusiastic, well trained teachers who are amongst the best in their field. All teachers attend regular classes and training to keep up with the current teaching methods and dance trends, all hold up to date PVG Certificates.
Julie de Havilland BA Hons, AISTD
Julie gained entrance to Dance For All Theatre School's full time professional dance course in 2000, she trained for three years studying ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and musical theatre, and at the same time gained a taste of various other world dance styles, including flamenco and national dance. She has also experience in singing professionally and recording.
Graduating with an HND in Professional Stage Dance and an Associate Teaching qualification with the ISTD (the world's leading dance examination board), Julie has performed in and choreographed many productions both singing and dancing. She has taught and delivered various workshops throughout Scotland for over 10 years in many well-known and established dance schools, clubs and organisations with pupils ranging from beginners through to full-time professional dancers.
In a bid to develop her skills further as a teacher and as a creative choreographer, Julie spent an intensive year training at the Performing Arts School of Scotland where she then graduated with a a BA Honours Degree in Dance in 2012. During this time, she increased her knowledge and understanding of dance further, not just as an art form but also from a cultural and social perspective. She constantly pushes herself mentally and physically to become a better teacher, choreographer and overall performer.
Dance and Musical Theatre has been a passion of Julie’s since she can remember, she loves teaching and believes that dance can be used as a release and a therapy for people from all backgrounds. She takes great pleasure passing on her knowledge and skills to anyone who wants to learn the art form, all in the fun and creative environment of her dance school.