411 White Studios, Templeton on the Green, Glasgow, G40 1DA hello @ dancehq.co.uk
+44 (0)141 556 0039
>Blaze Dance Academy was founded in 2011 following numerous requests for high quality dance classes for children of all ages.
To date, the pupils have attained a 100% pass rate in their BATD examinations and, most recently, 97% of the pupils achieved Highly Commended and Honours results - a fact we are incredibly proud of and aim to maintain.

Summer terms are spent working towards our annual summer performance and winter terms are focused on progressing through the BATD syllabus. To date, Blaze Dance Academy pupils have performed in Flash Mobs, pop up cinema events and our annual performances as well as achieving great exam results.

You're never too young to start dancing!
Which is why you can start dancing with us as soon as you can sit! Our Firecrackers class ensures kids get a great start with lots of props & stories to welcome them into the world of dance. Children aged 3-5 can join our Starlite class, a great foundation in Tap & Ballet.
School age pupils will begin their journey through BATD examinations in Ballet, Tap & Modern. We also have dedicated Street & Contemporary classes to create diverse dance talent.
Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
~Martha Graham

Blaze Dance Academy's Principal Teacher is Susan Elena, a dance tutor with over 15 years experience, she strives for the best in herself and her pupils.

While Miss Susan is on maternity leave, her classes are being covered by Avery Dupuis. Miss Avery is a versatile teacher with an MA Musical Theatre from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Ruth Foster is our Early Years Specialist, she is a natural teacher and capable of giving our eager young dancers a solid foundation in Ballet, Tap & Modern.

We are delighted to welcome Aimee Scullion to the team as a Ballet Specialist, ensuring all pupils receive the very best training for each style of dance.

Look great, feel great!
Uniform is an essential part of studying dance. The correct clothing & footwear not only keeps dancers safe from injury but allows teachers to see positions clearly, allowing them to give corrections and advice.
Uniforms must be worn for all classes after an initial 1 month settling in time. All clothing should be ordered directly from Blaze Dance Academy.



A fun, creative class to introduce pre-school children to the basics of ballet & tap dance.

Suitable for children aged 2-4 years.


Arguably the style from which all others develop, ballet will develop grace, poise, strength and stamina as well as providing a great base knowledge of dance.

1st Steps, Junior & Senior classes available


Starting with simple beats and eventually building up to complex rhythms, this class develops musicality and co-ordination whilst developing strong ankles and joints.

1st Steps, Junior & Senior classes available


Modern is a fun, yet technically precise, dance style, often used in musical theatre. It involves isolations, high kicks, turns and jumps to create a physically demanding yet enjoyable dance class.

1st Steps, Junior & Senior classes available


Contemporary requires fluid movements, control and creativity. It is the style of dance taught in most dance college and university courses so is essential for those hoping for a career in dance.

Junior and Senior classes available


Street Dance covers most urban dance styles including hip hop and breakdance. It is high energy and high impact and demands lots of attitude.

Junior and Senior classes available


Blaze Dance Academy pupils in 1st Steps, Junior & Senior Ballet, Tap & Modern classes will sit annual BATD examinations in the winter term. This is compulsory for all dancers and is a great way to build confidence and measure progress.

All pupils in classes Starlite and above will perform in our professionally run annual summer shows.

Dance HQ regularly takes part in events such as the Merchant City Festival and hosts holiday workshops in preparation. Pupils and non-pupils are welcome to perform in these events.


Starlite: 2-4 yrs
First Steps: 5-6 yrs
Junior 1A: 6-7 yrs
Junior 1B: 7-8 yrs
Junior 2: 8-9 yrs
Senior: 10+ yrs

These age groups are a guideline only, please contact us to confirm the correct group for your child before beginning classes.


Uniform is an essential part of studying dance. The correct clothing & footwear not only keeps dancers safe from injury but allows teachers to see positions clearly, allowing them to give corrections and advice.

Uniforms must be worn for all classes after an initial 1 month settling in time. All clothing should be ordered directly from Blaze Dance Academy.



Some long for summer, others relish the winter, we're here to celebrate every time of year in Seasons Change.

Featuring dancers from Blaze Dance Academy & Dance HQ, Seasons Change takes inspiration from nature to produce an evening of dance to remember.

You can now re-live all those magic moments with your own copy of the show DVD to keep and cherish forever!

Check out the photo gallery and order prints and digital copies directly from our photographer.

Please email us for the weblink and password.

Summer Dance Intensive

Following the success of our Easter Dance Intensive, we are delighted to announce not 1 but 2 Summer Dance Intensives to get involved in.

This is an incredible opportunity for young dancers to learn from experienced dance tutors who are performing professionally on a national and international scale.

Dancers will rehearse a different style of choreography each day with a different dance tutor before sharing what they have achieved in an informal studio performance on the final day.

Suitable for dancers aged 5-16 years, be prepared to work hard, achieve more than you can imagine and learn from experienced dance professionals.

Enrolling Now for 2017/2018

We'd like to welcome any new dancers thinking of joining our dance academy to enrol now. Our classes will be running all summer with fun dances to learn in each class before the BATD syllabus work begins in August.

This is the perfect opportunity for new dancers to come along and meet the tutors as well as make new friends before the Autumn term officially gets started.

Our enrolment day for 2017/18 will take place on Saturday 12th August 12pm-2pm but if you just can't wait, why not enrol now!

Enrolling online is easy and allows you to book classes via our website using your personalised log in details.

1. A parent or guardian should create their own account, with a log in and password.
2. Add each dancer as a family member which links your details with your child.
3. Choose your classes and book in. Remember to say who you are booking each space for.

Easy as 1,2,3 or 5,6,7,8!



Nicole, age 6

I like Blaze Dance Academy because I love dancing and Miss Susan is very nice. My favourite class is Contemporary.

Hannah, age 6

I like it here because I enjoy dancing - the time flies when you're having fun! I'm very happy to be here.

Dalila, age 8

I love Blaze Dance Academy because I have lots of friends here.

Julia, age 12

I came to Blaze Dance Academy because it has amazing opportunities, including exams and shows. I love coming here because of the kind, happy & calm atmosphere and the incredible dance styles.

Muirinn, age 12

I was looking for a Contemporary dance class and when I found Blaze Dance Academy I realised that there were tons of other cool styles as well. The first day I went along they were all really nice, which made me more confident. I have made lots of friends and Miss Susan has definitely made me a better dancer.

Charisse, age 16

I chose to come to Blaze Dance Academy because of the nice studios and the chance to do BATD exams. I enjoy coming here because of the dance styles we learn and I've made lots of new friends.


Exam Success

Our pupils have attained a 100% exam success rate with the BATD. An incredible 97% of our pupils have achieved Honours & Highly Commended results!

Shine like a Star

Blaze Dance Academy pupils perform each year in our annual summer show plus many other opportunities throughout the year.

Dress the Part

Uniform is required for all classes after a 4 week settling in period. You can order everything you need directly from us.

Friendly Faces

We're proud of the friendl,y relaxed atmosphere in all of our classes so there's no need to be shy, come and join the fun.

Class Fees

Fees should be paid monthly in advance and can be paid online. no more hunting for correct change before classes.