Get your dancing shoes on

WITH around a third more young men enjoying sport and fitness than young women, the local Isle Dance junior and senior cheerleading squads – the North West Allstars – are paving a way to close that gap, writes Eilidh Whiteford.

And with over 75 young ladies taking part in cheerleading, Isle Dance instructor Kirstie Anderson is adding even more dance opportunities with a series of new classes.

The ‘Show Club’ will give participants – both Junior (7-11 years) and Senior (12-18 years) experience in different styles of dancing, as Kirstie expands: “Think Glee but with minimal singing! Dance styles will include musical theatre, jazz, hip hop and contemporary. There will also be opportunities for dancers who enjoy singing and acting.”

‘Dance Technique’ is a new class which will offer young dancers the opportunity to learn more technical skills, such as turns, leaps and kicking skills, as well as working on stretching and strengthening specifically for dancers.

Open to all from S1-S6, the dance skills studied will range from basic ballet, contemporary and jazz.

There is also an S1-S6 ‘Hip Hop’ class and of course, if you’re keen on cheerleading, why not join the award-winning North West Allstars!

For more information on all Isle Dance classes, and to book classes, visit, or call Kirstie on 07715499552.