Emma Louise Dance Club: News

Stay up-to-date with the latest News & Events at Emma Louise Dance Club.

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ELDC Star of the Month - January

Congratulations to Stephanie, our January Star of the Month.

Stephanie works extremely hard and is always ready to learn. Stephanie is quick to apply corrections in class and practices between classes to improve her ballet technique. Stephanie is a dedicated dancer and a pleasure to teach.

Well done Stephanie

 

January 2024

ELDC Starlets - Superstar Award

Congratulations to ELDC Starlet Chloe. Chloe was awarded the Superstar Award in the January team session.

Chloe has demonstrated a positive attitude in the training sessions and is a kind and supportive member of the team.

The team continuing the stretch challenge to improve their splits and working on a Lyrical routines for next the first dance competition of 2024. Well done.

January 2024

ELDC Star of the Month - December

Congratulations to Robyn, our December Star of the Month.

Robyn has been working hard to develop her Commercial Dance style. Robyn is an enthusiastic student who works hard every lesson.

Robyn loves to dance. Her passion for dance is a joy to see. Well done Robyn

 

December 2023

Cash for Kids: Mission Christmas

This year Emma Louise Dance Club has donated the money we would usually spend on Christmas cards to Greatest Hits Radio: Cash for Kids Mission Christmas so our dance family can help another family in the region this Christmas

For more information or to donate visit https://cashforkids.org.uk/mission

 

December 2023

ELDC Starlets - Superstar Award

Congratulations to ELDC Starlet Isla. Isla was awarded the Superstar Award in the December team session.

Isla has shown improvement in her front splits and lead the team as they were working to improve timing.

The team continuing the stretch challenge to improve their splits and working on a Jazz routine for next the first dance competition of 2024. Well done team.

December 2023

ELDC Star of the Month - November

Congratulations to Elspeth, our November Star of the Month.

Elspeth is a dedicated pupil who is always ready to learn and improve her dance skills. Elspeth always concentrates and works hard every lesson.

Elspeth contributes to the lesson and asks questions to help her and her class mates improve their dance technique. Well done Elspeth

 

November 2023

ELDC Starlets - Superstar Award

Congratulations to Taylor. Taylor was awarded the ELDC Starlets Superstar Award in November.

The team are working on their flexibility and Taylor tried her very best and kept going despite finding some of the stretches a little tricky.

The team is continuing to learn new routines for performances and competitions in 2023/2024.

November 2023

ELDC Star of the Month - September

Congratulations to Maisy, our September Star of the Month.

Maisy arrives at class ready to work hard and learn new skills every week. Maisy is always kind and supportive of her class mates.

Maisy's enthusiasm and energy is infectious. She is a joy to teach. Well done Maisy

 

September 2023

ELDC Starlets - Superstar Award

Isla and Chloe were jointly awarded the Superstar Award this month. Both dancers have picked up new choreography very quickly and are working hard to improve technique and performance skills.

Isla and Chloe will be sharing our fabulous new Superstar Award trophy.

ELDC Starlets have a busy summer with performances at lots of local events. The team is continuing to learn new routines for performances and competitions in 2023/2024.

July 2023

ELDC Star of the Month - June

Congratulations to Nancy, our June Star of the Month.

Nancy works hard in class every week. She is a focused pupil with good concentration and listening skills.

Nancy asks smart questions to improve her dance technique. Nancy has 100% attendance this term and is a dedicated ELDC dancer. Well done Nancy

 

June 2023

Penninghame Primary School - Summer Fete

A massive thank you Miles, Connie, Jessica, Fay, Amber, Calie, Chloe, Isla & Kaiya for representing Emma Louise Dance Club at Penninghame Primary School Summer Fete.

Everyone danced their hearts out on a very hot and sunny afternoon. We are very proud of you.

Thank you to the school for inviting us along and to Kelly for helping out too.

June 2023

ELDC Starlets - Superstar Award

Eleanor was awarded the Superstar Award for working incredibly hard learning new dance routine choreographed by Kelly.

ELDC Starlets are learning new routines for performances and competitions in 2023/2024

 

June 2023

Stella

Kaiya McDowall, Isla Bishop, Robyn Moses, Nancy Sloan, Abbi Gratton, Millie Whorlow, Rubie Glass & Ava Glass appear the Childrens Choir in Stella, a movie by director Jessica Fox.  

Stella (staring Oli Fyne, Louis Hall, Gary Lewis, Susan Vidler) is available to stream on STV Player

Thank you to Bethany Porter for teaching the children the songs and to Jessica Fox, Belle Doyle & Tabitha Mudaliar for the opportunity. Congratulations to the cast and crew of Stella.

June 2023

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Celebrating Volunteers Week

Kaiya joined Emma Louise Dance Club in 2012.

She currently volunteers as a Class Assistant helping Emma in Primary Ballet in Newton Stewart.

Thank you Kaiya. You really make a difference to Emma Louise Dance Club.

 

June 2023

Celebrating Volunteers Week

Isla joined Emma Louise Dance Club in 2019.

She currently volunteers as a Class Assistant helping Emma in Popdance Tots in Newton Stewart.

Thank you Isla. You really make a difference to Emma Louise Dance Club.

 

June 2023

Celebrating Volunteers Week

Chloe joined Emma Louise Dance Club in 2022.

She currently volunteers as a Class Assistant helping Emma & Kelly in Popdance Tots, Primary Ballet & Popdance Kids classes in Stranraer.

Thank you Chloe. You really make a difference to Emma Louise Dance Club.

 

June 2023

Celebrating Volunteers Week

Sarah joined Emma Louise Dance Club in 2015.

She currently volunteers as a Class Assistant helping Emma & Kelly in Popdance Tots, Primary Ballet & Popdance Kids classes in Stranraer.

Thank you Sarah. You really make a difference to Emma Louise Dance Club.

 

June 2023

ELDC Star of the Month - May

Congratulations to Esmai, our May Star of the Month.

Esmai is a very kind and helpful pupil.

Esmai has been helping her class mates at dance class.

Esmai is a role model for younger children in her dance class. Well done Esmai.

 

May 2023

ELDC Starlets - Superstar Award

This month Joanna was awarded the Superstar Award.

Joanna was awarded the Superstar Award for working incredibly hard in the team session despite feeling a little under the weather.

ELDC Starlets are learning new routines for performances and competitions in 2023/2024

 

May 2023

ELDC Star of the Month - April

Congratulations to Lily, our April Star of the Month.

Lily is a very kind and helpful pupil.

Lily works hard every lesson and is a pleasure to teach.

Lily listens to instructions and always tries her best in Ballet class. Well done Lily.

 

April 2023

ELDC Starlets - Superstar Award

This month Isla was awarded the Superstar Award.

Isla learns and retains new choreography very quickly. Isla is a helpful and caring member of the team.

ELDC Starlets are learning new routines for performances and competitions in 2023/2024

 

April 2023

ELDC Star of the Month - March

Congratulations to Penny, our March Star of the Month.

Penny always listens and tries her best in class.

Penny dances with 100% energy & enthusiasm.

Penny loves her ballet class and is a pleasure to teach. Well done Penny

 

March 2023

ELDC Starlets - Superstar Award

This month we welcomed Maisy & Isla to ELDC Starlets team

Maisy was awarded the Superstar Award for showing lots of enthusiasm and working super hard in her first team session

ELDC Starlets are learning new routines for performances and competitions in 2023/2024

Everyone in the team is working incredibly hard on the new choreography.

 

March 2023

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Lets Get Loud 2023

Emma Louise Dance Club presented Lets Get Loud at the Ryan Centre, Stranraer.

70 performers took to the stage at the Ryan Centre to perform songs and dances with a 90's theme.

The raffle raised £373 which has been split between Emma Louise Dance Club & MacMillan Cancer Care.

Thank you to our fantastic team of volunteers and to everyone who came to watch the show

February 2023

ELDC Star of the Month - February

Congratulations to Amber, our February Star of the Month.

Amber is a hard working, dedicated pupil. Amber practices at home and always tries her best in class. Amber was nervous about performing in the dance school show. On the day, she overcame her nerves and enjoyed performing on stage with confidence.

Well done Amber

 

February 2023

ELDC Starlets - Superstar Award

This month Ava was awarded the Superstar Award for her positive attitude, focus and determination in team sessions.

ELDC Starlets are looking forward to performing in Emma Louise Dance Club show in February.

Everyone in the team is working incredibly hard in preparation for the performance.

 

January 2023

ELDC Star of the Month - January

Congratulations to Jacqueline, our January Star of the Month.

Jacqueline is a kind, caring pupil who works hard and helps her class mates. Jacqueline leads by example and listens to instructions. Jacqueline is a lovely dancers who always tries her best.

Well done Jacqueline

 

January 2023

ELDC Star of the Month - December

Congratulations to Robert, our December Star of the Month.

Robert attends Popdance Fit. He joined the Stranraer class when it first started in 2018. Robert loves to dance and is a fantastic dancer. Robert's passion for dance shines bright & he is a joy to teach .

Well done Robert

 

December 2022

ELDC Starlets - Dance Competition

ELDC Starlets attended a dance competition in Glasgow on Sunday. For some of the team this was their first dance competition.

The team danced in Under 16 Beginners category placing 2nd (Open) & 3rd (Hip Hop). Under 8 Lyrical Solo placed 6th, Under 12 & Under 16 Hip Hop Duets both placed 2nd.

Thank you to everyone who came along to support the team on Sunday. The team gave their best and we had a really enjoyable day.December 2022

December 2022

ELDC Starlets - Superstar Award

This month Chloe was awarded the Superstar Award for her hard work, positive attitude, dedication and determination in team sessions.

ELDC Starlets are looking forward to attending their next dance competition in December.

Everyone in the team is working incredibly hard in preparation for this exciting event.

 

December 2022

ELDC Practice-A-Thon 2022

Thank you to everyone who took part and donated to 2022 Practice-A-Thon.

Dancers raised £1238.10 for Emma Louise Dance Club costume fund.

Thank you for supporting Emma Louise Dance Club.

Well done everyone!

 

November 2022

ELDC Star of the Month - November

Congratulations to Charlotte, our November Star of the Month.

Charlotte works hard in class and always tries her best. Charlotte asks smart questions so she can improve her skills. Charlotte's behavior is excellent and she is a pleasure to teach.

Well done Charlotte

 

November 2022

Newton Stewart Initiative Community Shop Awards

Emma Louise Dance Club is thrilled to have received funding from Newton Stewart Initiative Community Shop Awards. Senior pupil & class assistant, Kaiya, attended the award ceremony and collected the funds on our behalf.

The funds received will help purchase costumes for our February Dance Show. We are very grateful to Newton Stewart Initiative Community Shop for the funds.

Thank you from all at Emma Louise Dance Club.

November 2022

Newton Stewart Snow Angel

ELDC dancer, Connie, was awarded the role of Snow Angel at Cree Valley Area Development Trust, Winter Wonderland event.

Connie accompanied the Snow King and Snow Queen for the Christmas Lights switch on in Newton Stewart.

Congratulations Connie.

 

November 2022

Fancy Dress Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Fancy Dress Fundraiser. Dancers had lots of fun dressing up and taking part in Halloween themed classes. We have raised £284.00!

  • £142 will go to ELDC Costume Fund to purchase costumes for the February show.
  • £142 will go to Emma' Fund. When she is well enough, Emma & her family can enjoy some special days out together.

We are very grateful to everyone who has donated. You are amazing! Thank you.

November 2022

Dance Competition Winners

Congratulations to ELDC dancer Christina and the team from Park Primary School on winning Best Choreography award in Active Schools Dance Competition which took place in October.

Well done team. Fantastic work!

 

November 2022

ELDC Starlets - New Members & Superstar Award

This month ELDC Starlets are delighted to welcomed Chloe & Joanna to the team.

Joanna was awarded the Superstar Award for working with focus and determination in her first ELDC Starlets session. 

ELDC Starlets are looking forward to attending their next dance comptition in December. Everyone in the team is working incredibly hard in preparation for this exciting event.

 

November 2022

ELDC Star of the Month - October

Congratulations to Aoife, our October Star of the Month.

Aoife is a hard working, dedicated dancer. Aoife is very kind and caring member of Emma Louise Dance Club.

Aoife donated her own pocket money to our Fancy Dress Fundraiser because in her own words "it's for a good cause". Thank you Aoife. Well done

 

October 2022

ELDC Starlets - Dance Competiton

ELDC Starlets attended a dance competition in Glasgow on Sunday. For most of the team this was their first dance competition. The team danced in Under 16 Beginners category placing 4th (Open) & 3rd (Hip Hop).

Thank you to everyone who came along to support the team on Sunday. The team gave their best and we had a really enjoyable day.

 

October 2022

ELDC Star of the Month - September

Congratulations to Chelsea, our first Star of the Month. Chelsea always attends class with energy and enthusiasm.

Chelsea is very helpful and loves to hand out the wishing stars in class. Chelsea has shown lots of kindness, helping a new dancer who joined the class this term.

Well done Chelsea.

 

September 2022

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Diversity

ELDC Starlets, Abbi & Katie had the exciting opportunity to visit the new Diversity Studio, meet members of Diversity and take part in a dance workshop lead by Nathan & Sam.

The girls won this opportunity by taking part in an online dance competition last year. A big thank you to everyone who voted for the girls.

Abbi & Katie had an amazing time. A truly memorable experience. Thank you to Abbi & Katie's parents for travelling to the workshop and for sharing the photos with Emma Louise Dance Club. Thank you to everyone at Diversity for a really special day.

September 2022

National Fitness Day 2022

Emma Louise Dance Club is celebrating National Fitness Day. This year with the theme ‘Fitness Unites Us’.

Today we welcomed new ladies to our FLexercise class at The Factory Gym, Newton Stewart. A great way to celebrate #FitnessDay

Find out more about our dance fitness classes for adults here

 

September 2022

ELDC Starlets - New Member & Superstar Award

This month ELDC Starlets are delighted to welcomed Eleanor to the team.

Eleanor was awarded the Superstar Award for learning a competition Hip Hop routine in her first ELDC Starlets session. 

ELDC Starlets are looking forward to attending their first dance comptition in October. Everyone in the team is working incredibly hard in preparation for this exciting event.

 

September 2022

Goodbye Kathleen

Last week we said goodbye to class assistant Kathleen. Kathleen has been working with Stranraer dance classes over the past few months. Everyone at Emma Louise Dance Club is going to miss seeing Kathleen on a Thursday evening. We all appreciate the work Kathleen has done for Emma Louise Dance Club in the time she has been with us.

Thank you for been part of our dance family, Kathleen. You are always welcome at Emma Louise Dance Club.

 

September 2022

ELDC Starlets - Superstar Award

ELDC Starlets have had a busy Summer performing at events in Dumfries, Newton Stewart, Stranraer & Isle of Whithorn.

Melissa was awarded the Superstar Award for her excellent teamwork and focus during the session. Everyone on the team is working incredibly hard. Well done dancers!

 

August 2022

DGHP / Loreburn Community Fun Day 2022

ELDC Starlets had a great time today performing Jump and Moving On Up at DGHP & Loreburn Housing Association Community Fun Day in Belmont Park.

Dancers took part in mini Popdance taster session too.

Well done dancers and thank you to family and friends for coming along to support the team.

 

August 2022

NSI Sports Day 2022

Emma Louise Dance Club dancers from Popdance Kids, Newton Stewart & ELDC Starlets had a great time performing Keep On Movin', Jump & Moving On Up at Newton Stewart Initiative Sports Day event in Minnigaff Park.

Well done dancers and thank you to family and friends for coming along to support the team

 

July 2022

Stranraer Armed Forces Day 2022

Emma Louise Dance Club dancers from Popdance Teens, Stranraer had a great time performing Spice Up Your Life & Salute at Stranraer Armed Forces Day celebrations in Stair Park.

Well done dancers and thank you to family and friends for coming along to support the team

 

July 2022

ELDC Starlets - Superstar Award

ELDC Starlets are working hard on routines for performance at community events during the summer holidays.

Katie, Taylor & Abbi were awarded the ELDC Starlets Superstar Award this month as they all worked incredibly hard in a tough session. Taylor is looking after the trophy until next session. Well done team!

 

July 2022

Welcome To The Team - Kathleen

Emma Louise Dance Club is delighted to welcome Kathleen to our dance family. Kathleen is our new class assistant. 

"Hi everyone! My name is Kathleen, I’m 22 and I have a HND in Musical Theatre. I’ve been dancing, singing and acting since I was 3 years old and absolutely love anything to do with performing. Since joining Emma Louise Dance Club a few weeks ago, I have been fortune enough to meet and assist some of your lovely children in their dance classes. From what I’ve seen already, there is so much talent within the club and I’m so excited to properly get stuck in after the summer. I look forward to meeting you all soon!"

July 2022

Dumfries Carnival 2022

Emma Louise Dance Club had a great time at Dumfries Carnival. Set 1950's, dancers played Washing Hoose Women. Taking the laundry to the wash house and hanging it up to dry along the river Nith at Whitesands.

Well done dancers. You were brilliant.

A big thank you to parents/carers and everyone who came along to cheer for our Washing Hoose Women!

June 2022

Volunteers Week 2022

Volunteers’ Week is an opportunity to recognise and thank volunteers for the contribution they make to our dance family.

Iona volunteers with Emma Louise Dance Club as a class assistant. Iona's help in Primary Ballet is greatly appreciated. Iona is very helpful and is friendly and polite when assisting younger dancers in class.

Thank you Iona. Your commitment and contribution as a volunteer really makes a difference to Emma Louise Dance Club

June 2022

Volunteers Week 2022

Volunteers’ Week is an opportunity to recognise and thank volunteers for the contribution they make to our dance family.

Kaiya volunteers with Emma Louise Dance Club as a class assistant. Her help in Primary Ballet is greatly appreciated. Kaiya is kind, helpful and a brilliant role model for our younger pupils.

Thank you Kaiya. Your commitment and contribution as a volunteer really makes a difference to Emma Louise Dance Club

June 2022

ELDC Starlets - Superstar Award

ELDC Starlets are working hard on Competition dances, Acro skills, flexibility and strength.

ELDC Starlets now have the opportunity to work towards International Dance Rewards in Acro.

Ava was awarded the ELDC Starlets Superstar Award this month for her hard work and improvement in focus and concentration during the session.

 

June 2022

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    The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

    Isle of Whithorn dance classes celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on Saturday 4th June.

    Primary Ballet & Junior Ballet took part in special Jubilee themed classes. Dancers dressed up as prince & princess and had lots of fun.

    We danced the decades in Popdance Fit with dance routines set to a great selection of songs from 1950's to 2020's, including The Queen's Favourite Pop song - Dancing Queen!

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      Theatre Trip - Diversity Connected

      Emma Louise Dance Club arranged a trip for Move Dance Challenge pupils to see Diversity - Connected at Kings Theatre, Glasgow.

      Emma, Kelly, dancers and parents had a brilliant time in Glasgow. The high energy, innovative performance was enjoyed by all.

      A fantastic day out and a lovely treat for our hard working competition team.

      May 2022

      ELDC Starlets - Superstar Award

      ELDC Starlets are continuing work on Competition dances, Acro skills and flexibility and strength.

      All the team are working hard towards their individual goals and growing every session.

      Taylor was awarded the ELDC Starlets Superstar Award this month for her focus during the session and determination in attempting to learn a new skill.

      Emma & Kelly are very proud of the team.

      May 2022

      ELDC Starlets - Superstar Award

      ELDC Starlets are continuing work on Competition dances, Acro skills and flexibility and strength.

      We are really proud of the progression this team is making every month.

      Abbi was awarded the ELDC Starlets Superstar Award this month for her positive attitude and excellent focus during the session.

      Great work team

      April 2022

      Popdance Fit does Uptown Funk for Comic Relief

      Dancers in Popdance Fit classes in Isle of Whithorn (Tue & Sat) & Stranraer (Thu) had fun learning & performing Popdance Fit routine to Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk in aid of Comic Relief.

      Emma Louise Dance Club raised £105 for Comic Relief helping to make a huge difference to people’s lives both in the UK and around the world - Thank You!

       

      March 2022

      ELDC Starlets - Superstar Award

      ELDC Starlets are continuing work on Competition dances, Acro skills and flexibility and strength.

      We are delighted to welcome Taylor to the team.

      Taylor was awarded the ELDC Starlets Superstar Award this month for her positive attitude and determination during the session.

      Great work team

      March 2022

      ELDC Starlets - Superstar Award

      ELDC Starlets started work on new Competition dances, Acro skills and continued to work on flexibility and strength.

      We are delighted to welcome Ava to the team.

      Katie was awarded the ELDC Starlets Superstar Award this month for her improved focus and positive attitude during the session.

      Fantastic session team.

      February 2022

      New Team Member - New Popdance Fit Class

      Emma Louise Dance Club is excited to welcome Vikki Reay Martin to the ELDC Dance Family. Qualified instructor, Vikki will be teaching Popdance Fit on Tuesday evenings at Saint Ninians Hall, Isle of Whithorn

      Popdance Fit, Isle of Whithorn (Tue) | Saint Ninian's Hall, Isle of Whithorn | Doors open 7.20pm, Class 7.30pm-8.30pm | FREE TASTER CLASS - 18th & 25th Jan 2022 | £30 for eight-week block (starting 1st Feb) or £5 PAYG

      Spaces are limited & advance booking is recommended. Popdancers are required to complete a heath questionnaire before taking part in Popdance Fit.

      January 2022

      Move Dance Challenge - RESULTS!

      Congratulations to Rubie, Abbi, Kate & Melissa who will be taking part in a workshop with Diversity thanks to the public vote.

      We are so proud of the whole team.

      Thank you for supporting ELDC Starlets

       

      December 2021

      Move Dance Challenge - Final - Please Vote!

      ELDC Starlets are in Final of Move Dance Challenge with Award City. They have a chance of winning dance workshop with Diversity. The links to vote are below. Voting closes midnight 26th Dec 2021. Winners announced 28th Dec 21. Thank you for your support. Good luck team.

      December 2021

      ELDC Fancy Dress Fundraiser

      Dancers attending Emma Louise Dance Club classes have raised £250 by taking part in a Fancy Dress Fundraiser.

      The funds raised have been donated to two charities.

      Thank you to everyone who donated to ELDC Fancy Dress Fundraiser

      October 2021

      Move Dance Challenge - Finalist: Golden Ticket

      Congratulations to ELDC Starlet, Melissa Fraser, for earning a place in the December final of Award City Move Dance Challenge. Melissa was awarded a golden ticket from the judges to secure her place in the final in December. Melissa has been working hard practicing the dance for the final. Good luck with the competition Melissa.

      To vote for ELDC Starlets in the December Final visit www.awardcity.co.uk Create an account and receive three free votes every months.

      October 2021

       

      ELDC Starlets - Superstar Award

      ELDC Starlets are continuing to work hard on the Move Dance Challenge. October's choreography includes the Moonwalk inspired moves! The team picked up the new moves quickly.

      Katie was awarded the ELDC Starlets Superstar Award this month for her improving flexibility and positive attitude during the session.

      Keep up the great work team.

      October 2021

      Feature Film - Stella

      Emma Louise Dance Club pupils are appearing in a new feature film by writer and director Jessica Fox. 

      Thank you to the whole cast and crew for a wonderful experience. Dancers had a fantastic time in rehearsals and on set. A brilliant opportunity for Emma Louise Dance Club pupils.

      The film will be released in 2022 and we are looking forward to seeing it on the big screen.

      September 2021

       

      ELDC Starlets - Superstar Award

      The team are working really hard on the Award City Move Dance Challenge. September's choreography is a little tricky, however, the girls worked hard and picked up the new moves quickly. Abbi was awarded the ELDC Starlets Superstar Award this month for her hard work and focus during the session.
      Keep up the great work dancers. Well done 

      September 2021

      ELDC Starlets - New Team Member

      We are delighted to welcome Melissa to ELDC Starlets team. Melissa was awarded the ELDC Starlets Superstar Award at her first sesssion.

      Keep up the great work Melissa. Welcome to the team.

      August 2021

      ELDC Summer Ballet Camp

      Thank you to everyone who attended our first ever Ballet Camp. We had a great time over the three days. It was lots of fun and we will be running more Ballet Camps in the future.
      Here is what the dancers said about the camp . . .
      "I met lots of new friends and the routine was really good"
      "It is very fun. You learn a lot and meet new friends."
      "I thought that ballet camp was a lot of fun. I would come back to it"
      Information about Emma Louise Ballet & Popdance Holiday Camps can be found here 

      July 2021

      Make Up Challenge

      ELDC Starlet, Katie, completed the Award City Make Up Challenge in January & February. She created two fantastic make up looks and received a medal for each look.

      Well done Katie. Congratulations!

      July 2021

      Volunteers Week (1st-7th June)

      Celebrating Volunteers Week - Abbie

      "Hi I'm Abbie. I'm 16 years old and I volunteer to help out Popdance Tots and Primary Ballet in Stranraer. I started volunteering because I enjoy my time at Popdance and wanted to pass my experience and help the younger ones to improve their dancing. I have been at Emma Louise Dance Club for 10+ years and have learned a lot from Emma and feel that I can encourage the younger ones to enjoy it as much as I have."

      It has been a pleasure to see you grow in confidence Abbie. Thank you for your dedication to Emma Louise Dance Club.

      June 2021

      Volunteers Week (1st-7th June)

      Celebrating Volunteers Week - Katie

      "Hi my name is Katie and I have been a volunteer at Emma Louise Dance Club for the first time this week. I loved helping with Popdance tots and meeting the little ones. I am very excited to be volunteering until the summer."

      Thank you for volunteering at Emma Louise Dance Club Katie. We hope you enjoy the opportunity.

      June 2021

      Volunteers Week (1st-7th June)

      Celebrating Volunteers Week - Kaiya

      "Hi, I am Kaiya McDowall I’m 12 years old and I started Ballet when I was 3 years old. I am currently in Senior Ballet and I have been helping Emma teach the Primary Ballet class for the last 2 years. The Primary Ballet class is for children aged aged 3-5 years old. I enjoy my volunteering role as I like seeing the children make friends with each other, and I like seeing their dance ability and confidence improve. Helping Emma with the little ones has given me the opportunity to pass my love for ballet onto others."

      Kaiya thank you for the fantastic contribution you make to Emma Louise Dance Club.

      June 2021

      Teacher Emma Training with FLexercise

      During the pandemic Emma has been working towards Level 3 Exercise Movement & Dance Qualification with FLexercise.
      On completion Emma is looking forward to starting a FLexercise class in Wigtownshire.
      FLexercise will be a fantastic new addition to the dance fitness classes Emma Louise Dance Club offers for adults in the local area.
      You can read about Emma's training experience with FLexercise here.

      May 2021

      Move Dance Challenge - Finalists

      Thank you for voting for ELDC Starlets in Award City Move Dance Challenge. Kaiya, Katie, Abbi & Rubie have made it through to the grand final in December. The team has the change to win a day at the Diversity studio for a 2-hour workshop led by Sam Craske and Nathan Ramsay! Good luck dancers.

      May 2021

      Move Dance Challenge - Vote for ELDC Starlets

      Help ELDC Starlets - Katie & Kaiya secure a place in the December Final.
      Visit Award City website and create an account to receive three free votes every month.

      Thank you for voting and supporting local youngsters in the national competition. Voting closes midnight 26th April & winners are announced on 28th April. Good Luck Dancers.

      April 2021

      Welcome Baby Georgia

      ELDC dancers, Christina & Ashleen have a new baby sister. Georgia Leigh McCann was born on Saturday, which is also Ashleen’s birthday so a double surprise for her. 

      Congratulations to Lynne & Declan McCann. Best wishes to you and all family.

      April 2021

      First Aid Certificate

      On 3rd April, Emma completed Paediatric First Aid training with Annie's Aider. First Aid Certificates must be renewed every three years. Paediatric First Aid training covers how to help babies, children, and adults in a medical emergency. Staying up-to-date with first aid training is important for maintaining a safe dance school for our dance family of pupils, teachers, parents/carers, and volunteers.

      April 2021

      Move Dance Challenge - Finalist

      Congratulations to ELDC Starlet, Abbi Gratton, for earning a place in the December final of Award City Move Dance Challenge. Abbi has been working hard practicing the dance for the final. Thank you to everyone who voted for Abbi. Good luck with the competition Abbi.

      March 2021

      Move Dance Challenge - Vote for ELDC Starlets

      Help ELDC Starlets - Katie, Abbi & Kaiya secure a place in the December Final.
      Visit Award City website and create an account to receive three free votes every month.

      Thank you for voting and supporting local youngsters in the national competition. Voting closes midnight 26th March & winners are announced on 28th March. Good Luck Dancers.

      March 2021

      Footloose Fever for Comic Relief

      Emma Louise Dance Club helped Popdance raise over £1000 for Comic Relief by taking part in Footloose Fever. Click HERE for full details and to watch official Popdance video. Thank you to all who joined in and donated to this worthy cause.

      March 2021

      Move Dance Challenge - Finalist

      Congratulations to ELDC Starlet, Rubie Glass, for earning a place in the December final of Award City Move Dance Challenge. Rubie has been working hard practicing the dance for the final. Thank you to everyone who voted for Rubie. Good luck with the competition Rubie.

      February 2021

      ELDC Starlets present Jingle Bells

      ELDC Starlets made a special video to bring us some Christmas cheer this year. The team learn't the dance, performed and filmed this video in one day! Thank you to ELDC Starlets, Kelly, Jodie, Newton Stewart Initiative & Hippidippies for helping to make this video possible.

      December 2020

      Strictly Come Dancing Children In Need Dance Challenge

      Dancers from all Emma Louise Dance Club classes took part in Strictly Come Dancing Dance Challenge. Dancers learnt, performed and filmed a section of the dance challenge in one lesson. We raised £100 for BBC Children in Need. Thank you for your donations.

      November 2020