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The Latin Dance Connection
Learn to dance Salsa and/or Argentine Tango

Salsa and Tango are great fun, a fantastic way to keep fit and a wonderful way to meet people.

The classes appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds and once you know a few steps, there are many places to go to socialise and practise.

If you don’t have a partner, don’t worry. You can partner up at the class. Lots of people come on their own.

Dance Classes run on most days of the week in Stirling, Bridge of Allan and Clackmannanshire.

For further informationcontact thelatindanceconnection@yahoo.co.uk

Find full details of classes near you at Latin Dance Connection



Pilates Classes

Pilates is a mental and physical body-conditioning programme which uses exercises to change the way we use our bodies. It aims to change muscle recruitment patterns and to correct common muscle imbalances, restoring good postural alignment and natural normal movement.

Group classes are one hour in duration and for mixed ability. They are kept small in numbers to allow for individual attention when required. All classes require pre-booking. Classes can be attended once or twice a week. This allows for progression and development.

All classes are held at 7a Coneyhill Road, Bridge of Allan.
PRE BOOKING ESSENTIAL - call 01786 834757.


MONDAY MORNINGS
9.15AM-10.15AM Mixed Ability
10.30AM-11.30AM Intermediate / Advanced Level

TUESDAY EVENINGS
5.00PM-6.00PM Mixed Ability
6.15PM-7.15PM Mixed Ability
7.30PM-8.30PM Mixed Ability

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS
9.15AM-10.15AM Mixed Ability

THURSDAY EVENINGS
5.15PM-6.15PM Mixed Ability
6.15PM-7.15PM Mixed Ability
7.30PM-8.30PM Intermediate

email: info@gillwebster.com
Tel: 01786 834757


Pilates Classes

Improve with Pilates: Whether you would like to strengthen your golfing performance, have flatter abdominals or just want to reduce the aches and pains of stiff joints, Pilates classes could be right for you.

Improve your Posture, Strength, Flexibility and Endurance with Stott Pilates Enhanced Mat Classes (limited class sizes to allow for individual attention)

All small equipment such as circles, balls and foam rollers are provided to help improve your technique and to adjust for postural differences. All you need is a Mat and the motivation!

Contact to pre-book as the places are limited, to allow for individual attention and adjustment for injury or ability.

Sunday
5pm Glebe Avenue, Kings Park, Stirling
6pm Glebe Avenue, Kings Park, Stirling

Thursday
6pm Cambusbarron Community Centre
7pm Cambusbarron Community Centre
8pm Cambusbarron Community Centre

Friday
9am Stirling Highland Hotel (members only)
10.45am Cambusbarron Community Centre
12..10 Castle Business Park, Stirling

email: improvewith@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: Kirsty on 07777 646 546


Baby Sensory - Precious Early learning for Babies

Award Winning Baby Sensory Classes For Babies Birth – 13 Months!

Now Running in Stirling!

Bubbles Baby Signing Bonding techniques Songs Light Shows

Babies learn more in the first year of life than at any other time. Never again will there be such an extraordinary pace of development. They are totally attentive and absolutely fascinated by everything that they can see, hear, touch, taste and smell. Baby Sensory doesn’t waste a moment of this valuable time!

Our Baby Sensory programme has been designed specifically for babies from birth. The Baby Development activities stimulate the senses and help babies develop. We are confident that these baby activities will delight and surprise both parents and baby.

We use a combination of original and traditional songs and rhymes to develop early communication skills, it’s amazing when we see the babies first uses the signs of our Say Hello song which is played at the beginning of each Baby Sensory class!

We use a wide range of sensory delights to stimulate the babies, everything from bubbles, bells, balloons, light shows, balls, textures, activity songs, dancing and much more – something different each week!

Classes run all across the country and also in several other countries around the world, and now they’re coming to Stirling.

I’m offering free taster sessions on Tuesday 23rd Feb at Cambusbarron Community Centre and Mayfield Centre, St Ninians on Friday 26th Feb and my classes will then run each Tuesday and Friday at the respective venues.

Baby Sensory is recognized by health professionals and approved by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to be an invaluable extension of post-natal care.

email now for your free taster session: stirling@babysensory.co.uk
Tel: 01786 475200
07939 329954


The Paint Pot Stop

The Paint Pot Stop is a childrens art and craft program that offers a series of structured sessions devoted to the physical,emotional and social development of the child, with the parent/carer being a central part of the session activities.

When parents/carers enter the childs world of play and imagination, the child blossoms with more confidence to explore and learn.

Tuesdays Cambusbarron Community Centre
1.00pm - 1.45pm age 3years to 5years
2.00pm - 2.45pm age 18months to 3years

During School Holidays older children can be accomodated on single sessions - subject to availability and pre booking.

The Paint Pot Stop offers three levels of art and craft sessions. Children get to explore and experiment with different art materials and techniques. The children will be using different materials each week, such as paint,dough,glue and fabrics. Activities such as finger/foot painting,cutting and glueing are designed to provide a positive art experience for parents and young children.

18mths-3yrs will use equipment and activities to learn cause and effect,coordination and fine motor skills. Use of simple stories and rhyms will link art to everyday life, enriching and developing language skills.

3yrs-5yrs use their creative skills to build stories using art. Explore different themes using song,movement and story telling. Further developing motor skill,hand eye coordination, limited only by their imagination.

5yrs-10yrs will be encouraged to challenge their new and emerging skills. Children will discover their individual abilities, boosting self esteem and social skills. Working in groups to create and design.

The Paint Pot Stop can visit your community Group - brownies,youth cluds, toddler groups- for a discounted community cost.

Contact: Ailene Young
Email: ailene@thepaintpotstop.co.uk
Telephone: 07973521385
Web: www.thepaintpotstop.co.uk



Cambusbarron Youth Theatre

Be part of a drama club where the emphasis is on fun! Join in games, singing and improvisation as well as creating a new community play.

This is an Awards For All lottery funded project.

Fridays 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cambusbarron Community Centre
Ages 10 - 16

For more info contact Brigid: cambusbarronyouththeatre@hotmail.co.uk or find us on Facebook


Blue's Tap - Adult Tap dance classes

Blue's Tap is Adult tap dancing classes run by Susie Forsyth. Tap Dancing is a great way to have fun and keep fit at the same time. I have been running Adult Tap classes for 6 years now and i feel its a great way to end a hard day at work

Times as follows:
Beginners and Advanced classes. Classes are held in Cambusbarron Centre on Monday Nights.

NEW Beginners Class: 6.00pm - 6.45pm
Advanced class: 7.45pm - 8.45pm.

For more information please feel free to call me or email me:
email: bluestap@fsmail.net
Tel: 07545019936
Cambusbarron Centre


Bellydance Classes

Bellydance is a gentle form of exercise for women of all ages, shapes and sizes; it improves flexibility and helps develop good posture and co-ordination. Warda is a trained and accredited teacher with the Josephine Wise Academy of Arabic Dance.

Bellydance classes at the Boys Club are currently suspended due to maternity leave.
email: warda@desertjourney.net
Tel: Warda 07810 678 558
Stirling Boys Club
37 St John's Street

Musical Steps classes

My name is Dawn Ford and I hold Musical Steps classes in Bridge of Allan and Denny. The children and I always have great fun so please give me a call or email if you'd like to join us for a free taster class. I am also available for nursery music sessions based on the Curriculum for Excellence. Please contact me for details.

Musical Steps has developed a fun-packed, high-quality educational experience that babies, children and parents love. Music has been shown to have a huge impact on children's development and it's important to start as early as possible. Listening to music is good, but participating in music-making is even better.

We offer a quality educational experience that is so much more than a simple sing-song. We use our voices, our musical expertise and specially written songs and activities to teach important concepts and skills whilst still providing a fun-filled, magical time.

Have fun with us at Musical Steps and help develop your child’s Creativity, Co-operation, Listening, Language and Communication.

Bridge of Allan classes are on Friday mornings at the Bridge of Allan Parish Church:
Baby Band (up to 2 years) - 10:20 until 10:50
Toddler Troupe (18mths - 3yrs) - 09:30 until 10:10
Music Express (2½ yrs - 5yrs) - 11:00 until 11:45

Denny Classes are on Tuesday mornings/afternoons at the Archibald Russell Centre:
Baby Band (up to 2 years) - 10:20 until 10:50
Toddler Troupe (18mths - 3yrs) - 09:30 until 10:10
Music Express (2½ yrs - 5yrs) - 13:00 until 13:45

Both venues are an easy walk from the town centre and also have great parking and public transport facilities.

Telephone: 07884 230733
email: dawn.ford@musicalsteps.co.uk
Tolbooth Courses and Classes
Courses for Adults and Young People

All courses and classes are in the Tolbooth apart from Art and Ceramics/Pottery in the Cowane Centre. To book and for further information call the Tolbooth box office on 01786 27 4000

Young People

ART
Explore painting, printing and drawing - learn about colour, design and composition and have fun creating your very own works of art.

POTTERY
Explore the fabulous world of clay and learn different techniques to make wonderful original objects.

FIDDLE, CLARSACH, GUITAR, ACCORDION AND WHISTLE
Come and learn how to play. If you already play a bit, have fun learning new tunes and playing in a group with others.

DRAMA
stagecraft, voice, improvisation and developing a character, with the older class contributing to a script. There will also be an opportunity to perform in the Tolbooth auditorium.

HARMONICA
Join our regular harmonica group to play tunes and learn about this great wee instrument. A fun class open to all ages – families welcome. Includes broader musical development.

PUMP UP THE JAM
It’s back! Led by Scotland’s top professional musicians this is the place to develop your songwriting or performance skills.

TRAD WORKSHOPS
Group tuition – fiddle, guitar, whistle, flute and recorder (min 6 months experience of instrument)
Intermediate: (min 2-3 yrs exp of instrument)
Advanced: (by audition)
FREE

Adults

FIDDLE
For fiddlers keen to play together in a relaxed atmosphere, learning new tunes as well as developing technique. Not for complete beginners.

CERAMICS
Intermediate (not for beginners) Demonstration and tuition in a wide range of hand-built ceramic techniques including use of glazes but not potters’ wheel.

SINGING STIRLING
Friendly, informal group singing. Learn a varied repertoire including traditional songs, chants, spirituals, contemporary material and harmonies. You don’t need to have sung before – everyone welcome.

GUITAR
Beginners will take you through the chord structures and basic techniques. Intermediate will explore different styles including contemporary. Bring your own guitar.

HARMONICA
Join our regular harmonica group to play tunes and learn about this great wee instrument.

Painting Workshops

Painting Workshops with artist Peter Russell
Venue: COWANE CENTRE Participants to bring: their own materials

Knitting Bee and Crochet Bee

An informal gathering of knitters and crocheters for chatting, swapping patterns, techniques and tips. All levels welcome including beginners. No booking required.

The Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling FK8 1DE
SEE What's On at the Tolbooth for more details

macRobert Youth Groups

If you've ever wanted to learn about theatre skills, performing, movement, voice work, dance and more, then take part in macrobert workshops where the emphasis is firmly on quality, team work and enjoyment.
If you are interested in taking part in either of these groups please contact Helen Doherty helen.doherty@macrobert.org or telephone 01786 466 603

For Pre-School Children

Dance / Movement
Twisting Toddlers | For 18 months (or from walking) – 3yrs

Parents and toddlers come along to this energetic, fun class which develops movement skills using imagery, music and props. We will take you on a journey to discover your imagination! Led by macrobert’s Dance Artist Laura Smith.

Dinky Dancers For 3 – 5 year olds
A pre-school class which encourages learning without parents in a creative, playful way. Using games, storytelling and music, the class will build movement skills and confidence in a lively, exciting burst of fun! Led by macrobert’s Dance Artist Laura Smith.


Drama
Wee Play | For 3-5 year olds

An exciting drama group for children aged 3-5 years, which encourages children to explore their creative side through drama and play. Led by Frozen Charlotte Theatre Company


For Primary Ages

Dance
Dance Jam 1 and 2 (Formerly Street Dance)
Come and join us and get the chance to learn some new funky moves, be creative and make new dance pieces. These classes introduce a number of dance styles including street dance, hip hop and contemporary. Led by macrobert’s Dance Artist Laura Smith and visiting hip hop and street dance artists.
Dance Jam 1: Mon 16.30 – 17.30
Dance Jam 2: Mon 17.45 – 18.45


Drama
macrobert Youth Theatre Groups 1-3

macrobert youth theatre groups give children the opportunity to explore their creativity and imagination and develop theatre and performance skills. All participants will have opportunities to perform whether as ‘sharings’ between classes, or ‘scratch’ events to try out new ideas.
Running parallel to our classes will be opportunities to perform in macrobert productions.
MYT 1: Tue 16.30 – 17.30
MYT 2: Sat 10.00 – 11.15
MYT 3: Sat 11.30 – 13.00


For Secondary Ages

Dance
Street Dance

Our Street Dance crew are an exciting group who learn new routines, practice tricks and freezes. Wow your friends with your urban grooves.
(S1-6) Mon 19.15 – 20.45

Macrobert Youth Dance Company MYDC
Macrobert Youth Dance Company are an innovative group of young dancers who create new dance pieces, collaborate with other dance companies and perform in venues across Scotland. Led by macrobert’s Dance Artist Laura Smith.
(S1 – 6) Thu 18.00 – 20.00


Drama
Macrobert Youth Theatre Groups 4-6

Our drama classes for older young people further their own creativity and imagination by developing skills and approaches in performing and theatre making. All participants will have opportunities to perform whether as ‘sharings’ between classes, or ‘scratch’ events to try out new ideas.
Running parallel to our classes will be opportunities to perform in macrobert productions.
MYT 4 (S1-3): Sat 13.30 – 15.30
MYT 5 (S1-3): Mon 18.00 – 20.00
MYT 6 (S1-3): Tue 18.45 – 21.15


Film
macrobert Film Crew

Great for those starting out in film-making, wanting to perfect their practical knowledge and understanding behind the camera or practice the basics of editing, this class will be looking at film making from the creation of an idea right through to the final edit. Led by macrobert’s Film Artist Grahame Reid.
(S1-6) Wed 16.30 – 18.30

macrobert Film FX Team
For those who have perfected the basics and are looking to add a little more spice to their films, this class will looks closer at film making and effects editing, creating videos and animations and introducing effects programs such as Adobe After Effects. Led by macrobert’s Film Artist Grahame Reid.
(S1-6) Wed 19.00 – 21.00


Take Part – MORE

Performance Writing
Are you interested in writing for the stage? If so, we are looking to set up a new young writers group that will look at creating new scripts for performance. The group would be led by experienced professionals who would guide and mentor you as you develop your writing practice.

Boys Do Dance
Some of the most ground breaking dancers of this generation have been male. We are looking to set up an all new dance group for boys age 12+. The group will be lead by an experienced Dance Artist, teaching dance techniques and approaches that will build skill and confidence.


macRobert Classes for Adults

Dance for 60+
Our older dance class is a class for anyone age 60+. No experience necessary! The emphasis is on fun while learning new routines. Led by macrobert’s Dance Artist Laura Smith.
Thu 12.00 – 13.00

Book group
Meeting monthly, macrobert’s new book is run in partnership with the University of Stirling Department of English Studies. Each month the group will explore, discuss and engage with a chosen book they have read that month. The group will also benefit from a new programme of author events planned throughout the year.
The group will meet on Monday evenings.


If you are interested in taking part in either of these groups please contact Helen Doherty helen.doherty@macrobert.org or telephone 01786 466 603

macrobert. University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA
SEE What's On at the macRobert for more details


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