Ballet | Contemporary | Tap | Modern | Jazz | Highland | Irish | Acrobatic | Street | Line Dancing | Scottish National | Musical Theatre
The Fiona Henderson School of Dance (FHSD as it's affectionately known as, by pupils past and present) was established in 1985 with just five pupils. Since then it has grown steadily and currently has over 300 pupils of all ages. We have a suite of dance studios in Peebles with school branches in Moffat and Penicuik launching in November 2020.
We welcome pupils from 13 months (walking) and offers dance classes from Beginner level right the way up to Professional level. Some of our former students have progressed to study dance at full-time vocational schools, some have become full-time dance teachers, some are professional dancers and a select few have gone on to open their own dance schools.
We offer a wide programme of dance examinations, dance holiday schools, dance workshops, dance shows and dance performance opportunities throughout the year.
"My ethos is that I want all pupils that come through our door to leave us with a love of dance. Some love it for exercise, some love competitions, some love exams and others love to perform, but my message to them is always clear – do your best, work your hardest at whatever aspect of dance you wish to excel at. Love what you do because anyone watching you whether it be a competition judge, an examiner, a teacher or an audience will appreciate your joy of dance and how hard you are working."
Principal and Artistic Director
Fellow BATD, Fellow UKA Ltd., Member SDTA, SOBHD Adjudicator
2020/21: Winner of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing ‘Innovation in the teaching of Dance’ award.
2019/20: Silver Winner (up to 300 pupils)
2018/19: Gold Winner (up to 200 pupils)
The Fiona Henderson School of Dance is approved by the Scottish Qualifications Authority as an accredited SQA Exam Centre.
We offer the following SQA qualifications in Dance at the levels of:
Please contact us for further details and to discuss pupil eligibility.
"A very professional School with lots of dedicated, talented pupils"
"I like the School ethos and standards"
"FHSD produces some amazingly talented dancers"
"FHSD Studios are fabulous - a real asset to a small town like Peebles"
"FHSD is a fantastic dance school"
"I can't believe the progress and development in both my children since they joined FHSD three years ago"
"Their Senior Shows are just SPECTACULAR!"
"My grand-daugher loves 'Little Stars' and is learning so much more than movement and dance..."
"I am very impressed with the standard and quality of tuition which has a wonderful balance of discipline and fun..."