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Stirling Classes, Courses, Clubs

In this section of the in stirling website you can discover lots of ideas for things to do around Stirling. Dance classes, pilates, yoga, tai chi, salsa, tango, latin dance, tap dance, performing arts, dance drama and musical theatre, natural healing, fitness, baby sensory, baby massage. Courses for adults and young people, theatre and youth groups, classes for adults.

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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.

Find full details of classes near you at Latin Dance Connection


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Head Over Heels Dance Fitness

Head Over Heels dance fitness classes are new, exciting and most of all fun. Our classes include Pole Dance Fitness and Conditioning, Aerial Hoop, Stretch and Flexibility, MTV Dance and amazing monthly workshops.

We are a dance fitness studio in Stirling, Scotland, with friendly, highly experienced instructors. Beginners always welcome. Any level of fitness and ability welcome.

Check out our timetable and book a class this month.

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


Head Over Heels Dance Fitness Studio
40 Cowane Street, Stirling, FK8 1JR

monument dance centre stirling

Monument Dance Centre

Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre

We offer a large range of dance classes and are confident that you will find one to suits your needs. We believe that dance is for everyone and our pupils experience the joy of dancing. We encourage children's imagination and creativity.

Monument Dance Centre is the only private Dance and Drama provider in Stirling which is SQA Approved. This means that the Scottish Qualifications Authority recognises that we have the facilities, procedures and staff required to deliver SQA courses in Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting and Theatre Performance.

We firmly believe that happy children learn more effectively, so we ensure that everyone enjoys themselves regardless of the dance style or standard.


Monument Dance Centre
Easter Cornton Road Causewayhead Stirling FK9 5PB

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Stages Dance Academy

Stages Dance Academy has been offering children in Dunblane and surrounding areas the opportunity to explore the world of dance for over 12 years. Children are encouraged through creative and fun lessons to develop sound and safe technique in dance whether it be Ballet, Modern, Tap or Street dance. From the age of 3 upwards children benefit from steady progression through the syllabi of the Royal Academy of Dance and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (exams are offered but not compulsary). They also benefit from the social interaction that comes from attending class and the confidence that is gained through stage performance.


Stages Dance Academy
Dunblane Centre and Victoria Hall, Dunblane FK15

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Stageworx School of Performing Arts

Stageworx is widely known as the leader in today's Performing Arts Schools. This aspiring Centre of Excellence situated in Stirling, Central Scotland, is the ultimate in Triple Threat Training. Accurate training is being delivered in Musical Theatre which includes, Dance Theatre, Acting Theatre, Voice Theatre. Qualifications include RAD Ballet Exams and Trinity College, London Musical Theatre Exams.

Stageworx continues to grow and flourish. We now have over 300 students and are committed to giving access to the performing arts to as many people as possible. We do this via a wide range of fun based and vocational performing arts courses. The tutors have a combined performing and teaching experience of 180 years. Our tutors have all been leading performers in the profession and bring to Stageworx the most up to date teaching skills.


Stageworx School of Performing Arts
Millhall East Industrial Estate, Stirling, FK7 7LT

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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.


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Blue's Tap - Adult Tap dance classes

Blue's Tap is Adult tap dancing classes run by Susie. Tap Dancing is a great way to have fun and keep fit at the same time. I have been running Adult Tap classes for 8 years now and I feel it's a great way to end a hard day at work. I run 3 levels of classes Beginners, Inters & Advanced so I am more than sure you will find a class to suit you.

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

Beginners Class: 6.00 - 7.00pm
Inters Class: 7.00 - 8.00pm
Advanced class: 8.00 - 9.00pm


Cambusbarron Centre

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Stirling Massage Clinic

A professional service you can rely on.

The clue is in the name, we are a specialist Massage Clinic and our mission is to relieve any pain which you may be feeling in your joints, muscles or tendons. We have assembled a well-trained and considerate team of professionals who will do their utmost to ensure that you have the best possible experience when you visit our clinic.

We will provide a full consultation to establish your main areas of concern enabling us to work together to help alleviate the issue where possible. This may result in one treatment or depending on the individual situation, a series of treatments. Different massage techniques will be employed to maximise results.

If you feel like you are in need of a relaxing massage, then Stirling Massage Clinic is the one stop shop for you - no matter your profession - as our team of therapists are trained to provide a service which you can trust and rely on every time.

Although we specialise in massages and sports therapy, there is much more to the clinic than just that. Clients can come in for any kind of relaxing therapy they desire, from Clinical Aromatherapy and Reflexology to Hot stone treatments and Hopi Ear Candles. Our team with treat you with unique care and give your body, mind and spirit what it needs. Our services can range from Indian Head, Lomi Lomi, Slavic and Seated Chair massages to rejuvenating and relaxing facial treatments.

Even if you are unsure what you need, we can promise that our team will know exactly the remedy you require to get your body and mind feeling normal again. Come in and see us or get in touch with any enquiries.

Available Treatments

Swedish and Therapeutic Massage
Advanced Remedial Massage
Sports Massage
Hot Stone Massage
Neuro Muscular Re-education Massage
Massage for people living with cancer
Medical Acupuncture
Slavic massage
Lomi Lomi Massage
Clinical Aromatherapy
Indian Head Massage
Seated Chair Massage

Stirling Massage Clinic
Minewood Pavillion, Mine Road, Bridge of Allan, FK9 4DT


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The Yoga Tree Stirling

Yoga Classes in Stirling

The Yoga Tree is open in the Stirling Arcade

We have a lovely space upstairs in the Arcade. Please pop in and see us. We can talk about the different classes we offer and see which one is best for you.

Any type of body, build, shape, weight, or frame can do yoga. You can also be any age.
You do not have to be able to touch your toes or know any of the poses to come to class.
There's no one right way to do a pose. We'll help you find your right way.
Just getting to class is good enough. If you want to lie down and rest the whole time, we won't bother you.
Yoga is not about what the pose looks like from the outside. It's about what's going on for you on all levelsinside.

Meditation, Mindful Yoga, Core Yoga, Vinyasa Flow , Yin Yoga , Stretch and Relax, Beginners yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Seasonal Flow, Sahaja Yoga Meditation, Tai Chi Qigong class


The Yoga Tree
25B Stirling Arcade FK8 1AX

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MindBody Yoga

Monthly Chakra Yoga Class
Evening Meditation
Mindful Yoga
Pregnancy Yoga
Workshops and Retreats

Learn how to live from the heart, instead of the ego. Let go of habitual patterns of behaviour and negative belief systems. Feel more happiness in all that you do. feel more connected with your true self.

Have anxieties about your pregnancy and/or labour, want someone to analyse your breathing patterns, want to work through specific life changes i.e. the birth of a child, a new job, menopause, release emotional issues, are new to yoga, want to work on your alignment, want to achieve a specific pose, want to heal an old injury, and many other reasons.

Private yoga sessions can be made available from Coneyhill Studio in Bridge of Allan, the Chillout Shop in Aberfoyle, in your own home, or from any venue in your area.


MindBody Yoga
classes at The Yoga Tree
25B Stirling Arcade FK8 1AX

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Improve With Pilates

Pilates Classes

Pilates is a programme of exercises designed to improve Posture, Alignment, Flexibility, Strength, Balance and Endurance. By teaching you to move your body with more control, it can not only support you everyday, but help you eliminate chronic pain and improve your sporting performance.

The Pilates Method offers an advanced programme of exercises designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints. This involves placing more emphasis on pelvic and scapular stabilisation, and preparatory exercises and modifications allow the technique to be appropriate for many different body types and abilities, and making it applicable to both sport-specific training and everyday life.

Pilates Classes are tailored to suit those attending and currently include those at Beginner level up to Intermediate. Please check which one would be suitable for you.

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.


Improve With Pilates Classes
Southwood Cottage, King's Park, Stirling FK8 2NW

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Tai Chi Stirling

Autumn River Tai Chi, covering Stirling and surrounding areas offers classes in the teaching of Tai Chi through the practice of Cheng Man-ch'ing form, sword form, push hands, da liu and fencing.

Whether you choose to think of it as a martial art, moving meditation, a gateway to a spiritual path, a discipline that unifies mind, body and spirit, or simply a reason to get out of the house and try something different; one thing remains certain, Tai Chi is many things to many people. No one can tell you what it means, you simply have to try it and decide for yourself. A class can be full of a mixed range of ages and reasons for practicing, yet we are all studying the same thing.

The Form | Push Hands | Sword Form | Fencing
You can join a class at any time although most people prefer to join when the form starts from the beginning. It is perfectly possible to start halfway through the form as there is always plenty of revision to allow you to catch up. Students start by learning the Form and then can add in the other classes if they wish.


Tai Chi Stirling
Classes at Allan Park South Church, Dumbarton Rd, Stirling
St Saviours Church Hall, Keir St, Bridge of Allan

long river tai chi classes stirling

Long River Tai Chi Circle

Long River Tai Chi Circle is the school of Wolfe Lowenthal, student of Cheng Man-ch'ing and author of the acclaimed There are no Secrets and Gateway to the Miraculous

We practice the Professor's simplified 37 posture Yang-style form. The three pillars of our study are Form, Push Hands, and Sword.

Stirling Classes on Wednesday Evenings at Beechwood Park Scout Hall 7pm to 8pm - Beginners Form 8pm to 9pm - Intermediate Form


Long River Tai Chi Circle
Beechwood Park Scout Hall, Newhouse stirling FK8 2AE

Baby Sensory Classes For Babies stirling

Baby Sensory - Precious Early Learning for Babies

Award Winning Baby Sensory Classes For Babies Birth to 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.

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.


Learn2draw Art Class

Throughout the year you can join my learn2draw art class in Bridge of Allan.

In class you will learn by studying natural objects, art works and photographs. Always with a focus on developing your very own style. We will also look at how to use various art materials throughout term. I always prepare a masterplan for each term to make sure that we will get around various aspects of what it takes to work with art. Everyone is of course free to follow their own set of ideas as I will guide everyone individually anyway. Payment for the class is for a block of four weeks paid in advance. If you are unable to make it one week for any good reason, you won't be charged for that week.

If you think an absolute beginners class is more what you are looking for feel free to get in touch as well and I will see if we can make other arrangements.

Kids Learn2draw Art Classes

Art classes for children will run throughout the year where we will explore and create with pencils and paint. You will learn about line and colour and also a bit of art history too.

The weekly classes will run in series of six week blocks. Each block will have a different theme like circus stars, woodlands, sport personalities, animals etc. In all classes you will learn by studying natural objects, art works, photographs and of course using your own imagination. Always with a focus on developing your very own style.

The classes will be held at my own studio. The studio is well suited for a group of up to eight children.

Tuesday 15:40 - 16:55 up to 5 - 8 years
Thursday 15:40 - 16:55 from 8 - 12 years

If you are interested in any of the classes, please get in touch with Charlotte by email: or phone 0759 3603 622.

Stirling Recorded Music Society

The Stirling Recorded Music Society is a group of classical music enthusiasts who meet every two weeks to discuss and listen to recordings. At most meetings a member presents a selection of recorded music and background information on the composers and musicians involved.

Not every member makes a presentation and some just come along for the enjoyment of listening and meeting others with similar interests.

We are a friendly group and all meetings are also social occasions for us, as classical music lovers, so even if you would just like to listen and meet with us without taking an active part, you would be most welcome. Our meetings are held fortnightly in the Allan Community Centre, Bridge of Allan at 7.30 p.m.

Tel: Pamela Masson, Secretary, 01786 880327
or Peter Taylor 01786 822803

For further details, see the website at

Fortnightly 7.30 p.m
the Allan Community Centre, Bridge of Allan

tolbooth courses and classes stirling for Adults and Young People

Tolbooth Courses and Classes

Courses for Adults and Young People

To book and for further information call the Tolbooth box office on 01786 27 4000

Young People

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

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

Come and learn how to play. If you already play a bit, have fun learning new tunes and playing in a group with others.

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.

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.

Led by Scotland’s top professional musicians this is the place to develop your songwriting or performance skills.

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)

tolbooth courses and classes stirling for Adults and Young People


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

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

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.

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

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

Painting Workshops

Painting Workshops with artist Peter Russell
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
SEE What's On at the Tolbooth for more details

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Creative Learning at MACROBERT

For more information contact Nicola Denman 01786 466 627| or visit our website at



Art Adventures / For P3-5 Creating new worlds and places using mixed media and collage. This class is designed to unleash your imagination and let you experiment to create unique artworks using stories as inspiration. Art Club / For P6-7 / Thursdays 6-7:30pm Explore a variety of printmaking techniques. This class will give you the opportunity to delve into the world of pattern and mark making.


Junior Macrobert Youth Dance Company For P4-7/ Learn dance routines and explore creative movement. This class is a great introduction to contemporary dance for children. Macrobert Youth Dance Company For S1+ This group will support you to devise and perform unique dance pieces as well as offering opportunities to see live dance performances within macrobert.


Macrobert has four youth theatre groups which cater for children and young people aged 5 - 18. Each group, led by our experienced drama facilitator Lucy Wild and supported by a drama assistant, encourages participants to grow in confidence and to develop their theatre skills. Macrobert Youth Theatre 1 For P1, P2 and P3 Macrobert Youth Theatre 2 For P4, P5 and P6 Macrobert Youth Theatre 3 For P7, S1 & S2 Macrobert Youth Theatre 4 For S3+


Macrobert Young Film Crew 1 For ages 12+ Aimed at supporting young people with an interest in cinema to express themselves through film-making. You'll have the opportunity to get hands-on with our equipment and to gain an insight into the many stages involved in creating a film. Macrobert Young Film Crew 2/ For ages 12+ Aimed at supporting young people with an interest in cinema to express themselves through film-making. You'll have the opportunity to get hands-on with our equipment and to gain an insight into the many stages involved in creating a film.



With opportunities to look at, talk about and have a go. Each event will involve a tour of an aspect of the University's Art Collection with a focus upon one or two artworks for discussion and inspiration. These events are intended for anyone with an interest in art but do not require any previous experience or training.
DRAWING AND MARK MAKING WORKSHOP Beginning with a tour of the permanent collection. We'll then move to the macrobert for a cup of tea or coffee and a discussion of one or two specific artworks. You will then receive support to use a range of material and techniques for drawing and mark-making.


How to create monoprints, a very quick and easy introduction to printmaking.


Adult Contemporary Dance Suitable for all ages A great opportunity to explore dance and movement in a relaxed and supportive class. Taking place in our Workhouse dance studio.
Keep Dancing: For ages 60+
A chance to really get moving, in an atmosphere that is creative and supportive.
Inclusive Dance:
Offering creative movement classes to people with diverse abilities, their carers and family members. They have been working in Glasgow since 1996 and we’re delighted to welcome them to Stirling. This class is open to adults with and without additional support needs.


Inclusive Drama For ages 18+
A workshop for adults with and without additional support needs, their carers and family members. LOOP begin from the range of skills and experiences that participants bring to the room and develop them into a shared performance.





Classes can be booked online at or by calling our Box Office on 01786 466666. Classes are sold as blocks. We ask participants to pay in advance of the first session and to commit to the full block. We are able to offer a limited number of subsidised places for those who find it difficult to afford the full cost.

The macrobert
University of Stirling
Stirling FK9 4LA
Tel: 01786 466666

SEE What's On at the macrobert for more details

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