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Paisley Arts Centre Event

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Paisley Arts Centre Event

The Adventures of Butterfly Boy: a magical dance spectacular

Pucko Company in association with Brunton Theatre presents The Adventures of Butterfly Boy, which will take place at Paisley Arts Centre on Sunday 7 October at 3pm.

BBoy Master Image hi resThis enchanting dance show tells the story of a young boy who finds a tiny egg which soon comes to life as a greedy caterpillar. An explorer, adventurer and a dreamer, his obsession with the insect makes him an outsider and a target for those who do not understand him. As the caterpillar begins its transformation into a butterfly our adventurer begins his own journey and soon realises that growing up can be a mighty battle.

The Adventures of Butterfly Boy is a wonderful tale for all the family, as it explores the joys and frustrations of growing up and getting older. Tickets cost £5 and the performance is suitable for ages 5 and up. To book tickets call our box office on 0141 887 1010 or go online at

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Paisley Arts Centre Dannsa


Dannsa at Paisley Arts Centre

Step Change – Making connections across Scotland

Step-dancers and musicians from Scotland and Cape Breton to tour new Scottish audiences with driving rhythmic footwork, fresh new dances and finely crafted music on pipes, fiddle, guitar and Gaelic song.  

Following the huge success of a Dannsa’s north of Scotland tour in April 2012, Creative Scotland have strengthened their backing for the Highland-based traditional music and dance company by supporting their first central belt tour as part of the Scottish Government’s Year of Creative Scotland.

Although Dannsa have performed and taught throughout Scotland for many years, the tour that runs from 11th to 22nd September to six venues in the central belt is expected to bring a new audience to traditional music and step-dance.

Dannsa’s ‘Connections’ tour interweaves Scottish song, music and dance with the step-dancing and music of Cape Breton; exploring the connections between both countries’ living heritage with a warm and personal approach.

Connections is not simply a traditional dance and music show; its uniqueness is in the way music and dance are intertwined to create a great evening of entertainment. The dancers and musicians choreograph the show together, making pieces which are fresh, new and different and that reflect the performers’ rich background in the traditions of song, story and dance.

Dancers Caroline Reagh, Sandra Robertson and Frank McConnell are joined by Matheu Watson, multi-instrumentalist and guitarist for the soundtrack of Pixar’s Brave, Mod Gold Medallist Catriona Watt and step-dancer musicians Fin Moore from Perthshire and Mac Morin from Cape Breton.

Connections will tour to Stirling, Paisley, Glenrothes, Musselburgh, St Andrews and Cumbernauld, and also to Laurencekirk in Aberdeenshire.

Thursday  20 Sept – Paisley Arts Centre, 7.30pm

Tour Dates and links to venue ticket booking

More information

Also Dannsa have a Paisley connection with our very own Frank McConnell..

Frank McConnell

Frank McConnell was born and brought up in Glasgow of a family with strong Hebridean ties and no interest in the arts. He trained as a PE teacher but found an escape route into dance from which he has never returned. After training with Royston Maldoom and the Arts in Fife, he cultivated at a deep interest in creativity but has maintained a passion for education in its broadest sense.

He is the founding member of three significant dance companies in Scotland:  Dundee Rep Dance Co (now Scottish Dance Theatre);  Dannsa (with whom he continues to perform);  and his own company plan B.

He has performed and collaborated with Communicado Theatre company on seven occasions

but it is principally known as a choreographer.  Having created work for Northern Stage (England), Freshmess (Scotland), Le Groupe de la Place Royale (Canada), and the National Opera in Holland, Frank feels equally at home working with a small community group in Achiltibuie (Scotland).

In May 2000, he was one of the first people in Britain to be awarded a Fellowship from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) and used this time to explore his own creativity within a Highland landscape and culture.

Frank set up his own company plan B in 1989 (with Caroline Docherty) to explore new ways of creating and presenting original work.  The company is now based in Easter Ross and contributes to dance developments throughout the Highlands. plan B’s most recent production “The Shoogle Project” is currently touring Scotland – a collaboration with the band Shooglenifty.

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Renfrewshire’s Dance Champs Step To The Beat

Gleniffer High School has been crowned Renfrewshire’s Got to Dance champion 2012 seeing off stiff competition from 6 other acts including runners up Renfrew High School.

The dance act of 22 girls wowed the judges with a performance made up of a mix of genres to a Beyonce megamix.

Seven teams took part in the second annual Got to Dance competition which took place on Wednesday 16 May.

Among the judges was Natalie Still from Johnstone who will carry the Olympic Flame through Lochwinnoch,

Leeanne McPhail, Active Schools Co-ordinator who organised the competition said: “My congratulations go to Gleniffer High School. Their performance was fantastic and they are very deserved winners. The judges thoroughly enjoyed all the acts and we’ve had excellent feedback from the pupils who took part.

“Dance not only helps young people stay active, but it encourages them to be creative and has a great social element of bringing them together to have fun at the same time.

“Renfrewshire Active Schools Got to Dance 2012 was a huge success and my thanks go to everyone involved.”

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One Dance Studio New Dance Party Packages

We’re very excited to be able to offer a new range of dance party packages at One Dance Studio. Ideal for Private Parties, Hen and Stag Nights, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Work Nights Out, Celebrations or just for fun, these include dance classes with one of our instructors, transport and a Party T-shirt for each of your friends.

Choose from a selection of options for both Adults and Kids:

The adults only “Party Like A Celeb” Night offers a Burlesque, Belly Dancing or Hip Hop dance lesson for you and your friends, a party vehicle to drive you on to your night time destination, party photos taken by a professional photographer and souvenir T-Shirt for each party-goer.

The kids party option includes a Hip Hop dance class with one of our talented instructors, the chance to play around in a fully equipped play bus, plus a One Dance Studio goodie bag and party photos taken by a professional photographer.

Prices start at £28 per person, with packages available for up to 23 people.

Other combinations are available to suit your requirements, visit One Dance Studio to find out how to make your dance party go with a swing!

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Weaving Musical Threads

Celebrate Renfrewshire!

Its people, its history and its place in the world . . .

Part of Music Nation and the Cultural Olympiad

Enjoy a weekend showcasing the arts including music, dance, art and film

Saturday 3 March – community venues across the region

Sunday 4 March – ‘The Hub’  (Paisley Town Hall and Paisley Abbey)

Free entry to all events

 For more information see

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Yorkhill Children’s Foundation Charity Demo and Taster Workshops

Yorkhill Children’s Foundation – Helping sick kids get better!

The day will consist of a martial art demo and various dance performances ranging from Tap, Ballet, Modern, Cheerleading, Street Dance & Break Dance it is sure to be an amazing show with something for all to watch and try out.

It’s an excellent opportunity to become involved, watch, take part and help raise money for an amazing cause.

You can contact Principle Instructors William & Lee-Anne for further details about the demo day or information on how to become involved in classes available from 3yrs old through to youth and adults classes.

Thank you for your time and support

For more information contact One Dance Studio