Lottery success for Methil dance school

The dance school is getting £8,400 from the National Lottery

A dance school in Fife that is growing in popularity is being given a huge funding boost by the National Lottery.

Expressions School of Dance, based at The Studio in Methil, are using their £8,400 award to employ student dance teachers to help deal with an increasing demand for their classes.

They have around 50 students coming through their doors every day, including older and disabled people.

The school was set up around 10 years ago, but gre in popularity after moving to the former Innerleven Church in 2013.

Founder of the school, Amanda Mitchell, said: "This is amazing. 

"The last thing I expected to hear was the fabulous news that we’ve got our National Lottery Awards for All funding. 

"This means that we can now bring on board a new member of staff to help us accommodate the growing demand for our classes and to make sure that more people who want to join can do so.

"Being based in the heart of the community means that we get so many different people coming through our doors and it’s always a delight to see them grow in confidence, meet new friends and become part of a wider family."

The group also provides exercise classes for older people, pilates classes, a creche and a disco for people with additional support needs.

A National Lottery Awards for All spokesperson said: "A huge congratulations to Expressions School of Dance on its first ever National Lottery award. 

"Small amounts of funding can often make the biggest difference to small community, arts and sports projects and this is a great example of this in action.  

"It’s lovely to be able to surprise a group in this way but we can only do this, thanks to the generosity of National Lottery players."

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