Post archive

New Adult Classes!

Following the success of our adult classes in April, we are introducing adult pom classes on a regular basis. Classes will include toning exercises as well as cardio and basic pom techniques.  

Classes will be on Tuesdays from 7pm - 8pm

Spaces are limited so to sign up please complete the form below...

Enrolment 2014/15

Enrolment is now open for any new pupils who want to be part of Blast for our 2015 season.  To sign up please complete the form at the link below.  Our brand new timetable will be announced in the next few days.

5-A-Side Tournament!

A big thank you and well done to all teams that took part in our 5 a side tournament on the 1st of September!

Congratulations to all our semi finalists - The Basket Tossers, We're Coming bLAST, New York Bagels and EDFC

In the end EDFC came out on top after an exciting final with The Basket Tossers finishing in a penalty shoot out!

The winning team - EDFC

The runners up - The Basket Tossers

Enrolment for 2013/14

Enrolment for our new season will officially open for new pupils tomorrow (Sunday 29th July).  To sign up for classes then please click here

We will email within one week to confirm availability and to provide full class information.  New timetables will be published online as soon as we have confirmation from venues. 

We look forward to hearing from you!


US Finals Bid for Senior Pom

Blast's Senior Pom team recently travelled to their first competition outside of Scotland and competed at the BCA Midlands event.  It was an really tough competition with lots of great teams taking part.  We were extremely lucky to place in the top 3 at this event and the whole team were over the moon!

We were even more excited when we learned that due to our high score in the division, we were awarded a bid to compete at the US Finals in Virginia next year.  A giant congratulations to all our girls who have worked extremely hard this year.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the team but will cost around £20,000 to take the full team to compete so we will be organising various fundraisers throughout the year to help us reach our target.

If anyone would like to sponsor Blast or is able to help in any way through donations for raffle prizes etc then please get in touch by emailing

No donation is too small to help in our fundraising!


Show Tickets Now Available

Blast Dance Academy Presents....


Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2013

Mitchell Theatre Glasgow

Tickets £9 on sale now!!!

You can buy tickets from class or direct from the Concert Hall box office.

January classes

Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed the festive period. Blast classes will resume on Tuesday 8th January!

September Weekend

Please note that all classes are ON as usual this weekend. 



Recruiting now for 2012/13

Pre-enrolment 2012/13

All current pupils can now enrol for the new season online by clicking on the link below. 

If you are a new pupil looking to join Blast then please complete the form at:

*Although the second form says 2011/12 at the top you can still use this for 2012/13*

Show Q&A

Q  I have ordered tickets for the show.  When will I get these?

A  All tickets will be given out at the dress rehearsal on Sunday.  If you are not attending the dress rehearsal then please arrange for somebody to collect these on your behalf


Q  Are there still tickets available and will they be available to buy on the door?

A  Yes there are still plenty of tickets available on both nights so please encourage all your friends and family to come along as all of the girls have been working extremely hard this year.  We also expect to still be able to sell some tickets on the door like last year.  Please note that tickets are unallocated seating so you can add to existing ticket orders and still be able to all sit together on the night.


Q What time is the dress rehearsal on Sunday?

A  The dress rehearsal is in Allander Sports Centre from 1.30pm - 5pm on Sunday 24th June.  Beginners and Tiny cheerleaders will be able to leave at 3pm


Q  What time has my child to be at the Mitchell Theatre on the nights of the show?

A  Beginners should be there no later than 6pm, Primary dance, Youth dance, Tiny, Mini & Youth cheer should be there no later than 5.30pm and everyone else should be there no later than 5pm


Q  What should hair be like for the show?

A  Beginners should have their hair tied back neatly in a ponytail.  Everyone else should have a neat ponytail with a quiff at the front


Q  Have all pupils to wear fake tan?

A  We do not ask pupils to wear fake tan for the show although most pupils do.  Please note that if you are going to wear fake tan then it MUST NOT be instant tan and instead should be a wear off tan that develops in a few hours.  Instant tan will rub off onto costumes and stain them


Q  What are the class times and extra practices for each group this week?

A  Please see the post below for all groups and their practice times.


Q What costumes has my child to wear and when will I receive these?

A  Costume lists were emailed to all pupils yesterday and costumes will be given out at classes this week to allow pupils to bring them to the dress rehearsal on Sunday.  Please email if you have not received this email


Q  Will there be a DVD of the show that I can buy?

A  Yes the show is being filmed both nights by videostars.  DVD's will cost £20 and you can choose which night you would like to order and hand in an order form on the night of the show.  DVD's are normally available as soon as we start back in August and you do not need to pay for the DVD until you pick it up.

Show extra practice times

Please see below all groups and the class times for this week and next.  Remember that if you do both dance pom and stunt that you will need to check all 3 sections.  If any class times appear to overlap then do not worry as I am aware of this.

Beginners Dance

Saturday 23rd June: 9am - 10am (Guide Hall)


Tiny Pom (boxers)

Friday 22nd June: 4pm - 5.30pm (Guide Hall)

Saturday 23rd June: 10pm - 11.15pm (Guide Hall)


Primary Dance (Louise's class)

Thursday 21st June: 5pm - 7pm (Guide Hall)

Saturday 23rd June: 11.15am - 12.45pm (Guide Hall)


Mini Pom (Dolls)

Friday 22nd June: 4pm - 5.30pm (Guide Hall)

Saturday 23rd June: 10pm - 11.15pm (Guide Hall)


Youth Dance (Karen's 9am class)

Thursday 21st June: 5pm - 7pm (Guide Hall)

Saturday 23rd June: 9am - 10.45am (Guide Hall)


Youth Pom (DJ's)

Saturday 23rd June: 10.45am - 11.15am (Guide Hall)


Youth Stunt

Tuesday 4pm - 5pm (Guide Hall)


Junior 1 Dance (Saturday Juniors)

Tuesday 19th June: 5pm - 7pm (Guide Hall)

Saturday 23rd June: 11.45am - 1.45pm (Guide Hall)

Monday 25th June: 5pm - 7pm (Guide Hall)


Junior Pom (Circus)

Tuesday 19th June: 6.30pm - 7.30pm (Guide Hall) *this is to go over opening and finale

Wednesday 20th June: 7.15pm - 9.15pm (Leisuredrome) * this is to go over finale

Saturday 23rd June: 11.15am 11.45am (Guide Hall)


Junior 2 Dance (Tuesday Juniors)

Tuesday 19th June: 5pm -8pm (7pm - 8pm is for the tap class only)

Thursday 21st June: 7pm - 9pm (Guide Hall)

Monday 25th June: 7pm - 9pm (Guide Hall)


Junior Cheer Dance (shake)

Tuesday 19th June: 6.30pm - 7.30pm (Guide Hall) *this is to go over opening and finale

Wednesday 20th June: 7.15pm - 9.15pm (Leisuredrome) *this is to go over finale


Junior Stunts

Wednesday 20th June: 7.15pm - 9.15pm (Leisuredrome)


Senior Dance (Tuesday class)

Tuesday 19th June: 8pm - 10pm (Guide Hall) (Senior tap still on from 7pm - 8pm)

Thursday 21st June: Optional 5pm - 9pm (Guide Hall)

Monday 25th June: 5pm - 9pm (Guide Hall)


Senior Pom (monsters)

Wednesday 20th June: 7.45pm - 10pm (Leisuredrome) * this is to go over opening and finale

Friday 22nd June: 5,30pm - 7pm *to go over opening and finale


Senior Stunt

Wednesday 20th June: 7.45pm - 10pm (leisuredrome) *to go over finale


ACDC Information

Below are the revised times for the weekend.  Any changes from previous emails are in red.  Due to the change in times of the youth team (DJ), the practice at the Guide Hall tomorrow has been changed to 1pm -1.30pm (PLEASE PASS THIS ON AS THIS HAS ONLY RECENTLY CHANGED)  

Youth (DJ), Junior (shake) and Tiny (boxers) should all meet at the Guide Hall before going to the Kelvin Hall.  Juniors will be meeting there at 12.15pm and Tiny and youth teams should be there at 1pm.  This is to have a last minute run through of the dances and to give out all spectator tickets and cheerleader passes.  We will then all leave the Guide Hall at 1.30pm to travel to the competition. 

All costumes/hair/make-up etc is to be the same as Scotcheer.  Please come to the Guide Hall with hair and make-up done but avoid changing into costumes until we get to the competition.

Team Arrival Time Warm Up Time Performance Time Awards Time
Tiny (boxers) - Saturday 13:45 15:06 15:27 17:30
Mini (dolls) - Saturday 14:00 15:27 15:48 17:30
Youth (DJ) - Saturday 14:30 16:00 16:21 17:30
Junior (shake) - Saturday 15:00 16:45 17:06 17:30
Junior (circus) - Sunday 09:30 11:09 11:30 15:50
Senior (Monster) - Sunday 09:30 11:48 12:09 15:50
Thanks and have fun!!!!!!!


Record Breakers

On Friday 7th October, members of Blast Cheer Squad attended a charity event hosted by Barclays Wealth to raise money for CLIC Sargent which is a charity supporting children with cancer.

The event was to break the world record for the most people playing swingball at the same time.  Over 210 people participated to successfully break the Guiness World Record.  Blast cheerleaders helped out by cheering the participants along and also having a game of swingball to become Record Breakers.

The event was a success, raising over £6000 which goes to a very worthwhile cause.

September Weekend Classes

Please note that all classes are still ON over the September weekend as usual.  For any class holidays please see our 'Important Dates' section of the website

Join Blast for 2011/12

Enrolment for the new term is on Saturday 20th August in the Guide Hall from 10am - 12noon.  Alternatively you can enrol online by going to the contact section of the website.  New class times for the new season will be posted on the website this week so please keep an eye on the site for further details.

No experience needed to join any of Blast's classes so come along and meet us on the 20th august for all class details.

Show 2011 FAQ's

Q What time have I to be at the dress Rehearsal on Saturday?

A Everyone must be at the Mitchell Theatre no later than 9.30am to start the rehearsal as soon as everyone is in their first costume.


Q What time will the Dress Rehearsal go on until?

A The rehearsal will run in order so all beginners should be able to leave by 11.15.  Everyone else should be there no later than 1pm


Q What time have performers to return for the actual show?

A Performers should be at the theatre at 6pm on both the Saturday and Sunday ready for the show to begin at 7pm sharp.  On the Sunday, the photographer will take a group photo of the whole school on the stage at 6.20pm so everyone must be changed into their opening costumes at this time.


Q  How has hair to be done for the show?

A beginners should have their hair tied up in a neat ponytail.  All other performers should have their hair in a ponytail with a quiff at the front


Q  I would like to purchase some more tickets.  Can I buy these on the door?

A  Yes there are still tickets left for both the Saturday and Sunday that you can buy at the door

ACDC Results

Congratulations to all our cheer teams for more fantastic results at ACDC competition last week.  We got the following results:

Youth Cheer Level 2 - 6th Place

Junior Cheer Level 2 - 3rd Place

Senior Cheer Level 2 - Champions

Youth Cheer Dance - 3rd place

Junior Cheer Dance - 3rd Place

Senior Cheer Dance - 5th Place

Senior Pom - 3rd Place

Scotcheer Results!

Congratulations to all Blast teams for their fantastic results at Scotcheer Open Championships this month.  Every single team danced brilliantly and the results were a great reward for all the hard work this year.  Below is how all of our teams placed and a picture of just some of our trophies.

Mini Cheer Dance - 3rd Place

Youth Cheer Dance - 4th Place

Junior Cheer Dance - 2nd Place

Senior Cheer Dance - 6th Place

Senior Pom Large - 4th Place

Youth Cheer Level 2 - 5th Place

Junior Cheer Level 2 - 2nd Place

Senior Cheer Level 2 - 2nd Place

Scotcheer Checklist

All Youth level 2 cheer team should arrive at the SECC no later than 10 am on Saturday.  Everyone else should arrive no later than 11am. 

Hair should be in a high ponytail with a quiff at the front with only black bobbles used.

All stunt teams must remember their stunt uniform, stunt shoes, black top (long sleeve for Snr and short sleeve for youth and junior), white trainer socks and shorts (pink for Snr and black for youth and junior)

Remember there should be NO nailpolish and NO false nails

All piercings and jewellery MUST be removed

Remember to bring your ID card and 2011 Black and Gold lanyard

For Pom teams, please remember your full costume in particular, pink bows for Junior Pom and tan tights for Youth and Senior teams

If anyone still has tickets or ID cards to pick up then please pick these up Friday between 3pm and 6.30pm

Remember to SMILE and HAVE FUN!!!!!!!

Good Luck everyone!

Easter Holidays

All dance classes are off for at least one week during the Easter holidays.  Due to the upcoming Scotcheer competition all cheerleading classes remain on.  Please see below for which classes are still running:

Tuesday 5th April All classes ON

Thursday 7th April All classes ON

Friday 8th April All classes ON

Saturday 9th April All dance classes OFF but all cheer classes ON (Junior pom to come at 10am 11.30am and youth pom to come at 11.15am 12.45pm)

Tuesday 12th April Dance classes OFF but Pom class still ON

Thursday 14th April Extended cheer classes for competition rehearsal. Time TBC

Friday 15th April All classes still ON

Saturday 16th April All classes OFF (cheerleaders will be at Scotcheer)


Blast on Facebook!

Classes still on!

Please note that all classes are still on this weekend

Happy New Year

I hope that you all had a great time over the festive season.   Classes start back on the following dates:

Student, prep, peewee pom - Friday 7th January

Beginner - junior dance, youth pom and junior pom - Saturday 8th January

Senior pom and Student dance - Tuesday 11th January

All stunt and tumbling - Thursday 13th January

See you all soon!


Bagpacking Rotas

Bagpacking rotas are being made this weekend for shifts on Saturday 18th, Wed 22nd and Thurs 23rd December at Sainsbury's in Kirkintilloch.  If anyone is unable to make any of these dates please contact asap.  Once rotas are made then, if necessary, you must arrange shift swaps with other pupils.

Class Cancellations

Due to the weather, all classes are cancelled on Thurs 3rd, Fri 4th and Sat 5th.  Fingers crossed that we are able to get back to classes next week!  Please pass on the message and try to enjoy the snow!

2nd Hand Stunt Shoes!

I have now emailed all members an order form for ordering any blast merchandise and dance shoes.  You can order any new stunt shoes using this form.  We are also running a swap shop where you can sell your 2nd hand shoes to help fund new ones and you can also buy 2nd hand shoes if there are sizes to suit.  I will update this section with any sizes that are available for swap or needed and can you please email karen@blastdanceacademy if you would like to sell or buy 2nd hand shoes.


Sizes available to buy for £10 - size 3 x 2 pairs

Sizes required - size 5


October Week

All classes are off for 1 week during the October week.  There are no classes on the following dates:

  • Saturday 9th October
  • Tuesday 12th October
  • Thursday 14th October
  • Friday 15th October

Classes are still on as usual on Friday 8th and Saturday 16th October.


The Big Blast Challenge

Our first fundraising event of the year will take place during the 18th - 30th October!  The aim of the event is for every member to set themselves a challenge which they will get sponsored for and will have to complete during that fortnight.   A list of some ideas are shown below.  We will update the site with a list of everyones challenges and we will report back on how everyone is doing.  Remember to email all your confirmed challenges to before 1st October.  Good Luck everyone!!!

Not eating chocolate

Not drinking fizzy juice

Tidy room every day

Don't go on facebook

Eat 5 pieces of fruit/veg every day

Not cracking knuckles

Walk to school every day

Walk the dog every day

No fast food

No shouting at brother/sister

Wear matching socks every day


SDTA Cheer Comp date announced

The SDTA cheer competition date has now been announced and will be on Sunday 13th March 2011 at the Kelvin Hall.  The good news is that for once this date is not Mother's day!  More information will be available nearer to the time on competition info.

New Class Times

From Saturday 4th September there will now be 2 primary classes.  One for P2-P3 and another for P4-P6.  The oldest class will be from 9am-10am and the younger of the two will be from 10am - 10.50am. 

From Thursday 9th September, youth stunts and junior stunts will all start 15 minutes earlier.  Classes will start at 4.15pm and will finish at 5.45pm.

 Click here   to see the full class times lists.

Welcome to our brand new site!

Thanks for visiting our brand new website.  It has lots of great new information for members to use such as class holiday dates (on our important dates section) and a lost and found blog for you to leave messages for any items lost at class.  Please check back regularly as we will update this site with all relevant news throughout the year.


Click here for RSS feed