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danceSing, the Choir that Keeps you Fit!

We bring together a unique fusion of the arts and fitness.

Choose from:-

(1) Unlimited online On Demand and Live Singing, Choir, Dance Fitness, Yoga, Barre, Ballet Fitness, and Pilates all under one membership package. 

(2) In-Person Studio Big Sing Choir, and danceSing Fusion (choir/dance fitness), 10-week terms.

The danceSing experience centres around the positive mental and physical wellbeing of our people. Fun, fitness, and friendship, at your pace. 

Whether you’re looking to learn something new, maintain or develop your fitness, or simply connect and make new friends, the danceSing team are there to advise, motivate and inspire. danceSing is the inclusive, intergenerational, feel-good wellbeing experience like no other.

We are the Choir that keeps you Fit!

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Natalie Garry

Founder, CEO and Movement Director

Natalie Garry

Founder, CEO and Movement Director

Natalie trained as a professional ballet dancer at the English National Ballet School and has performed with Scottish Ballet and Scottish Dance Theatre. She is a qualified exercise trainer these include exercise for the older person, chair fitness, dance fitness, nutrition, weight management, exercise counselling and stress and anxiety management.

Natalie has created danceSing for everyone and is delighted to bring danceSing into the Care Community. Natalie has been working specifically with older adults since the 1990’s and has presented for The Exercise Association Research into Ageing Conference. danceSing presented and was identified as a best practice at The Active & Independent Living Conference 2018.

Natalie is passionate about improving people’s overall wellbeing through movement, singing and music. Her exuberance and love of dance has brought joy to many people of all ages and abilities.

The danceSing Concept

danceSing was created by Natalie Garry, a former professional ballet dancer with over 30 years of experience within the health, wellbeing, and fitness industry. Recognising the benefits of singing and dancing to stay fit, healthy, and happy, danceSing was born. Setting out to do things differently, Natalie and her team of passionate professionals are committed to making a positive difference to people’s lives through their shared vision of bringing wellness to the nation. Let danceSing lift your mood and help you to feel less stressed, less anxious, and more confident!

Learn with the best

With a wealth of knowledge and combining years of experience, passion, energy, and enthusiasm, meet the creative team bringing wellness to the nation.

Claire Hunt

Operational Director

Claire Hunt

Operational Director

Claire is an experienced project manager and business intelligence analyst with extensive experience across a wide range of business planning environments and sectors, including: Private; Local Government; Civil Service; Housing; and Higher Education. Claire has worked with some of the leading organisations in the UK (and beyond) including Procter and Gamble and Durham University.

Claire has been a consultant for danceSing since February 2018 before formally joining the company in April 2019. Claire is primarily responsible for overseeing business development and operational growth of the company, its resources and assets. Claire is passionate about creating a five-star experience and delivering excellent customer service.

Claire’s mission is to take danceSing from strength to strength!

Karol Fitzpatrick

Musical Director

Karol Fitzpatrick

Musical Director

Karol has worked in music education for the past twenty-five years. Karol graduated with a BMus from Queen’s University Belfast and after a PGCE she took a post-graduate course in piano accompaniment at RSAMD. Karol has worked in Scottish secondary schools as a Head of Curricular Music and Director of Music and pursued her own studies of education management with an MSc at Edinburgh University.

Karol studied piano with Geoffrey Pratley (RAM) and has worked as an accompanist, director of musical theatre productions and as a choral leader. Karol is passionate about communicating her love of music to both children and adults. Karol currently teaches part-time at Dollar Academy and works as a Scottish Qualifications Authority examiner.

Lindsay Ashworth Fraser

Senior Music Leader

Lindsay Ashworth Fraser

Senior Music Leader

Lindsay Ashworth Fraser trained as a musician at University of Strathclyde and in Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and has worked as a freelance musician, actor, singer and voiceover artist for over 15 years.

Throughout her varied career, Lindsay has performed in plays, musicals and pantomimes throughout the UK and her strong choral tradition also led to many years' work as a session singer in London. Lindsay has sung for some of the world’s leading film composers at Abbey Road, Air Lyndhurst and Angel Studios. If you hear a choir on a Dreamworks animation, chances are Lindsay’s voice is in there somewhere!

Since moving back to Glasgow and having her son, Lindsay has grown her own business onlineMD, which provides musical support to some of the UK’s top theatre performers and launched vintage vocal trio The St. Andrews’ Sisters.

Lindsay joined danceSing in 2016 as a Music Leader and was promoted to Musical Director in 2019. Lindsay loves bringing her passion for harmony singing to danceSing and fosters a fun, engaging and relaxed environment in her singing sessions.  Lindsay is excited to be moving to online teaching as we find ourselves in new territory and looks forward to welcoming you to the danceSing On Demand community.

Karen MacIver

Music Leader & Composer

Karen MacIver

Music Leader & Composer

Karen is a piano player, arranger and composer who has spent the majority of her career encouraging music participation in people’s lives. Karen was head of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra education department and eventually returned to her first love as a musician in dance, returning to Scottish Ballet.

A the Scottish Ballet Karen works with the dancers, and also teaches piano improvisation at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for Piano in Dance Masters course.

Lauren Anderson

Mind & Body Leader

Lauren Anderson

Mind & Body Leader

Lauren trained at the world-renowned Royal Ballet School London and has performed professionally with The Royal Ballet Company at The Royal Opera House in a broad repertoire of productions including; Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, The Rite of Spring; and Swan lake.  After graduation, Lauren joined acclaimed Scottish Ballet for the UK tour of award-winning artistic director Ashley Page’s Sleeping Beauty.

​Since hanging up her pointe shoes, Lauren has embarked on a passionate new movement journey, teaching Barre, Pilates and Yoga and whose clients include a number of high-profile professional dancers, footballers, Olympic swimmers and rowers.

Lauren supports and motivates her people to improve their strength, flexibility, as well as enhance their self-confidence. Lauren believes movement is medicine, deepening the connection and helping you to fall a little more in love with yourself.

Lauren’s sessions focus on discovering a balanced and aligned body that feels energised and moves with ease.  Lauren’s Barre sessions are well known for being deceptively delicious and hugely satisfying.

Lauren is delighted to be a part of the danceSing team and to be working alongside Natalie Garry (Lauren’s first ballet teacher!) whom has been instrumental in Lauren’s journey to become a ballet dancer.

Alan Penman

Music Leader

Alan Penman

Music Leader

Alan is a musical director and composer based in Edinburgh. Alan trained at the RSAMD (now the Conservatoire) and has worked or performed in almost every theatre in Scotland.

Alan composes music for theatre and television, and has a large catalogue of music for children, including for his website and Youtube channel “Choonbaboon”.

Though classically trained, Alan is pop obsessed, with an astonishing knowledge of cheesy 70’s and 80’s music!

Nicola Filshie

Movement Leader

Nicola Filshie

Movement Leader

Nicola began her professional training at the Scottish ballet school, and later went on to train in musical theatre for 3 years at Bird college of performing arts.

Nicola had her first taste of performing professionally at the age of 11 in the musical Annie,

After leaving college Nicola performed in numerous pantos before getting her first big break in Andrew Lloyd Webbers original cast of Sunset blvd, at the Adelphi Theatre.  She went on to appear in numerous west end show’s including: Oliver( London Palladium); Martin Guerre (Prince Edward theatre); Damn Yankees (Adelphi Theatre); Maddie (Lyric Theatre); DR Dolittle (Apollo Hammersmith); Whittington (saddlers wells); My Fair Lady( Drury lane) Beautiful and Damned (lyric Theatre); Mary Poppins ( Prince Edward); Nicola also went on tour with the musical Grease playing the role of Frenchy, and My Fair Lady where she was Dance captain.

Other credits include: South Pacific (National Theatre) and Twelfth night, Cymboline, and H.M.S Pinafore (regents park open air theatre) Beauty and the Beast (R.S.C Stratford).

Nicola can be seen in the film version of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dream coat and has recorded many voice overs for Scottish T.V and Radio.

Over the past few years Nicola has devoted her time to Teaching, teaching in Nursery’s and schools, she has her A.I.S.T.D in Ballet and Modern, and has a cache level 1 qualification in Child development.

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"danceSing brings people together in a collective feeling of wellbeing"

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Health Statement - Your Health & Wellbeing

  1. The danceSing On Demand programme is physically demanding. You must listen to your body and work at a level that is appropriate to your health and ability. Take breaks when needed and keep hydrated, ensure you have space to workout, clear of any objects, loose floor coverings, pets, children, other people, or equipment not currently in use.
  2. Only you can know if you are in a suitable physical condition to safely perform this exercise program and follow the nutrition plan. If you have any doubt at all, consult your doctor or physician before you take part in danceSing On Demand to assess your physical suitability. Follow all safety instructions before and during this or any fitness plan.
  3. If at any time you feel pain, discomfort, dizziness or nausea, you should slow down and stop exercising slowly. Then consult your medical provider.
  4. If exercising with a child, please assess the suitability of the exercise program first and consult with the child’s doctor or physician to confirm that they are physically fit to take part in danceSing On Demand. If at any time your child experiences pain, discomfort, dizziness or nausea, you should instruct them to slow down and stop exercising slowly. Again, then consult your child’s medical provider.
  5. If you are pregnant or have any underlying or special medical conditions you must first consult a doctor or physician to seek medical advice and confirm you understand the risks, contraindications, and complications of using this programme. Failure to do so could result in significant injury to you and others (including, if applicable, your unborn child).

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