Who We Are

Creative Academy Of Performing Arts is a dance school on the scene offering classes in Forfar, Montrose and Dundee. We currently offer street, commercial and musical theatre styles depending on area.

We cater for children 3-20 years old. CAPA kids take part in a summer show in June where they showcase everything they have been working on in the year which is always a great success.

The children also take part in GALA days, festivals and theatre performances throughout the rest of the year and put on a Christmas performance. We like to create as many performance opportunities for the children as possible to give them the experience of performing live.


Every year the children present a summer show in June at The Reid Hall in Forfar where they perform everything they have been working on since January. It’s always a successful show and attracts a wide audience. Additionally, the stage school do a yearly show at The Gardyne Theatre, Dundee.


Gardyne Theatre, Dundee

Creative Academy Of Performing Arts offer a Saturday stage school in Dundee. The stage school is intense training for those that express a very keen interest in furthering their career in the Arts. The classes involve Dancing, Singing and Acting.
Every Saturday you will work with dance and drama Teacher Jen and singing coach Robin Mather who will encourage solo singers but equally work hard for those that prefer to sing in groups. We work on your strengths and slowly build up the styles you are less confident in. We work towards an annual show at The Gardyne Theatre with a Musical and a variety section from all of the great west end and broadway shows.
Jen and robin have both worked as professional performers and have the ability to guide you in the right direction. The stage school classes are for children 8 plus due to the intense and fast pace training. If you want professional training then Creative Academy Of Performing Arts is the school for you.
£ 15
per week*
  • * £15 a week split over a 12 month period. £48.75 a month


(Paid Monthly)

Monday Forfar

Whitehills Primary School
£ 4
per class
  • Lyrical With Daniel
  • Beginners
  • 8-11 years - 6:15pm - 7.15pm
  • 12 plus years - 7.15pm - 8.15pm

Tuesday Forfar

Whitehills Primary School
£ 4
per class
  • Dynamites Company
  • 5-7 years - 6pm - 6:45pm
  • 8-11 years - 6:45pm - 8pm
  • 12 plus years - 8pm - 9pm

Wednesday Forfar

Whitehills Primary School
£ 4
per class
  • 3-5 years - 6pm - 6:45pm
  • 8-11 years - 6:45pm - 8pm
  • Invasion Company

Thursday Montrose

Loch Side Primary School
£ 4
per class
  • 4-7 years - 6pm - 6:45pm
  • 8-11 years 6:45pm - 7:30pm
  • Musical Theatre - 7:30pm - 8:15pm
  • 12 plus Class - 8:15pm - 9pm

Thursday Forfar

OAP Hall
£ 4
per class
  • Tap with Leigh
  • Beginners
  • Age 4-7 years - 5.45pm - 6.30pm
  • Age 8-11 years - 6.30pm - 7.30pm
  • 12 Plus Years - 7.30pm - 8.30pm​



Jen Rankin began dancing at a very early age, taking part in local theatre shows and dance groups. Jen had the passion to continue this as a career and completed her GCSE in dance and drama and then went to Dance college where she took classes in various dance styles including, ballet, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, drama, singing and much more.

Jen went off at 18 to dance in her first professional show and never looked back. Since becoming a professional Artiste, Jen has worked in many shows including, working abroad as a dancer/vocalist with The Divas show and Dusty Springfield show in Germany, Head Dancer in Lanzarote, Head Dancer In Menorca, Dancer in Kicks n Tricks UK tour, Head Dancer in Merseymania UK Tour, Choreographer/Head Dancer and Vocalist in UK Tour “One Night In Vegas” with the British Philharmonic Orchestra.

Jen has performed at many corporate shows and brands including Strictly Events, Vegas, Christmas, Great Gatsby, Coca Cola and many more events. Jen has also had leading roles in pantomime including Wendy in Peter Pan in Essex, Little Red Riding Hood in Newcastle and most recently a Dancer in Sleeping Beauty in Dundee. Jen also has worked as a lead vocalist in a corporate band and does regular solo vocal gigs.

Jen decided to lay her roots down in Dundee and that’s where she began teaching for Showcase The Street and also taught for various primary and secondary schools and The Byre Theatre In St Andrews. After 6 years working with a great Charity Jen was given Showcase The Streets blessing to continue with her own school. Jen decided to set up Wicked Entertainments supplying Dancers, bands and singers to corporate events.

Jen is very excited to see where the students of Creative Academy Of Performing Arts go in the future.



Daniel Aing is a former professional hip hop artist and a fully qualified professional dance teacher. He currently teaches at the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance in Dundee teaching from 6yrs to adults, within both formal (BA degree) education and leisure classes.
His passion for dance brings him to explore and experiment different ways of using movement merging styles together; such as with Breakdance, Hip Hop, Capoeira and the flow, creativity and expression of contemporary dance. 

His classes will invite the dancer to express their individuality, whilst he challenges the physicality and dynamics within taught sequences and improvisations. In all classes there will be options for more or less complexity so each person works at the level that best suits them. 

You should expect fun, engagement, a mixture of styles and personal choice.



Leigh has been dancing since the age of 3. Fully trained in both Tap and Highland disciplines. Previously involved with amateur dramatics throughout Tayside and Fife, choreographing for many societies. One highlight having represented Scotland at The NODA centenary celebrations at Royal Albert Hall, London in 2007.

Leigh is a friendly and patient teacher who works incredibly well with children. You will see your children flourish in Tap under Leigh’s fabulous training. 

We are very excited to have Leigh working for us here at CAPA. 


Let’s Get Started

Creative Academy Of Performing Arts is open to everyone, whether your child would like a fun activity or if they should want a professional career in the industry, we cater for all. Jen our founder and principal has 17 years of professional credits and experience in the industry and will strive to help your child in any direction they choose to go.

We are a professional and friendly school delivering high energy classes. We like to see our school as one big dance family and therefore we have zero tolerance to bullying. All of our children at the school are friendly and kind to one another and only have support.

If this sounds like something that your child wishes to try out then do not hesitate to get in touch.


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22 Loftus road, Dundee, DD3 9TE