About JDK Dancetek

Dancetek has been established in Denny since January 2011. Julie started with two ballet classes and a funky dance class. Since then JDK has expanded every year firstly adding Jazz and Tap then Acrobatics and Hiphop. Then in 2016 Adult Dance and Cheerleading classes were added to diversify our dance styles.  We now offer Cheerleading, Acrobatics, Adult Funkyfit, Tap and Ballet Barrefit, Royal Academy of Dance Ballet and Pointe work, Lyrical ballet, Hiphop girls and boys, Jazz, Tap and Musical Theatre.

Children are encouraged to take part in Royal Academy of Dance ballet examinations, which we have 100% pass rate in. Every year family are invited to watch their child’s development either in class, organised workshops or at our annual show which is getting bigger and better every year. Dancetek are regular performers at local charity and community events.

Dancetek are proud to announce that they have students following a career in dance in London and abroad.

Here at Dancetek our qualified staff offer a friendly and fun environment for your child to flourish.  Our aim is that children are safe, inspired and confident whilst in our care.


Julie Carson

Julie started attending ballet lessons at the age of 6 in Denny. Where she achieved Honours certificates; from Grade 1 to Intermediate level; in the Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Syllabus.

During her childhood, Julie also performed in Scottish festival competitions where she won the Scottish Championships in Ballet and Modern Dance. She was also an enthusiastic member of the local Falkirk Children’s and Youth Theatre. Julie has appeared in many television productions and programmes as a child.

Julie went on to train at the Dance school of Scotland (Glasgow) and Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts (London). Whilst down South, Julie gained teaching certificates in the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance for Ballet, Tap and Modern Dance, also receiving a diploma for the prestigious Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts. During her 3 years training, Julie performed in professional productions in London theatres.

After College, Julie enjoyed dancing for Disney in Rome where she performed as various Disney characters, gaining extensive knowledge of theatre and performance. Thereafter, continuing to summer seasons; dancing in open air shows; at Alton Towers Theme Park.
Julie was a regular performer at the famous ‘Parade Cabaret Restaurant’ in Glasgow for 10 years.

Julie went onto attain a teaching certificate in ISTD Freestyle dance. Julie also gained her Teaching Certificate with the Royal Academy of Dance in 2004 after 3 years intensive training, where she obtained a distinction certificate. Julie has taught as a freelance dance teacher around Glasgow, Stirling, Falkirk and Denny areas since 1997.

Julie’s aim at Dancetek is to bring her passion, expertise and extensive knowledge to children and to give them the opportunities that dance provides.

Julie’s Dancetek opened its doors in January 2011 and has been going from strength to strength. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Julie Carson, Teaching Certificate with the Royal Academy of Dance.
HNC in Early Education and Childcare.

Previously registered Nursery Teacher with the Scottish Social Services Council.
Julie is an enhanced member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme and has successfully completed Paediatric First Aid and Emergency First Aid at work + AED.

Stephen Tonge

  • 15 years in competitive gymnastics to international level competing for Scotland
  • Scottish squad member for 10 years
  • British Squad member for 2 years
  • Scottish champion 7 times
  • 2nd in Britain twice age 10 and 12
  • Retired from competing and concentrating on coaching full time
  • Coaching for 5 years
  • Level 2 qualification


Lauryn Robertson

Lauryn is from Falkirk where she started dancing at the very young age of 3. At the age of 16 she was awarded a scholarship in Musical Theatre at Laine Theatre Arts, London.

After graduating in 2016 from Laine Theatre Arts, Lauryn has completed a number of contracts including Dancing in Orlando, Florida for Disney. Lauryn was a dancer for Qdos Entertainment in their pantomime ‘Cinderella’ at the historic Kings Theatre in Edinburgh.

Lauryn then travelled the world for 10 months performing on Cunard’s famous cruise liner, Queen Victoria. Onboard the cruise ship, Lauryn was a performer in the famous musical ‘Top Hat’.

Lauryn continues her passion for dance by teaching dance classes to new and upcoming talent.

Elgin Adams

Donna Millar-Munro