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About Us

Welcome to our Dance School

Established in 2013 by Director and Principle Leanne Mackay , The Leanne MacVeigh Dance Academy is a Performing Arts School based in North West Aberdeenshire. Our classes are held at the Bennachie Leisure Centre in Insch and at our newly purpose built studio in Alford.

Our main aim is to infuse dedication and passion into our students whilst providing them with a safe and nurturing environment. Our teachers provide excellent technical training delivered in a fun and engaging approach, enabling progressive learning.

We provide top class training in a wide variety of subjects from 2.5 years old. So whether you are looking to prepare for a career in the Performing Arts Industry or a new active hobby, we have something for everyone!

Our Teachers


Leanne Mackay

BBO RTS Principle and Director

Leanne started dance at a young age taking classes in Highland, Ballet, Tap & Jazz. Upon leaving school and looking to pursue a career in the industry she trained full time at Dance For All in Edinburgh, gaining a Diploma in Professional Stage Dance with a Merit.


Leanne spent a few years performing in the UK and overseas before taking a full time job to fund her teaching qualification. After achieving her Level 4 Teaching Diploma through BBOdance in London in 2013, Leanne embarked on a new venture opening the doors to the Leanne MacVeigh Dance Academy. The academy started off with just 1 ballet class in 2013 and Leanne has worked hard over the years to build it to the reputable Dance School it is today.


Leanne’s dedication and passion for dance is passed on to her students through her enthusiasm and determination for students to succeed and be the best possible versions of themselves.


Sarah Michie

Dance Teacher

Sarah is 23 and lives in Kemnay and her dancing journey began at 7 years old. As she grew so did her love and passion for dance, she took classes and exams in Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap and Highland. During this time Sarah achieved her Advanced 2 Modern, Advanced 1 Tap, Scottish Award 5 in highland and has achieved Intermediate Ballet with both RAD and ISTD.


In 2016 Sarah went on to train full time at the Dance College Whitstable in Kent where she also began her teacher training. Returning to Scotland in 2018 Sarah completed her teacher training and now holds her Modern and Tap teacher qualifications with the ISTD. She is also currently training to become a highland teacher and hopes to finish this in the near future.


She is very excited to be coming to teach at LMDA and is looking forward to meeting everyone.

Join our Dance School

Get in touch with us to find out more about our courses and how to join.