SCOTLAND'S dance school is desperately seeking a new home with the closure of the Citizen's Theatre.

Knightswood's world-renowned Dance School of Scotland performs its annual show in the south side venue.

But the Citizen's is closing for two years for refurbishment, leaving the young dancers out on the street.

They need a new venue that will suit their needs and are willing to look at any creative option Glasgow can offer.

Graham Dickie, artistic director of musical theatre, told our sister paper, the Evening Times: "I think our staff are clever enough that if we have an unusual space then we will be able to fit into it.

"As soon as we go to a bigger space, all the sets must be bigger and so it becomes too expensive - which rules out the Theatre Royal.

"The other problem is that venues are booked up in advance so finding space is proving difficult.

"Panic hasn't set in - yet. But I'm really hoping the city has something to offer us."

The dance school, based in Knightswood Secondary, is renowned for its annual shows, a vital event for students.

The first, the annual showcase for S1 to S6, takes place each year in the Theatre Royal.

Artistic director Ken Burke said: "This year we have 60 young people taking part. It is a wonderful chance for people to see the stars of the future.

"The quality and standard of our dancers is extremely high and these are the names you will be hearing about in the future."

The S5 and S6 pupils from the musical theatre course are this year putting on Legally Blonde next week.

Graham added: "It's a really complicated show but I have it redesigned specifically for my needs.

"From the moment it starts it's high energy and in your face. We have two really strong girls playing Elle Woods.

"Audiences will love it."

Councillor Chris Cunningham, city convener for education, skills and early years, said: “These are two of the best shows in town and not to be missed.

“The calibre of the students from the Dance school of Scotland and musical theatre course at Knightswood Secondary school is amazing and no wonder they all go on to tread the boards of theatres and dance and performing arts schools around the world.”

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