Introduction to Heels with Ella Gilling (4w)

by Pineapple Dance Studios

There are so many amazing heels classes out there, but sometimes we just don't have enough confidence to to try them out. This Introduction to Heels Dance Course with Ella Gilling is perfect for anyone coming to heels dance for the first time and looking to gain confidence.

Ella will guide the students step by step and help you build up confidence whilst strengthening your body. Each session will start with a warm up, a short exercise and practicing walks in heels. In session students will learn a short choreography using their newly gained technique.Bring your heels and let’s feel confident!

No previous dance experience necessary to take this beginner friendly course - all are welcome!



  • Foundations of Heels Dance
  • New Steps
  • Musicality
  • Rhythm
  • …and build confidence, while learning in a fun, supportive and relaxed environment!



  • Footwear: Wear comfortable heels that support your ankles.
  • Comfortable clothing:  For our dance classes, we encourage everyone to wear what they feel the most comfortable to move in. You can visit our Pineapple store opposite the studios and ask for advice from our staff, or can check out our online store where we have all the dance essentials you might need for your class. We have changing rooms and showers on location.
  • Water bottle: It's important to stay hydrated during your classes, so make sure you bring your water bottle. We have multiple water points in the building where you can have a refill. 



This Heels course for beginners is 4 weeks long, with 1 class per week on Saturdays (4 classes all together). Each class is 60 minutes long and held by Ella Gilling at Pineapple Dance Studios. 

Course start date: 20th July 2024

Timings: Saturdays 4.30 - 5.30pm (60 minutes)

1st Class: Saturday 20th July

2nd Class: Saturday 27th July

3rd Class: Saturday 3rd August

4th Class: Saturday 10th August

Price: £59

All courses are non-refundable* and have to be booked before their start date. The course price is inclusive of our membership fee.

*If you cancel up to 48hrs before the start of the course, you will receive a refund in a form of account credit.



Ella Gilling trained at a performing arts school and college for 8 years whilst alongside training on the CAT (centre for advanced training) scheme at LABAN.

During which time she appeared on ‘Got to Dance’ and got to the semi-finals, appeared on ‘School for Stars’ as one of the featured characters. In 2015/16 Ella is most known for appearing in the BAFTA award winning series ‘The Next Step’ seasons 3 and 4, a Canadian reality style teen drama as a main character ‘Ella’.

On graduating Performing arts college Ella assisted with the choreography in ‘Tiger Bay’ a musical at Cardiff Millennium Centre alongside Melody Squire.

Choreographed and performed in music video for artist Dodie as well as choreography for short music videos for Comedy Central Chart Show. Also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe festival ‘We Came To Dance’ for non-profit organisation Food Tank and CIC House of Jack. More recently working on television for ITV programme.

Check out Ella on Instagram.

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