This is a 4-week course, running on Sunday mornings between 10:45am and 11:25am via Zoom. The class is open to all children from 8 to 14 years old.

The Wizard of Oz

This is a 4-week course, running on Sunday mornings between 10:00am and 10:40am via Zoom. The class is open to all children from 4 to 7 years old.

JSI on Radio Ulster

Listen to Ksenia talking to Radio Ulster's The Ticket 

about our latest projects at JSI

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Summer ProjectS
Coming Soon
Strictly with 

Join us at the JSI studio to learn the dances from this years Strictly Come Dancing. Each week pupils will be taught the choreography of a winning dance from the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing by Dancing With The Stars professional Dancer, Ksenia Zsikhotska.

This is a 6 week course, running on Friday nights between 7pm and 8:30pm at the JSI studio in Carryduff. The class is open to all children from 8 to 16 years old, however, class size is limited due to COVID restrictions.

The Lion King


Just Stage It Academy, in association with The Ardhowen Theatre, present a 4-day course for children aged 8 to 13 years of age, starting on Monday the 5 April, 10am - 11:30am. In this fun online workshop, based on The Lion King, children will learn the song The Circle of Life, using the African words, and also a dance routine to go with the song. At the start of the 4 day course each child will be provided with an E-Learning Pack which will include: a dance tutorial, an African song tutorial, a script for each day, a backing track and a vocal guide track. Presented by the acclaimed Just Stage It Academy, with Ksenia Zsikhotska from RTE's DWTS, this a fantastic opportunity for children to explore and develop their creative skills.

One Year On

To mark 1 year since the beginning of lockdown we ran a Facebook Live showcase of the students at the academy, and the art they had been creating. Here are two of the videos produced especially for that show.

We are grateful to the arts council for their support

Subway Station
Hip Hop with 

This is a 6 week course, running on Friday nights between 6pm and 7pm at the JSI studio in Carryduff. The class is open to all children from 8 to 18 years old, however, class size is limited due to COVID restrictions

Hidden Door

Urban Music Video Project

with Ksenia Zsikhotska

The children and young adults will work alongside Dancing With Stars Pro Dancer Ksenia Zsikhotska to develop their dance and performance skills.

Urban Music Project with Ksenia Zsikhotska

Ksenia is the United Kingdom and British Closed Latin Professional Champion, and holds the Latin Show Dance Title, and has had the pleasure of touring with Brendan Cole's 'A Night To Remember’ production. For 3 seasons Ksenia was a Professional dancer and choreographer on Dancing With The Stars Ireland and most recently she assisted In choreographing the Argentine Tangos on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Ksenia is currently touring with the Ballroom Boys Act 2.


Budding young stars aged 10-18 are invited to sign up for an Elite Urban Music video in Belfast


March 2021



The search is on to find 6 experienced Young Dancers aged 10-18 to work with professional Dancer Ksenia Zsikhotska from RTE’s Dancing With the Stars, in an exclusive Urban Dance Video Project. This is a fantastic opportunity for young aspiring dancers. 

To register your interest contact: info@juststageit.net


Now Enrolling!

Christmas Tree Decorations


Christmas Charity Single now available to buy!

Just Stage It Academy is helping to raise money for Cash for Kids Mission Christmas, in association with Cool FM, with the release of their first single. All the proceeds from the online sale of the track will be donated to the Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal, which raises money to provide Christmas gifts for local children living in poverty.

As Featured in the Belfast Telegraph, this Christmas project has been Directed by Ksenia Zsikhotska from RTE’s Dancing with the Stars and produced by JSI’s Artistic Director Amy Barr.

Find us on Apple Music and purchase through iTunes

We are grateful for the support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland which helped fund the production of our music video

JSI News


Success for JSI students selected to represent the UK in the Dance World Cup 2021

Ruby Gratton - Soloist Under 13 Contemporary

Emma Moffett - Soloist Under 13 Contemporary

Calum McDonagh, Victoria Foster & Ruby Gratton - Trio Song & Dance

Small Group Song & Dance Under 13

JSI Student learns the harsh reality of dating someone who doesn't adhere to social norms. 


Success for JSI student who was selected to appear in the next series of Donnacha’s Two Talented after successful audition

Success for JSI Elite Competition team at the Ulster Fitness & Dance Championships Online June 2020


Victoria foster full marks in overall competition

Year 8 Solo song & dance 1st place 

Year 8 Solo song & dance 2nd Marta Burns 


Year 8 contemporary movement 1st Place Emma Moffett

Year 9 solo song & dance 2nd place Calum McDonnagh 

Year 10 musical theatre dance 1st place Sarah hughes

Year 12 musical theatre dance 1st place Zoe Duff 

 Primary 7 solo song & dance 2nd place Cara Mailey 

New Uniforms Available Now

Our new JSI t-shirts and hoodies can be ordered directly from us by clicking the button below.


Lockdown Projects

Time stood still, but nothing can stop our academy from working its magic to bring people together and share their talents with the world.

This was a tribute to all the Key Workers who are doing an incredible job! Miracles do happen you just need to believe.

JSI students were very privileged to have been taught the beautiful choreography online with the amazing Ksenia Zsikhotska.

The entire project was put together remotely.

Breaking out of Lockdown

Group 1

An amazing 4-day camp working with a fantastic group of talented young artists.

Choreographed & Directed by

Ksenia Zsikhotska

Produced & Vocally Coached by

Just Stage It Academy

Breaking out of Lockdown

Group 2

An amazing 4-day camp working with a fantastic group of talented young artists.

Choreographed & Directed by

Ksenia Zsikhotska

Produced & Vocally Coached by

Just Stage It Academy




Primary Ballet

Saturday 9:00 - 9:40


Tap Class

Saturday 9:45 - 10:25

Junior Stage School

Saturday 10:00 - 11:00
Saturday 11:15 - 12:15
Saturday 13:00 - 14:00


Senior Stage School

Saturday 10:30 - 12:00
Saturday 12:15 - 13:45


Junior Performance camp

Sunday 10:00 - 12:00


Elite Competition Team

Sunday 11:30

Speech & Drama

Thursday 16:30 - 17:15


Primary Creative Dance Movement

Thursday 16:30 - 17:15


Senior Creative Dance Movement

Thursday 18:00 - 18:45


Song & Dance

Thursday 19:00 - 20:30

Hip Hop

Friday 18:00 - 18:45


Private Lessons

We offer a range of 1-2-1 lessons for all levels and interests.
Pupils can work towards examinations with ABRSM and LCM.
Places available Monday - Saturday



Piano B&W


Musical Theatre




Learn Online

Wherever you are in the world, you can now learn ONLINE with JSI

We can prepare students for graded exams or perhaps you would just like to learn a new skill for fun. JSI has availability for new students and for students who temporarily want to continue with their learning but don’t have access to a teacher at the moment due to the current lockdown. 

For more information email info@juststageit.net


What we do

Just Stage It Academy is an international award winning school of performing arts. The Just Stage It Academy gives children and young adults with an interest in theatre and performing arts fantastic experience and excellent training at all levels of ability. The academy has performed on London's WestEnd, Broadway NYC, Disneyland Paris, and many venues around Ireland, including The Grand Opera House and The Lyric Theatre in Belfast.

JSI has enjoyed working with Ksenia this autumn and winter and is looking forward to continuing the collaboration in the coming months. Ksenia has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the performing arts Industry and brings great enthusiasm to her role as a teacher.

Also enrolling in January 2021 Ksenia will be running 6 week beginner Hip Hop 8+ Dance Class on Fridays at 6pm at the studio and also a 5 week Junior Performance camp on Sunday 10-12pm. She will also be offering private 1:2:1 lessons in various Dance Genres for all ages for more information contact info@juststageit.net 


Contact Us

Unit 9, Lowes Industrial Estate, 31 Ballynahinch Rd, Carryduff, Belfast BT8 8EH, UK

07709 814583

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