Fellow UKA Ltd
Registered Care Inspectorate (Scotland)
HNC Childcare & Education
Owner of the Myra Mackie School of Dance with 49+ years
teaching experience. Fully trained with the UKA in all dance styles taught by the dance school. Mrs Mackie is qualified
in 9 different dance styles and is constantly contacted by younger and less experienced dance teachers throughout Scotland
for advice and assistance.
Mum to Laura and Lesley who also now teach with the dance school. Also co-owns
Home From Home Childcare with her husband Max.
Laura Mackie (Mrs. Douglas for 11 years now!)
Fellow UKA Ltd
and Dip Ed (Dist)
Mrs Douglas started dancing at the age of 2 with the Myra Mackie School of Dance. She was
trained fully by Mrs Mackie (her mum) and has been teaching with the Myra Mackie School of Dance for over 18 years.
has appeared in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and on TV.
Mrs Douglas also coaches the Scottish Starlets - who are
the competitive dancers with the Myra Mackie School of Dance.
Mrs Douglas is also employed by West Lothian
Council and is a high school teacher.
Lesley Mackie (Now Mrs Hossack)
Licentiate UKA Ltd
Registered Care Inspectorate
HNC Childcare & Education
BA Early Childhood
Daughter of Mrs Mackie and teacher with the dance school for over 15 years. Mrs Hossack is
a fully qualified Nursery Nurse and is registered with SNEB and the Care Inspectorate (Scotland). She currently
works at West Lothian College and is based in the Childcare Department.
|Mrs Susan McLean
Mrs McLean is fully devoted to the Myra Mackie School
of Dance. She assists at the Tuesday classes at Letham Bowling Club, Livingston as well as providing support with preparation
for dance displays, examination days and provides plenty of discussion at team meetings! She has been with the dance
school since an early age and has professional qualifications in numerous branches. Mrs McLean was a former highland
dance competitor touring the highland games circuit as well as competing at the winter months indoor competitions throughout
Scotland. Her tap choreography is enjoyed by the pupils and her recent teaching work was complimented by the examiner!
Mrs McLean's daughter is also working her way up through the examination syllabus for 5 different dance styles!
Following in her mum's dance footsteps!
Fiona Campbell (Now Mrs Craig)
Licentiate UKA Ltd.
Mrs Craig also joined the dance school over 25 years ago at the East Calder dance class. She is now one of the higher
qualified teaching members assisting whenever we ask - a true godsend knowing pupils are being taught by someone who knows
how we operate, the high standard that we expect and is popular with both pupils and parents alike! She has reluctantly given
up teaching at the moment and is currently on maternity leave.
Laura Scott (Now Mrs Carty)
Associate UKA Ltd.
Mrs Laura Carty has been dancing with the dance school for over 25 years. She has also studied dance at Edinburgh's
Telford College. Mrs Carty taught at the Broxburn branch for 5 years working with the pupils to achieve their best during
a full day of dance! Laura is now on maternity leave and is expecting baby Carty in August! It is hoped that in
time, she will continue her dance development at the Tuesday class in Craigshill, Livingston or through private dance
development with Mrs Mackie. She was also Assistant Coach at the Cheer classes held on Monday evenings in
Mid Calder Church Hall, Mid Calder. She achieved the first rung on the ladder but Mrs Mackie intends that she keeps
climbing to advanced teacher status. Laura was one of the first dancers to sit and pass their semi-professional and
then Professional status within the UKA cheer syllabus devised by Mrs Myra Mackie. We wish her all the best for the future
and look forward to meeting baby Carty for lots of cuddles!
Miss Reine Grant
Licentiate UKA Ltd
Well, what can we say about our Reine?! She
is completely dedicated to dance and her talent, enthusiasm, energy, cheeky smile and joy of dance is transparent to all.
Miss Grant is now a fully qualified dance teacher in a couple of dance styles (freestyle and cheer) and is eagerly working
on adding to this! She is keen to learn choreography for all dance styles and that can be taught to a wide range of
age groups too. She is sure to be popular with the youngsters! She has also studied SQA Dance with
the dance school. Where does she find the time, energy, enthusiasm ?.........
Reine studies tap & stage,
ballet and highland dancing and is also assistant coach with the Scottish Starlets and loves her cheer dancing!
She continues to assist Mrs Mackie wherever and whenever she can whilst working
on her other dance formats. Reine continues with her dancing as well as looking forward to continuing to attend university
from September 2018. A busy lady!
Miss Becky Clark
Miss Clark works with the dancers who
attend the Mid Calder dance classes on Fridays.
on Tap, Freestyle and Cheer dance and has shown a flair for Cheer choreography. Her Cheer choreography was showcased
in the Spring 2013 & 2016 Dance Displays which was held at Howden Park Centre, Livingston. She has recently joined
the ballet classes too!
She has also studied SQA dance covering highland, tap, ballet, freestyle disco and cheer!
This gave her an insight to the other dance forms and she particularly enjoys the highland dancing! Becky has qualified
as a professional cheer coach and recently passed her Associate in the Freestyle branch! Well done!
Miss Christina Corro
Associate UKA Ltd
Miss Corro has been with the dance school
for a number of years. She was a pupil prior to attending dance college and returned to the dance school after completing
her HND Performing Arts Course at college.
at the Livingston branch on Tuesdays and also attends the Mid Calder classes when she can on Friday afternoons.
Miss Corro hopes to open her own dance school sometime in the near future.
She studies tap & stage, freestyle disco, cheer and ballet. Miss Corro then decided to add Highland dancing
to add to her repertoire!
Training Team Members.