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PRINCIPAL
Myra Mackie
Fellow UKA Ltd
Member GPTD
Registered Care Inspectorate (Scotland)
Registered NNEB
HNC Childcare & Education

Owner of the Myra Mackie School of Dance with 47+ 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.

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Assistant Principal
Laura Mackie (Mrs. Douglas for 9 years now!)
Fellow UKA Ltd
Bsc HONS 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.
She 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.

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Assistant Principal

Lesley Mackie (Now Mrs Hossack)
Licentiate UKA Ltd
Registered Care Inspectorate (Scotland)
Registered SNEB
HNC Childcare & Education
PDA Childcare
BA Early Childhood Practices

Daughter of Mrs Mackie and teacher with the dance school for over 14 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.

Qualified Teachers

Mrs Susan McLean
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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.

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Miss Campbell 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, expecting her second child very soon!  We wish her all the best!

Laura Scott
Associate UKA Ltd.

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Miss Laura Scott has been dancing with the dance school for over 20 years.  She has also studied dance at Edinburgh's Telford College.  Miss Scott has taken over the Broxburn branch and will be completely in charge of the full day of dance!  Laura continues her own dance development at the Tuesday class in Craigshill, Livingston.  She is also Assistant Coach at the Cheer classes held on Monday evenings in The Auld School Hall, Mid Calder.  She has 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.  She is now working towards additional qualifications in a variety of dance styles to add to the certificates she proudly gained last year and to date.  About time too!!!
 
Miss Scott is also getting married this year!  Friday 30th June 2017 is in the diary and an event to look forward to!

Miss Reine Grant
 
Associate UKA Ltd 

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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.  She hopes to continue with her dancing as well as looking forward to continuint to attend college or university from September 2017.  A busy lady! 

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Training Team Members.

Teacher Trainer 

Miss Christina

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Miss Christina 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.

She teacher trains at the Livingston branch on Tuesdays and also attends the Broxburn classes on Saturdays.  Miss Christina hopes to open her own dance school sometime in the near future.

She studies tap & stage, freestyle disco and ballet.

Senior Training Assistant

Miss Jennifer

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Miss Jennifer joined the teaching team for the season 2012-2013 and was so successful with her training skills that she was promoted to Senior Training Assistant for the 2013-2014 season!  She has been with the dance school for quite some time and keen to develop her skills working with the youngsters.  She will be working with Mrs Mackie at the Craigshill, Livingston Dance Classes as well as taking on the Primary dance tuition on Friday afternoons at Mid Calder. 

 Senior Training Assistant

Miss Charlotte

 

  

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Miss Charlotte has been with the dance school for many years and is a very hard working teaching team member.

 She studies highland, tap & stage, freestyle, ballet and cheer and is working on the upper examination levels.  At the rate she is working, it will not be too long before she contemplates working on Provisional Member levels.  She is also working on her higher SQA dance qualifications.

 She currently studies dance on Tuesday afternoons at the Craigshill, Livingston branch, assists at the Mid Calder classes on Friday afternoons as well as enjoying dancing on a Saturday - all day! 

 

 

 

Training Assistant

Miss Becky

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Miss Becky works with the dancers who attend the Mid Calder dance classes on Fridays.

She concentrates 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 recently qualified as a professional cheer coach! Well done!



Training Assistant

Miss Linzie

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Miss Linzie has attended the dance school since she was a 3 year old attending the pre-school class!

She studies Highland & National, Tap & Stage, Freestyle Disco, Cheer and has recently taken up Ballet.

She has grown into a confident young lady and will now be assisting at the Primary
Dance Classes at Mid Calder on Friday afternoons.  She is a keen and very competent choreographer with various dance styles being showcased at the recent Spring show 2016.  Linzie also attended SQA Dance Classes and has already achieved Intermediate Levels 1 & 2, recently finishing her Higher SQA dance qualification. 

Training Assistant

Miss Rachel

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Miss Rachel has almost completed her first year assisting at the Pre-school dance class in Mid Calder.  She will be adding the Primary age group to her portfolio for the season 2017-2018.  Rachel studies Ballet, Tap & Stage, Freestyle & Hip Hop, Cheer and Highland.  She is also talented in the contemporary dance style and has excelled in this form for the SQA Dance that she currently studies with the dance school.  Rachel's bubbly personality shines through when she is dancing and her smile is extremely infectious.  A popular pupil with all her dance friends within the dance school!

Your Dance Career Starts Here!

Registered Office Address
Myra Mackie School of Dance
No. 47 
EH53 0LU


email: myra.mackie@blueyonder.co.uk

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