Principle - Miss Margaret

Past President of the BATD, Fellow & Examiner B.A.T.D.
(Stage, Modern Dance, Majorette, Freestyle, Jazz, Tap, Acro/Gymnastic, Country Western & Rock and Roll)

M.B.A.T.D. (Ballet & Highland)

Miss Margaret joined the British Association of Teachers of Dancing in 1970 as a young associate and progressed through the association to become President from 1999 to 2001. She is a fellow and examiner in multiple dance styles and has had the pleasure of conducting examinations in North America and Europe as well as in the UK. She also currently serves on the B.A.T.D Executive Council, the Rules Committee, Stage and Ballet Committee and the Freestyle Committee.

In 2013 she was elected as president by the association for a second time. She is a highly respected figure within the dancing community and not only works hard within the BATD but takes time to help out young inspiring teachers that need support and advice when starting up their own schools.

While very proud of all her accomplishments, her real passion is teaching dance. Miss Margaret loves all styles of dance and loves working with students of all ages and abilities. She strives to achieve the best possible standard for each individual.


Miss Pauline

B.A. (Hons) in Sport & Physical Activity, F.B.A.T.D. (Freestyle), M.B.A.T.D (Cheer), A.B.A.T.D (Stage), Zumba & Metafit Qualified

Pauline has been a pupil with Miss Margaret since the age of 2 and has always had a love for dance.  Throughout her life she has studied and been examined in many different styles and at the age of 14 started assisting Miss Margaret within the classes.  At the age of 17 she became a member of The British Association of Teachers of Dancing and is continually sitting exams for qualifications in many other dance styles.  As well as teaching, she has a real passion for choreography and enjoys bringing her ideas to life for examinations and Showtime.

Pauline graduated in 2011 with a BA Honours Degree in Sport and Physical Activity at Strathclyde.  This has provided her with knowledge in theory based physiological and psychological studies as well as vast amounts of practical coaching and teaching experience.  Pauline now teaches at the school full time and could not imagine enjoying any other job as much as she enjoys doing this. As well as teaching children, Miss Pauline enjoys taking the adult dance and fitness classes.


Hannah & Hannah

HANNAH MCKINNON A.B.A.T.D (Stage), A.B.A.T.D (Freestyle) & HANNAH LAWRIE A.B.A.T.D (Freestyle)

Hannah and Hannah have both danced with Miss Margaret since they were tiny tots and still attend classes and perform in the show each year. They are a big help within the school collecting class fees and payments for exams/Showtime. Both are currently working towards their teaching qualifications in multiple subjects and help out within the younger classes.