Claire McCarthy


Claire holds Fellowship qualifications in Stage, Freestyle, Cheerpom and Majorette, Membership qualification in Tap and Associate qualifications in Ballet and Highland.

Claire is a firm believer of 'practice makes perfect' and always strives for perfection technically. She loves seeing all the pupils develop their technique and style and excel at exam time! Claire is also a qualified Physiotherapist and her background knowledge of anatomy, physical movement and balance are called on regularly at class.

Claire and Jenny are both fully qualified through the B.A.T.D (British Association of Teachers of Dancing) and hold current PVG certificates and Public Liability Insurance. They continue to further develop their teaching knowledge and skills by sitting more professional exams – both Claire and Jenny are qualified to the highest level in the BATD (F.B.A.T.D.) in several dance styles. They feel strongly that their team of assistant teachers should also be as qualified as they can be and continue to promote an environment where teachers are constantly learning and developing their teaching techniques and choreography skills. Continuing to sit teaching exams in a variety of dance styles is vitally important in ensuring knowledge of the syllabus is up to date and that pupils are always taught to the highest standard.  

All of this results in your child attending a dance school where teachers are highly qualified, highly skilled and most importantly LOVE what they do!!

Stacy McComb

Stacy assists in our Giffnock classes

Class Helpers

Hannah McCabe


Hannah holds Membership qualifications in Freestyle and Cheerpom and Associate qualifications in Stage and Majorette. Hannah assists at all of our classes and runs our Adult Streetdance/Cheer class and our boys Hip hop class. Hannah is an enthusiastic teacher who's infectious zest for life really brings out the best in the pupils. She shows a natural ability to tailor choreography to suit a particular group meaning that the pupils always LOVE their routines!

Kelly McComb


Kelly holds a Membership qualification in Cheerpom and Associate qualifications in Stage, Freestyle and Majorette. Kelly assists at all of our classes and runs our Adult Streetdance/Cheer class. Kelly's attention to detail is second-to-none; coupled with her love of intricate choreography, the pupils really get a chance to show off the results of working hard at class every week!

"Our daughter attends the Infant class at The McCarthy School of Dance. We are highly impressed with the motivated, friendly teachers and assistants. The positive and encouraging approach taken by the dance school combined with the fun and age appropriate routines has really helped our daughter settle into the class. Thank you so much to everyone at The McCarthy School of Dance for your help in ensuring our daughter loves coming to dancing"

Heather Farish, Mum to Lily (Infant Class)

Assistant Teachers

Lauren Barbour

Lauren assist in our Infant and PreSchool classes.

Catriona Howie


Catriona holds Associate qualifications in Cheerpom and Freestyle and is the newest member of our teaching team. Catriona was at our very first class 9 years ago so we are so happy and proud to have her now teaching for us. This year Catriona is teaching within our Senior Classes. She is a keen Cheerleader and Cheers at Glasgow University - her talent and knowledge is a great asset to our team.

We are committed to providing training and experience for assistant teachers at the dance school and are fortunate to have a team of extremely dedicated and hard-working assistants who help us at classes every week. Your child will get to know them too!

Jenny McCarthy


Jenny holds Fellowship qualifications in Cheerpom and Majorette, Membership qualifications in Stage and Freestyle and an Associate qualification in Ballet.

Jenny loves teaching the P1 class all the way up to working the Senior class hard. She is an advocate of 'fairness for all' and ensures that all pupils get a chance to shine at showtime!