Welcome to the McKinnie School of Dance!

 Our classes comprise of couples aged 16 – 70 odds.   Some pupils join for the exercise, some for a joint pastime, and some just wanting to learn to dance.   A lot of guys are dragged along kicking & screaming and are very surprised at how much they enjoy it (must be a male competitive thing!)

An unexpected plus for most folk is the friendships they make and the social life that opens up for them.   Some pupils (now long time friends) would be lost without their weekly class!  We like to promote a friendly casual and relaxed atmosphere at all our classes.

We have many years experience in teaching Ballroom and Latin American dancing and we are still learning with each new person who puts their “ two left feet” in our hands! (a phrase made by most as they come in the door.)

We are members of the Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance, as well as the Guild of Professional Teachers of Dance (www.gptd.co.uk)

The classes run all year round apart from the summer and Christmas breaks.  Couples can change their lesson nights from week to week if this suits their circumstances.  In addition to the weekly classes we run Summer and Christmas dances for pupils and friends.

We also have couples along who are preparing for weddings.  Bring along your special song, or we can give you some ideas and we'll arrange your dancing to suit.  We can also have you ready and dancing for holidays, special occasions or just for a good social night out.  Dancing is a great way to have fun and keep fit.

You dont even need to book to come to a class - the venues and times are detailed below - you're more than welcome to come along and find out for yourself how easy it is to learn to dance!!!

Gift vouchers are available for that ideal present - email us for details.

Please note, all classes back on as normal from Wednesday 6th April onwards.

Details of our classes are as follows:

 Wednesday 7.15pm - 8.15pm Beginners/Intermediate

Above is held in Bothwell Parish Church Centre, Main Street, Bothwell (opp the Bothwell Bridge Hotel)

  Thursday  7.00pm - 8.00pmBeginners/Intermediate
 Thursday 8.00pm - 9.00pm Advanced

Above is held in Hillhouse & Earnock Community Centre, 121 Hillhouse Road, Hamilton ML3 9TX


Friday7.00pm - 8.00pm Beginners/Intermediate

Above is held in Hillhouse & Earnock Community Centre, 121 Hillhouse Road, Hamilton ML3 9TX

All classes are £6.00 per person per class.

Ballroom dances taught are Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Viennese Waltz, American Smooth and Argentine Tango.  Latin American dances include Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, Mambo, Salsa, Bossa Nova and Jive.

If you'd like to send us some feedback, or want more info, then please click here or call us on 01698 458386.