Sinclair School of Highland Dancing
Sinclair School of Highland Dancing

Our Team

Sinclair School of Highland Dancing consists of a team of competent, committed and experienced teachers, committed to delivering dance development in all dancers.

Carolanne Sinclair McGeough

Principal & Highland Teacher

BA (Hons), CA & Member of the BATD


Having danced from a young age, Carolanne always knew dancing was to be a huge part of her life. Her love for Highland led to her launching her own school, Sinclair School of Highland Dancing, in 2007 following a number of years of teaching at local dance schools since qualifying in 2002. She is dedicated to delivering fun and challenging classes to dancers of all ages and abilities, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to shine in class. 

Wendy May Melville

Highland Teacher

BEd (Hons) Physical Education and Member of the BATD


Wendy joined the school in 2013 following a break to raise her family. Having taught PE and Highland dancing to 100's of pupils over the years, Wendy brings a wealth of expeience to the school both in class delivery, dancer development and Highland knowledge. Thoughout her dancing career, Wendy competed at Championship level for a number of years through out Scotland and Internationally. Her competitve highlight was, at the age of 15, placing 4th in the World Championships, at Cowal, Dunoon. She is highly commited to her classes, and loves to see her pupils develop in their dancing both recreationally and competitively.

Karen Shiels

Highland Teacher

HND Dance and Associate of the BATD


Karen has been dancing all her life and joined SSHD in 2015 bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the school. Having competitvely danced since a young age, she followed her dancing dream and went on to graduate Telford College in 2010 with a HND in Dance Artistry. Karen's dancing career highlights include winning group choreography at Oban in 2007, dancing at the World Championships, performing as a resident dancer with Jamie's Scottish Evening in Edinburgh as well as performing with 'Scottish Music Parade' selling out to packed audiences all around Germany just to name a few! Karen is dedicated to delivering fun learning to all her classes, she also leads our performance group at local events after a successful career in performing.

Amy Ross

Highland Teacher

Associate of the BATD


Amy qualified as a Highland Teacher with Sinclair School of Highland Dancing in Janurary 2016 with Highly Commended pass mark after many years as a pupil of the school and assistant to Carolanne's classes. Having been dancing a variety of styles since a young age, Amy's love for Highland saw her develop her teaching career in the discipline which she continues to dance in. Amy is delighted to be teaching some of our classes and her enthusiasm for fun in her classes shines through. Amy also runs our 'community classes' where we offer taster classes of Highland Dancing to local schools, rainbow groups etc.

Louise Cope

Highland Teacher 

Associate of the BATD


Louise's love of dancing began at the age of 3 when she took up both ballet and jazz. Her attention soon turned to highland as she began attending Carolanne's classes which she still continues to dance in. Louise has also acted as a class assistant in Karen and Amy's classes for many years which inspired her to pursue her teachers qualification. Louise passed her teachers exam in 2018 and is looking forward to teaching some of our younger classes. She is excited to bring fun and encouragement to her classes to help her students passion for highland grow. 

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