Hi, my name is Jackie and I am the principal of Jazzle Dazzle. Here is my story......
I started dancing from a very young age at 2 1/2 years old. I was fortunate enough to receive training in a variety of different disciplines in which I showed enthusiasm towards. Through the years I have developed my technique by participating in Exams and Displays and in the earlier years of my dancing I experienced some competitive training. I received my first Associate certificate back in 2004 for Stage and became a member with the B.A.T.D (British Association of Teachers of Dancing) since then I have furthered my qualifications and now I hold a fellowship with the B.A.T.D . My current certificates are as follows:
F.B.A.T.D Freestyle M.B.A.T.D Traditional Step Dancing and Stage A.B.A.T.D Modern Dance, Ballet, Highland and Cheerpom U.S.A.S.F Levels 1 and 2 , stunts tumbles and tosses
I have been a Dance Teacher/choreographer and Assistant at various dance schools since 2006. My qualifications are extremely important to me and i hold my own personal goals to continually further my training in the future.
I am also a qualified Pre Five Nursery Officer , with an HNC in Childcare and Education. Graduating in 2002 I have 10 years experience in working with young children. From this line of work I hold Enhanced Disclosure Scotland and I am SSSC registered.
Recently in the summer of 2017 I attended BGUs Dance teacher training certificates and passed these credentials in Pom , Hip-Hop and Jazz .
COACHES AND PRINCIPAL HELPERS
Michelle has joined Jazzle Dazzle for the new year 2013/14 to teach Acro/Flexibility and Tumbling to the Jazzle Dazzle Pupils..... Here is Michelles story,
I have been a keen dancer since I was 8 years old, moved up the grades and became a qualified dance teacher with the BATD at the age of 22. I then took a keen interest in cheerleading and tumbling, so started attending competition and gained enough experience to become a qualified cheerleading, stunts and tumbling coach. I also work with children in my part time job as a pediatric dental nurse. I am first aid trained with intermediate life support. I hold a full disclosure.
BATD associate in freestyle BATD member in cheerpom BCA cheerleading, stunts, tumbling levels 1-5 USASF cheerleading, stunts, tumbling levels 1-5 ACDC cheerleading, stunts, tumbling levels 1-5
Fiona Gilmour has 34 years dance experience attending dance Schools such as Margaret McAuley School of Dance, Dee's School of Dance, Dancepoint Musical Theatre School and Salsa4water. All levels of dance experience are of BATD standards and to the highest awards achieved. College HND qualification approved with honor's. Dance experience and BATD awards in tap, ballet, freestyle, hip hop, latin american, ballroom, cuban salsa, majorettes, jazz, contemporary and lyrical. BATD Associate Level Dance teacher in Freestyle and Street Dance.At an early age of 12 Fiona attended Dee School of Dance to learn latin and ballroom dancing. Through attending the school Fiona had the opportunity to choreography freestyle routines for the kids classes and also teach alongside Derek Dee in the latin and ballroom. Fiona attended Dee's School of Dance for 4 years where every year she acheived medalist of the year 4 times.
Fiona is a trained singer and has worked as a singer throughout scotland performing numerus musical theatre shows and productions which lead to working abroad as a lead vocalist in a abba tribute band.
Fiona has worked as a Dance and Drama teacher for Dancepoint Musical Theatre School alongside the famous Robert Hamilton, who's acts such as The Box and The Fear of the Unknown have both been in the final of Got to Dance and BGT.
Fiona developed a passion for hip hop after qualifying in BATD freestyle and Street Dance. Working in the east renfrewshire area in primary and secondary schools Fiona taught hip hop and street dance. And from here worked alongside Jennifer Greer co founder of Glasgow Dynamites Cheer and dance school teaching hip hop at a competitive level. Leading on to then become a competitive judge.
In Fiona's free time she help's teach cuban salsa to students and adults in Glasgow university, Salsa4water is a charity based organisation for water aid in third world countries.
Fiona is looking forward to coming onboard with Jazzle Dazzle this year and is very excited to get started on a new journey with you all.
Cathy has taken on the role of Jazzle Dazzle's Clerical Assistant. At Jazzle Dazzle we believe dancing comes first and with Cathy's help we can do just that. Her role in organising funds and book keeping ensures that my time as principal is spent with those who are most important - OUR STUDENTS.
Cathy has over 30 years experience in working with children and young adults and holds an Enhanced Disclosure Scotland.
SENIOR STUDENT ASSISTANTS
Elizabeth Gilmour enjoys coming along to help out at the children s classes. Elizabeth joined JAZZLE dazzle in 2014 and has NEVER looked back :) , she started her teacher training assisting at our younger classes and has multiple BATD certified certificates in various disciplines of dance. Elizabeth is attending dance college to further her qualifications in dance and also runs some of our Acro Tumble Classes . Elizabeth is qualified in USASF cheer levels 1&2 (passed in 2015) and holds her associate certificate in BATD freestyle, which she passed with 90%+ with highly commended .. In summer of 2017 Elizabeth also sat her BGU/USASF credentials in Pom and Jazz and passed this certificate with 100%. With one year ahead of her Elizabeth is now planning to train for her degree in Dance. We have every faith in the talented girl , there is a bright dance future ahead of her.
Carly Cunningham joined Jazzle Dazzle in 2013 and studied Tap , freestyle and Cheerpom , since then she has completely moved her talents and interests to primarily Cheer and Acro and in 2017 will sit her BGU 12-16 in Cheer Level 1 , Carly will assist at our mini and youth cheer classes as she begins her training hours to become a qualified cheer coach in later years. New to JD junior assistant squad , Carly is super excited to learn the methods of teaching younger and eager cheerleaders. Carly will also assist with our Nursery Class in 2018 and is excited to study dance herself more in this new season
JUNIOR STUDNET ASSISTANTS
Rachel , Jackie's daughter , has been with the club since its opening day. Rachel , along with her teammates , has brought many successful titles to the club through the competitive industry (including 2015 national champions , 2016 national champions / European champions and grand champions and 2017 European champions , national champions , grand champions and grand European champions ), rachel is also currently no.1 youth jazz soloist from scotcheer nationals . In the past 5 years Rachel has received honorary and highly commended medal passes from the BATD as well as a scholarship nomination for freestyle/ hip-hop. Rachel has also been invited to the wonderful worldwide recognised dance photographer Jon Applegates studio for photoshoots and model his amazing ideas and concepts. She has also a published model in Americans Dance magazine - Brand Model Magazine and since her initial shoot , Rachel has been fortunate enough to be invited to many shoots with a multitude of fantastic photographers Rachel enjoys assisting within our classes and will continue to do so with the club when not training herself.
Jemma Bruce joined Jazzle Dazzle on its opening day , and since then jemma has came such a long way. Jemma initially started taking BATD tap , cheerpom and freestyle only and since then has joined in with every discipline the school has to offer , always producing highly commended exam results up to 1st Award/British Medalion level. Jemma is part of our award winning youth team and has been since it began originally in 2015 , winning the same titles as Rachel ( grand champions , European champions , national champions and much more ). Jemma is very enthusiastic and enjoys junior coaching our younger students. She is excited to take on our BGU 12-16 USASF level 1 junior coach certificate.