Established in 1986, The Fiona Jamieson School of Dance opened its doors in Carluke & Newmains. In 2006 Fiona tragically passed away following a battle with Cancer and the family decided to continue operating. Fiona's sister and niece continued to grow the now renamed Jamieson Dance Academy and opened the independent Studio in February 2010.
MEET THE TEAM
You’re in Great Hands
MANDY MARIE MARTIN
Having danced from the aged of 2 Mandy's passion for dance remains as strong today as it did at the beginning. Having experience in a range of dance styles, Mandy also extended her experience within a variety of musical theatre productions being a child member of Carluke Armature Operatic Society & the East Kilbride Village Theatre. As an avid highland dance competitor for 16 years Mandy travelled throughout Scotland weekly with her much loved Gran & Granada to all available competitions & attended regularly the S.D.T.A Highland Summer Dance Camps at Stirling University. Following on from her retirement in competitive dance Mandy went on to achieve both her coaching and judging certificate in Cheerleading with the British & World Cheerleading Association.
Coming from a Strong Dance Family, Mandy trained in Tap, Ballet and Highland. Competing from a young age, Mandy traveled over Scotland with her brother Michael and sisters Shirley and Fiona winning wherever they went. Mandy's Dad Duncan Jamieson and Mum Frances Jamieson were the founders of Carluke's Highlanders Association, which continues operation to this day. This association brought to the area a celebration of Scottish traditions and culture at monthly Ceilidh's. Mandy, Shirley and Fiona all regularly contributed to the dancing segments and in later years pupils from the Dancing School also participated.
Born in Keith, Aberdeen, Frances is the back bone of the Dance School and family. There isn't anything she doesn't know about dancing, costumes or in fact life in general. Frances still to this day creates all the primary display costumes from scratch, from the design, material and fitting she ensures each and every child is identical. Even the junior and senior costumes are passed by her thorough eye, ensuring get the star stage treatment.