Our 16 Year History
Catriona Hogg School of Dance was founded in 2002 with Saturday classes at Liberton Kirk Halls. We re-branded last year for our 15th year of dance as Cat’s Dance School.
Our school offers the best local RAD and ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern exam classes, perfectly complimented with non exam classes and an annual theatre show. From our new Dance With Me parent and baby classes to our Adult classes, and our Preschool to Advanced RAD and ISTD standard classes, there is something for everyone. These energetic, structured classes are taught by professional qualified Dance Teachers. Our Teachers are dedicated to promoting the enjoyment of dance and performance in a nurturing family environment.
So, if you’re looking for qualified Dance Teachers who can nurture and develop your child’s love of dance and performance, we’re the dance family for you!
Simply the best local dance training.
We are very excited to introduce our brand new parent and baby classes, Dance With Me. Our new Dance With Me parent and baby classes are imaginative, musical, movement and dance classes for babies and toddlers. These energetic, structured classes are taught by professional qualified Dance Teachers. Our Teachers are dedicated to promoting the enjoyment of dance and performance in a nurturing family environment. We use song, music, instruments, props, sensory play, imaginative play and movement to learn about our world. The classes are choreographed by Catriona who is not only a qualified Dance Teacher but also a qualified Primary Teacher She has ensured that each class includes Numeracy, Literacy and Health and Wellbeing experiences and outcomes as detailed in the Curriculum for Excellence.
I trained as a professional dancer and completed teacher training at The Lillian McNeill School of Dance, Glasgow and The Theatre School of Dance, Edinburgh. The dance school was started in 2002 as Catriona Hogg School of Dance after I completed my training as a Dance Teacher. I have a Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Diploma with prestigious Registered Teacher Status (Ballet) and an Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance Associate Teacher Certificate (Tap and Modern). As a trained dancer and qualified Dance Teacher I can teach any style of dance.
Having retrained as a Primary Teacher (BA Events Management with Distinction, PGDE Primary) and then taken some time out to start a family the dance school has been on the back burner. Keen to build my dance school up again I’ve been learning about social media and marketing. I’m especially excited about the new Dance With Me parent and baby classes and our new Mayfield, Dalkeith classes starting this year.
I feel that everyone should learn a new thing every day and as a professional teacher and dancer I attend courses regularly to remain up to date with the latest developments.
Hollie has trained with Catriona Hogg School of Dance from a young age and has gained professional qualifications in RAD Ballet and ISTD Tap and Modern. She is a qualified Nursery Nurse and loves teaching our younger classes and Saturday dance classes.
Our wonderful Student Teachers are closely monitored and trained by Catriona and are fully insured. They also all have professional qualifications in dance. Our Student Teachers are Claire Johnston, Erin Shanks, Eve Holmes, Kate Main and Kirsty Black.