About Mac the Monkey 

Mac the Monkey was created in 2009 as there was a need for a class that inspired children and made dance, gymnastics and ballet fun which crucially was for Boys as well as Girls. Slowly over the years it has developed to incorporate a range of pre-school classes, animations, food products, an app and online animations with more exciting developments in the pipeline. 

For the first time Mac the Monkey Licences are available from April 1st for teachers to bring the joy of our Mac the Monkey programme to their own performing arts schools and gymnastics clubs.  Any teachers interested in the opportunity to expand their current business or set up a new one should take a look at our Licence Mac page and send us an email for the Licence Brochure. 

If there isn’t a class in your area then persuade a local dance or performing arts school to get in touch !

Mac the Monkey and his creation

Mac the Monkey was created in July 2009 by Rachel Mearns. Rachel has qualifications in nearly all styles of Dance, Musical Theatre, Pre–School Gymnastics, Acrobatic Gymnastics and Anatomy and Physiology and has a Law Degree. She has over 20 years experience in teaching dance, drama, singing/music, gymnastics and sports skills to children and adults of all ages.

Alongside the creation of Mac the Monkey, Rachel also has her own Performing Arts School, runs an Acrobatic Gymnastics Club and was Principal of AAPA College (now Aberdeen College of Performing Arts) – The North East Scotland’s only full time college delivering Musical Theatre, Professional Dance and Acting and Performance HND Qualifications. 

Our Mac the Monkey class lesson plans and curriculum has been devised by Rachel and her experienced team of teachers in dance, drama, musical theatre, music, singing, gymnastics and sports over the last 12 years. Our Mac the Monkey classes teach key technical skills in gymnastics, sports and all performing arts areas. Children develop Key life skills through participation in Mac the Monkey Classes.  Don’t delay – get along to a class today or if you have your own dance, theatre or gymnastics classes apply to licence your own Mac the Monkey classes today!