Team Bears - Clowne, Derbyshire - Home of the Bears


Adele McCarthy

CHEER: International Cheerleading Federation (ICF) - Cheerleading Coach Qualification; UKCA Level 1-4, UKCA StreetCheer Qualification; UKCA National Judge Training; ECA Judge Training, Legacy TCI Levels 1-2 Credentials, BGU Level 1-2, Legacy PERSPECTIVE Judge Certification.

DANCE: LABAN GUILD Teaching Certificate, NATIONAL DANCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION Community dance artist, Ludus Community Dance Training (2004) – Specialising in Primary School Dance, Dance and Older People and Disabled Dance; Midlands Academy of Stage Dancing - Dance Choreography and Teaching Certificate (2001); MASD Assessor and qualified Dance Judge;

SPORT: SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY 2.1 BSc (Hons) Degree in Sports Development with Coaching, ScUK: Good Practice, Child Protection, Policy and Care; Community Sports Leaders Award Tutor; Community Dance Leaders Award Tutor; Speedo Shallow Water Aquasize Tutor, British Gymnastics Safeguarding Course, DBS Checked.

Adele McCarthy

Founder, Programme Director, and
Head Coach: Cheer and Dance

Hey I’m Adele, I am the founder and head coach at Bears. I have been teaching cheer and dance for over 10 years.

After leaving the performing world behind favouring coaching, I still love it to this day!

I am an educational dance specialist. I have vast experience within the dance industry both as a performer and a practitioner. I have had the pleasure of working in many varied settings with dance from schools to youth clubs to prisons.

My Cheerleading career has taken me around the world. I have had teams compete in the European championships for 7 consecutive years and many of my athletes have made world teams and represented the UK in Japan and America.

I am an active Cheer and Dance judge and judge for many event provider’s Regional and National Competitions throughout the UK and Europe.