- Our Classes -
A Quick Guide
KLDA's dance journey starts with
My First Ballet Class
(Ages 2.5 - 3)
We start with the style Ballet as it is a great way to build the foundations of all styles of dance.
This class is 30 minutes long.
After a year of partaking in this class we invite students to the
(Ages 3.5 - 5)
which introduces Modern & Tap to the mix, alongside Ballet.
All these classes will help your children with their first steps into the world of dance & will also build their listening, concentration, focus, posture & social skills, as well as continue to develop both their gross & fine motor skills.
Here we put all 3 classes back to back into a hour & half slot, to make learning fun & interesting for students but also to help parents. As children are at Nursery/Reception age, we find that they are absolutely fine with this length of time, although it is not compulsory to attend all 3 classes. It also sets the students up in preparation for Reception at school, where they are required to concentrate for much longer periods of time.
From age 5 we offer classes working towards examinations with the
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD)
For our students who reach Grade 6 & onwards theses exams can contribute UCAS points towards applications for higher education.
These exams are not compulsory & students can still partake in these classes even if they do not wish to take them.
We also offer
Mini (Ages 3.5-6) Junior (Ages 7-10) Inter (Ages 11-14) Senior (Ages 14+)
These classes bring together a mix of free dance styles including
Jazz, Lyrical, Commercial, Contemporary & Musical Theatre alongside Dance Conditioning Techniques.
This is a perfect way to explore new styles in a free, relaxed way whilst still developing a strong technique that will support the students in other dance styles.
Finally, we have a a great range of
Tap (Beginner) & (Inter/Advanced)
National (All Levels)
which are suited to those who use to dance & wish to still be part of the magical world or dance, fitness fun or those who wish to learn a new skill. Many find they are a great way to get moving & to unwind at the end of a long day.
"A caring & inspiring teacher. A welcoming atmosphere for both adults & children."