Hi, my name is Katherine and I have been running The Village School of Dance since 2008 where we were running classes just one day a week and I am now very proud to say that we now run classes Monday through to
Saturday in all types of dance. We do Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Ballet and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) Tap and Modern. We also offer AcroDance as well as body conditioning and pointe work. We also run some adult classes including Diverse Dance Mix (DDMIX) dance fitness created by Darcy Bussell – who I’ve had the pleasure to work with, which has been an absolute joy and inspiration! DDMIX is just brilliant, I absolutely love teaching it, it’s just so much fun and gets you completely motivated for the day! We also have our adult ballet classes which are based around conditioning and toning our muscles, as well as understanding your body and improving your posture, which is required not just in ballet but in everyday life.
We’ve got children now who are 16 years old who I used to teach when they were just three years old, and I’m just so utterly proud of them. Being able to watch them grow has just been an absolute pleasure and just seeing now, our little 3-4 year olds running into class makes me feel so lucky to be able to watch them enjoy moving and developing the love of dance. To be able to do my hobby as a job is just fantastic!
Where the school is based in Wimbledon Village, there’s so much going on and we feel very fortunate to dance in such a beautiful part of London. All of our children and parents are from the local area and have been such a supportive, wonderful community, especially in what’s been a really challenging year and we are so grateful.
Now we are able to get back dancing together it’s been really special and I think, like so many of us in so many areas of our life we’re really appreciating doing things that we took granted. Just like, being together with your dance family!
We welcome everyone into our dancing community so if you are interested in joining us, send us a message or fill out the registration form on our website. We are so excited to be meeting you in class soon!