Established since 1993 in the island, KD Dance offers ISTD classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Classical Greek, National & Acrobatic Arts and Theatre Stars in a fun & nurturing environment.
Based at Capelles Community Centre the dance school is run by Karen Thompson, who has made a name for herself as being a gifted teacher, whether it’s to progress students into professional dancing careers or simply instilling a love of movement.
She has a particular passion for the toddler/preschool age-group and runs introduction to movement classes using fun teddy bears named Melody and Milligan!
All teachers hold relevant professional qualifications, DBS Enhanced disclosures and first aid training.
Melody & Milligan themed Birthday parties
Various themes available such as, Melody Bear’s Birthday Party, Treasure Hunt, Fun at the Beach, Princess Ball Party and Butterfly Ball, 45 minute movement sessions
- Parents and children are invited to stay behind afterwards to have a snack and a play at the Capelles Community Centre. According to Karen, friendships between children and parents in her school are really important and she loves to help foster this.
- KD Dance takes students away regularly to perform in top-class venues such as Saddlers Wells Theatre in London & Her Majesty’s Dominion Theatre.
- How caring Karen is. She pays attention to each and every child and has an inclusive sign-up process so anyone that wants to be part of the group can be.
KD Dance Flourishing after 25 years
KD Dance celebrates 25 years as a dance school from September 2018. School Principal, Karen Thompson, studied at the London College of Dance and Drama and qualified as a dance teacher in 1992. She excelled at dancing and had opportunities and invitations to perform nationally, but always felt that her calling was to teach and help to develop and instil a love of dancing in young people.
‘Every day is different and I love watching the children improve their technique and grow in confidence. There is a showmanship and performance in dance, which I love to help cultivate, but it’s also about more than that. It’s about health and social skills and seeing each child as an individual,’ she said.