Autumn Term 2022
Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September - Friday 16th and Saturday 17th December
Half-Term: Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October
Saturday 10th December (tbc)
Studio Location: St Mark's Family Centre, 28 St Mark's Road, Mitcham, CR4 2LF
Tel. 07752 014554 (email is always quicker)
Monday-Friday 8am - 4pm
Saturday 9am - 1.30pm
SHOW 2022 - DREAMS COME TRUE - Sunday 17th July!
And what an INCREDIBLE show it was. Every single pupil was a star and most importantly we had so much fun!!!
Thank you to all involved!
After 2 years of postponement due to covid-19 we finally put on our first full production dance show at a local theatre and it was INCREDIBLE!
There were tears of happiness as those on stage shone but some also of sadness as people were missing from both stage and audience.
I am incredibly proud of all my pupils, teachers, assistants, helpers, chaperones and our families and to everyone involved in this show and KtS Dance THANK YOU for your continued support and love over these difficult years!
It was worth every second of the blood, sweat and tears that went into this show and I can not wait for the next one!!! Well done!
Miss Katy x
A huge well done to all pupils that took part in exams on Saturday October 23rd!
It was so wonderful to finally be back in exam mode after a tough year of classes being in and out of the studio and a fantastic set of results all round - especially considering half the training was on Zoom!
But most importantly the atmosphere backstage was just amazing. We are so prooud of our KtS Dance family! Bring on the show now .....
A special congratulations to Miss Chelsea who has trained tirelessly throughout the lockdown periods, aswell as back in the studio in between, and received a very well deserved Highly Commended on her Student Freestyle exam and Distinction on her Tap exam.
Miss Chelsea is now a qualified Student Teacher and is already busy training towards her Associates.
She is teaching, assisting and covering classes in Pre-School Dance, Popdance/Freestyle/Modern and Tap as part of her ongoing training and is mentored by Miss Katy, Miss Emily and Miss Rosy as part of her ongoing teacher training.
We are so excited and proud to have Miss Chelsea as part of our student teaching team!
Come join our Adventures in Ballet - Fridays 3.50-4.20pm at St Mark's Family Centre
Our fun and friendly classes full of ballet magic introduce children aged 3-5 years into the wonderful world of ballet and the performing arts.
Developing confidence, sparking imaginations and creating memories and skills that will last a lifetime!
Email now to book your trial for just £5!
Also taking interest for Saturday classes - 12.50-1.30pm
We had so much fun in our End of Term Zoom session on Saturday 27th March.
Children from Friday and Saturday classes, as well as some from our sister school the English Dance Academy (EDA) in Vienna, Austria, came together to show off their Spring Term dances.
We had routines in Ballet, Tap, Popdance, Modern, Freestyle and Character dance and finished off with a whole school performance (with parents and siblings joining in too!) of our KtS Anthem: We Are Family!
At the end of the session we had some party dances and played musical statues with a special Easter Egg game where pupils Nya and Eva were the winners of a special Easter treat!
Spring Term 2020 will most certainly be one that is not forgotten! But before we find ourselves saddened by all the things we missed, let's remember how well the KtS Dance and it's sister school, EDA Wien, came together to create some happy memories during the most difficult of times ....
Since 2015, performing at Mitcham Carnival has been 1 of KtS Dance's highlights of the year.
As any dancer knows - the show must always go on - so despite the situation KtS pupils came together, with hope, smiles and lots of energy, on what would have been carnival day to record our very own virtual performance.
KtS Dance are proud to present our Virtual Mitcham Carnival Performance 2020 - Together Apart
Thank you to all that took part - this performance is for EVERYONE at KtS Dance and for the Mitcham community that share in our special carnival memories with us every year.
“The greater the storm, the brighter the rainbow” - let’s choose to go over the rainbow where dreams come true and we will be together again .....
And if you do please consider donating to The Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund to help support members of the local community - the way we feel supported every year when we perform.
KtS Dance would like to support our local community and for Mitcham to know we are thinking of them.
If you liked our video please help by donating to The Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund.
Over the last seven weeks, the fund has granted £109,980 to 46 organisations working locally to help those in our community who need support.
All support is gratefully appreciated and every single donation makes a difference; helping us to help more organisations.
*If you'd like to donate to the fund https://www.justgiving.com/mvsc
*The fund is still open for applications.
For more information, guidance and to apply visit https://www.mvsc.co.uk/MGCoronavirusFund
If you need help and support at this time we recommend visiting Home-Start Merton: https://www.facebook.com/homestartmerton/
Home-Start Merton exists to enable families experiencing stress or difficulties to meet the needs of their children 0-5 through support in the home.
Their page offers lots of practical help and support during this time as well as events and links to other local sources.
You can call for support on: 07516 927 313
#teamkts #TogetherApart #overtherainbow #dreamscometrue #mitchamcarnival2020 #virtualperformance #pride #inspire #staysafe #keepshining #keepsmiling #keepdancing #Merton #MertonTogether #MertonGiving #LondonsGiving #homestartmerton
We are delighted to announce that KtS Dance will be putting on it's very first full-scale production at Stanley Halls Theatre on Sunday 12th July 2020.
All current pupils are invited to take part in the production entitled "Dreams Come True".
Participation forms must be completed by 28th March 2020.
Please email Miss Katy if you have any questions or concerns or have not received the email contianing Important Show Information and participation form.
ANOTHER AMAZING PERFORMANCE AT MITCHAM CARNIVAL BY OUR KtS DANCERS.
WELL DONE TO ALL INVOLVED FOR YOUR BRILLIANT PORTRAYAL OF THE 4 SEASONS WITH YOUR SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN AND WINTER ROUTINES!
THANKS AS ALWAYS TO OUR WONDERFUL TEACHERS MISS BETH, MISS ROSY AND MISS AMY AND TO THIS YEAR'S HELPERS MISS JENY, MISS ALICE, RAIANNE, HARINDER, HANNAH, KATE, SUE AND CHELSEA - WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT OUT!
SO PROUD OF YOU ALL!! #WEAREFAMILY #TEAMKTS
We are so proud of Grade 2 Ballet, Tap and Modern pupil Roslyn who successfully auditioned for the prestigious Royal Ballet School Junior Associate programme and commenced classes at Covent Garden in September.
Thousands of pupils from all over the world audition to attend the JA programme, which is designed for pupils to attend alongside their regular classes.
Clearly Roslyn's talent and pure love of dance shone through on the day and all of us at KtS Dance are extremely proud of her achievement, which is truly deserved.
What an amazing performance all pupils put in for our "Voyage of the Seas" mini show at Mitcham Carnival 2018.
From pirates and sailors, to an under the sea adventure with the mermaids, sharks and jellyfish it was a genuine 'treasure' to see the KtS family all come together at the end for our Anthem!
Big thanks and congratulations to all teachers and pupils - you are the best!!
It has taken far too long to write this as I have been in denial until now but we officially said goodbye to our wonderful teacher Miss Eve in April 2018 as she looks to a bright and busy future working towards her dream of being an ISTD examiner and, slightly sooner, becoming known as Mrs Eve!
Miss Eve was the Saturday School teacher from Sep. 2015-Feb. 2018 and also took over the Popdance classes from Miss Rachael in April 2016. She has also helped out with cover for Friday Ballet and our Monday After-School dance clubs as well as assisting with the day-to-day running of the school and offering additional admin. help.
From the moment I interviewed Miss Eve I knew she was special and more than 3 years on she has become not only one of the most dedicated, inspirational and hard-working teachers I know but a great friend and confidante. Whilst working at KtS she always went above and beyond her duties, not just for me but also for the parents and pupils and since leaving has continued to take the time out of her busy working schedule to ask after the children when she knows we have had exams or events.
All the children that got to learn from her will have happy memories to hold onto, regardless of whether they continue to dance, and I am sure many will remember her long past their KtS Dance days - which is always the sign of a true teacher.
Miss Eve - I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you did on behalf of KtS Dance and for providing our pupils with a safe, happy and professional environment in which to learn, dance and have fun. You have been a true member of the KtS Dance family and will always be part of us.
Thank you and good luck in all your future endeavours xxx
Miss Emily, our Friday Ballet teacher since September 2014, has sadly now moved back home to Wales to further her studies as a Physiotherapist.
Miss Emily has been an amazing teacher, role model and friend over the past 3 years, inspiring both the children and myself with her professionalism, commitment and love of dance. It was an honour to watch her perform as the Snow Queen for the London Ballet Company.
She will be very much missed but I am sure she will visit us from time to time. We wish you the best of luck in your new adventure Miss Emily! Thank you for everything xxx
Congratulations to all who performed in "Once Upon a Storytime" at Mitcham Carnival - Saturday 10th June - you all worked so hard and were an absolute credit to KtS Dance.
Thank you to all staff, helpers and parents for your hard work and support but especially to my teachers Miss Eve and Miss Emily.
Monday 3rd - Wednesday 5th April at St Marks Family Centre. Non-pupils welcome.
Little Stars – 3 - 5yrs (2.5yrs if enrolled)
Join us on an Easter adventure including games, activities, ballet, music and movement, Easter egg hunts and stories!
Mon 3rd April : 9.00-9.50am
Weds 5th April : 9.00-9.50am
£5 per session
Super Stars - 5yrs plus
Fun filled, multi-dance workshops including Street, Jazz, Tap, Ballet and Musical Theatre. Performances at the end of 1 or more days.
Mon 3rd and Weds 5th April : 10am-1pm
Tues 4th April : 11am-2pm
1 day £15
2 days £28
3 days £40
Minimum and maximum numbers apply so BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07752 014 554
Payment deadline: Tuesday 21st March
Places are not secure without full payment.
For full details, terms and conditions please contact the office.
Our Pre-School dance programme, with sessions suitable for both boys and girls, offer an introduction to the styles of Ballet, Modern, Tap and Disco/Street in fun, imaginative and rhythm based classes taught by our professional and experienced teachers.
FIRST CLASS FREE!
Limited spaces are currently available in the following classes:
Friday (3.30-4.00pm): Pre-Ballet (ages 3-5 years)
Saturday (2.15-2.45pm): Twinkle Stars - Ballet (ages 2.5-5 years)
Saturday (8.30-9.00am): Twinkle Toes - Ballet (3-5 years)
Taking Names for the following classes:
Tuesday (4.00-4.30pm): Mini Movers - Disco/Street (ages 2-4 years)
Friday (3.00-3.30pm): Pre-Ballet (age 2-4yrs)
Contact the office now to enrol or for more info: Contact
Once again we shall be holding a Summer Saturday School with workshops for children aged 3 years upwards (younger if pupils are already enrolled with KtS Dance).
All sessions will be taught by a member of the KtS teaching staff and will cover a different theme/style of dance including Street/Pop, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Jazz and more.
--PLEASE NOTE SOME LITTLE STARS SESSIONS ARE FULL. CONTACT THE OFFICE FOR INFORMATION--
Junior Summer School Time and Costs-
Little Stars (3-5.5 yrs) - 9.00-9.50am - £6.50 per session or £20 for all 5! (Payg £7.50)
Dates- Saturday 30th July and 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th August.
Senior Summer School from as little as £5 please contact us for specific details-
Triple Threat Workshop (5.5 yrs plus) - start time 10.00am
Dates- Saturday 13th, 20th and 27th August.
10% discount for Siblings.
SESSIONS ARE OPEN TO ALL. PROVISIONAL BOOKINGS BEING TAKEN NOW. PAYMENT DUE BY 23rd JULY 2016. MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM NUMBERS APPLY SO PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
CONTACT US NOW FOR MORE DETAILS:
Email - email@example.com
Tel. 07752 014554 (leave a voicemail if necessary and we will call you back)
Use the Contact Form on the side-bar
I am very excited to announce that we will once again be performing at this year's Mitcham Carnival to take place on Saturday 11th June.
The class timetable will run slightly differently on this day but classes will be available for all (optional for those taking part in the Carnival) followed by a rehearsal for all performing pupils. The performance is set to take place at 2.00pm.
More details to follow shortly but PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!!!! All pupils* will be able to take part in some capacity.
(*Pupils should have been enrolled prior to the Easter holidays in order to take part. Exceptions will be made at the discretion of the Principal only)
It is with great sadness I announce that Miss Rachael will no longer be teaching our Tuesday Street/Disco classes. With her ever-increasing performance work and a move to Australia planned by the end of this year we came to the mutual decision that it was best for the pupils and the consistency of the classes if she stepped aside after the Easter holidays.
Miss Rachael has been a regular teacher and Assistant Principal with the school since taking over from Miss Katy's Tuesday classes in September 2014. She is a much loved member of the team and without her KtS Dance could not have continued to run as smoothly as it has over the past 2 years. She will be greatly missed by staff, pupils and parents.
I am very happy to say that she will stay on as Cover Teacher for as long as she is resident in the UK and will also be part of special events and workshops when possible.
Miss Eve Graham, our fantastic Saturday School teacher, will take over the Tuesday classes from April 2016 and I have no doubt she will do a wonderful job.
A huge congratulations and well done to all pupils who took part in the Mitcham Carnival performance. Miss Sara and myself were very proud of all involved both onstage and off. The children all behaved beautifully and were a true credit to the school.
I had some lovely comments from spectators and some new joiners as a result of your wonderful performance so thank you all for your support and hard-work.
A special thank you goes to Miss Sara and Miss Rachael for their choreography, time and effort.
From what I saw and heard the children all had a fantastic time which is, of course, the most important thing. I think we are all already looking forward to next year!
Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and National Association of Dancing (NATD) Ballet only classes will commence at St Marks Family Centre from Friday 12th September. Classes available for children aged 3 years upwards with the highly-qualified and professional Miss Emily Hughes-Lewis (see staff page for full bio.)
For a free trial class please contact the office. (There will be no class on Friday 26th September).
Monday 28th July:
*9.30-10.45am - Little Stars (2.5-5 years) (£10)
An extended Twinkle Toes session incorporating games, stories, ballet, modern and tap (tap shoes are not necessary but children can bring them if they have them)
11.00-3.15pm - Musical Theatre (5.5 years upwards) (£25)
Sing, dance, act and perform with this fun-filled session based on well known musicals. Pupils will perform their work to parents at 3pm.
(Children will need a drink and packed lunch)
Tuesday 29th July:
*9.30-10.45am - Funky Stars (3-5 years) (£10)
An extended Mini Movers session for our budding pop stars. Games, stories, pop, disco, street and Breakdance will all be included in this fun and funky session.
11.00-12.45pm - Hip Hop and Break Dance (6 years upwards) (£15)
The children will learn the hottest new moves from the street in this fantastic workshop incorporating hip hop, break dance, pop and street dance. Not to be missed!
Wednesday 30th July:
10.30-12.30pm - The Snow Queen Ballet (£16) (Pre-Primary level, approx age 5, up)
Miss. Nicola will be leading this magical workshop, bringing to life the beautiful story of The Snow Queen (the inspiration behind Disney's Elsa in Frozen!). This workshop is open to non-ballet pupils and the work will be performed to parents at the end of the session.
*Both Stars Workshops for £15
10% discount for siblings
10% discount for multiple bookings
Sign-in will be from 10 minutes prior to the start time of each session.
Please speak to Miss Katy if you are unsure which session to book to suit your child's age and ability.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK CALL 07752 014 554, EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org OR USE THE ONLINE CONTACT FORM
LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE - BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT TICKETS FOR OUR RAFFLE WHICH, ALONG WITH OUR SELFIES, HAS RAISED AN AMAZING £100 FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK!!
THE WINNING NUMBERS AND PRIZES ARE LISTED BELOW (INDIVIDUAL WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED VIA SMS):
1st Prize (Free classes) - 94
2nd Prize (Hoody/T-Shirt) - 285
3rd Prize (£10 KtS Voucher) - 295
4th Prize (Large chocolates and wine) - 125
5th Prize (Ballet Sticker Book) - 429
6th Prize (Easter Egg) - 328
7th Prize (Chocolates) - 310
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS!!
TUESDAY 17TH DECEMBER - DISCO/STREET OPEN CLASS AND SHOWCASE
On Tuesday 17th December all Disco/Street classes will be amalgamating from 3.45-4.45pm followed by a showcase for parents and families from 5.00pm.
Exam pupils will be presented with their trophies and certificates at the end of the showcase.
Miss. Nicola Carroll will be joining us to assist with the class and presentation.
Christmas Holidays will run from Wednesday 18th December 2013 to Monday 6th January 2014.
Classes recommence on Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th and Saturday 11th January. Fees are due no later than these dates.
(Please note there will be a small increase in fees for the new term. Letters and invoices will be given out 2 weeks before the end of term)
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL PUPILS WHO TOOK PART IN OUR FIRST EXAMINATION SESSION ON SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER. YOU ALL DID EXTREMELY WELL (MUMS AND DADS TOO!) AND I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU ALL!!
A 100% PASS RATE WAS ACHIEVED!!!! WELL DONE!!
Miss. Katy married her fiance Stefan Atzberger on the 24th August at the Wilhelminenberg Castle in Vienna, Austria. She would like to thank everyone for their lovely messages and has posted a few photos below of the day....
EXAMINATION DATE - SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2013
Full details and timetable are available on the Exam page. Please contact the office ASAP if your child will NOT be taking part. The following exams will take place -
Twinkle Toes 1 (9am class) - Rainbow Award in Ballet
Primary (9.35am class) - Preliminary Ballet (Graded exam) and One dance Award
Grade 1 (10.15am class) - Grade 1 Modern (Graded exam) and One dance Award
Twinkle Toes 2 (11am class) - Rainbow Award in Tap
Pre-Primary (12.30 library class) - Class examination in Ballet and Rainbow Award in Tap
Mini Movers, Funky Feet and Popstars (Tuesday classes) - Rainbow Street and One Dance Award in Freestyle/Street
If you would like your child to take part please SAVE THE DATE!!
Well done to all the children that took part in the KtS Dance Easter Workshops.
Thank you to Miss. Charlotte and all the children for working so hard. Your final show was fantastic with songs and dances from Pixie Lott, X Factor, Hairspray, Wicked, The Wizard of Oz and We Will Rock You.
Our Twinkle Stars also performed their Easter story and One Direction pop dance wonderfully and went away with some fantastic Easter Bunny pictures and of course an Easter egg after successfully hunting for them.
It was a great day and I think we all slept very well afterwards!!
Miss. Katy xxx
We are always looking to expand our timetable so if you are interested in a class we do not currently offer please do contact us. Additionally if you know of another venue which you think would suit a KtS Dance class let us know.
KtS Dance also offers teachers for schools (regular clubs and one-off workshops), private lessons, first dance wedding choreography, dance parties and hen parties. Contact the office for more information.
We're happy to announce the launch of our new website. Hopefully we will be adding to our picture gallery soon and make sure you check out the home page for all the current news!