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GDC School of Dancing

Group Classes

Ballroom & Latin for all ages and abilities - Children's classes ages 4+, Teen/Youth ages 12+, Adults 18+

Welcome to our studio. Our classes are operating slightly different to normal, and it is important to note the differences. So please, bare with our changes during these times, and we thank you for your understanding.

For your safety and to comply with government guidelines, the studio is carefully marked out into socially distanced boxes, and our capacity is limited to 8 per class. Due to the small class size, we can only take pre-paid bookings. We are currently offering group classes in 4 week blocks, for £40 per person. Our price also reflects the smaller more intimate classes on offer. 

Hopefully, we will be seeing a return to normality very soon, and we will welcome back a weekly timetable; with walk in's and a 'pay as you go' system back in place. Until such time, stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you to our studio.

Let's Get Back Dancing

All our classes are taught by professionally qualified teachers who strive for quality, while maintaining a fun and relaxed atmosphere. GDC believe in teaching technique to a high standard, allowing every pupil (of every age and level) to develop each dance and style to it's fullest potential. Our aim is to give our pupils all the tools they need to feel that they not only can do the steps, but can perform the individual movement of each dance.

GDC School of Dancing

Timetable (Starts 19th July)

This is our provisional new Timetable - Depending on Government Guidelines being lifted. Until then all classes must be pre-booked, timetable may vary.
Mondays

5.30pm-6.16pm

Children's Starters Ballroom & Latin

For ages 6-14. New members welcome. 

Level - NEW/Beginner/Social

£7 - Pay as you go

6.15pm-7pm

Competitive Class

Mixed ages. For our competitive dancers to improve and work towards up coming events. Is a must for all dancers serious about competing.

Level - Mixed (Non beginner)

£7 - Pay as you go

7pm-7.45pm

Adult Beginners Ballroom & Latin

For a social atmosphere while learning the basics of dances such as the Waltz, Cha Cha Cha, Jive and more. Solo dancers welcome as well as couples. No partner required!!! New members welcome.

Level - NEW/Beginner/Social

Courses Run Monthly £10 per session. Booking Required.

7.45pm-8.30pm

Adult Intermediate Ballroom & Latin

Taking your dancing further. Working towards exams, and maybe even competitions. Or just improve and learn new moves.

Level - Below Bronze and above

Course Run Monthly £10 per session. Booking Required. 

Wednesdays

4.30pm-5.15pm

Tiny Dancers

For ages 4-8. Get those tiny toes twirling around the dance floor. 

Level - NEW/Beginner/Social

£7 - Pay as you go

Fridays

7pm-7.45pm

Junior/Youth Ballroom & Latin

For ages 12-21. 

Level - Mixed

£7 pay as you go

7.45pm-9pm

Ballroom & Latin Practice

Open Studio for all members to use for independent, uncoached, practice. 

£7 - Pay as you go

Saturdays

10am-12pm

Children's Dance Club

For ages 5-12. A mix of Ballroom, Latin, Freestyle, Drills and Exercises. Includes a break. Must provide own healthy refreshments. 

Level - New/Beginner/Up to Bronze

£15 - Pay as you go

GDC School of Dancing

Meet the Team

WE TRAIN THE FUTURE STARS

All our team are qualified, insured and DBS Checked

Karen

Principal

Owner and founder of GDC School of Dancing. 

ISTD & UKA Licentiate 

Adjudicator

"Karen has infinite patience and belief in her pupils, no matter what their age or ability. She always manages to get the best out of you - even if you originally thought you couldn't do something!" Julie

Karen has produced and coached many couples who made it into The British Ballroom Team, and rank highly in the National League. And also had couples feature on ITV's 'This Morning's Baby Ballroom: The Championship'.

Karen continues to create dancers who rank highly in the country and produces many winners and finalists of Champions of Tomorrow, Stars of the Future, and achieving many Teacher's Awards, including 'Britain's Best Teacher'

Emma

Vice Principal

UKA Associate

"Emma is the best dance teacher in the world, her lovely smile makes the class shine" Hannah

Emma began at age 3, and has a background of Ballet, Formation, Tap, Modern Jazz and Freestyle. Emma has performed in theaters and TV Shows. Including "Strictly Comes Dancing - It Takes Two" and on "Australian Princess".

Deciding to follow in her parents' footsteps, she competed successfully in Ballroom and Latin; junior ranking in the top 12 of the EADA charts. Later leading onto Stars of the Future finals and winning the ISTD Grand Finals.

From 16, Emma worked as a student teacher at GDC, choreographing her own dance show. She qualified as a professional with the United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dancing and Kindred Arts (UKA), in 2008, teaching full time at Lenham Dance Studio and weekly at the University of Kent for their Ballroom Society.  

In her career, she has choreographed for pupils to dance with Bruce Forsyth on 'The Paul O'Grady Show' and for a piece on 'Everybody Dance Now'. She has also worked as a performer and entertainer at Disneyland Paris.

However, her focus is on producing talented, competitive dancers. One of Emma's proudest achievements was, at just 23, winning a 1st place Teacher's Award at Champions of Tomorrow. 

Antony

Co-founder of GDC School of Dancing.

ISTD & UKA Licentiate

Karen and Antony Day teamed up in 1977 following a “Partner Wanted” advert placed in the Dance News. They started their competitive careers as Juniors becoming British Intermediate champions aged 16 and progressed through to the Adult ranks where they achieved the ranking of 24 in the British Amateur League Table.

They competed at international level all over Europe. They toured (what was then) Yugoslavia representing Ireland in a showcase of ballroom dancing competitions and exhibition dances as well as choreographing and starring in a Eurythmics video (Do You Want To Break Up?). 

After taking a break from dancing to start their family, Karen and Antony started Grafty Dance Club (in nearby Grafty Green) as a fun club to introduce dancing to local children and adults.

In 1996 Tony & Karen turned professional and qualified as Teachers with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD).

James

UKA Associate & Fitsteps Instructor

James has been with us since he was a pupil at 6 years old and is the most recent to join our Teaching team.