This Month at KHS: April 2014

At Karen Hardy Studios, London’s premier dance school experience, we always like to keep moving and throughout April there is plenty to keep us all on our toes.


KHDA Easter Holiday Dance Camp

Firstly and Strictly for kids only, we are hosting our Easter Holiday Camp. For Budding Brendan Coles and aspiring Aliona Vilanis this is the chance to learn to dance like the stars. Always popular among the youngsters, our holiday camps give children the perfect combination of having fun and learning exciting new skills.

Click here to find out more about our fantastic Easter Kids Camp, the very best way for your children to spend their holiday.


Wedding First Dance Lessons

Also this month we will be very busy helping brides and grooms-to-be put their best foot forward.

Now, what can be more nerve-wracking for nearing newlyweds than knowing the night before your nuptials that you, near-novices, know nothing about your first dance? (deep breath). Believe it or not that was nearly the case for studio owners Karen and Conrad when they walked down the aisle 11 years ago. Luckily, of course, they are both extremely experienced dancers, and later this month we’ll share with you the hilarious moment when they realised they had absolutely nothing prepared for the baying crowd!

At Karen Hardy Studios, our teachers will give you everything you need to make magic through movement on your special wedding night and they’ll even help you pick a perfect ballad to promenade to, if you’re struggling to find one.

Click here to find out more our wonderful wedding packages, you won’t be disappointed.


Dance for Fitness!

Now that we are full of the joys of spring our attention turns to scorching sunshine and sandy beaches, there’s no time like the present to have a look at our fitness dance options!


Members’ Cocktail Night with Live Music

If you haven’t experienced the luxury of the Live Lounge at Karen Hardy Studios, then April 25 is a must-do date for your diary.

Join our team and fellow KHS members for an evening of champers, cocktails and chat at our stylish Imperial Wharf Studio. And at this, our next monthly member’s Cocktail Night, we shall actually be making the impossible become reality!

Hot-of-the-press, we can exclusively reveal that we shall be graced by the presence of Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe (in the form of the stunning tribute singer Laura Nixon). Ms Monroe has kindly agreed to sing many of her iconic songs for our pleasure and delectation, we cannot wait… ‘Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best friend’ and at Karen Hardy Studios glitz and glamour is all around you.

Note to members: If you haven’t yet joined us for a Cocktail Night, then here are our top 10 reasons to attend.

  • Fabulous live entertainment
  • Great chat
  • Champagne
  • A luxurious setting
  • A chance to dance
  • Cocktails
  • A chance to swap dance tips with other members
  • Free entry twice per year (members)
  • Free entry all year (VIP members)
  • Alone, couples or groups – you’ll be made to feel very welcome

To find out more about our Live Lounge ‘Marilyn Monroe Special’ on April 25 click here.


Let’s Party! The Mad Hatter’s Ball

As if that is not enough, tickets go on sale this month for our sensational ‘Let’s Party’ Summer Soiree, ‘The Mad Hatter’s Ball’ – this event really is a class apart. Get creative or call the milliner! This is your opportunity to shine from the forehead up.

And as well as a contest for the most impressive headwear this exquisite evening will also offer a world class live dance performance, a lavish three-course meal and much more at the luxurious five star Millennium Hotel in Chelsea Harbour on June 20.


St George’s Day

Also this month we’re going to be raising a glass for good old Blighty to celebrate St George’s Day, on April 23 – keep an eye out for our in-depth look at the ‘Wonderful World of Morris Dancing’ on our website.


ISTD Gillingham

A message to members of Karen Hardy Studios, you have just a few days left to register for the ISTD Medallist Competition (Ballroom and Latin Qualifier) for all ages, which will take place in Gillingham, Kent, on April 6, 2014. This event will be held at Medway Park Leisure Centre and doors open at 9.30am.

Entry into the competition is priced at £31. Admission for spectators is priced at £11. For more details please have a chat with your dance teacher, thank you.


We’ll be back in touch soon to tell you all about our ‘Marvellous May’ calendar, but in the meantime, keep dancing!

Lots of love,
The team at Karen Hardy Studios

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