Ballroom dancing lessons

Where better to take ballroom dancing lessons than in the dance studios of former Strictly Come Dancing winner Karen Hardy?

Karen Hardy began dancing at the age of five, deciding at 16 to pursue a dance career. After winning a string of Latin ballroom titles in the USA and UK, Karen won Strictly Come Dancing with her celebrity partner Mark Ramprakash.

As well as dancing on the show, Karen appeared as a presenter on several series of It Takes Two. Karen translated her passion for dancing into a passion for helping others to enjoy ballroom, after Gloria Hunniford asked Karen to recommend somewhere for her friends to practise ballroom dancing.

Karen with Conrad at the 5th birthday celebration

Karen and Conrad at the 5th birthday party for Karen Hardy Studios.

Ballroom dancing lessons for adults and children

With its professional decor and experienced dance instructors, Karen Hardy Studios welcomes dancers of all abilities and ages.

Karen’s husband and business partner Conrad Murray says, “We provide a warm and welcoming environment with friendly faces. Quite often other dance schools can be dark and dingy, or intimidating, but Karen Hardy Dance Studios offers an amazing sprung dance floor with superior features in a great location.”

We teach Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive, Argentine Tango, and Salsa. Click here to find out more about the dances we teach.


Ballroom dance lessons for adults

You can choose private lessons or join a group class. Adults of all abilities are welcome at Karen Hardy Studios.

Whether you are a top level executive seeking a way to alleviate the stresses of high-powered business, a busy mum balancing the school run with the supermarket dash, an empty-nester searching for a fun, new pursuit, or simply someone who wants ballroom dance classes, we have a flexible teaching programme to suit your schedules perfectly.

Ballroom dance lessons for children

Comprising half choreography and half technique, our dance lessons for children incorporate routines that have been created by experienced teachers. Our young members follow the Studio syllabus through which they can reach different dance goals, from beginners’ Bronze level up to intermediate Gold. There is even the chance for some to go on and compete in our Competition Days.

Wedding dance lessons

Want to learn a special ballroom routine for your first dance at your wedding? We cater for that too.

We offer three packages of ballroom lessons which are tailored exclusively to you, taking your abilities and requirements into account. Each package incorporates a raft of ‘wedding favours’.

Structured Lessons

Our ballroom and Latin dance lessons are made up of private dance lessons – for individuals or couples – and technical lessons in small groups.

Just going along and having a one off lesson will never see you mastering the basics of moving on a dance floor. The beginner dance lessons programme has been designed to give you a start and an end goal and for you to decide for yourself if you then want to take that next step to really feeling confident on any dance floor.

If you already know how to dance, had dance lessons at other London dance schools or London dance classes, but want to take your dance lessons to the next level, our dance programme using ISTD steps can take you as far in Ballroom and Latin dance as you want to go. You’ll be taught by a specialist group – experienced, certified and World Class dance teachers chosen by Karen Hardy.

Click here to take a look at our lessons timetable.

More than a dance studio