This Month at KHS: May 2014

At Karen Hardy Studios, London’s premier dance school experience, we never like to stand still and our calendar for the weeks ahead is quite simply bursting with exciting activities just for you.

The Mad Hatter’s Ball

Strictly Come Dancing stars Robin Windsor and Kristina Rihanoff will be performing at The Mad Hatter’s Ball on June 20.

Tickets are selling fast 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 Chelsea Harbour Hotel.

“Don’t be late for a very important date,” as the White Rabbit once put it in Alice in Wonderland. To book tickets click here or call 0207 731 7316.

Membership Offer

If you haven’t yet taken the exciting step of joining London’s premier dance school, Karen Hardy Studios, then this may well change your mind.

Until the end of May 2014, you can sign up to one month’s membership of our lavish Chelsea Harbour studio completely free of charge!

Yes indeed, you can take advantage of our luxurious location, fabulous facilities and incredible collection of membership benefits, after which you have the option to sign up to our 12-month membership plan.

Also, as a member you will be able to book ballroom dance lessons with our fantastic team of world-class teachers.

To find out more about our One Month Free promotion and the huge range membership benefits click here.

Exam Day

Members Only: Don’t forget that May 18 is exam day! It is time for you to put your skills to the test here at Karen Hardy Studios, in the presence of an ISTD examiner.

And don’t forget that medals from this day will be given during a special presentation at our Summer Gala, The Mad Hatter’s Ball on June 20. To find out more about the ISTD Exam Day please call the Studios on 0207 731 7316.

Strictly Come Dancing Is 10!

Believe it or not, this month marks the 10th anniversary of Strictly Come Dancing. Yes, the show premiered on May 15, 2004, and the rest is history which we very much look forward to exploring.

To pay homage to the smash-hit show, we shall be taking a look back at the programme’s journey to success and launching a very special ‘Strictly Hall of Fame’ at With our very own Karen having spent so many wonderful years on the BBC favourite, we are very lucky and proud here at the Studio to have so many ‘Strictly’ friends and just for you we shall be digging into the archives to bring the best bits of the past decade, plus a few very special treats.

Cocktail Night with Celebrity Masterclass

Now this has been worth ‘Waite-ing’ for – a special evening with one of the biggest Strictly Come Dancing stars. If you haven’t experienced a dazzling Dance Masterclass at Karen Hardy Studios, then our next soiree on May 30 is definitely not to be missed!

Join us and fellow members for an evening of cocktails, champers and chat at our luxurious studio on Chelsea Harbour. At this event – our next monthly member’s Cocktail Night – we shall be bringing you one of Strictly Come Dancing’s fabulous professionals, a real treat for us all.

Ian Waite – who performed on ‘Strictly’ in the very first show – will be leading a stunning Dance Masterclass just for us. Ian, who teamed up on “Strictly” with a whole host of celebrities including Denise Lewis, Mica Paris and Penny Lancaster – is also an expert panellist on BBC2’s “It Takes Two” alongside another of his famous dance partners, Zoe Ball, and our very own Studio boss Karen Hardy.

While surrounded by the glitz and glamour of our lavish Imperial Wharf studio, there will also be an opportunity for members to meet the star at various times during the evening, which promises to be a night to remember.

A note to Karen Hardy Studios members: If you haven’t yet joined us for one of our monthly Cocktail Nights, don’t forget that among your membership benefits package is free entry into one of our bi-monthly Dance Masterclass events each year. If you have already claimed your free entry, tickets to further Dance Masterclasses are priced at just £20

Here are our top 10 reasons why our Cocktail Nights are not to be missed.

  1. Fabulous live entertainment
  2. Great chat
  3. Champagne
  4. A luxurious setting
  5. A chance to dance
  6. Cocktails
  7. A chance to swap dance tips with other members
  8. Free entry for Live Lounge Events (plus one free Dance Masterclass Event per year) (members)
  9. Free entry all year (VIP members)
  10. Whether alone, in couples or groups – you’ll always be made to feel very welcome at our Cocktail Nights

The Cocktail Night begins at 7pm, to find out more about our Cocktail Nights click here.

KHDA Kids’ Dance Camp

Strictly for kids only, our fabulous west London holiday dance camp is by far the coolest way for youngsters to spend their May half-term break.

For one week (May 27-30) at Karen Hardy Studios, promising Pasha Kovalev’s and aspiring Aliona Vilani’s can learn how to dance like the performers on ‘Strictly’ and have a bundle of fun along the way. The four-day camp, for boys and girls aged 7-16, will be a thrilling opportunity to learn the jive, pick up the Paso Doble, sample the samba and study the salsa under the expert eye of our experienced teachers.

To find out more about our fantastic May half-term Kids Dance Camp, click here.

We’ll contact you again very soon with news of our ‘Jubilant June’ programme at Karen Hardy Studios, but in the meantime keep dancing!

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