Tel: 07523 335360

The Mick Jagger Centre, Shepherds Ln, Dartford DA1 2JZ, UK

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The Knight's Academy of Dance

Dance & Musical Theatre School in Dartford

Welcome to The Knight's Academy of Dance, a school focused on achieving exceptional standards of dance. We believe in nurturing creativity and artistic development, and offer a warm and positive environment to foster the growth that all dancers want and need. Reach out today to learn more about the classes we offer and how to get involved.

From Ballet, Tap & Contemporary to Drama, Street Dance and Singing we cover it all for children aged 3yrs+

 

About The Knight's Academy of Dance

Dance Better. Live Better.

Come learn with the best at The Knight's Academy of Dance.

Based at The Mick Jagger Centre in Dartford we are an innovative and professional dance school. Our dancers are aged between 4 and 16 and are all bursting with enthusiasm, willingness to learn, talent and dedication. 


Learning to dance is a life skill that is a privilege and a tool that can aid children in all walks of life as they grow into young adults.  At Knight’s Academy, we ensure that the children know how lucky they are to have such wonderful opportunities and ensure that our teaching is of the high standard that our pupils deserve.


Come and make memories, learn a new passion and meet friends for life!

 
 
 

Classes We Offer

The Academy welcomes children of all abilities from beginners to advanced dancers from 4+ years old. We offer a variety of classes from dance to drama and provide children with the opportunity to take exams in ISTD and IDTA as recognition of their hard work and dedication. The Academy also offers children performance opportunities throughout the year as well as our annual Easter Camp and Summer school

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ISTD Imperial Classical Ballet

A Disciplined Beauty

Classical Ballet is the most important style of dance, it teaches a high level of technique and discipline and also allows the dancer to be expressive and artistic.

Demi Pointe

Preparation for Pointe

This is a preparation class for pointe work to focus on the correct technique and to build up strength. demi-pointe gives a dancer a more gradual transition to pointe work. Wearing the correct Demi-Pointe shoes allows the dance to get used to the feel of a pointe shoe before learning to dance on pointe.

Pointe Work

A Delicate Strength

Every ballet dancer dreams of the day they can finally purchase their first pair of pointe shoes! This class is an invitation only class for when a students has reached a a high level of ballet technique and strength. 
It is where the dancer will stand on the tip of their toes in specially designed shoes.  They are all designed to support the full weight of the dancer.
The effect is simply beautiful, the essence of grace and poise.

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ISTD Tap

On Your Feet

Tap Dance is a rhythmical style of dance which teaches musicality, technique and style.

Street Dance

Pop it & Lock it

Street Dance is a fun and energetic style of dance. It is an umbrella term which encompasses a range of dance styles characterised by descriptions such as hip hop, funk and breakdancing. Its diverse nature has taught us new styles such as popping, locking, waving and krumping.

Contemporary Dance

Express Yourself

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.

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Jazz Technique

Get Up & Move

Jazz style is a theatrical dance performed on stage. In jazz technique, not only do we focus on the style of jazz, we work on fitness, strength, leaps, kicks and turns! It is imperative for any style of dance.

Leaps & Turns

Jump Your Heart Out

Starts after the October half term.
This class is a fun and energetic class designed to work on the impressive skills that all dancers want to achieve. The class will focus on the specific areas required to execute leaps and turns - just like the dancers we see on dance moms! These skills are imperative to become a competent and talented dancers, particularly in the styles of ballet, jazz, contemporary and musical theatre.

Acrobatic Arts

Flex it out

Acrobatic Arts is a unique blend of dancing and gymnastic disciplines that is taking the dance world by storm. Loved by both teachers and students, Acrobatic Arts is a multi-discipline blend and is also known as Acro Dance. Acro Dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It teaches tricks, tumbles, fitness, strength and flexibility

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Acro Mix

Tumble & Tricks

Acro Mix has the perfect balance to learn those all important tricks all dancers aspire to learn. The class will be split into 3 sessions: Body Conditioning, Acrobatic Arts and Tricks.
Each session will be 35 minutes focusing on the different aspects required. It is important to build up the strength and flexibility to obtain the exciting tumbling tricks. All teachers have an extremely high level of knowledge and expertise in their area of the Acro Mix Class.

Musical Theatre

Let’s Do It

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, acting, and dance. It requires a huge amount of confidence and personality.

Singing

Sing Your Heart Out

Singing is the perfect add-on to a dancer's weekly routine. It teaches breath control and stamina as well musicality and performance technique. You will learn a wide variety of songs whilst working on tone, projection and range. Singing is part of musical theatre. You can also add on solo or group singing lessons.

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Drama

Explore new possibilities

Drama is learning to explore different characters, emotions and feelings. It teaches the confidence to improvise as well as learning acting scenes, monologues and duologues. Drama is part of our Musical Theatre lessons..

 

What else do we offer ?

 

Examinations

ISTD, IDTA, Acrobatic Arts, LAMADA

The Academy provides children with an opportunity to take exams throughout the academic year. We aim for our students to constantly learn new skills and have work towards to achieve as recognition of their hard – work and dedication.


We offer ISTD Imperial Classical Ballet and Tap, IDTA Street and Contemporary, Acrobatic Arts for Acro Dance and LAMDA for drama. We are currently looking at introducing singing examinations later in the year.

Competition Team

Committed to Quality


The Knight’s Academy of Dance Competition Teams provide an opportunity for students to develop discipline, responsibility, self-confidence and co-operation in a professional, yet fun, dance environment.

We are going in to our fourth season of competing and have already had some great success at competition level.

Members of the The Knight’s Academy of Dance Performing Team are selected for participation on an annual basis through audition only, We are constantly looking for new talent and hold auditions in November. No student of Knight’s Academy of Dance is required to be a member of the Competition Team, therefore participation is considered a privilege.

Holiday Clubs

Easter Camp & Summer Boot Camp

The Academy is an extremely busy school and we offer additional classes during each half term, coaching sessions for examinations, summer dance fun days as well as an ‘Easter Camp’ and ‘Summer Boot Camp’.

Time To Shine

Our Annual Showcase

We have our annual showcase at the end of every academic year for all students. We like to provide our students with the best experiences possible. We put on a Musical Theatre production to include dancing, singing and acting at The Orchard Theatre every other year and perform in our dance showcase ‘Knight’s Camera Action’ every alternate year.

Get in Touch

If you would like more information on The Knight's Academy of Dance or to sign your child up to a class, we’d be more than happy to help. Please fill out the form below or give us a call.

The Mick Jagger Centre, Shepherds Ln, Dartford DA1 2JZ, UK

Tel: 07523 335360

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The Knights Academy Brochure

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