Dance

  • Ballet
  • Jazz & Modern
  • Tap
  • Conditioning
  • Commercial
  • Pointe Work
  • Musical Theatre Jazz

About

Within our school we aim to nurture and develop dancers through technical dance training while inspiring our pupils with the excitement and fun of theatre performance.

Our curriculum includes the Royal Academy of Dance ballet syllabus, which allows our pupils to enjoy learning a classical art through a variety of music and choreographic styles.

Children can begin learning with the RAD from the Pre-Primary ballet syllabus as young as 4 years old and progress through Primary and on to the eight graded exam syllabi.

There may be an option at discretion of the teachers to study the vocational grades either as an extension or while simultaneously studying the mainstream grades.

We provide modern Jazz and Tap classes, allowing our pupils to develop their understanding of each dance style through technical training to a variety of music and choreographic styles.

Classes will progress through the syllabi toward an examination. Although not compulsory, students will be encouraged to take part in class awards or examinations in order to reward their hard work and commitment.

You can find us at:

KTCo Studios, Unit A6, Langham Park, Castle Donington, DE74 2UT

Timetable

Monday

  • 16:30 - 17:15

    Primary Ballet

  • 17:15 - 18:00

    Primary Musical Theatre

  • 18:00 - 18:45

    Grade 1 Ballet

  • 18:45 - 19:45

    Adult Ballet

  • 19:45 - 20:30

    Adult Tap

  • 20:30 - 21:30

    Adult Choir / Soirée Singers

Tuesday

  • 16:30 - 17:30

    Grade 5 Tap

  • 16:45 - 17:30

    Inter Commercial

  • 17:30 - 18:30

    Senior Commercial

  • 18:30 - 19:30

    Jr/Intermediate MT Jazz

Wednesday

  • 18:00 - 19:00

    Grade 6 Exam Ballet

Thursday

  • 17:00 - 18:00

    Senior MT Jazz

Friday

  • 16:30 - 17:30

    Starter Ballet

  • 16:30 - 17:30

    Grade 3 Modern

  • 17:30 - 18:130

    Intermediate Ballet

  • 17:30 - 18:30

    Grade 3 Tap

  • 18:30 - 19:15

    Pointe

  • 18:30 - 19:15

    Starter Jazz

  • 19:15 - 20:15

    Grade 6 Ballet

  • 19:15 - 20:15

    Grade 5 Modern

Saturday

  • 9:30 - 10:00

    Primary Tap

  • 10:00 - 10:30

    Primary Modern

  • 10:30 - 11:15

    Grade 2 Tap

  • 11:00 - 11:30

    Pre-Primary Dance

  • 11:15 - 12:00

    Grade 2 Modern

  • 12:00 - 13:00

    Grade 4 Ballet

  • 12:15 - 13:00

    Grade 1 Tap

  • 13:00 - 13:45

    Conditioning

  • 13:00 - 13:45

    Grade 1 Modern

  • 13:45 - 14:30

    Grade 3 Ballet

Dance Faculty

Head of Dance & Company Director

Becky Wrench

Becky is a professional performer turned dance teacher based in the East Midlands. After having graduated from Bird College with a BA Hons in Musical Theatre and Dance in 2012,…

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Modern & Tap Teacher

Bethany Neville

Bethany started dance classes at the age of 3 and musical theatre at 12. Her teacher training began between the ages of 16-18, assisting then teaching junior classes in IDTA…

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Creative & Managing Director

Kristian Cunningham

Kristian is a well-recognised Producer, Creative and Performing Arts Teacher based in the Midlands. He trained at the The Urdang Academy in London and graduated in Professional Dance & Musical…

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Commercial Teacher

Ellie Kinsey

Professional Performer, Teacher, Artist & Choreographer specialising in Choreography, Hip Hop, Hip Hop Freestyle and Street Dance Styles. Member / Performer of Boy Blue Entertainment – London & JME Dance…

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"Joining KTCo is the best thing we have done for our daughter! Not only in learning how to dance professionally but to be a part of something special. The tutors at KTCo are not only professional, exceptionally talented and knows how to teach in a way to keep the children’s attention, but the school has this vibe which we are incredibly proud to be a part of. Our daughter has not only learned so much but she loves every minute of attending, as well as having helped to bring out the confidence in a little girl who has always been a little shy. We are grateful to have found KTCo!"

Carmen Yuen-Stevenson – Parent of Primary Dance & Junior Musical Theatre Student

"I love my dance lessons with Becky, they are fun and we work hard. I really love pointe classes!"

Effie Lennon Ballard – Student in Dance & Musical Theatre

"The teaching our daughter has recieved has been second to none. Her ballet technique has improved so much and will continue to do so. The smile on her face when we pick her up says it all. We are thrilled she will continue to train with KTCo and are excited to see her continue to gain confidence in her dance performance. We are so grateful to all the faculty for their kind and positive tutoring."

Dean & Trudi Foster – Parent of Senior Dancer & Accelerate Student

“I LOVE all the dance sessions I go to and I’m so happy I joined the Kristian Thomas Company. Sometimes I wish I was there everyday!”

Alana-Bo Stevenson – Student in Dance & Musical Theatre

"The KTCo have developed both my daughters confidence and self belief so much. My eldest daughter was able to learn skills, technique and performance skills which has had a massive impact on her A level dance outcome and her on love of dance and self belief. My younger daughter has taken ballet exams with excellent outcomes, her confidence and self belief has developed so much. My daughters love everything about this dance school. They look forward to every session and always come out happy and positive."

Karen Brownhill – Parent of Senior Dance & Musical Theatre Students

"Dance Classes at KTCo are excellent. Becky is incredibly knowledgable, attentive and continually corrects my daughters technique. She loves that Becky is able to perfectly demonstrate what she is asking her students to do, which is important for a young dancer."

Louisa Ballard – Parent of Intermediate Dance & Musical Theatre Student

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