About KTZ Dance
KTZ Dance School was first born in 2007. It all began when I was choreographing some routines for the local amateur dramatics youth group – Buddies. Quite a few students approached me about maybe doing dance lessons outside of the theatre group. We started off with a few students on a Friday evening before rehearsals began and this grew to a few more and eventually we had over 40 students rehearsing every Friday in a local church hall in Clayton Le Moors. From this we began to develop and branch out trying new styles bringing in Ballet & Musical Theatre on a Wednesday evening. These proved popular and as students developed their confidence and abilities we introduced Street dance onto the timetable.
With this in mind, I sent a letter to every single primary and secondary school in Hyndburn & Ribble Valley. One after school club, lead to another and so on. From this more and more students from the schools started to join extra classes with us in the evenings.
Over the first year we just did our lessons week in and week out but I wanted to bring something into the school for the parents to see what talent their children have. We started rehearsing for our first summer showcase. This one showcase developed into 2 a year that then developed into an annual awards ceremony where students can be awarded trophies, medals and certificates for their personal and group achievements throughout the dance year.
In September 2012 KTZ Dance got their very own studio that wasn’t shared by anyone else. We had previously moved 3 times! It was equipped with 1 fully functioning dance studio. Over the past 9 years we have had a building that is fully functional and a big space for a dance studio – but it wasn’t the dream.
This year we have turned those dreams into reality. From September 2021 we will have 3 fully functioning dance studios with le mark flooring, sound systems, lighting systems and heating. View points all around for parents.
A brand new reception area will be fitted with screens for parents to view our information, telephone line for any enquiries and wifi. Our very own dance shop with all of our dancewear and shoes stocked will also be housed.
Moving along past the reception you will encounter a communal space with WC and refreshment areas with seats all the way around for students and any parents to wait. Just before you get to our studios, 2 brand new changing areas complete with the perfect light up diva mirrors and store rooms for staff.
To finish off our triple threat studio we now have a brand new drama/musical theatre studio completed with green screen, cameras, and microphones to enable students to branch out into this area with our resident theatre specialists.
We are also hoping to cater for our much much younger students – our babies. From September, please watch this space for our baby yoga, baby massage and sensory classes aswell as our ‘BABY K’ time when we will invite parents/carers into dance classes from 18 months old to introduce their children into the world of dance.
So many exciting things are now opening up for us here at Ktz – from small acorns a big Oak tree has formed and we cant wait to share it all with you.
Conditioning & Flex
Baby Ballet & Tap
Lyrical / Contemporary
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Sienna has attended KTZ Dance for over 5 years. In that period she has grown in confidence and has hugely benefited from being part of such a friendly and well organized dance school. On a number of occasions she has had the opportunity to participate in competitions, summer camps and themed workshops which she has thoroughly enjoyed. She has met a number of new friends through dance and the students are like an extended family. Being a student at the school as not only benefitted Sienna’s confidence but its improved her overall health and wellbeing and given her skill and talent she will have forever. I would highly recommend this dance school to any parent in a heartbeat.
I honestly can’t recommend this dance school enough. My daughter has been attending for 7 years now and the school really is her second home with the teachers and pupils being her second family. At the age of 2 the teachers held her hand and encouraged her to join classes, and over the years have helped build her confidence and supported her through all her issues which has helped sculpt the person is she today. The school also provides students with some great opportunities including monthly workshops with some well known choreographers, holiday clubs and competitions. Students can take the exams for various styles or dance for fun, there is no pressure it’s down to choice. If your looking for a dance school for your child to have fun, feel welcome and develop in more ways than one then Ktz is the one.
My daughter has been dancing at KTZ Dance since she was two years old. What started off as something fun to do on a Saturday has turned in to something that she absolutely adores. She has made so many friends and her confidence has soared. KTZ has a real family feel – everyone looks after and champions each other, whether it’s in classes or competitions. Such a wonderful dance school that I would recommend without hesitation