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Highly qualified dance instructors in Harlow

About Karen Chapman School of Dancing

From establishing in 1991, we have become a successful dance school in Harlow where we specialise in a range of dance lessons such as tap, ballet, theatre craft, freestyle jazz, and adults tap dancing.

At Karen Chapman School of Dancing, we are proud to show off all our skillful dancers, which is why we perform in many popular shows at The Playhouse, Harlow. We perform in a show every year, which usually takes place at Rhodes Theatre in Bishop Stortford or at The Playhouse in Harlow around July.

As well as undertaking shows, we also have excellent pass rates, as our pupils take examinations with The International Dance Teachers Association. We take great pride in having a 100% pass rate in all exams we take part in each year in March and July.

From previously having 150 successful examinations, our 35 students received honours which was 85% and over as well as 5 of our children who took part in the Pre-Juvenile group ballet award, gaining the top mark of highly commended. Check out the different dance styles we offer below and get in touch today! 

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Expert dance classes for all ages and abilities

At Karen Chapman School of Dancing, for your convenience, we offer all our dance styles to be taught all together and on the same day. Being more than just a ballet class and tap lesson dance school, we cover a variety of dance styles that will suit all ages and types.

Whether you want to learn something more traditional or prefer more of a modern form of dance with a more upbeat tempo, then we will happily teach you. We also hold a pass rate of 100% which we are extremely proud of. Why not get in contact and enrol with us today?

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Ballet Classes

Learn from our dance professionals

Ready to start your ballet journey? Or thinking about enrolling your little into a ballet dance class? Look no further than Karen Chapman School of Dancing. We provide high-quality ballet lessons for children and adults in a safe, fun, and relaxed environment. Get in touch today to find out what we can do for you. Click here for our opening times.

Freestyle & disco classes

Have fun in our modern dance classes

Ready for some fast-paced, fun, and energetic dancing? We offer training in freestyle dance techniques at competitive prices. Start your dance journey today and book your first lesson with Karen Chapman School of Dancing, by getting in contact or filling out the enrolment form! 

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Tap dance

Learn how to tap dance from experienced dance teachers

Whether you are a beginner and new to tap dancing or are looking to perfect your existing tap-dancing abilities, Karen Chapman School of Dancing is perfect for you. We offer expert tap dancing lessons to give you confidence in carrying out the essential tap techniques.

Theatre craft

Improve your theatre performance at Karen Chapman School of Dancing

Learn to dance and form skills essential for theatre, dance and performance in a relaxed, fun, and friendly environment in our Harlow studio. Take part in our annual dance shows in Harlow and more! Get in contact with us today for more information about our theatre dance lessons.

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Meet the dance instructors

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Karen Chapman - Principal

Karen Chapman, principal of Karen Chapman School of Dancing, established her own dance school in 1991. Since then she has taught adult tap dancing and music movement classes for both parents and their children with Essex County Council Adult Community College.

As a highly qualified and experienced dancer and teacher, Karen is the perfect and only choice to lead a successful dance school to help others learn and enjoy a range of different dances.

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Louise Chapman & Emily Thorpe - Student Teachers

Louise Chapman and Emily Thorpe our student teachers, help our team to teach a range of classes including ballet, tap, theatre craft, and freestyle jazz. Being great team members, Louise and Emily have performed and helped backstage in all our shows, been very successful in exam records, and have an excellent percentage with Honours.

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Want more information about the wonderful styles of dance we teach in Harlow? Or are you ready to book your first lesson? Give us a call today on 07967 090430
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