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Kirstie's Star Dancing School

New Malden Library, Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom



Welcome to Kirstie's Star Dancing School. We are a fun dancing school for pupils aged 2-18 years old. The styles of dance that our school teaches are tap, ballet, modern, disco and street dance. All the classes are taught to the IDTA standards. Welcome to Kirstie’s Star Dancing School, here’s all about us. My names Kirstie Murray and I am the principle and owner of the school. We have three student’s teachers; we have Grace Thomas, Keighley Johnson and Isobel Ewart and our street dancer Ricky Alexis.

The History-
The new dancing school opened in September 2012, the dance was first established by Jenny Hunt and was called ‘Jenny Hunt School of Dance’ and was running for over 40 years.
I was trained by Jenny Hunt and took all my exams with her and I danced there since I was 3 years old until July 2012 in her last show.

Kirstie’s Star Dancing School has classes for all abilities and ages. We aim to provide fun and enjoyment for the students along with some discipline. Our classes are fun and will teach the children technique and knowledge of all different styles of dance, whether it is for fun or to go on later to dance college in the future. We are considered a friendly and supportive school to all of our staff, pupils and other competing schools.

Classes Available from 2years and above-

Tap Classes: Tap is rhythm and rhythm is tap. Americans claim the origin of tap dates back to the African Jazz age. The Irish believe that tap came from the Jigs and Step Dancing. The English relate back to northern Clog Dancers. Tap really became popular in the times of the great Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly musicals .Our classes follow the IDTA tap syllabus for pupil’s age 4 years through to adult classes.

Ballet Classes: Ballet dates back to the 17th century and the conventional steps, grace and fluidity of movement seen then, are still found in Ballet today. Ballet is based on perfect body alignment, strength and flexibility producing a distinctive classic line. Our classes follow the IDTA syllabus for pupil’s age 2 1/2 years up to pupils studying grade 5. At the age of 14 years girls can start to learn pint work.

Modern Classes: Modern dance is a rhythmic and energetic dance style which originated in America. Commonly seen in musical productions modern dance is known for theatrical qualities. Modern uses grounded travelling steps, kicks, leaps and turns which all develop strength and flexibility. Our classes start at 5 years and go through to adult.

Street & Break Dance Classes: Think Diversity and Flawless. These classes are diverse, energetic and reflect current dance trends. Pupils learn effective routines, up rock, down rock, freezes and power moves. We have only one class and the ages start at 5 years and will add more classes as it builds up.

Disco/Jazz & Freestyle Classes: These are forms of modern dance, which began in the 1970s in America. Steps from modern dance are developed in varied styles with combinations of rhythmical arm and hand gestures. These techniques offer great diversity and allow the body more freedom.  Disco /freestyle are offered to pupils over 3 years, we follow IDTA syllabus.



What a lovely end to the year with our Christmas party, thank you to all that came 🎄 I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and thank you for my cards and gifts 🎁 See you all in the New Year 🎉🌟

Thank you for everyone that came to support the star children in their Christmas dance school. 🎄👯‍♀️👯‍♂️ All the children did really well and it was a fantastic show and very proud of you all. Thank you to my family for all the help today 😘 See you at the Christmas party 🌟🎉

The Christmas show is this Saturday 9th December @ St James Church, Bodley Road, tickets are £4 adults and £2 for children under 12, under 2’s are free. 🎄 There will be a raffle and tickets are £1 a strip with some lovely prizes On Sunday we have the Christmas party at the scout hall 4-6pm £4 a ticket, lots of fun dancing food and gifts 🎁 More details on the private Dancing page for parents Thank you ⭐️

Well done to all the children that took part in the festival this weekend. I'm so proud of you all and we did really well 👯👯‍♂️⭐️🏆 Thank you to the parents for your support and hard work, thank you to Grace and Xanthe for helping with the dances and cds. Natalie for costumes, hair and make up and the other mums that's helped with hair Get your thinking caps on for next year and new dances Xx⭐️💛xX

Would like to wish my showclass children lots of luck this weekend at the festival. 👯👯‍♂️ Remember to point your toes, stretch, enjoy, have fun and SMILE 😁⭐️

Dancing Stars I hope you all had a good summer and ready to start back. Dance classes will start back from Monday 11th September all the same times and dance halls Please can I have all festival children in this week, I want to work on all their dances: Wednesday U18 4/5 till 7pm @ the library Friday U14 4/4.30 till 7.30 @ the library Saturday U10 10/10.30 till 1pm @ the scout hall Please make sure you have a snack and water with you I will let you know about payment for the these classes on the day, thank you Look forward to see festival children this week( hope you have all practiced) Look forward to seeing the rest of the school on the week of the 11th September 🌟👯‍♂️👯🌟

If I didn't get into class this week to see you all I want to say have a wonderful summer 🕶🌞, keep stretching and festival girls and boys please practise your dances 👯👯‍♂️ I will put some dates on here for a practise in the summer so keep an eye out if you wish to have a practise with me and the space. With my baby brain I didn't have time to organise a summer fair, so we will have a Christmas fair 🎄 Also want to say a big thank to Grace, Xanthe and Kathryn for helping me whilst I had time off with Suki-Rai, couldn't of done without you girls THANK YOU Have a great summer and see you in September 🌟

Don't forget classes are at New Malden library Saturday 1st July

The children that are taking part in the 'Under the Sea' Parade on Saturday 1st July Girls: leotards/swimwear or t-Shirt plain no characters on them please in white, blue or green or all those colours, shorts or leggings white, blue or green and comfy shoes to walk down the high street Boys: white, grey or blue tops and bottoms You can add some glitter to hair and face if you wish Please meet at coombe Road/Sycamore Grove New Malden @1.40pm ready to start st 2pm, we will finish up outside Tesco or the train station 2.30-2.45 Change of venue on Saturday 1st July Dance classes will be held at the New Malden Library Twinkle Stars: 9.15-9.45 Bright Star: 9.45-10.45 Show Class: 10.45-11.45 Shooting Stars: 11.45-12.50

I hope you all had great Easter 🐰🐣 Dance classes start back this week all normal times 👯👯‍♂️🌟

For Red Nose (Friday and Saturday) if the children would like to wear their pyjamas or something red and donate a £1 for the charity. ⭐️thank you