STARTS SOON - ‘WOW’ The Wizard of Oz & Wicked
Dates: January 8th to *May 16th 2020
*Show dates on May 15th and 16th
Yes – wow! The Kspace dance team will be selecting a great medley from The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz and Wicked. Across these three great shows there is so much music and content for all age groups to benefit from.
'Broadway Style', Ballet, Hip-Hop and Tap dance styles will once again be on offer.
Children will love the catchy music and amazing storylines, and they become a colourful character with their own persona and name over the weeks! Students across all age groups will perform in full costume and stage make-up at the shows on May 15th and/or May 16th.
Guest teachers Steve Tomlinson (USA) and Aoife Kearney (U.K.) teach our Broadway Dance classes, which include many of the original poses and steps from the musicals. Children can also choose to add (or do separately) Ballet (Joanna Fijal) or Hip-Hop (Yinka Oshitelu) styles.
Steve brings a special version of Theatre & Tap dance to Kspace and a sense of drama and theatre interpretation alongside dance and song.
Using range of easy steps and exercises he offers a unique method for teaching very young children timeless dance styles. Each week we build on learning, and children as young as 3 years old can join him to build a foundation of moves that will lead onto further fun, competence, and dance study.
Steve is an extremely experienced and well-known dance teacher who is highly skilled in many different types of dance and performance art. He is a faculty member for the Austrian Ballet School and has been a performer and cast member in parades and shows for Disney, at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center and MGM Studios (Hollywood Studios). Steve is a long-term resident in Japan and he is a capable EFL teacher who is an English speaking native with Japanese speaking ability.
Aoife loves sports, dance and drama and is well versed in Contemporary Jazz Dance and Ballet. She will be running some of our Broadway Dance classes this year and she loves to teach! She was awarded the level of ‘distinction’, up to gold medal grade, in L.A.M.D.A acting examinations. She can teach public speaking, fluency of speech and breathing. She was also awarded modern and ballet dance to grade 6 I.S.T.D, R.A.D.
As well as acting, Aoife has many interests including fashion and abstract photography and art.
All regularly attending dance students are schooled across our wonderful themes by our amazing dance team, often leading up to fantastic shows!
Yinka Oshitelu (UK)
Yinka is from London, UK and is a specialized dance teacher and EFL instructor.
Yinka is an English language teacher and Hip Hop Dance instructor with a lot of experience. She has been working in Japan for many years and is a dance troupe leader, choreographer and dance exhibition performer, as well as having over four years with a leading children’s Eikaiwa. Yinka is extremely fun, energetic and rhythmic, and children are drawn to her wonderful smile and love of performing. She has taught children from age 1 all the way to adults and cannot wait to treat our children to some great Hip-Hop and Street Dance fancy moves!
Joanna Fijal (Poland)
Joanna has been teaching our ballet classes 2011 and she is very popular with our youngest students. She is a very kind and softly spoken dancer who makes the children feel protected and cared for. They learn quickly to trust her and within weeks they are showing us their true, inner ballet dancer!
Joanna began official dance training in 1996, when she joined the Youth Dance Theatre (Poland), specializing in Ballet and Jazz, Contemporary Dance. Five years later she moved to London and enjoyed studying Lyrical Jazz dance at the London Studio Center, which led her to Japan. It was in Japan in 2003 that she began her relationship with Hip Hop dance and since then she has also studied Tango and Latin American dance, and returned to ballet again!
Fee* ¥4,000 per single class
Discounts when booking is for the course in full
Show Fee @ 6,000 yen
Parents are also asked to contribute basic costume foundation for the show e.g. leggings and T-shirt. Details TBA
Note: The first trial fee is accepted in a single payment. Following this we ask that students attend regularly and that class fees are purchased in blocks. Please click herePast Dance Courses Gallery