The last dance school I went to was very serious and impersonal so I assumed that Studio K might be similar. That couldn’t have been further from the truth.
I joined Studio K shortly after having my second baby so my body confidence was a little low. I have danced on and off all my life so was keen to get back into some sort of enjoyable exercise. The dance classes here never feel like arduous exercise, we are simply laughing and enjoying ourselves so much.
The last dance school I went to was very serious and impersonal so I assumed that Studio K might be similar. That couldn’t have been further from the truth. I love that Sarah knows my name and knows what I like dance wise and I’m sure she knows the same of all her members. I was and still am overwhelmed by the friendly atmosphere and the encouraging dance teachers I have encountered here. It really spurs me on to try that little bit harder when I know that the teachers and the other members genuinely want to see me improve.
There have been many highlights for me since joining Studio K. One of them being taking my Intermediate Foundation ballet exam the week before my 39th birthday as this gave me a real sense of achievement. Joining in with the Waacking “specials” where we are encouraged to come along in costume is the most fun I have ever had on a week night! And of course freestyling alone, in front of the class still makes my heart race like nothing else!
I never ever thought I would do these things but now I can’t imagine not having these challenges in my life. Its all down to the fantastic, inspiring and dedicated teachers I have been lucky enough to meet at Studio K.Alex Nandra
The main focus of the classes at Studio K is to have fun, enjoy yourself and just dance – not to ensure that every single step is exactly right!
Before I started coming to Studio K I had just come back from a 7 month traveling trip and was feeling a bit lost coming back to London. I had previously done some dance classes and always enjoyed dancing but was never particularly inspired to keep up the classes. I joined Studio K to try some new dance styles and in the hope I’d find a fun place to spend some evenings in the week.
I was a little nervous when joining Studio K that the level of dance would be way above mine having not done that much previously. I also had the usual ‘what will the people be like?!’ reservations. I definitely did not need to have either of these reservations. All the teachers are great at adapting the level of class to the level of the people in it, even at an individual level. The main focus of the classes at Studio K is to have fun, enjoy yourself and just dance – not to ensure that every single step is exactly right! I LOVE LOVE LOVE being a member of Studio K and could not imagine my life without it.
The teachers are FAB and the members are FAB too! The vibe at Studio K is totally unique – it is such a welcoming, happy and nonjudgmental place to go and let loose. I have LOVED discovering new dance styles, in particular waacking, and discovering a dancer in me I never knew existed.
Studio K has definitely given me a new focus in life outside of the normal daily routine. The best results for me from being a member of Studio K include a massive increase in my confidence both in dance and in everyday life. I have also met an amazing bunch of people who have become some of my closest friends. I couldn’t be without it!Susie Darby
The Studio K team are conscientious about getting the best out of every member whatever they wish to achieve, catering to all levels and abilities.
I cannot recommend Studio K highly enough. Aerobic classes, workshops led by inspiring guest instructors, and a wide variety of dance styles are taught in an environment that is challenging, supportive and fun.
The Studio K team are conscientious about getting the best out of every member whatever they wish to achieve, catering to all levels and abilities. Moreover, the atmosphere is welcoming and creative; the ideal place to come and get what you need – be it exercise, new skills, old skills, or a chance to let your hair down at the end of a long day! Whoever you are and whatever your background, there will be something for you here.
I haven’t looked back since my first trial class and whole-heartedly encourage you to take one too – you don’t know what you’re missing!Zoe Perry
No matter whether you are a total beginner or more advanced, everyone is made to feel welcome.
Studio K is a very special dance studio since it provides a high standard of teaching by dance professionals combined with a down to earth atmosphere. No matter whether you are a total beginner or more advanced, everyone is made to feel welcome. I find the structure of the classes also very effective: starting off with a warm up, we go into building up a repertoire of dance moves and then finish with learning a combo.
As the combo changes every 2-3 weeks, it is not too much to struggle with catching up if you cannot attend regularly, but enough to work with and feel like you have accomplished something. All in all I can recommend this studio to everyone with an interest in movement and dance. Trust me and try it out – you most definitely are going to want to come back for more!Karolina Gruschka
Sarah is an excellent teacher and the other students are both hilarious and supportive.
I’ve been dancing for pretty much as long as I can remember. But when I moved to London I struggled to find somewhere that was 1. Affordable, 2. Had classes at reasonable times, 3. Didn’t take itself too seriously! Studio K has all those and more – I’ve never had so much fun in a ballet class. Sarah is an excellent teacher and the other students are both hilarious and supportive. It would never be the wrong choice to join Studio K – even if its just for one class a week!Claire Yaxley
I have tried several dance studios in different countries, and the atmosphere at Studio K is by far the best.
I am in love with Studio K!! I have tried several dance studios in different countries, and the atmosphere at Studio K is by far the best. I can honestly say that my dance lessons are always the highlight of my week, so much so that I’ve just upgraded my membership to unlimited! The teachers, members and overall vibe are really friendly, and the prices very affordable. It is the ideal place to start dancing for the first time, or try new styles and really push the limits of your comfort zone.Leena Rantala
I have been dancing since the age of 6 and graduated with a BA in Dance studies in 2014. Since then I’d struggled to find classes I could afford and would fit around my schedule. I was worried, as I always am when trying a new class, that the class would be to advanced for me. Having had 2 years out of dance and only a few hip hop classes to my name, I was super nervous about my first class at Studio K…but…I absolutely LOVED it! It was the perfect balance of being worked hard but looked after as a newbie. Movements were explained well and I didn’t feel nervous to ask questions. The best thing I got from my free taster class was A big red sweaty face that I took a photo of and sent to my boyfriend for a laugh. It’s now a weekly ritual that I send a picture of my face to show how hard I worked!Rowan George
I’m definitely a creative person but I’d never danced in my life before my free class at Studio K! However as someone planning on auditioning for drama school, ability to move well is essential so I thought I’d bite the bullet and at least give it a try. I was worried my lack of skills and experience would make me uncomfortable around others in the class and the person teaching us. I didn’t want to be behind everyone else. However, I can honestly say I loved it. As a first timer I wasn’t very good but everyone in the class was so supportive and the teacher reassured me that practice makes perfect and that I’d eventually get it which just made me try harder!The best thing I got from my free class was lots of support and reassurance that I can do anything I’m willing to work hard at.Jessica Ketchen
Before coming to Studio K, I was stressed, I had back problems and I always felt so tired after a long day at work. I decided it was time to change and I didn’t want to go back to the boring gym. I love to dance but I was not sure if my body was ready for it and if I still had confidence in myself.
I approached Studio K and they were awesome! They offered me a free trial class and I directly felt that that was it! I didn’t even hesitate to subscribe to the full membership. The vibe in class is great, teachers are talented and they really love what they do. Students are not competitive like in other dance schools, everyone is just having a great time and enjoying themselves.
I have only been a member there for few weeks now and I can already start to feel that I am becoming a much healthier and happier person even the creativity that the teachers put in their classes has inspired me in my own work as a Designer. So thank you Studio K! you bring joy, health, inspiration, compassion, love and peace through the practice of dance! You’re simply the best!Lea Mounzer
used to do a lot of dancing in schools, for their concerts, as part of social clubs, but then as soon as I entered university and started my Medical Degree I just seemed to have no time for dance anymore. I took a chance and came to a free taster with my cousin at Studio K and have been coming several times a week ever since. Sarah and everyone at the studio are so warm and friendly and they made me feel comfortable despite being nervous about dancing again. I wasn’t sure what sort of atmosphere the studio would have, but I was pleasantly surprised. The free taster Hip Hop class was amazing, everyone seemed to just let go and not have a care in the world. If ever I felt like I didn’t understand a particular move, Sarah took the time to guide me through it making me feel really welcome.
The one best thing I got from my free taster was being able to have the opportunity to meet and dance with such lovely people and really feel like a team. I’m so glad I came, the studio’s become my second home.Dilly Karunaratne
Ava is an active child who had no previous dance experience before finding Studio K but we were looking for a new after school club for her to join. She was worried that the instructors would be really strict and she wasn’t good enough at dance to join in. The free taster class was great and helped to settle any worries we had. Straight away Ava was introduced to the class and made to feel at home. The instructor was fun and energetic and wasn’t scary. Ava left with a big smile on her face and couldn’t wait for her next class!
Her confidence has been boosted and she has made lots of new friends. Having the opportunity to perform has been Ava’s favourite thing about Studio K and I love that she is always encouraged to work hard and keep getting better. We love Studio K and would recommend it to everyone!Charlotte Crouch (Twickenham)