The Kathryn Chapman School of Dance
Formerly the Chloe James Academy of Dance, the Kathryn Chapman School of Dance was established in the autumn of 2016 when Chloe decided to relocate her school to the Isle of Wight. Kathryn is hugely grateful to Chloe for presenting her with the opportunity to continue teaching these classes.
Covering all abilities and all ages from the age of 3 the school follows the IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) syllabus. Pupils are invited to take medal and grade examinations and are also given the opportunity to perform at the school’s main show every other year.
Kathryn Chapman LIDTA
I am a licentiate of the International Dance Teachers Association and have been a member of the association since 1996. I was previously a teacher for the Allyson Cawood School of Theatre Dance in SE16 where I was involved in teaching children and adults for exams and shows. My association with Chloe James began after Allyson sadly passed away and I brought my daughter Connie to the Chloe James Academy of Dance where she continued to thrive and develop as a dancer.
I teach adult tap in a variety of other settings including at St Francis Xavier College in Balham and for Southwark Adult Learning where I also teach a variety of fitness courses and have a team leader role. I am also an aerobics and Pilates Matwork instructor at Tooting Leisure Centre and am a certified Zumba® instructor with classes at Balham Leisure Centre and JAGS Sports Club in Dulwich.
I am being assisted on Saturday mornings by Kianna Prendergast who was 3 years old when I began teaching her at the Allyson Cawood School of Theatre Dance. Kianna is currently applying to study drama at university and is a keen and talented student dance teacher.