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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. 

In addition to running classes at St Peter’s I teach fitness and dance to adults in a variety of other settings including tap at St Francis Xavier College in Balham, aerobics, body conditioning and Pilates Matwork at Tooting Leisure Centre and Zumba®Fitness at Balham Leisure Centre, Southwark Adult Learning Service in Peckham and JAGS Sports Club in Dulwich. 


Ruby Francis-Wint - I am very fortunate to be assisted in our Saturday classes by Ruby who is a senior pupil with the school. She is currently studying the dance pathway of the BTEC/UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts at the Brit School. She is also a member of Artistry Youth Dance, a London based youth dance company that supports young people of African and Caribbean heritage. 

Connie Chapman AIDTA - Connie achieved her IDTA Freestyle Associate qualification with Chloe James and continued dancing while studying zoology at Queen Mary University where she choreographed, directed and performed for the contemporary and modern jazz teams. Connie is currently overseas helping to save the world's oceans but she helps me teach whenever she can.


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