Children's Dance, Drama and Performing Arts Classes in London: Based in Kensington & Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Belgravia & Fulham

Children's Dance Classes & Performing Arts classes in London: Elevate Your Child's Skills with Dakoda's Dance Academy

Teaching Children’s Classical RAD Ballet, Street / Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Performing Arts & More. Dakoda’s Dance Academy is a Central London based Children’s Dance & Performing Arts Academy with classes held in Kensington & Chelsea, Knightsbridge (SW1X) & Wimbledon.

Our Academy offers the highest standard in children’s Dance & Performing Arts education with limited class sizes and individual attention given to every child. We offer a wide range of dance styles including–RAD Ballet, Street Dance / Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Acro/Gymnastics as well as singing for children from the age of 2 – 17. Students taking Ballet classes are given the opportunity to participate in Royal Academy of Dance examinations and West End Theatre performances are offered to all from the age of 5.

When choosing to send your child to dance and performing arts classes there are some very important things to take into consideration. The faculty, the facilities, the location, the syllabi, the styles offered, the timetable, examinations, shows, etc. the list is endless. It can be a minefield for parents and picking the right place is paramount to your child’s experience. Whether you are looking for Boys and Girls Street Dance, Classical Ballet, Teen Contemporary, Baby Ballet or a class for your budding singer, Dakoda’s Dance Academy offers the highest standards so you can rest assured that you are picking the right education to your child to thrive.

One of the most important aspects of our classes is that your child is inspired. Inspired to want to learn more, to reach their full potential and work to the very best of their ability – in their dance classes and all aspects of their life – this is what we do best !

However – don’t just take our word for it, read our student and parent testimonials, in the information section and bring your child along try a class.

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At Dakoda’s Dance Academy in London, we offer a variety of in studio children’s dance classes & performing arts classes that are designed and structured to elevate your child’s skills and foster their passion for dance.

Each class is carefully crafted to engage students with fun activities while teaching them fundamental techniques that will help them improve.

Our studio is equipped to provide a safe environment for your babies and young children to learn and explore the world of dance. With our commitment towards providing high-quality education, you can be assured that your child will receive expert guidance from our passionate instructors who have years of experience working with kids.

Join us today at Dakoda’s Dance Academy and watch as your child discovers their love for movement!

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Dakoda’s Dance Academy offers classical ballet classes that introduce children to the fundamental techniques of this form of dance. Our experienced instructors focus on posture, balance, and grace as they guide students through a range of movements designed to enhance their skills. With opportunities for participation in RAD ballet exams , children can develop their abilities while building confidence and having fun.

Our children’s ballet classes are not just about learning steps; they also provide a range of activities that help babies and young dancers learn new skills in an engaging environment. By enrolling your child with us, you’ll be providing them with access to high-quality RAD Classical Ballet dance classes in London led by experienced professionals who know how to inspire young people. Come visit our studios in Chelsea, Knightsbridge & Fulham today!

At Dakoda’s Dance Academy, we offer contemporary children’s dance classes for children of all ages and skill levels. Our experienced instructors provide a variety of activities that explore different movement styles, helping your child learn improvisation skills and incorporate storytelling into their routines.

Our contemporary classes are designed to be both fun and challenging, giving your child the opportunity to express themselves through dance while also developing their technique. By participating in our commercial-style classes, babies can develop coordination early on which lays the foundation for a successful dancing future at Dakoda’s Dance Academy!

We offer children’s hip hop classes that introduce basic moves and freestyle dancing. Our experienced instructors focus on teaching rhythm and musicality while creating a fun and engaging atmosphere for our students. We encourage participation in hip hop competitions to give children the opportunity to showcase their skills and build confidence.

Our Street dance / hip hop classes are designed for children as young as 3 years old up to teenagers. We believe that everyone can benefit from dance education, whether it’s just for fun or with aspirations of pursuing a career in commercial dance. Join us at Dakoda’s Dance Academy where your child can learn new skills, make friends, and have an unforgettable experience on the dance floor!

Dakoda’s Dance Academy, children’s jazz classes are designed to inspire and challenge young dancers as they explore various jazz styles including Broadway, contemporary, Sassy and lyrical jazz. Our experienced instructors place a strong emphasis on technique development such as turns, leaps, and kicks in order to help students reach their full potential. In addition to rigorous training sessions, we also incorporate ‘fun’ warm-up activities that incorporate stretching and conditioning exercises to keep our little dancers engaged throughout the class. Whether your child is just starting out or has been dancing for some time now – our commercial-level dance curriculum is sure to elevate their skills while having fun!


We offer children’s tap dance classes that teach basic terminology and fun exercises to improve motor coordination. Our experienced instructors incorporate rhythm-building exercises throughout each class to help your child develop a strong sense of timing and musicality.

Our tap classes include activities such as:

    • ‘Fun-like’ tapping exercises that improve motor coordination
    • Rhythm-building exercises throughout each class

      With our commercial approach, your child will be learning the latest moves while developing their technique and performance skills. Join us today at Dakoda’s Dance Academy for high-quality dance education for your child!

Breakdancing is a dynamic and exciting activity that has become increasingly popular among children and teenagers in recent years. From hip-hop beats to sharp movements, breakdancing is an excellent after-school activity that offers children many benefits.


Acrobatics/Gymnastics & Tricks is a high-intensity style that emphasizes strength, flexibility, and coordination. It’s perfect for kids who love to push their bodies to the limit and want to learn impressive tricks and stunts.

Singing and Drama are crucial skills for any aspiring performer. Our expert instructors teach kids the fundamentals of singing and acting, helping them develop their confidence and stage.

Our baby ballet classes focus on developing children’s coordination, balance, and strength, while also introducing them to the basics of ballet technique. We use props such as ribbons and scarves to help engage the children and make the classes fun, imaginative, interactive and magical. Age-appropriate preschool music is also used

Why Choose Dakoda's Dance Academy for your Children's Dance Classes

At Dakoda’s Dance Academy, we understand the importance of high-quality children’s dance classes and dance education. Our expert instructors are highly trained and experienced in teaching a diverse range of dance styles to children of all ages and skill levels. With our state-of-the-art facilities, your child will have access to top-notch resources needed for their growth and development as a dancer.

We pride ourselves on providing personalized attention to each student, ensuring that they receive individualized feedback and support throughout their dance journey. Additionally, our academy offers various performance opportunities for students to showcase their skills and build confidence on stage. Choose Dakoda’s Dance Academy for an immersive dance experience that will elevate your child’s skills both on and off the dance floor.

Expert Instructors

Our expert instructors at Dakoda’s Dance Academy are all professional dancers with extensive experience in teaching children’s dance classes. They understand the importance of providing a fun and engaging environment for young learners while also promoting growth and progress. Our customized classes ensure that they receive individual attention and guidance, helping them achieve their full potential.

As professional dancers themselves, our instructors have a wealth of knowledge to share with their students. They are passionate about inspiring the next generation of dancers through personalized instruction aimed at developing fundamental skills, technique, and artistry. Whether your child is just starting out or looking to take their dancing to the next level, our experienced instructors will help them reach new heights.

Personalized Attention

Our children’s dance classes at Dakoda’s Dance Academy offer personalized attention to each student, ensuring that every child receives the individualized instruction they need to reach their full potential. Our small class sizes provide an intimate and supportive environment where students can receive the attention they deserve. We believe in differentiated instruction, tailored to meet the needs of every dancer so that everyone has the opportunity to excel.

We also understand how important it is for parents/guardians to stay informed about their child’s progress, which is why we hold regular feedback sessions. This allows us to discuss your child’s development with you and answer any questions or concerns you may have. With our commitment to personalized attention, we ensure that your child will receive a dance education experience that is second-to-none.

Performance Opportunities

Our children’s dance classes offer more than just technical training. At Dakoda’s Dance Academy, we provide our students with annual performance opportunities in London, allowing them to showcase their skills and build confidence on stage. These experiences not only foster a love for dance but also help develop valuable public speaking skills that will benefit your child in all areas of life.

For those who excel at dancing, we offer the chance to participate in Street Dance competitions that challenge their abilities and further enhance their talents. Our goal is not only to teach high-quality dance education but also to nurture well-rounded individuals who can thrive both on and off the stage. Join us today and watch your child soar!

Benefits of Children's Dance Classes

Dance classes offer numerous benefits for children, including improved physical fitness and coordination. Through regular practice, children can develop their motor skills and increase their stamina while having fun. Furthermore, dance provides an opportunity for kids to express themselves creatively through movement.

In addition to improving physical health, children’s dance classes also promote social and emotional development. By participating in group activities such as dances or performances, kids can learn valuable teamwork skills and build lasting friendships with other students in the class.

Additionally, dancing can help boost self-confidence and provide a creative outlet for stress relief.

Physical Fitness

Get Your Child Moving and Grooving with Children’s Dance Classes in London

Physical fitness is a cornerstone of Dakoda’s Dance Academy children’s dance classes. Not only do our classes introduce children to the joys of dance, but they also help promote healthy exercise habits that will last a lifetime. Here are just a few physical benefits your child can expect from our classes:

  • Improved coordination and balance:
  • Our experienced instructors teach movement patterns that challenge both fine and gross motor skills.
  • Increased flexibility and strength:
  • We work on stretching muscles throughout the body to improve range of motion while incorporating conditioning exercises to build core strength.
  • Healthy exercise habits:
  • By introducing fun activities like dancing, we encourage healthy ways for kids to stay active.

At Dakoda’s Dance Academy, we believe in promoting lifelong health through movement education. Sign up today!

Social and Emotional Development

Boosted self-confidence and self-esteem, opportunities for teamwork and collaboration with peers, and the development of social skills such as communication, empathy, and respect are just a few of the many benefits that children can gain from taking dance classes. At Dakoda’s Dance Academy in London, we understand how important it is to foster social and emotional growth in our young dancers.

Our experienced instructors create a supportive environment where children feel safe to express themselves through movement while also learning valuable life skills. Through our children’s dance classes, kids build confidence in their abilities as they learn new techniques and master challenging choreography alongside their peers.

Our emphasis on teamwork allows them to develop strong bonds with others while cultivating crucial social skills like effective communication, empathy for others’ perspectives, patience when working together towards a common goal.


Cognitive Development

Our children’s dance classes at Dakoda’s Dance Academy in London go beyond just physical fitness. They offer a unique opportunity for cognitive development as well. Through expression in movement, our students enhance their creativity and imagination, developing a valuable skillset that can be applied to various aspects of life.

Learning choreography also improves memory retention, as it requires focus and repetition. Our instructors incorporate improvisation exercises into every class, which help students develop problem-solving skills as they navigate new movements and create their own routines. These cognitive benefits make dance education an essential part of your child’s overall growth and development.

Do you offer any other Childrens Dance Classes in Central London?

We offer a variety of class styles. Our after-school and Saturday classes are available at over 4 locations in Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Fulham (Fulham Boys School), and Belgravia, making it easy for your child to find a convenient class near your home.

In addition to our breakdance classes, we offer a range of dance styles that cater to children of all ages and skill levels.

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