KC Academy of Dance is an up and coming non-profit community dance school. The school has been running now for around 18 months, teaching children as young as 3 right up to adulthood.
Each child comes into the school with a different background, different ability and needs which the schools adapts fantastically too. As a dance mom its fantastic to sit back and watch each one of them develop, grow, gain more fitness and most of all be respectful towards others.
The school is ran entirely by unpaid volunteers, we have 2 dedicated qualified teachers Miss Carly and Miss Kelly who give up their free time to help the children achieve their dreams and ambitions, the senior members of the dance group help out with the children to do one on one sessions and then a host of dance mums who help with the café, plan fundraisers, administration and general care for the children.
All children are pushed to achieve their best while making sure they have fun, meet friends and have a safe friendly environment to go too. As a school, the children are entered into optional dance competitions where they compete against other schools across South Yorkshire, they put on annual shows to help with fundraising, take part in community performances to raise school awareness and provide support for local charity events and hopefully in the next 12 months travel to dance in Disney Land Paris which will be a great experience for all children involved!
With all the children coming from different back grounds it’s hard for some parents to keep up with the day to day costs of being a dance parent, the funding will help out massively by getting children matching uniforms so nobody feels left out or pressured to purchase outfits, it will help to buy equipment for the school – crash mats, ballet bars, spring boards which will help with the children’s safety and development when practising. Eventually the school would love a premise to call our own as oppose to running from a rented hall within our local church. If we gained funding to help with the smaller things as a school our future fundraising can go towards a deposit on our own venue.