Here is the selection of Guernsey dance classes we offer:
What to expect of our Guernsey Ballet lessons
Our Guernsey ballet lessons allow students to develop a sense of balance and coordination from an early age. We also help to foster an appreciation of rhythm and music, stressing the significance of how they work in harmony to compliment Ballet as a discipline.
We teach our students basic technique from an early age, ensuring that our beginner Guernsey Ballet Lessons will continue to influence them throughout the course of their study. As they progress through the various grades, their basic technique and pointe work will become more refined.
As a rich cultural discipline, Ballet imparts elegance and composure onto its students, offering a beautiful and rewarding outlet for anyone who has ever wanted to take up dance. All of our Ballet classes are available for both children and adults.
Please contact us to book a free “taster” Ballet lesson or to find out more details.
What to expect of our Guernsey modern dance lessons
Modern dance is a exciting, dynamic discipline which focuses more on the dancer’s own interpretations than pre-determined steps. Our Guernsey modern dance lessons provide students with the opportunity to let their creativity flow and harness their personal sentiments to help create their own routines.
Originally conceived in the early 1900s as an essential “rejection” of more rigid, traditional dance styles, Modern Dance encourages students to get in touch with their inner selves while building up a sense of independence and personal agency. The Guernsey Modern Dance lessons offered at Karen Dempsey will help students to strike the careful balance of personal expression and physical discipline that is required to master the medium.
Perfect for those with excess energy to burn, Modern is a fun, all-encompassing discipline which is influenced by a wide range of styles. As with our Ballet program, our Guernsey Modern Dance lessons are available for both children and adults.
Please contact us to book a free “taster” Modern Dance lesson or to find out more details
What to expect of our Guernsey Tap Dance lessons:
A fun and whimsical discipline which relies primarily on structured noise to transcend its meaning, Tap dance is one of the most widely-loved dance mediums. Our Guernsey tap dance lessons will help students to understand rhythmic syncopation, and consequently how to apply it to the fast-paced nature of Tap.
Popularized in classic cinema by film stars such as Gene Kelly and Gregory Hines, the style has developed a popular following, and our Guernsey Tap dance lessons will help you to appreciate the intricacies of the medium. Through careful scrutiny of timing and the awareness of physical space, our students will learn popular steps such as the shuffle, shim sham shimmy, flap heel and buffalo.
As with all of the disciplines we teach, our Guernsey Tap dance lessons are available for both children and adults.
Please contact us to book free “taster” tap dance lesson or to find out more details.
What to expect of our Guernsey Drama Lessons:
In addition to dance, The Karen Dempsey School offers comprehensive Guernsey drama lessons which will help students to develop a general appreciation of theatre. Learning drama is an excellent way to foster self-awareness in students of all ages, and when coupled with dance in the medium of musical theatre, has the potential to evoke powerful emotions in a given audience.
Students will develop an appreciation of all aspects of theatre, from the technical to the performance-related, and will help them to understand how a show is structured. The Guernsey drama lessons offered at the Karen Dempsey School will challenge and subvert traditional perceptions of performance art, and will inspire a deep sense of culture in students of all ages.
Please contact us to book a free “taster” Drama lesson or to find out more details.