Dakoda’s Dance Academy is a children’s dance and Performing Arts Academy with classes held across London, UK.
Saturday dance classes are held in our Knightsbridge, Chelsea and Wimbledon locations.
Our Academy offers the highest standard in children’s 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, 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 Theatre performances are offered to all from the age of 6.
We have been meaning to do a blog for a while now but can never find the time. Expanding rapidly, we now have more amazing staff than ever allowing me the time to write a little about what we get up to.
Why am I talking about this you may ask. Well, we were contacted by the foundation and asked if Ashton Myers, who is one of Dakoda’s students was available to host at the gala dinner. Now, Ashton is a confident 8 year old boy. He has been studying Ballet, Hip-Hop, Singing and Musical Theatre for the past 5 years and was very excited to try out his stage skills.
Several rehearsals during his dance classes on a Saturday at Dakoda’s Dance Academy in Knightsbridge and he was ready to go.
Tuxedo – check
Shiny Shoes- Check
Bow tie – Check
Hair gel & Cologne – Check
We arrived at 4pm on Sunday and a slightly nervous Ashton was fitted with a ear piece and microphone and was ushered on stage for more rehearsals.
Luckily for Ashton, Fortune favours the brave. He had a wonderful co-host, Devora Wilde a fantastic English actress born in Bulgaria. A few hours later, a tired boy put down the microphone took off the bow tie, changed into his trainers and his Mum took him home.
The whole thing was televised on National Bulgarian Television channel for a fantastic keepsake
I asked him a few days later if he enjoyed it and he said “it was the best day ever……did you know, there was unlimited ice-cream.