We realise that you may be concerned with the recent media reports and increasing prevalence of the Omicron variant Covid-19. We will continue to closely monitor the emerging picture of the Omicron variant.

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is our aim to continue to offer safe and secure environments for our children. young people, families and the community.

  • We will continue to regularly keep all our spaces clean and sanitized in a Covid safe way.
  • Restrictions on the number of attendees for some sessions will still apply, particularly indoors.
  • We encourage customers to wear a face covering in the Pod Soft play, and when dropping off children for activities and classes.
  • We also ask that customers keep socially distanced where possible.

Thankyou for your support.

Dance Academy :  Spring Term 2022

 

Ballet, tap, acrobatic, street, teen, jazz & contemporary dance sessions.

At our Dance Academy we have classes suitable for all age ranges and abilities. Our dance teachers have many years of experience and are trained AIDT, IDTA, and BBO. Through the Dance Academy teachers, we prepare for exams, dance productions, community-based dance projects, and competition work.

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Khalsa Karate :  Weekly Classes

 

Based on the traditional Wado Ryu style, and led by Sensei Sat, Khalsa Karate have held karate classes at YMCA Hawker Centre since 2001. With junior, intermediate and senior classes available, we welcome children from 4 years old. The pay-as-you-go karate classes run on Wednesdays and Fridays all year round.

If you’re interested in learning the disciplined art of Karate then check out the timetable below, and call the YMCA Hawker Centre today to book a session.
Call reception on 020 8296 9747 to enquire.

Childrens’ Classes Timetable

Class
Ages
Time
Course Length
Teacher
Prices
Grade 3 Ballet
7 - 10 yrs
4.00 pm - 4.45 pm
Termly
Meryl
Course £105 Class: £7.50
Intermediate Foundation/Pointe Work
12 - 16 yrs
4.45 pm - 5.45 pm
Termly
Meryl
Course £105 Class: £7.50
Class
Ages
Time
Course Length
Teacher
Prices
Beginners Ballet
3.5 - 4.5 yrs
3.15 pm - 3.45 pm
Termly
Debby
Course £65 Class £5
Acrobatic Dance
5 - 8 yrs
3.45 pm - 4.15 pm
Termly
Debby
Course £65 Class: £5
Primary Ballet
5 - 7 yrs
4.15 pm - 5.00 pm
Termly
Debby
Course £84 Class: £6.00
Grade 5/6 Contemporary/Jazz
11 - 14 yrs
5.00 pm - 5.45 pm
Termly
Debby
Course £84 Class: £6.00
Tap
10 - 16 yrs
5.45pm - 6.30pm
Termly
Debby
Course £84 Class: £6.00
Karate
Juniors
6.00 pm - 7.00pm
Weekly
Sensei Sat
Class: £6
Karate
Intermediates
7.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Weekly
Sensei Sat
Class: £7.50
Karate
Seniors
8.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Weekly
Sensei Sat
Class: £7.50
Class
Ages
Time
Course Length
Teacher
Prices
Primary Ballet Grade 1
5 - 7 yrs
4.00 pm - 4.45 pm
Termly
Meryl
Course £98 Class: £7.00
Grade 4
8 - 11 yrs
4.45 pm - 5.45 pm
Termly
Meryl
Course £105 Class: £7.50
Class
Ages
Time
Course Length
Teacher
Prices
Grade 5 Intro to Grade 6 Ballet
10 - 14 yrs
4.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Termly
Meryl
Course £105 Class: £7.50
Pointe Work and Repertoire
10 - 14 yrs
5.00 pm - 5.45 pm
Termly
Meryl
Course £105 Class: £7.50
Karate
Juniors
6.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Weekly
Sensei Sat
Class: £6
Karate
Intermediates / Seniors
7.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Weekly
Sensei Sat
Class: £7.50

Book your classes and courses today

Book dance academy

Book dance classes via our online booking system

Book karate sessions

Book Karate sessions via the YMCA Hawker Centre reception.

Call reception on 020 8296 9747  to enquire

Meet our dance teachers and karate coach

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Debby Tomlinson originally ran an established and well respected dance studio based in Durban, South Africa with Des van der Spuy called Dance Direction. When their two different studios joined together to form a very successful teaching partnership in 1980.
Subsequently Debby moved to London in 1996 and opened Dance Direction UK in Surbiton, Surrey and was soon assisted by Georgina Luxford. More recently they have both been joined by Meryl Moreth.
Debby qualified in South Africa as an advanced associate in modern, tap, musical theatre and street dance through the IDTA, now known as AIDT. She has entered many pupils in dance exams and has trained pupils to become teachers. She performed for many years professionally in musical theatre, trained dance companies in South Africa and did choreography for many professional shows.
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Former professional ballet dancer, trained from the age of 10-18 at the Royal Ballet School, London.
Spent her career as a Soloist at CNB, The National Ballet Company of Portugal based in Lisbon.
Became a teacher for BBO Dance in 2003, and greatly influenced the development and growth of BBO Jordan, based in Amman until 2008.
Freelance teacher for BBO Dance in Bangkok, Thailand, from 2008 – 2013.
Returned to the UK, and her home town Surbiton/Kingston in 2013, became the teacher for the Junior Classical Ballet Program at the Hawker Centre, and Head of Ballet for Dance Direction UK, directed by Debby Tomlinson.
In 2018/19 helped to create the new Grade 6 and Grade 7 Classical Ballet Syllabus for BBO Dance.
Developed, and currently nurtures a program of Adult Ballet Classes locally, and a special class for the over 65s ”The Golden Slippers”
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Sensei Sat who runs the classes has over 25 years of teaching this art, boxing and over 10 years of Brazilian Ju Jitsu.

Sats achievements as a coach are:

England National Coach 2018
Southern Regional Coach 2017
Team GB Universities Coach 2018
and is currently the Assistant EKF England Karate Coach associated with the World and British Karate Federation.

Khalsa Karate have produced many national and international champions from WKF World and European medallists, Commonwealth Champions, British and English Champions for the past two decades. Most of which have come from training at the Hawker Centre.

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Contact us

Children and Families Team
YMCA Hawker 
Lower Ham Road, Kingston KT2 5BH | T 020 8296 9747 | E Info.Childrenswork@ymcaspg.org