Kevin and Karen are patrons of the following organisations:
In 2011 three of the world’s leading dance examination boards, the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA), and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) joined forces with the Royal Albert Hall to launch Dance Proms.
Following in the distinguished tradition of the Music for Youth Schools Proms, this unique and exciting collaborative project aimed to create a national festival of dance that celebrated dance in all its forms. The first ever Dance Proms involved 450 young people performing in front of an audience of 3,000 and was a huge success with performers and audience alike.
Dance Proms begins as an online virtual Dance Festival, engaging with dance teachers and their students, aged between five and 21 years, from around world to create original dance pieces using any style of dance in their own schools or studios, and then video their pieces and upload them to our central and secure website.
Tickets can be bought from www.royalalberthall.com or through the box office on 020 7589 8212 for the next Dance Proms on 2nd November 2014.
The WDSA (UK) was established in 2006 as the UK National Governing Body for wheelchair dance sport and wheelchair dancing within the UK, for those who would otherwise be excluded from dancing.
The aim of the WDSA (UK) is to promote and develop wheelchair dancing as a sport and leisure activity across the country, to raise the standard of instruction and competition in the UK and internationally at all levels. As well as making dance, in whatever form, FUN, exciting and something that individuals who are part of this association and who take part in wheelchair dance are proud to say “I can do that”.
Wheelchair Dance Sport and Wheelchair Dancing is accessible to anyone, with no boundaries in terms of age or level of ability.