Children (6-12) News

New dance classes for youngsters in Balsall Common

Balsall Common’s Kirsty Cannon is set to launch new dance classes for 4 to 12-year-olds at The Jubilee community space on Friday 27 October 2017.

Kirsty credits her personal love of dance, at least in part, to the interest in fitness that she developed when she was younger:

Kirsty Cannon

“I got the fitness bug through a friend, but then one day I saw a dance class through the window and I thought I’d like to give it a try.  Now dance is my passion and that’s what I really want to do now.”

Kirsty is still into her fitness training and sports as well and is currently also training to be a trampoline instructor, despite a nasty accident when she was younger:

“I fell off the trampoline when I was 8 years old and broke my arm.”


Dance Classes at The Jubilee Community Space

Kirsty admits to being surprised at finding a home for her classes at The Jubilee building behind the HSBC Bank on Station Road:

“I had been searching the village for some time and I really wanted the right surroundings.  I wanted somewhere I felt comfortable and the vibe you get from a place is really important.   If I don’t feel right then I won’t be able to give my best, so the venue selection was really important.  I saw something on Facebook about The Jubilee.  I didn’t even realise you could rent out the room, I thought it was just for coffee mornings or something.  I thought I’ll go and check it out but I wasn’t really expecting to end up using the venue.  But it is fab!  I fell in love with it straight away and I’m really happy to be doing my classes there.”

Kirsty is also pleased with demand for her sessions in the relatively short time since booking The Jubilee for her classes:

“I’m amazed how many bookings I have already had in such a short space of time, thanks to the Balsall Common Facebook page and the help from parents that I attend fitness training with.  They have really helped get the word out by tagging and sharing with other parents online and talking to other parents.”

Kirsty sees her new dance classes as a stepping stone to the future:

“My goal is to run a dance school of my own where I teach children aged 4 to 12 focusing on technique trying to teach from a young age.  It’s not just about dance though.  When I was younger I was not a confident child, at all, so it’s also about expressing emotions and getting it all out.  If I’ve had a bad day I can find dance gives me a way of getting it all out.  I also think there is a need for children to develop social skills so I want my group to be friendly and supportive to really help with that.”

Dance Class information

Venue: The Jubilee community space to the rear of HSBC bank Station Road Balsall Common CV7 7FE
First session: 4:30 pm until 5:30 pm Friday 27 October 2017
Cost: £5 per session
Bookings: contact Kirsty to book in advance (preferred although she does say she can probably accept walk-ins on the day of the first session)
Phone: 07718 126323
You can also search for Kirsty Cannon on Facebook and message her with queries there.

The Jubilee Community Space for Hire

The Jubilee Community space has been refurbished under new management and is available for hire by local community groups.

To discover more visit The Jubilee Facebook page
or visit their dedicated Jubilee page at HallsHire.Com