Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Dear Dancers and Parents!

We’d like thank all of you for your particapation and patience regarding our online classes. Due to the ongoing lockdown regulations we will have to continue with the Zoom classes in the new year for a little while longer.

But we hope that we might be able to reopen the studio again as early as January 18th. There no guarantee on that date just yet but we’re hopeful that it won’t take long until we can have normal classes again!

We will obviously keep you posted on any news regarding the current situation as soon as we can. Until then, we wish you all Happy Holidays and a good and healthy start into the new year!

Much Love,
Kristina and her wonderful Team!

Stundenplan-Änderung

Covid-19 Update

Stundenplan-Änderung

We hope you had a great holiday week and you are enjoying your Halloween night!

Sadly, we are not here to offer any treats today but to inform you about the latest news regarding covid-19:

Starting on Tuesday, November 3rd, we shall be making a short break in line with the new regulations. Classes on Monday will still take place, so we look forward to seeing you there!

To make up for the lost time we are already planning to begin earlier after Christmas holidays if possible and to pick up the missing time in June.

However, if the lockdown goes past November, we shall have online classes via Zoom.

If you are interested in continuing your dancing via Zoom during November, please let us know so we can organize everything with our Teachers.

We hope you all stay safe and healthy and we feel confident that we see you back in the studio very shortly!

Much Love,
Kristina and her wonderful Team

KrisTina Decker in CATS Zurich

Are you PURRRR-fect for our “CATS” Audition?

KrisTina Decker in CATS Zurich

Our Director KrisTina Decker as Sillabub in CATS Zürich

Have you ever dreamed of singing and dancing on stage? Here’s your PURRRR-fect chance to begin in this year’s production of CATS!

Kristina’s Broadway Connection is now auditioning new members for our Broadway Company! The audition is on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 as of 3 p.m.

It will be an exciting year as we will readapt the Musical for not only singing and dancing, yet we will also include acting scenes.

CATS, has always held a special place in Kristina Decker’s heart, Owner of Kristina’s Broadway Connection. This was her first big debut as a Professional Musical Performer at only age 18.

When asked, Kristina explained that though many loved the Musical, no one ever had an idea what it was about. She’s hoping this new adaptation will give the Performers and Audience a better chance to understand and follow the story of the Jellicle Cats.

The Team for this year is quite exciting!

For Choreography we are ecstatic to have Dominique Brooks-Daw from the UK! Dominique has performed in several Musicals such as the “Body Guard”, “Dirty Dancing”, “Saturday Night Fever” and “Atlantis”. Dominique also danced in TV Shows and performed with Robbie Williams, Anastacia, Andrea Bocelli, Madcon and Cascada.

Another one of our Grand Choreographers is Fiona Burke from Dublin, Ireland. Fiona studied dance in the University of Dance Society. She has competed and performed around Ireland and Great Britain. And choreographed for local Theatres.

Our Musical Director is Giuseppe Montesano from Italy. Giuseppe was the Musical Director and Conductor for several Opera’s, Choirs and Musicals throughout Europe, including Ireland and the Ukraine. Julius Williams III from the USA, will also be joining us in between his tours throughout Europe.

Our Acting Teacher and Director is Michael Schefts from Vienna. Michael has performed in many plays such as “MACBETH”, “Die Soldaten”, “Mein Freund Harvey” and “Der Schwierige”. He has as well directed and has been teaching for several years. Welcome Michael!

Also joining us with her Acting expertice is Julia Nina Kneussel. Julia received her education in the Conservatory of Vienna. After graduating Julia performed in several productions in the Theater in der Josefstadt, Dschungel Wien, Kosmos Theater Wien, Theater des Lachens Berlin, KUZ Mainz and several more through Europe.

Come make your Dream a Reality! ✨

We look forward to seeing you at our Audition!

Stundenplan-Änderung

Schedule Change due to reduction of class size

Stundenplan-Änderung

Dear Dancers and Parents!

The announcement by the Austrian government on Thursday, September 17, 2020 to reduce the number of participants in dance classes to 10 persones, required us to split many classes.

Together with our teachers we created swiftly a new schedule and put it online on Friday.

We shall try to contact all registered dancers who are affected by the changes.

We hope for your understanding and your support to maintain the hygiene standards in our dance studio: Please enter with your mask on and only take it off in the dance studio. There are hand sanitizers to desinfect your hands in the entrance area. If necessary only one chaperone should bring the child to the dance class. Preferable you arrive already in your dance clothes.

Kristina Decker and her team

 

KBC Competition Team

Audition for our Contest Dance Team 2020-21

KBC Competition Team

KBC Contest Dance Team 2020, Austrian Qualifier Schwechat

The whole week we have already full house/studio with our Contest Training Camp. We are especially happy to have so many new dancers participating the in the preparation for the Audition on Saturday. They had also the opportunity to meet many of our new Contest Dance Team teachers.

If you also want to become part of our Contest Dance Team, then register for our Audition on Saturday, September 5 2020. We have three auditions for the age groups 5-8 years (10:00h), 8-13 years (11:20h) and as of 14 years (13:00h).

Participants from our Contest Preparation Camp and from our Contest Training Camp can attend the Audition for free. All others need to pay an organisation fee of EUR 5.

Due to the late start, the intensive workshops will not take place this year. The Contest Dance classes will start – together with the Hobby classes – on Monday, September 21, 2020.

 

 

 

The Ice for Semester End

Last School Day, Recital and Summer Workshops

The Ice for Semester End

The well-earned ice at the end of the semester

On July 11 we close for a short summer break. But on July 20 we start already with our summer workshops!

As communicated by our teachers in class and via info email, we have postponed our recital until Sunday, September 13, 2020.  The last offical school week of the summer semester 2020 will be from September 7 till 12 as rehearsal for the show. The Performance will be in a large Gymnasium with bleacher style seating. The address and times will be sent out in August.

We are extremely excited about our Summer Dance Program this year. There is a wonderful array of classes for everyone! We as well have some wonderful new Teachers for Tap, Musical and Contemporary. Also, our Dance Camp begins earlier in the morning to help those parents wanting to drop their children off before work.

We now have two different Contest Camps this year. New, is our Contest Preparation Camp. This Workshop will allow you the chance to learn what is needed to join our KBC Contest Team. In our four-day Camp you will learn several different styles such as Ballet, Jazz, Acrobatics, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Urban Styles, Commercial and Tap.

We also have our Contest Trainings Camp. This energy pure camp is a wonderful way to see if you have what it takes to be on our 2020/21 KBC Contest Team. The Trainings Camp is for Intermediate to Advanced Dancers of age 8 through 20 years. This five-day Camp will also train all styles of dance with a focus on technique and most of all FUN!

We know the Quarantine hasn’t been easy for everyone, therefore we have lowered our prices for all our Summer Workshops.

We look forward to seeing each of you at the KBC!

Remember, DON’T DREAM IT. BE IT!

As of Juni 1st we are back dancing in our Studio! 🎉

Dear Dancers!
Dear Parents!

We are so excited to announce the reopening of our Studio.

Though we all had an amazing time with our ZOOM classes, we are happy to start dancing again in our studios as of Monday, June 1st. We have also prolonged our summer semester until July 18th.

Together with the other dance studios, we have created a set of hygiene and conduct rules to ensure we all have a fun and healthy dance experience.

Rules of Conduct:

  1. Please arrive only briefly before class and wait outside the studio with a face mask. Only active dancers and students are allowed to enter the KBC.
  2. Parents are not allowed to enter the studio. Please make sure to pick up your child punctually outside the KBC! One parent, grandparent or guardian of Combi kids are allowed to bring them into the studio and to pick them up no earlier than when the class ends, provided they wear a face mask.
  3. When entering the KBC, the hands need to be immediately disinfected with the provided disinfectant! The face mask may only be removed in the dance studios.
  4. Only Flatrate and DanceCard owners need to check-in at the reception. For all others the dance teachers will check-off the attendance lists before class.
  5. In the corridors of the KBC, as in road traffic, please stay right to keep from having unnecessary clashes.
  6. Dance clothing: Please wear tights or long leggings with your leotards or have long sport trousers. Socks or dance shoes are required. Bare feet are not allowed. Please try to come already dressed in your dance clothing, as we want the dressing rooms traffic as limited as possible. Therefore, we are not providing locker keys. However, you can store your street clothing in the unlocked lockers! The use of our showers is not allowed at this time.
  7. Please bring your own yoga mat or a big towel for your personal use, especially for dance lessons in which floor exercises are provided.

We have changed the schedule to allow time to air and clean the studios between classes and to have different start times between the studios. Some of our larger classes we have had to separate into two smaller groups for safety measures. We tried to keep friends in the same group. Please pay attention in which dance studio your class is taking place.

We have sent out emails for each course to inform the participants about the new time and/or studio. If you have not received an email, please check the new time/studio on our website.

I thank everyone ahead of time for your support and energy. It is an unusual time, yet we are strong and can dance through this with poise and elegance.

Remember: Don´t Dream it! Be It!

Kristina and the KBC Team