About the KBS school
We have fun!
Activites throughout the year include a back to school party, a holiday party, a year end swim party, viewing of "Jig, the movie" at our studio, summer camps, ice cream socials, "Shamrock the Block" and "Jig at the Pig", a social gathering at the Bunganut Pig in Franklin TN.
Our dancers love to dance and our results show it!
- Thirteen KBS solo dancers, Four ceili teams and a dance drama qualifed to compete at 2013 Irish Dance World Championships, more than any other school in the state!
- We have the most dancers in Middle Tennesee who compete at the championship level.
- The school has the most dancers in school history who placed in the top fifteen at the 2012 North American Irish Dance Championships (July 2012), including 7 qualifiers for the 2013 World Championships.
- KBS dancers hold 14 regional titles.
- Dancers who choose to compete have the choice of competing as part of a team, individually, or both.
Our experienced dancers are "big buddys" for our beginners!
Our champion dancers range in age from 10 to 27 and these dancers help your beginner prepare for their first performance and competition, ensuring that it is a exciting and enjoyable experience! In
We have a state of the art studio with sprung dance floors!
Benefits of Irish Dance
- Irish Dance is different from other sports because dancers may compete as part of a team, individually or both! In addition, dancers who choose to be a part of the performance troupe learn the difference in just dancing versus presenting a professional, polished show.
- Confidence – the more time a dancer spends on stage, the more confident they become.
- Stamina - have you ever tried to do one step of Irish dance? Imagine practicing several hours at a time, several days a week!
- Social Skills – dancers quickly make friends in class as well as the other activities KBS offers
- Coordination – kids with “two left feet” will develop into beautiful dancers.
- Mental Skills – dancers must listen and remember steps and patterns. Instructors teach sayings to help dancers to remember steps, which strengthens memorization skills.
- Timing and Rhythm – dancers understand how to listen to music, count beats, and dance with the music.