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iDDP (International Dance Development Program)

Welcome to iDDP (International Dance Development Program) where the aim is to offer a structured program, guiding students and coaches alike through the minefield of the Ballroom and Latin American dance industry.

Covering topics from techniques to choreography, musicality to artistry, fitness to well-being as well as guidance on pathways to success as a competitor, teacher or even an adjudicator. There really is a wealth of essential knowledge needed to be shared to help up and coming talented dancers and coaches of the future. To find out more or if you have any questions please email: iddp@karenhardy.com


iDDP Development Courses

Inspiring students to grow.

iDDP is NOT a dance studio. iDDP offers development courses to help support and grow the success of studios and competitors alike both in person and online. Whether you are a coach wanting more for your students or an aspiring competitor wanting more with your personal development, there are courses available throughout the year keeping you connected with the world.

In-Person Training Camps

iDDP’s Training Camps have currently run throughout New Zealand at the 3 major cities of Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland and new for 2024 by kind invitation, iDDP will launch in Melbourne, Australia this spring following a huge success in Sydney in 2023.

Each year a course of focused knowledge is created to cover essential competitive dance topics including; artistry, skills, choreography, musicality and more to keep you up to date with the trending competitive dance industry around the world. Read further down to find out more about the courses and their location or click the link here to register for Melbourne, Australia: www.tinyurl.com/iddpmelbourne2024


Online Development Series

With the busy demands of both teachers and students in the dance industry, and our world leading experts in their field constantly travelling the globe, our online lecture series of ‘live’ one hour knowledge pods with the stars, have become hugely successful.

Keeping connected with the essential wisdom and personal experiences, from world leading professionals is key to ensuring continued competitive dance development. Sharing technical details and personal wisdom which has lead them to their successful achievements in their careers, is key to development today.


iDDP Training Camp Tour Dates & Venue – For Your Diary

Melbourne, Australia…New For 2024

Melbourne, Australia – Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st September 2024

iDDP Workshop: Saturday 31st August 2024

Venue: TBC
Time: 10am – 6pm

Total Cost: AU$220 (That’s nearly 7hours of inspiring knowledge)

To Register Simply Click the Following Link:
www.tinyurl.com/iddpmelbourne2024

***Registration and waiver forms MUST be completed before any participation can be allowed for students enrolling on the dance training program. The waiver form is included in the registration link on signing up***.


**PLEASE BE ADVISED VENUES & EVENTS MAYBE SUBJECT TO CHANGE or CANCELLATION DEPENDING ON GOVERNMENT CHANGES AND ANY COVID19 UPDATES or OTHER FACTORS WHICH MAY DELAY, PREVENT OR RESULT IN THE CANCELLATION OF THE TRAINING CAMPS ONLINE OR IN PERSON, GOING AHEAD. **

Private Lessons:
Friday 30th August & Sunday 1st September 2024
To Book Lessons please email karen@karenhardy.com
Lesson Venue:
Friday 30th August 2024:
TBC

Lesson Venue
Sunday 1st September 2024:
TBC


Christchurch

Christchurch iDDP Training Camp: Friday 13th – Sunday 15th September 2024

iDDP Workshop: Saturday 14th September

Venue:

Queenspark School

222 Queenspark Drive

Parklands

Christchurch

Time: 10am- 6pm

Total Cost: NZ$155/person

To Register Simply Click the Following Link:

www.tinyurl.com/iddp2024

***Registration and waiver forms MUST be completed before any participation can be allowed for students enrolling on the dance training program. The waiver form is included in the registration link on signing up***.

Private Lessons:
Friday & Sunday 13th & 15th September 2024
To Book Lessons please email karen@karenhardy.com

Lesson Venue: TBC

**PLEASE BE ADVISED VENUES & EVENTS MAYBE SUBJECT TO CHANGE or CANCELLATION DEPENDING ON GOVERNMENT CHANGES AND ANY COVID19 UPDATES or OTHER FACTORS WHICH MAY DELAY, PREVENT OR RESULT IN THE CANCELLATION OF THE TRAINING CAMPS ONLINE OR IN PERSON, GOING AHEAD. **


Wellington

Wellington iDDP Training Camp: Friday 11th-Sunday 13th October 2024

IDDP Workshop: Saturday 12th October 2024

Venue: TBC

Time: 10am- 6pm

Total Cost: NZ$155/person

To Register Simply Click the Following Link:

www.tinyurl.com/iddp2024

***Registration and waiver forms MUST be completed before any participation can be allowed for students enrolling on the dance training program. The waiver form is included in the registration link on signing up***.

Private Lessons:

Friday 11th & Sunday 13th October 2024

To Book Lessons please email karen@karenhardy.com

Lesson Venue: TBC

**PLEASE BE ADVISED VENUES & EVENTS MAYBE SUBJECT TO CHANGE or CANCELLATION DEPENDING ON GOVERNMENT CHANGES AND ANY COVID19 UPDATES or OTHER FACTORS WHICH MAY DELAY, PREVENT OR RESULT IN THE CANCELLATION OF THE TRAINING CAMPS ONLINE OR IN PERSON, GOING AHEAD. **


Auckland

Auckland iDDP Training Camp: Friday 26th – Sunday 28th July 2024

IDDP Workshop: Sunday 28th July 2024

Venue: TBC

Time: 9am- 5pm

Total Cost: NZ$155/person

To Register Simply Click the Following Link:

http://www.tinyurl.com/iddp2024

***Registration and waiver forms MUST be completed before any participation can be allowed for students enrolling on the dance training program. The waiver form is included in the registration link on signing up***.

Private Lessons:

Friday 26th & 27th July 2024

To Book Lessons please email karen@karenhardy.com

Lesson Venue: TBC

**PLEASE BE ADVISED VENUES & EVENTS MAYBE SUBJECT TO CHANGE or CANCELLATION DEPENDING ON GOVERNMENT CHANGES AND ANY COVID19 UPDATES or OTHER FACTORS WHICH MAY DELAY, PREVENT OR RESULT IN THE CANCELLATION OF THE TRAINING CAMPS ONLINE OR IN PERSON, GOING AHEAD. **


New Training Camps & Seminars…

All Ages, All Levels…All are welcome.

Karen Hardy – Former World Masters, United Kingdom, International, British National Professional Champion of Latin American Dance. Awarded for her Services to Dance. Qualified IDTA & ISTD Professional

Teacher Training Series – Online

With Ballroom and Latin American Dancesport growing year on year and an array of opportunities and avenues to pursue globally, a need for good mentoring and tried and tested guidelines to help ensure successful pathways long into the future are now very much needed.

Karen realised that her journey in dance and the priceless guidance she acquired over some 45 years, was nurtured quite organically by the best in the business. With decades upon decades of world champions all co-existing in Great Britain as well as the three most prestigious events in the world run from there for over 75 years or more, it was no wonder a strong and successful pathway would be available to her.

Today however, we are over run by social media ‘do’s and don’ts’ which now presents a new case of – who ever has the strongest marketing are now the leaders of our industry! No…What we know it should be is ongoing leadership and guidance from those that have stood the test of time, have experienced and worked through the rights and wrongs and who have an unsurmountable passion for their chosen dance form.

Therefore, a mini 5 week (one hour) Teacher Training Series is being launched to see if any guidance, help and support can be offered to further grow, strengthen and continue to develop dance with sound fundamentals, wisdom and experience that will continue on long into the future.

To FIND OUT MORE…please email: iddp@karenhardy.com


Karen Hardy – Founder of iDDP

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And with Karen Hardy, a world leading dance expert and award winner for her services to dance at the helm, she strives to bring the latest knowledge and knowhow to those driven and dedicated to achieve success in their chosen field of dance.

Karen shares with us “Creating pathways for teachers, students and adjudicators alike for development and success is what I love best. There is a wealth of great knowledge and information out there but it’s knowing the right knowledge and being connected with the right information that is key to success and is what inspires me on.”

Quite simply you will have heaps to take away no matter your age, experience or level.


Testimonials

I hope that the studios and dancers realise what an amazing opportunity this is and grab it with both hands”

Dance Enthusiasts

If you have another up here I will definitely be there. I think judges and teachers can learn a lot from these sessions.”

Doug Pouwhare, NZFDT Fellow & Examiner

The iDDPNZ in Christchurch in 2020 was a great success. As Studio Principals we found the opportunity to work with Karen over two days to be educational, motivational, and a platform to enhance our coaching. The focus on the essential fundamentals of Latin American dance provided a framework for anyone to take their Latin Dancing to the next level. The weekend was simply a master class for all those that attended. We cannot wait to attend the next edition of this world class programme.

Sharan & Michael Phillips

Former NZ Professional Latin American Champions
Principals – Ballare Dance Studios – Christchurch, NZ

Executive Member of NZFDT & NZFDT Competition Organiser

Any dancer that has not been fortunate enough yet to experience Karen’s teaching is missing out on something amazing! Karen has the remarkable ability to be able to communicate to all dancers regardless of their skill level. When teaching she is entirely focused and puts all her energy into delivering her best every time.”

Phillip Porter & Keri Porter – Wellington Secretary, NZFATD

Keeping You Connected

At iDDP we also like to keep you connected with Dance Buzz news service. Keeping you connected with world news from the competitive world of dance just helps keep things that little bit more exciting! Who battled it out to win the worlds? What’s the latest tanning techniques or dance shoe designs? Or even which of the stars of our industry have been clearly having too much fun away from the dance floor? Click Below to download Dance Buzz News App today!