Founded by 'Strictly Come Dancing' star Katya Virshilas and her world Champion husband Klaus Kongsdal Jensen and with a combined 60 years of dance experience in the Management Team, BallroomBees aims to empower and enrich children’s lives through dance.
Ballroom dancing, with its strong fundamentals of etiquette and movement with a partner, provides the optimum combination for children to grow up with better motor skills, body control and respect for their peers.
- Coordination & Musicality
- Social Skills & Etiquette
- Team Work & Self Confidence
Bees in action
A note from Katya
Welcome to our family creation!
Thank you so much for visiting BallroomBees. I never started with the intention to create a business, I just wanted to find dance classes for my son. As a mom of two boys myself, I know how much choice parents have in choosing extracurricular activities for children.
I wanted to share my story with you (the short version). In 2017 we had just moved from London to Hong Kong, I was a new mom living in a new country and I was taking my son to a lot of classes. I found out that there were very few dance classes (almost none) with a broad enough appeal for both boys and girls. I told this to one of my friends, who is also a mom of boys, and she said to me that if there isn’t something out there- you should do it... And so I did.
I started a few test classes for my children and their friends and the feedback was overwhelming. Working alongside my husband and top kindergarten educators, using our knowledge and experience of more than 30 years in the dance industry we were able to launch a programme that is truly loved by the whole family.
While we focus on technique and development, my aim for BallroomBees is to give children the confidence to partner their peers in a FUN, active environment.
I guarantee you that your children will be just as exhausted and invigorated as if they have done an hour of football or rugby. I love receiving photos and videos of incredible and inspiring stories from our parents about their children’s experience with Ballroombees dance classes.
By developing healthy habits and a strong sense of self at an early age, I believe all our kids can be fully equipped to take on any challenge – on, or off, stage!
We can’t wait to see you on our dance floors across Hong Kong and Beyond!
To fall in line with the HKSAR Government’s guidelines implemented from the 17th March 2020 and additional measures since then, we kindly ask for all persons entering classes arranged by BallroomBees to confirm they have not travelled within the past 14 days prior to visiting the class, and also not been in contact with any family members or other persons whom may have returned to HK in the past 14 days.
Each person entering the class (including parents and guardians) will have their temperature checked and provided with hand sanitizer. Teachers will wear masks during the entire class and we kindly ask that all parents, guardians and children use masks throughout the class.
We thank you for your kind cooperation and support during this time.