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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 and fitness to well-being, 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 to register please email: karen@karenhardy.com

New Zealand Tour 2021

Following on from the huge success, touring back in 2020, Karen Hardy will be once again taking iDDP-NZ to the cities of Christchurch, Auckland & Wellington throughout 2021. Karen will openly admit, “sharing my knowledge of dance is my first love but having the opportunity to travel and experience this incredible country of New Zealand at the same time is an absolute selfish indulgence.(To see the full touring dates, scroll down below).

The development programs are currently designed over two days and include 5 work-shops per day and supervised training sessions (with the compulsory breaks and lunch time included).

At the current time it is the 5 Latin dances that will be being covered; Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble & Jive each day. And most importantly these training camps are designed for ALL ages, ALL levels and ALL are welcome .

Running from 10am-6pm the doors will be open early for students and coaches to arrive, warm up and prepare for their training program before Karen Hardy opens the session.

Tour Dates For Your Diary


17th & 18th April 2021

10th & 11th July 2021

2nd & 3rd October 2021


29th & 30th May 2021

24th & 25th July 2021

6th & 7th November 2021


26th & 27th June 2021

25th & 26th September 2021

4th & 5th December 2021

To find out more or to register please email: karen@karenhardy.com


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