It gets asked time and time again in the York Mumbler Chat Group on Facebook ‘Who does Ballet for little ones’, ‘Where are the best street dance classes in York‘ or even ‘Where can I learn in a dance class for adults‘ So we’re bringing it all together for you in once place here on York Mumbler.
All of these dance schools have different specialities – whether it’s for a certain age, style or their individual passion… so you can look through this list and find the right one for you and your mini mumbler. There are a mixture of classes from baby to toddler, child, teenager and even adults.
Get in touch with them to find out further details and enjoy the dancing!
Attitude Dance Club (ADC) is an established dance club, founded by Lesley Hill (dancer, international teacher and experienced choreographer) in 2004
It’s premise is to provide alternative to typical dance classes and formal exams through a Club Culture and Class Repertoire that incorporates a fusion of different dance styles including commercial, lyrical and contemporary.
Our students benefit from the freedom to explore a variety of dance genres, stimulated learning, fun, and innovative routines that are showcased in the Annual Show at York’s Grand Opera House. “ATTUDE UNTAMED” 23rd June 2018
The cultural ethos of the ADC was to develop a community feel that embraced discipline, cooperation, fitness whilst dancing to a very high standard.
The ADC promise is a courageous one of providing stimulating learning, where students depart the club, having had fun, learning something new and recognising their value and contribution to themselves, their fellow dancers and the club.
Come and join our family at babyballet® York – giving every child from six months to six years the chance to dance, shine and have fun.
Our 3 week trial for just £15 is a great opportunity for children to come into the class environment over 3 classes to get used to our teachers, environment and class structure. All children learn at different rates and we offer some useful hints and tips to encourage and help you and your child to practice at home.
Recent awards include ‘The best baby / toddler class in the UK’ 2017 and Platinum award winner for ‘best children class 2018’ as voted by ‘Loved By Parents’ and ‘Tommys’ for ‘Best family friendly children activity’
Our classes are held at
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & SUNDAY Roko health club & York Sport
TUESDAY- St James the deacon
FRIDAY- Clements hall
SATURDAY- Manor Church of England school
We are a fully qualified Dance School and a full Member of the I.S.D.A. Barbara Taylor’s dance school has been established for over 40 Years in the local area. We welcome any pupils from ages 3 to adult. We hold annual shows for charity, all the dance styles within the school make these shows a spectacular event and enjoyed by all. We have examinations per year, achieving medals and certificates.
We welcome all pupils and make dancing fun and exciting. All our staff within the school are qualified, DBS checked and the School is fully insured.
Whether you want to learn ballet, Tap, Freestyle, Jazz, Street dancing, or our adult range of Tap and Chasamba®Fitness – We can provide them all!
Come along to our classes your first class is always free.
10% for siblings and multiple classes.
Our classes are held at Haxby Memorial Hall, The Village Haxby, York YO32 3HT.
Ballet and Tap
Tuesday, Age 5+ 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Age 9+ 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Adult Tap Classes 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Friday, Ages 3 to 5, 4.45pm to 5.30pm
Musical theatre Wednesday Musical theatre 6+ 5pm to 6pm
Street dance Wednesday Street class ages 5+ 6pm to 7pm
Freestyle/Jazz Friday from 5+ Years of age 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Chasamba®Fitness Friday adult fitness class 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Derwent Danceworks established in 2009, is an IDTA Dance School with classes in Thorganby (near Wheldrake), Escrick and at Knavesmire Primary School, South Bank, York. With classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Freestyle, Streetdance, Musical Theatre, Contemporary Dance, Acro-Gymnastics and Drama. Our Ballet classes are from ages 2+ in Thorganby with other subjects from ages 4 or 5+, we have something for everyone – including Adult classes! Miss Kate, our Principal, has Distinction level teaching qualifications in three IDTA Faculties and all of our staff are qualified and DBS checked with many years’ experience and talent.
Our students can take exams and medal tests and we are proud of our 100% pass rate. We hold bi-annual shows, local performance opportunities, holiday workshops, trips and sessions with guest artists from across the industry. Derwent Danceworks has a strong reputation for inclusivity and aims for all our students to realise their potential. Classes start at £3.50 per week.
En Pointe Our passion for dance is second to none. We live and breath it. The dedication and commitment we have to teaching has rubbed off in York and has made En Pointe, our dance school the popular school it is today. We have won the award for Best Dance Classes in York for 3 years running now, we offer annual Summer Schools and theatre shows and RAD ballet examinations. We have been involved with filming with the BBC for a dance documentary, as well as being on BBC Radio York. Principal, Miss Donya is an ex professional dancer with the Birmingham Royal Ballet and a member of the Royal Ballet teaching faculty.
With all that going on, at the heart of what we do is teach ballet/dance classes for babies, children and adults as well.
If you think En Pointe might be for you, then come and find us at our newly built dance studios in Nether Poppleton (York Business Park). En Pointe host over 80+ classes a week from just £4.75 a lesson including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical and Acro floor gym.
Be part of our wonderful dance world, and join our qualified professional dance instructors today.
En Pointe Studios, Rose Ave, York, YO26 6RU
Evolution Dance Come join our thriving, fun, friendly Freestyle dance school!
We offer I.D.T.A. exams, competitions and whole school shows in theatres each 18 months!
Our classes provide an environment where students’ abilities and talents are celebrated, and we hope to instil confidence and provide skills that will positively affect other areas of dancers’ lives too.
“The best thing about Evolution Dance is Hayley. The energy and enthusiasm she emanates is the perfect recipe to ensure the children make progress, are successful, gain confidence and above all, have fun.”
“When I was looking for a dance class for M I had a clear idea of what sort of class I was looking for; contemporary, fun, supports movement development and inclusive and that is what Evolution Dance is.”
Classes for 4-18 year olds run on Mondays in Elvington & Thursdays in Haxby.
Adult classes run in Haxby on Wednesdays.
The Field Academy is an Irish Dance Academy based in York and registered with An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha, the largest governing body of Irish Dancing. The classes are taught by Katie Leaf a qualified teacher and held in Foxwood, Dringhouses and Huntington.
Irish dancing helps your children to build in confidence and improve their coordination. It’s a great way to make friends all over the world, a great way to keep fit and most importantly our lessons are fun!
Katie has travelled the world with Irish Dancing, competing at World Championships and touring with Irish Dance shows. Katie’s experience and love of Irish Dancing shines through to make lessons fun and enjoyable.
The Field Academy do performances and competitions but that doesn’t mean your child has to! Lessons can be purely for fun!
We take boys and girls aged 4 to 16 years old and even have adult classes.
JAZZ HANDS DANCE AND MUSICAL THEATRE is a fun, modern dance and musical theatre environment with a focus on performance. Our choreography focuses on a range of modern dance styles, all with a musical theatre twist. All ages and abilities are welcome and nurtured through weekly classes and annual showcase performances at local theatres.
JAZZ HANDERS who join us will experience a range of different dance styles and genres, learning basic dance technique and discipline while having lots of fun through routine based learning.
JAZZ HANDS is founded by York choreographer Jessica Hardcastle who has choreographed large-scale musicals across the City including Hairspray, Grease and Oliver!
JAZZ HANDS was launched with the aim of providing the York community dance and musical theatre classes that are accessible, inclusive and guaranteed to get the best out of all performers regardless of their age, ability or previous experience. Our class fees are affordable. Our doors are always open to those with a passion for musical theatre and modern dance.
T: 07931 908988
Jazzy J’s is a Dance Academy with classes for boys and girls from age 1 and up, with classes currently running all over York – in Copmanthorpe, Bishopthorpe and Bilbrough, York. We teach ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern as well as fun classes like Pop Star Steps, Musical Theatre, Street Dance. We also teach adult ballet, tap and street dance/fitness class’s.
We approach all our classes in a fun and creative way as we believe we can bring out the very best in each individual student using this technique. We are passionate about building children’s confidence and own self belief as if they have this they can go on to achieve so much in later life whatever they choose to do.
We arrange theatre trips and have an end of year presentation/party in the summer as we feel our academy has a lovely community feel and events like this are so important to keep the children feeling part of one big dancing team!
We run classes term time only and are open every day apart from Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Just Dance York is based in Heworth and has been running 8 years. We are a family friendly, professional dance school that offers a high standard of teaching to all ages and abilities. We work under the NCDTA and all our teachers are fully insured and CRB checked.
We specialise in street, freestyle, modern, contemporary and break dance ! We also run boys only street/break classes for ages 3-15 each Thursday at Earswick.
Each year we organise dance exams and shows for our students to take part in and we have performed at many local events too!
Classes are £4 each and we also offer sibling discount when block paying each half term.
We also offer dance classes to schools around Yorkshire , wether it be an after school club or one off sessions , these are great for children to take part in and a brilliant activity to have within a school.
KINESISdance is a growing local dance group based in York. We offer classes in Street and Contemporary Dance for children, teens and adults and over the last 2 years we have seen our ‘dance family’ expand and develop in lots if ways! In the coming weeks we are adding a Musical Theatre Dance class & a Creative Dance class for home educated young people to our timetable.
As well as regular performances and workshops, we will soon be offering students the opportunity to take optional grade exams for Street Dance (following the UDO syllabus).
The focus of all our classes is fun, energy and enjoyment, and encouraging young people to stay active through dance.
For more information on classes and timetables, please contact Helen Brown:
MY BABY CAN DANCE/ NEWBORN CAN DANCE is an award winning movement to music pre school activity class which follows the development stages for the little ones. Ideally suited from birth up to 4 years old. For children with additional needs there is no upper age limit.
We run weekly interactive fun classes combining movement, singing, musical instruments, numbers, colours, shapes and phonics.
The sessions achieve a proven learning and development path for little ones using a repeatable format which is shown to increase learning and memory.
Classes run throughout school term time with payment being made in set blocks of 5. Subject to availability people can join at any time and just pay for the weeks remaining in that current block.
MONDAY – Edward the Confessor Church, Tadcaster Road YO24 1QG
TUESDAY-Piglets Adventure Farm, Towthorpe YO32 9ST
WEDNESDAY- Clifton Moor Community Centre, Rivelin Way YO30 4WD
THURSDAY- New Earswick Folk Hall, Hawthorne Terrace, YO32 4AQ
FRIDAY- St Andrews Church Hall, Church Lane, Bishopthorpe YO23 2QG
SATURDAY- Millfield Fitness, Devonshire Court (off Green Lane) Rawcliffe YO30 5PQ
PQA is a weekend performing arts Academy providing tuition for children and young people from 4-18 years. Students spend three hours with us, rotating through hour-long sessions in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television. Students are split into groups according to their age and are taught by specialist teachers.
We provide our students with a constantly evolving experience that is fresh, exciting and contemporary. We instil the benefits of the performing arts into a new generation of young people, helping them to realise their potential, grow as individuals and become the people they want to be as they learn skills valuable for everyday life, not just the performing arts.
PQA’s specialist modules, packed full of tips that Pauline has learnt from nearly 50 years in the business, will teach young people everything they need to know to act, sing, dance or direct like a professional.
Above all, we encourage our students to be amazing, just be being themselves.
Classes are held every Saturday at Huntington School, Huntington Road, Huntington, York, YO32 9WT.
T: 07753 179070
Sally Corbally school of dance
Local and friendly dance school specialising in ballet, Tap and modern dance in ISTD syllabus. Jazz and adult ballet classes held on Monday evenings.
Classes held in Osgodby, riccall and Fulford,Monday – Friday evenings and Saturday daytime, free trial class for new starters.
T: 07940 769614
Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance (YRAD) is based in and around the York area and provides dance classes for children and adults. Our aim as a dance school is to bring fun, fitness, discipline and the joy of dance into the local community.
We run dance classes for children aged 2½ yrs upwards. Classes include Musical Theatre, Acro, Street Dance, Commercial, Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Tap and both adult and kids Zumba.
Classes are run by professionally trained and fully qualified Royal Ballet School, Royal Academy of Dance, Acrobatic Arts and ISTD teachers. We nurture talent, improve confidence and build friendships whilst keeping the classes fun, safe and energetic.
The teachers have a steady but upbeat manner, are really bright and breezy and know their stuff. They’re great dancers too! Their communication is very good and as a parent I always know what is going on. The classes are great value for money – the terms are really long and I get to go along to a watch a session once a term to see the girls’ progress, which is always good.
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