Derwent Danceworks was established in 2009 by Principal Miss Kate Womersley in Thorganby (near Wheldrake). From humble beginnings the school has grown to include classes in Escrick and at Knavesmire Primary School, South Bank, York. Our IDTA timetable includes Ballet (for children, adults and even a beginners’ class for teens!) Tap, Modern Jazz, Freestyle, Streetdance, Musical Theatre, NATD Contemporary Dance, as well as Acro-batics Arts classes 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 Ballet, Tap and StreetFit. Miss Kate 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.
We offer I.D.T.A. exams, run our own competitions and perform whole school shows in a theatre each 18 months, along with offering regular performance opportunities and more!
Our classes provide an environment where students’ abilities and talents are celebrated, and we hope to instill 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.”
Mondays in Elvington Village Hall:
4-4.45pm: Juniors (4-7 years)
5-5.45pm: Seniors (8-10 years)
5.45-6.30pm: WOW (recommended for 7+)
6.30-7.15pm: Tweens & Teens (11+ years)
Wednesdays in St Mary’s Church Hall in Haxby:
8-9pm: Adult Class (18+)
Thursdays in St Mary’s Church Hall in Haxby:
3.45-4.30pm: Juniors (4-7 years)
4.45-5.30pm: Seniors (8+ years)
5.30-6.15pm: WOW Class (recommended for 7+)
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.
Current class schedule:
Mondays @ Dunnington Reading Rooms
Children 5 – 7, 15:45 – 16:45
Children 8 – 11, 16:45 – 17:45
Boys 7 – 11, 17:45 – 18:45
Adult Beginners, 18:45 – 19:45
Tuesdays @ Joseph Rowntree School
Children 5 – 7, 17:30 – 18:30
Adult Improvers (age 16+), 18:30 – 19:30
Classes are £5 per person per class unless otherwise stated (10% sibling and multiple class discount available) payable in advance of each term. Payment plans can be arranged if necessary as we are committed to being affordable and accessible to all.
MORE CLASSES COMING SOON.
Can’t see a class time and venue that suits? Get in touch with your class suggestions here.
Cath provides Kindermusik music & movement classes in and around York for children and their parents – right from brand new babies through to 7 year olds.
Kindermusik classes include singing and vocal play, musical instrument & object exploration, creative movement and dance and listening purposefully in a small, friendly setting.
Come and join our Kindermusik Community. Your first class is FREE!
PRE BOOKING ESSENTIAL!
Cuddle & Bounce (0-1s), Sing & Play (1-2s), Wiggle & Grow (2-3s), Laugh & Learn (3-5s), Young Child Semester (5-7s), Family Time (0-7s)
MONDAY:St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
9.30am Laugh & Learn (3-5 yr olds)
10.30am Wiggle & Grow (2-3 yr olds)
3.00pm Sing & Play (1-2 yr olds)
TUESDAY:St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd YO23 1BG
2.00pm Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)
WEDNESDAY:Clifton Parish Church, Clifton, YO30 6BH
9.30am Wiggle & Grow (2-3 yr olds)
10.30am Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)
11.30am Sing & Play (1-2 yr olds)
Strensall Library, 19 The Village, Strensall, YO32 5XS
10.30am Family Time (0-3 yr olds – Wiggle & Grow curriculum)
St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, YO23 1BG
3pm Wiggle & Grow (2-3 yr olds)
4.00pm Young Child Semester 2 (5-7 yr olds)
FRIDAY:St Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Rd, Yo23 1BG
10.30am Wiggle & Grow (2-3 yr olds)
11.30am Cuddle & Bounce (0-1 yr olds)
SATURDAY: – First Saturday of the month Vestry of St.Clement’s Church, YO23 1BG
Saturday 5th May 2018
Saturday 2nd June 2018
Saturday 7th July 2018
10am ‘Family Time’ (0-7 years)
Licensed Kindermusik Educator & York Primary Teacher
T: 01904 636760 / 07982 607674
Do you know a certain little someone who is only happy when they are building something and getting their hands dirty? Is you house full of paper-mache creations? Do you wake up each morning to the sound of a superstar singing in their bedroom?
Our classes are perfect for your little cherubs, fun, colourful and most importantly creative. We believe that creativity and the imagination is an integral part of a child’s early learning. We nurture that creativity and help children become more positive and confident little people, whilst having fun and making new friends. Each lesson provides a consistent, fun and encouraging environment, allowing the participants to evolve into the artistic little munchkins they choose to be.
Each lesson your monkey can expect an adventure into the world of different books, and together we will dance, sing and craft our way through the adventure, using theatre skills to enhance their experience.
A creative environment for youngsters to express themselves freely without pressure.
Activities to develop and initiate their own creativity and ideas.
The space to learn and create at their own individual speeds
Opportunities to help raise confidence.
Opportunities to explore different mediums of performance and theatre making.
Working together on literacy and numeracy skills.
Mondays. – Booking required.
Venue: Little Green Rascals, Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1GS
14:30 – 16:00 for ages 3-5
16:15 – 17:45 for ages 5-8
£5 per session.
Wednesdays – Booking Required
Every Wednesday we are back at the wonderful Piglets Adventure Farm, mucking around with all the piggies!
10:15 – 11.00 for ages 3-5
£5 per session.
Thursdays – Booking required
Every Thursday you can find us hiding away at Kidzplay Boroughbridge, we are very guilty of wanting to jump in the soft play area! These classes are perfect for 3-5yr olds.
10:15 – 11:00 – Fidgety Feet, a dance class for mini toes
11.00 – 11:45 – Crafty Theatre workshop
£5 per session
If you would like some more information you can contact us directly at…
For more information or to book a free taster session:
T: 07500 069412 (Roxanna) or 07812 088658 (Hannah)
I offer baby, toddler and Pre-school lessons, 4 weeks – 4 years of age at Carr Junior School in Acomb, York on Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings. It is a small pool and warm at 31 degrees, perfect for little ones!
I also run classes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for children 2 -10 years at Robert Wilkinson School, Strensall, York, from 3.30-6.30 pm.
When children are confident enough, they can go in by themselves without their primary caregiver. This is a natural progression and one where there’s no age limit. The important thing here is, it’s when the child is ready.
Classes are fun based and relaxed with only 7 children in each class. With the whole pool to ourselves, children really enjoy their lessons and thrive learning to swim. I get to know all the children individually and adapt my teaching accordingly. There is only 1 class running at a time so little distraction from other swimmers.
With over 10 years teaching experience, including my own 3 children, I am fully qualified STA Swimming Instructor, STA baby and pre-school teacher, RLSS lifesaving and recently completed Level 3 Diploma in Aquatic Teaching for Baby and Pre-school. Do check out my recommendations on Facebook!
A programme that has been going for over 37 years! Tumble Tots and Gym Bobs sessions use unique equipment and are run by staff specially trained to get the best out of your child, structured according to the different ages/stages of a child’s development.
Sessions include climbing, balancing, agility and coordination as well as song time for language development.
Child psychologists/educators agree that a structured programme in movement should be part of every child’s education.
Enjoy quality time with your child teaching them ‘skills for life’.
Class information is as follows:
Monday – The Regen Centre, Riccall
Tuesday – Huntington Memorial Hall
Thursday – The Poppleton Centre
Friday – Acomb Parish Hall
Saturday – St Wulstans, Fossway
T: 01904 412381
Ainsty GTC provides recreational Gymnastics classes at various sites around York, 7 days a week evenings/weekends.
Recreational Trampoline classes available 4 days per week.
Parkour classes are available 3 days per week.
Plus our new activity GymPacT (Gymnastics, Parkour and Trampoline) classes are available 2 nights a week at the Energi Trampoline Park.
T: 07856 602199
1 hour per week professional football coaching in age specific groups for children and young adults from the age of 5 years old. Our development sessions programme runs during school term times and does not interfere with your local team commitments. You can join our development sessions at anytime through the year subject to availability.
T: 07711871170 (Christian Fox for North York)
T: 07824883973 (Chris Dowson for South York )
Our teachers are all fully qualified level 2 or higher and DBS checked.
We operate lessons:
– Sunday 1.45pm – 5:15pm at St Peters School, York
– Saturday 3:45-6:45pm at the Mount School, York
– Monday 5.15pm – 6.45pm
– Tuesday 5.15pm – 7.15pm
– Wednesday 5pm – 7pm
– Sunday 9am – 12pm at Cundall Manor.
– Sunday 9.45am – 12.15pm Pocklington School
For more information or to book a free trial lesson contact us on 01937 534240.
10% Discount if you Mention Mumbler
Clare’s Kitchen is an after-school and weekend cookery activity for primary aged children. As a team we explore recipes and develop life skills in a fun and educational setting.
Mondays – Knavesmire Primary
Tuesdays – Ralph Butterfield in Haxby
Thursdays – Clement Hall in Scarcroft
After school for 2 hours and a Sunday Junior Master Chef session 3 hours, 11am-2pm
En Pointe host over 80+ classes a week from just £4.75 a lesson including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical and Acro floor gym.
Sign your budding ballerina up to ‘En Pointe Classical Dance School’ and mention ‘MUMbler’ and recieve a FREE pair of ballet shoes. Invite a friend and if you both join you’ll recieve £5 each off En Pointe Dance wear.
T: 07557 355562
EnPointe Studios, Rose Ave, York, YO26 6RU
Would you like your child to learn tennis in a fun, friendly and professional environment?
We provide expert tennis coaching for children from 4 years to 84 years!
We inspire children so that after their first lesson they can say “I can play tennis!” Find out more contact Matt on 07882267971
A small, friendly dance school for children from 18 months – teenagers. Classes: ISTD Ballet, Tap, Modern Theatre Dance and Musical Theatre.
Classes run Monday to Saturday. Get in touch for times.
Venues are: James St, YO10 3DW & York Railway Institute, Queen st, York YO24 1AD.
T: 07919 008078 (Katie Ventress)
The O’Connor Academy of Irish Dance teaches children age 3+, in a safe and friendly environment. Classes are held from beginner to championship level, whether they want to compete or just dance for fun, it’s a great way to keep fit and make new friends!
Monday – English Martrys Church Hall YO244DA – 5pm
Thursday – St. Joseph’s Church Hall YO306JX – 6pm
Based at Friargate Theatre, in central York, we run courses for young actors aged 11-18. We run three courses taking place throughout school term times:
Juniors: School Years 7 – 9 (Monday)
Seniors: School Years 10 – 13 (Tuesday)
Acting Up! (for those with additional needs or disabilities): Ages 14 – 18 (Wednesday)
Sessions are welcoming, friendly and open to people of all abilities.
We offer a free trial session for anyone interested in joining us, simply give our Youth Theatre Director, Abi Oscroft a call.
T: 01904 655317
We are Yorkshire’s premier performing arts studio, providing fun and inspiring tuition and training in the performing arts industries. Our head office is housed in a purpose-built facility in Shiptonthorpe, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, where we have continued to develop into a training institution that meets the demands of this most competitive but rewarding market place – the performing arts. We celebrate individuality and versatility in our students and this can be seen from our success stories. We are professionally qualified, vibrant, and recognised as a fun and inspiring environment for people to be in.
Units 13-15 Brookfield Business Park, Clay Lane, Shiptonthorpe, York, YO43 3PU
T: 01430 803170
Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance provides dance classes for children and adults in and around the York area that are FUN, FRIENDLY and DISCIPLINED. There are a wide range of classes to choose from including: Ballet, Acro, Musical Theatre, Commercial, Street Dance, Contemporary, Tap, Modern, Zumba
Free trial classes available.
T: 07891 004850 (Kerry Whitfield )