Sing and play through our structured awards programme and see your baby progress to a confident little swimmer. From 6 weeks old to 12 years old.
Babies can start at Baby Swimmers as soon as you and baby are ready and happy to do so and through fun and games we progressively develop your babies natural reflexes to encourage voluntary swimming movements in the water which will build a foundation for your baby to swim unaided.
Baby Swimmers benefits both parents and babies as whilst you are interacting and bonding in the water together, you are also benefiting from learning water safety and increased water confidence. It is also physically and mentally beneficial for your baby and enjoyable for you both.
Research has shown that early swimming can benefit your baby by helping to develop water confidence, strength, co-ordination & alertness, whilst also learning water safety and having fun.
We follow the Starfish Awards through the STA and once children are aged over 2 they progress on to the Stanley Awards. Once your child reaches 5, they progress onto Swimmers Academy, where we develop swimming techniques and build stamina, classes here are for beginners as well as children that have been through the Baby Swimmers courses.
Kilima Hotel, Holgate Road on Mondays
Roko on Tues, Wed and Friday for pre schoolers
New Earswick on Tues and Thursday for pre schoolers
Emperors Gym on Thursday for preschoolers
Robert Wilkinson School on Saturday for all ages and abilities
Pocklington School on Saturday for all ages and abilities and Wednesday after school for 4 years plus
Stamford Bridge on Saturday for all ages and abilities and Thursday after school for 4 years plus
Please contact Baby Swimmers for more information on;
T: 0808 1 33 44 55 (Landline Free phone) / 0333 8008 345 (Mobile Friendly)
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.
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, 17:00-18:00
Children 8-11, 18:00-19:00
Adult Intermediate/Advanced (age 16+), 19:00-20:00
Fridays @ Dunnington Reading Room
Children 8-11, 17:30-18:30
Children 11+, 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.
KINESIS dance is an exciting, expanding dance group based in York. Run by qualified dance teacher and choreographer, Helen Brown, the aim of the group is to engage and inspire children, teenagers & adults, from 4 to 104 yrs old, who have a passion for dance and want to learn and develop new skills, become part of a friendly, vibrant group, and have the opportunity to take part in a variety of performances throughout the year.
Helen has been teaching dance for almost 10 years, and recently added a number of new classes to the weekly timetable. We run regular Street Dance & Contemporary Dance classes for 4-16yr olds and now offer a fantastic new Musical Theatre Dance Class for ages 7-16yrs where you will learn dances to music from everything from Oliver, to Grease, to School of Rock, and everything in between!
Take a look at the list of classes below and get in touch for your *FREE* trial class!
TUESDAY @ Orchard Park Community Centre, Huntington
4:00-4:45pm – Street & Contemporary Dance (4-6yr olds)
4:50-5:35pm – Street & Contemporary Dance (7-11yr olds)
5:40-6:25pm – Street & Contemporary Dance (12-16yr olds)
SATURDAY @ Orchard Park Community Centre, Huntington
10:00-11:00am – Musical Theatre Dance
The Patricia Veale School of Dance is one of the most established schools in York with an excellent reputation of producing highly trained dancers in classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap and modern dance.
We offer professional ballet classes to everyone, from babies, children, teens and adults, to progress and develop skills in technique, knowledge and artistry. The first steps of a little ballerina starts right here with nurturing and careful training for young children that develops into many exciting years through a life of a dancer.
Situated in the heart of Acomb York in our own premises, with free parking. The school is a clean and safe environment with changing facilities, office and a fully equipped dance studio with ballet barres, mirrors, music system and a professional dance floor.
These unique, fun and exciting children’s ballet classes are created to nurture young children’s desire to dance and give inspiration to engage in their first little steps in dance.
With the use of props, imagery and enchanting music children are guided into a magical themed adventure packed with interactive exercises which gives children the ability to learn basic steps and techniques along with musicality that is required for a head start in dance, whilst having fun, developing confidence and interacting with other children to develop social skills.
The school encourages parents to take part in the younger classes so you can experience and become part of the children’s calm and inviting atmosphere.
Monday – 4:30-5:00pm Ballet for 5+ years
Wednesday – 4:00-4:45pm Tap & Jazz for 5+ years
Thursday – 9:30-10:00am Ballet for 2.5+ years
Saturday – 9:30-10:00am Ballet for 2.5+ years 10:00-10:30am Ballet for 4+ years
6-8 Regent Buildings, York Road, Acomb, York YO26 4LT
Knowing how to swim is a must – it is a skill that could ultimately save you or your child’s life.
We are a welcoming swim school with experienced ASA qualified swimming instructors.
Our focus is teaching and developing efficient techniques and water skills for life.
Lessons are available;
I offer baby, toddler and Pre-school lessons, on Monday, Thursday and Friday morning from 1 month – 4 years at Carr Junior School in Acomb, York.
Classes also run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 -10 years at Robert Wilkinson School, Strensall, York, from 3.30-6.30 pm.
Children can go in by themselves at any age, when they are confident enough, I do not have a starting age limit. I treat every child as an individual and they progress happily at their own pace , with this in mind, all swimmers receive an STA certificate and woven badge each term, which are included in your fee.
Classes are fun based and relaxed with only 7 children in each class and the whole pool to ourselves, with only one lesson running at a time, which offers little distraction from other swimmers and lots of space. Children really enjoy their lessons and thrive learning to swim. I get to know all the children individually and adapt my teaching accordingly.
With over 10 years teaching experience, including my own 3 children, I am fully qualified STA Swimming Instructor, STA baby and pre-school teacher, lifesaving and recently completed Level 3 Diploma in Aquatic Teaching for Baby and Pre-school. Do check out my recommendations on Facebook!
Introducing STEAM into play at an early age paves the way for developing essential life skills. We inspire and instil the foundations of STEAM learning; creativity, co-operation, collaboration, tenacity, problem-solving, critical thinking, and the belief that mistakes are opportunities to learn. Find out more about local; weekly sessions, in school code-clubs and events at our website or follow us on social media.
Technology in Play TiP Sessions for older children (5-10 years). Each half term they discover STEAM in a new and exciting topic. By undertaking experiments, building, crafting and coding our children develop creativity, co-operation, collaboration, problem-solving and critical thinking. TiP sessions provide a new and exciting environment for children to engage with like-minded individuals who share a similar enthusiasm for learning.
Mondays – Osbaldwick Primary School – 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Tuesdays – Vale of York Academy – 5pm to 6pm
Wednesdays – Joseph Rowntree School – 6pm to 7pm
Saturdays – Vale of York Academy – 9.45am to 10.45am
TiP Pro is a two hour session for 8 to 12 year old’s who are ready to apply a subject and project based approach where we embed the technology and engineering learning into fun half termly projects. This age group work with a range of Specialist Education Resources including; LEGO Education® WeDo 2.0, BBC micro:bit, Rasberry Pi, Scratch, LEGO BOOST®
Tuesdays – Vale of York Academy – 6pm to 8pm
Saturday – Vale of York – 10.45am to 12.45am
TiP Tods, introduces pre-schoolers to the world of STEAM through interactive play sessions. They aim to inspire parents and children alike. Parents get the pleasure of ticking off a few pins from Pinterest without any of the prep or mess at home, meanwhile kids get the joy of engaging in curiosity and discovery in a safe yet fun environment.
Saturdays – Vale of York Academy – 9.am to 9.45am
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 )
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
At En Pointe we teach dance to infants, children and adults with passion. We’ve got fantastic facilities at our dance studios in York. We are renowned for our multi award winning classes in RAD Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre, Commercial Dance, Pointe Work and Lyrical Dance.
T: 07557 355562
EnPointe Studios, Rose Ave, York, YO26 6RU
Come along to the Field Academy of Irish Dancing.
Classes are held on:
Tuesdays 6.30pm-7.30pm, Orchard Park Community Centre, Badger Paddock, Huntington
Thursdays 6.30pm-7.30pm, My Community Room, Tesco, Askham Bar
Saturdays 9.00am-11.00am, Foxwood Community Centre, Cranfield Place, York, YO24 3HY
First class is free then every class is £5. Taking ages 5+years
T: 07896 943798
Children’s and Adults swimming lessons for all ages and abilities
For under 4 years
Carr junior school pool
For 4 years plus
Carr junior school pool
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 3.30-5.30
Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm – St Peters School
Thursdays 5.30-7pm – The Mount School
T: 01904 339487
Build Confidence, Communication, Creativity
We offer a Free Trial Session so your child can come along and see if our classes are right for them.
Tuesday 5pm – 6pm at Lakeside School, Oakdale Road, Clifton Moor YO30 4YL
Wednesday 4.30pm – 5.30pm at Heslington Village Meeting Room, Main Street, Heslington YO10 5EA
Wednesday 5pm – 6pm at Foxwood Community Centre, Foxwood Lane, Foxwood YO24 3HY
Saturday 9.30am – 10.30am for children age 5 – Year 3 and 10.30am – 11.30am for children in years 4 – 6, Earswick Village Hall, Earswick Chase, Strensall YO32 9FY
11.30am – 12.30pm for children in Year 7 and above at Earswick Village Hall, Earswick Chase, Strensall YO32 9FY
T: 01904 492998
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)
Ballet, Tap & Jazz Technique at Monk Fryston Church Hall
6.15pm-7.30pm Senior (12+)
4pm-4.30pm Tiny Tots
T: 07554 864882 (Miss Lucie) / 07736 717265 (Miss Annabel)
Northern Dance Academy offers Ballet and Contemporary classes for adults at beginner, improver and advanced level. Classes are based at the York Railway institute and taught by highly qualified teachers ensuring a great atmosphere for you to learn to dance. Adult classes are on a Wednesday and Friday evenings and a Saturday morning.
For more information contact Sarah.
York Railway institute
T: 07917 176418
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
Providing fun and inspiring performing arts sessions. Based in Shiptonthorpe.
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.
Based in Shiptonthorpe and Upper Poppleton
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 )
The Zoo is the only indoor Skatepark in York, offering children and young people the opportunity to skate at a safe, community-focused and professionally run skatepark. We have regular two and three hour sessions for rollerblades, scooters, skateboards and roller-skates.
Under Sainsbury’s Car Park J Sainsbury Plc, Foss Bank, YO31 7JB