Dance Classes in York for Primary School Age Children (4-12) including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Modern, Street and much more.

Derwent Danceworks was established in 2009 by IDTA qualified Principal Miss Kate Womersley. We hold classes in Thorganby, Wheldrake, Escrick, at Knavesmire Primary School (South Bank, York) and others too! We give generous family and multi-class discounts and always offer free trial lessons.

Our timetable includes Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Freestyle, Contemporary, Streetdance, Acro, Musical Theatre and more. Beginners are always welcome, and we have lots to challenge the most passionate and capable dancers. Always inclusive, we develop confidence in class and in performance, building friendships and skills as we go.

Our team of 4 qualified teachers are First Aid trained, DBS checked, experienced, and committed to the development of our students’ technique, confidence, and well-being. We follow the accredited IDTA syllabus, as well as the NATD Contemporary syllabus and Acrobatic Arts.

Throughout the pandemic we have developed our approach to keep everyone safe in face to face lessons as restrictions have lifted. In September, we are looking forward to taking our lessons even closer to pre-Covid times.


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Evolution Dance and Fitness will keep you and your children moving, fit and motivated. We loved dancing and working out with you all online last year and had fab feedback so please come join our friendly community!

We’re running a huge variety of Dance and Fitness classes, for all ages and abilities, and hope to keep you physically and mentally well.

Children’s Classes:

Mondays in Elvington Village Hall
Juniors Freestyle 4-4.45pm
Seniors Freestyle 5-5.45pm
Stretch Class for 6+ 5.45-6.30pm
Tweens & Teens Freestyle 6.30-7.15pm

Tuesdays in Wressle Village Hall
Juniors 4-4.45pm
Seniors 4.45-5.30pm

Tuesdays at John Jeffrey Community Pavilion in Wigginton
Young Adults 8.15-9.30pm £5
*We also have a private adult class 7.15-8.15pm, please contact us for more details, thank you.*

Wednesdays in Elvington Village Hall
Fit Kids 4-4.45pm
Teen Fit 5-5.45pm

Thursdays at St Mary’s Church Hall in Haxby
3.45-4.30pm Juniors
4.45-5.30pm Seniors

Thursdays in Elvington Village Hall
5-5.45pm Juniors Acro
6-6.45pm Seniors & Teens Acro

Fridays in Melbourne Village Hall
4-4.45pm Cheer Dance for ages 4-12 (grouped accordingly)
We also have a competition squad and offer examination, competitive and performance opportunities too.

Adult Fitness:

Mondays in Elvington Village Hall
Dance-Based Fitness 7.30-8.30pm

Tuesdays in Dunnington Reading Rooms
Ramp It Up (Calm it Down on first of each month) 8-9pm

Wednesdays in Elvington Village Hall
Core Blast Six Week Course from 15/09 6-6.30pm
Work It 6.30-7.30pm

Wednesdays in North Duffield Village Hall
Dance-Based Fitness 8-9pm

Memberships available and Online Channel launching soon!

07800 865214
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Would you like to be part of something amazing? At Fantasy Cheer and Dance Academy we offer Cheerleading and Dance classes from 4-years these are competition teams. We also have gymnastics from 3-years upwards.

Our head coach has over 14 years’ experience and also the Coach for Team England’s adaptive abilities pom team. We have a great team of coaches across all of the classes and our amazing junior coaches are all cheerleaders themselves.

Our classes run thought-out the week at the Vale of York Academy, we also have a team in Selby. You do not need any previous experience or skills our team of coaches will be there to support you and help teach you new skills. Everyone is welcome at Fantasy boys and girls and you can start at any age it’s never too late to start something new.

If you are looking for something after all our time in lockdown and would like more details please get in touch, we are happy to answer any questions you have or why not have a look at our social media pages.


Hot Tap Dance School was established 21 years ago in Escrick, just south of York. We are a fun, friendly and inclusive school that offers many opportunities for our Dancers, during term time and at our popular holiday workshops.

Classes offered include Ballet, Tap, Modern, Street Dance and Musical Theatre, and we have toddler dance classes for children as young as 2, and very popular adult Tap and Ballet classes (with no age limit!)

The school performs a Show every other year at the esteemed Chapman Theatre in Queen Margarets School, and we are very excited to begin rehearsals for our 21st celebration show, which is booked for December!

All our teachers are dedicated and professionally trained, and we offer regular examinations through the ISTD. We are very proud of our excellent exam success (100%) and we encourage our pupils to achieve through the QCA accredited exam structure, even to the level of earning UCAS points.

All new pupils are offered free taster sessions and discounts are offered to siblings – email for more information.

01904 728130 / 07923 100498
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Just Dance York is a friendly , professional freestyle and street dance school based in Heworth York. We are fully open and ready to welcome members old and new!

We currently run several classes per week for all ages and abilities.

On a Monday we have mixed classes for all ages starting with infants as young as 3 right up until teens aged 18. Classes are grouped with ages and kept small for great teacher contact. Tuesdays we have boys break and street dance also at Heworth hall Melrosegate. Infants 4.15-4.55pm and juniors 5-5.40pm. These lessons are fun and very energetic , they focus on learning new routines and being an all boys dance class – very popular!!

Classes are very reasonably priced at £4.50 per lesson. We are fully qualified and insured.

Lessons follow a fun but structured format and we regularly work towards shows and exams. We have space to accept a few new members this year so please get in touch if you have any queries.

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PV Dance is set to re-open its doors on the 12th of April. PV Dance is a Covid safe school with Social Distancing and Covid-19 guidelines in place. Children and students up to 18yrs are ready to resume classes and new starters are very welcome. Adults and students over 18yrs are advised by the government to start from the 17th of May. The school is up to date with The Royal Academy of Dance regulations and guidelines to ensure safe practice is in place at all times for our families and teachers.”
Trail sessions are available for the new Summer term –

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 pre-school 2.5yrs, 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.

6-8 Regent Buildings, York Road, Acomb, York YO26 4LT

01904 799640
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PV Dance covid safe school

Starbrite Studios is an established IDTA and Acrobatic Arts certified school that is both fun and serious about performing arts. With only professionally qualified teachers who understand that children need to smile and laugh while they learn, we create an unrivalled environment for children of all ages to express themselves through performing arts, whether as a hobby or as an intended profession.

Children’s classes are available for toddlers who can walk independently through to young adults.

Our Twinkle Tots programme is for parents and toddlers starting their Starbrite journey.
Our Star Dancer programme includes the core dance subjects of ballet, tap, and theatre craft.
Our Star Performer programme focuses on commercial styles of dance as well as musical theatre dance and song for the stage.
Our Star Gymnast programme is for those children who love to be upside-down! From beginners through to experts, we can improve your technique and increase your range of tricks.

All of our classes run from our head office and studios in Shiptonthorpe, and our satellite branch at All Saints Hall in Upper Poppleton runs our Star Performer classes every Thursday.

Established in 2002, we create positive, inclusive, performers.

All Saints Church Hall, Station Road, Upper Poppleton, York, YO26 6DA

Shiptonthorpe Studios and Head Office, Units 13-15 Brookfield Business Park, Clay Lane, Shiptonthorpe, York, YO43 3PU

01430 803170
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York Dance Works offer dance classes for children and adults and are currently taking on new students, for our fun and friendly classes, where you can learn new skills and make new friends.
We have Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Ballroom and Contemporary classes with new classes coming soon.
We hold our live classes in York and lockdown classes are online as we love to dance ! We are Covid secure for your safety and well-being.
Our teachers are qualified professionals and will pass on their knowledge and help you develop as a dancer.
We hold regular examination sessions through the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA) and offer performing opportunities and the chance to be in our show.
Come for a free trial and start your dance journey with us !

07821 765422


Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance (YRAD) was founded by Principal Kerry Whitfield in 2013, and her passion for the arts gives the students at YRAD an encouraging platform to be their best. Kerry is a former professional dancer who trained and works with both The Royal Ballet School and The Royal Academy of Dance.

The school offers a vast array of classes for children to learn and develop in the performing arts industry. Classes are fun, inclusive, inspirational and gives students a strong work ethic and discipline. YRAD has an enthusiastic and supportive team of skilled professionals at their core, plus they invite external pros for Workshops / Masterclasses throughout the year. Children have the opportunity to audition for our affiliated Children’s Talent agency giving them a chance to be cast in Theatre, TV and Film.

Dance styles include Acro, Ballet, Commercial, Contemporary, Modern, Musical Theatre, Street Dance, Tap and Zumba.

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Over 20 years of experience.

Classes from 3 years to adult, beginner to advanced. You can choose from Ballet, Tap and Theatre Craft. Freestyle/Commercial Jazz, Cheer Leading and Contemporary. Adults can choose from a range of classes in Ballet, Tap and Line Dancing.

All our classes are small, friendly and fun, first class is free for all new pupils.

Classes are held in the Leeman Road area, Poppleton and Lidgett Grove Methodist church, our lessons are competitively priced.

Pupils are given the opportunity to perform in our annual show at the Rowntree Theatre and we offer a full range of dance exams with the I.D.T.A.

This not only gives our pupils a wonderful sense of achievement but shows parents how their children are blossoming and improving in our warm friendly environment, where all children can grow and develop their motor skills and self-confidence while making new friends, learning new skills and developing a love of dance and musicality.

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Blaze Dance York

Blaze Dance York offer fun & friendly Street Dance Classes & Adults Modern (Commercial Fusion) in York.

Under 21’s Street Dance 5:30-6:30pm
Open Level Adults Street Dance 6:30-7:30pm
Improvers Level Adults Street Dance 7:30-8:30pm
Under 14’s Street Dance 5:30-6:30pm
Open Level Adults Commercial 6:30-7:30pm

Melbourne Centre
T: 07916092261

Charlies school of dance

I am a dance school based in Huntington where fun is the 1st priority. We learn to dance while laughing and making new friends. I have classes for children and adults something for all.

Ages 3- Adult (at the moment the eldest is 73)


Classical Ballet Coaching

Classical Ballet Coaching:
– 1:1 at home coaching for dancers to improve technique, strength & flexibility.
– Audition preparation classes for intensives and vocational training.
– Any age or previous experience welcome, classes are personalised to your needs.
– Encouraging & nurturing environment with a passionate teacher.

Call Philippa Gomez for more information

T: 07488540555 

Emerge Dance York

I offer regular dance fitness classes in the York area. ZUMBA gold and Contemporary Dance fitness. Via Zoom and in person from Sept 2021. 1 off parties for both adults and children can be arranged.

T: 07821 902702

En Pointe Dance School

We teach dance to infants, children and adults with passion. We are renowned for our multi award winning classes in RAD Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Musical Theatre, Commercial Dance, Pointe Work etc.

Visit our website for more info.

Unit 2, The Rose Centre, York Business Park, York, YO26 6RU.

Field Academy of Irish Dancing

Come along to the Field Academy of Irish Dancing. Taking ages 5+years.

Classes are held on:
Tuesdays 6.30pm-7.30pm, Orchard Park Community Centre, Badger Paddock, Huntington
Thursdays 6:30-7:30 at York RI, New Lane Holgate
Saturdays 9.00am-11.00am, Acomb Primary School.

T: 07896 943798

Katie Ventress School of Dance

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: Tang Hall Community Centre, Millthorpe School, The Raylor Centre (James st).

T: 07919 008078 (Katie Ventress)

Kinesis dance

We offer regular street, contemporary, lyrical & musical theatre dance classes from age 4yrs up to Adults in York. We also provide Dance in Education (School-based) & private wedding first dance tuition.

Orchard Park Community Centre, Huntington
T: 07886 440154

Kirsty Higgins School of Dancing

Childrens ballet, tap and freestyle classes held on Saturdays at Knavesmire Primary School. 30mins £2.50, 45mins £3.50. Patient and qualified teacher.

Adult ballet classes held on Friday at Steiner School costing £5 per hour. Also available for private lessons and ballet parties.

T: 07931346140

Northern Dance Academy

Northern Dance Academy

We offer a range of studio dance classes including ISTD syllabus Ballet, Tap & Modern for children (3 yrs +) at affordable prices. We also offer non syllabus classes including Contemporary dance for all ages as well as Adult Beginner, Improver & Advanced Ballet, Tap & Lyrical classes.
Venue Location: The Gateway Centre in Acomb, York. YO24 3BZ.

T: 07917 176418 (Sarah)

Perform with Emma Bassett

PERFORM with Emma Bassett has availability in classes for age 3 up to adults. A combination of dance, acting and singing taught by fully qualified and experienced performing arts specialist Emma Bassett. Explore our website for class times.

Mention Mumbler for a FREE TRIAL

T: 07720 717 858