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.
Come join our fitness revolution – the most unique fitness sessions in York!
Perfect for anybody wanting a good workout, Energi Fit is easy on the joints and ruthless on the fat! With your own trampoline, you can work at your own pace, so it’s perfect for all fitness levels, from beginner or someone who hasn’t exercised in a while, through to elite level and those training for this summer’s endurance races.
Our fitness instructors Hannah, Sonny & Rachel will welcome you to sessions six days a week on mornings, afternoons and evenings. Check out our New 30 Minute Energi Blast Fitness Session.
3-7 Rose Ave, York, YO26 6RU
Come join our thriving, fun, friendly Freestyle dance school!
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.
Mondays in Elvington Village Hall:
1.30-2.15pm: Minis (1-preschool)
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)
Tuesdays in White Rose House in Wheldrake:
1.30-2.30pm: Crystals Chair-Based Dance and Exercise Classes
Tuesdays in Haxby:
Private Adult classes, contact for more information.
Wednesdays in Bubwith Leisure Centre:
7.15-8.45pm: Adult Class (18+)
Thursdays in Bubwith Leisure Centre:
1.30-2.15pm: Minis (1-preschool)
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+)
Saturday in Bubwith Leisure Centre:
10-10.45 Juniors (4-7)
11-11.45 Seniors (8-10)
11.45-12.30 Tweens and Teens (11+)
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.
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.
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
Want to try something fun and different? Are you aged between 2 and 100? Then why not come to Rockin Rollers – Roller Disco! Established in 2003 we hold weekly skating sessions at Manor School in Nether Poppleton on Friday evenings from 5.30-6.30pm and 6.45-7.45pm and on Sunday afternoons from 1.30-2.30pm.
Our sessions are marshalled by our qualified team who are happy to give skating advice and tips to those who need it
You’re welcome to bring your own quad or inline skates or you can hire ours if you don’t have your own. Safety equipment is also available.
We have a pop up shop selling skates and skate goods and we also sell hot drinks and snacks to keep you refreshed and your energy levels up!
Bookings can be made online via our website www.rockinrollers.co.uk or just turn up and pay cash on the door.
We also provide private skating parties, a great way to entertain for your birthday, hen do or corporate event! Great for both kids and adults, these start from £215 for up to 30 skaters.
For more information visit our website, check out social media using the links below.
The Anytime Fitness Club at Monks Cross is a private members club, open 24/7 offering the latest state of the art equipment including a Wellbeats studio in which over 200 classes are offered Virtual and Instructor lead, in addition we offer a Queenax multi function rig.We have private bathrooms and changing facilities, a Vanity Room, capped membership and ample free parking and a pleasant reception area to relax after working out. Personal Trainers will be on hand to provide expert advice.
Unit 3, Arabesque House, Monks Cross, York, YO32 9GW
T: 01904 501700
Awake Body Belly Dance Classes
Come join us! All levels welcome. It’s fun and a great way of loving your body and connecting with your feminine self through this ancient, healing dance.
Wednesdays 8-9:30 pm @ Miller’s Yard, York
Other courses and groups offered:
Embodying the Goddess Within Circle
Mothers and Women Support Group Circles
Authentic Movement classes/workshops
Contemplative Movement classes/workshops
Blaze Dance York offer fun & friendly Street Dance Classes & Adults Modern (Commercial Fusion) in York. Classes are held at the Melbourne Centre, Escrick Street (nr Mecca Bingo).
Adult Street Dance; Beginner, Open Level, Improvers
Adult Modern Dance; Beginner, Open Level
Kids Street Dance; Ages 8+
Teens Street Dance
‘Totally recommend Blaze, Stef is great.’
RD, July 2018
‘Stef Lyons can pretty much teach any style of dance. From Jazz to Charleston and Line dancing.
She’s fab with dancers of all ages and abilities.’
SOS, Sept 2018
Contact Emily to arrange a FREE trial class or to book a dance party for either kids or adults or arrange a school workshop.
T: 07821 902702
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.
‘En Pointe in York is excellent.’
SN, June 2019
‘My nearly 4 yr old boy does ballet there and loves it! They have a 2yr-4yr class pretty much every weekday and it actually is teaching the foundation of ballet through various activities/routines.’
AC, March 2018
Visit our website for more info.
EnPointe Studios, Rose Ave, York, YO26 6RU
Run by qualified dance teacher and choreographer, Helen Brown. She aims to inspire children, teenagers & adults 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.
‘My son goes to Helen Brown’s kinesis dance. There are different dance style classes with a show each summer which isn’t compulsory – he loves it xx’
CL, June 2018
‘My daughter goes to Kinesis and loves it. Helen is brilliant with the kids, can highly recommend her.’
AB, July 2018
York College Dance Studio, Sim Balk Ln, Bishopthorpe, York YO23 2BB
T: 07886 440154
Classes running Monday-Sunday daytimes and evenings, with Bootcamp, SerpaFIT, Metafit and Yoga as well as free wellness profiles and body composition analysis and nutrition advice and support. We also run a 30 day REBOOT for anyone looking to shape up and get more energy with all that’s needed to achieve great results.
1 Millstone Yard, Main Street, Shipton by Beningbrough, YO30 1AA
T: 07966 223096
Calling all busy mums looking for Group Fitness Classes or Personal Training.
Small more personal classes, Fun Exercise, 30 min, 45 min and 1-hour classes/personal training available on mornings and evenings ensuring you can fit in your exercise without impacting on your family time. For Mums with Babies/Toddlers under 4 Years we offer our Mum & Baby/Toddler Fitness & Pilates Classes, workout for Mum & supervision for baby/toddler in a sectioned off area in the same room.
‘I would recommend Millfield fitness , they do group personal training and it’s fun in a group.’
RD, June 2019
5 Devonshire Ct, Clifton, York YO30 5PQ
Mention Mumbler for a 14 Day Free Trial of our Mum & Baby/Toddler Sessions or our Platinum Studio Membership
T: 01904 593481
Clements Hall – Fitness circuits class to suit all ages and abilities. Great fun class with a great friendly group, come along and give it a go. Wednesday’s 9:30am at Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road off Bishopthorpe Road.
£5 per session.
For more information please call Nikki, level 3 fitness instructor
We offer ISTD Ballet & Tap dance and Contemporary classes for all ages. NDA delivers the Arts Award qualification validated by Trinity College London allowing students to participate in creative and exploratory dance activities. We also offer Over 55’s Ballet & Tap classes. All classes are taught by highly qualified teachers ensuring a great atmosphere for you to learn.
‘Northern dance academy is fab 🙂’
CL, July 2019
‘My daughter does adult tap and contemporary at Northern Dance Academy and loves them both x’
JS, Oct 2018
York Railway institute
T: 07917 176418 (Sarah)
DANCE – ACT – SING
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.
‘My daughter joined at age 5/6 and still goes now age 13 x’
RH, Dec 2018
Mention Mumbler for a FREE TRIAL
I am a fully qualified personal trainer, offering 1-1 sessions in the comfort of your own home.
Each hour long session will be tailored to you and your specific goals, using up to date Methods and equipment. Nutritional guidance and support included. No need to find child care, children welcome during each session.
I also offer Ladies only Bootcamp style classes. All fitness levels welcome and catered for.
Monday 7pm-8pm Huntington Orchard Park Community Centre.
Wednesday 7:30pm-8:30pm Huntington Orchard Park Community Centre.
Friday 9.15am-10am Wigginton recreation hall.
£5 pay as you go
At Starbrite Studios we have three amazing adult classes to choose from:
Monday – Ballet and tone 6:15-7:15pm
Tuesday – Jazzercise 7:30-8:15pm
Tuesday – Tap 8:15-9:00pm
Units 13-15 Brookfield Business Park, York, YO43 3PU
‘Highly recommend Starbrite Studios in Shiptonthorpe. They cover LAMDA and IDTA syllabuses and have a huge range of classes for ages 18months right through to adult classes. My children attend and so do I and we all love it. Really cannot recommend highly enough.’
LG, June 2019
‘Starbrite studios are amazing! Highly recommend they work with IDTA and LAMDA and Acrobatic arts.’
TM, June 2019
T: 01430 803170
Tiempo España Dance Academy offers Cuban salsa classes in Yorkshire. No partner or dance experience necessary!
York classes run every Tuesday from 7-8pm at Scarcroft Primary School.
We run beginners classes once a month so please get in touch to find out further details.
Nunthorpe Ave, York, YO23 1WF
T: 07756 869256
A Yorkshire-based theatre company creating theatre with people of all abilities and ages. They also specialise in working with people with learning difficulties and disabilities. Check out their website for weekly groups and upcoming productions.
T: 07521 364107
York Hotshots are a competitive Cheerleading Club who welcome over 60 children every week into their classes from age 3.5 through to adults!
York Hotshots enter national competitions and when possible perform at local events.
We train Mondays and Wednesdays from 4.30pm at Burnholme Community hub and Tang Hall Primary School.
‘Another recommendation for fantasy cheer & dance. X’
CR, July 2018
T: 07507 638804 (Anna)
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.
Mention Mumbler for a free trial.
‘Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance, my 4 year has been going since 2.5 and loves it.’
EW, Dec 2018
‘Yorkshire Rose Academy of dance are brilliant. My daughter who is now 7 does ballet, Zumba and acro with them. She started age 5 and loves it.’
TG, Dec 2018
T: 07891 004850 (Kerry Whitfield )
Come and join the party!
Mon 5.40pm-6.25pm – Lord Deramore’s Primary School
Thurs 5.45pm-6.30pm – St Aelreds community centre, Melrosegate
All £4 pay as you go!
Mention Mumbler Offer and your first class is FREE. Bring a friend and you also get it FREE!
T: 07929 091142 (Text Emma to book your place)
Come and feel exhilarated in a fun and supportive group whilst burning those calories and getting fit!
Thursdays 7-8pm at Burnholme Community Hub.
PAYG £5/ session.
T: 07722 754117
Get fit with a smile on your face!
Mondays at York Gymnastics Centre (currently full)
Wednesdays at Naburn Village Hall 7-8pm
All welcome! Dance your blues away and join the Zumba party. £5 per class or 5 for £20.