Clubs & Activities – Adults York

Aerobics, Dance & Zumba

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 3 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.


To find out more, or to book your free trial, contact us on:

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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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Hot Tap Dance School was established over 23 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 in which all dancers are given the opportunity to perform, including the adults!

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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Looking for a fun way to get your step count up, get moving, and do some exercise alongside a really welcoming group of mamas?
You’ve found it!

This class is for those parents sick of all the nursery rhymes. Come get down with us.
Mama’s Got Moves is a babywearing dance class-and no, you DO NOT need any dance skills, think Zumba but easier, and with the Latin vibes alternating with 90’s classics and 2000s tunes. All the music you made bad decisions to! And a load of non-judgemental friendly mums.
Drop-in/ Blocks available.
Baby carriers are available to borrow.
Older children are welcome to come and dance alongside you or play in the background.

Thursday 9.30 am Southlands Church Southbank
Friday 9.30 am York Dance Space Tang Hall
Friday 11.30 am Acomb Methodist Church Acomb

£9.50 Drop-In / £40 Block of 5

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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.

The Mount School. Dalton Terrace York. YO24 4DD

01904 415051
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Fun Salsa Caleña Classes in York. From the hot Salsa obsessed capital of the world- Cali, Colombia this style of salsa is full of footwork, fast and a lot of fun. A great way to get fit, learn more moves and meet some great people. You DO NOT need a partner to attend any of these classes. Each class will include both partner work and footwork. Pay on the door.

Beginners 8 pm- 9 pm
Intermediate 9 pm – 10 pm
Intermediate 10 pm onwards social dancing and practice.

£7.50 per class, £12.50 for both.

Classes are held at The Hi Ho Club, 2b Kings Square, York, YO1 8BH

Sita also runs Burlesque Classes – check the website for the next dates!

07737 654628
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Established since 2009, with dedicated, local and professional teachers.

Our goal is to create a welcoming environment where every student regardless of skill or ability can learn, gain confidence, improve and have fun while nurturing a love and respect for the art of dance. Whether you want to dance for fun, to keep fit or to pursue a professional career, SDA has the right class for you.

At affordable prices come and join the fun at Spotlight Dance Academy, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Street Dance, age 16 months +. Choose to take part in annual showcases, awards and competitions we are the little dance school with BIG ambitions.


Me & My Acrobat, Thursday 9.30-10.15am, 16 months – 2yrs
Awesome Acrobats, Thursday 10.20-11.05am, 3-4 yrs
Mini Movers, Saturday 9-9.45am, 3+ yrs

Classes held at Green Lane Trading Estate, Clifton, York YO30 5PY

07565 961993
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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 Street dance classes for all ages and abilities.
We hold our classes at Fishergate in York.
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 the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and we 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
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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.

Mention Mumbler for a free trial.

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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, Ballet floor barre and Character classes. Adults can choose from a range of classes in Ballet, Tap, Burlesque Fit 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.

Open Level Adults Street Dance 6:30-7:30pm
Improvers Level Adults Street Dance 7:30-8:30pm
Under 18’s Street Dance 5:30-6:30pm
Open Level Adults Commercial 6:30-7:30pm

Melbourne Centre
T: 07916092261

Charlie’s 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 

Elevate Dance & Events – Rhian Hull

I believe in making exercise a fun and social experience for everyone. As an experienced dance instructor, I teach adults’ dance exercise (Thurs pm), adults’ stretch, kids’ jazz and kid’s street classes (Tues pm). Join me to experience the joy of dance and fitness like never before!
Find me on facebook or message on 07455 991664.

Emerge Dance York

Emerge Dance York run Groove dance classes for both adults and children in central York and online. These classes incorporate easy to follow choreography, a diverse and exhilarating soundtrack and lots of fun. It is a creative and expressive dance experience and a work-out for the body, mind and spirit. You can’t get it wrong and are encouraged to be YOU throughout!
We also deliver bespoke dance parties made to order.

EmergeDanceYork for more info.


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.

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

MummyFIT Selby and York

Struggling to find time to exercise since having your baby?
Bring your baby along to our expert-led pregnancy and postnatal fitness class.
Classes at York Sport Village and Roko Health Club on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Get in touch to book your free taster session.
T: 07848 019736 (Vicki)

Northern Dance Academy

We offer a range of dance classes including ISTD Imperial Classical Ballet, Tap & Modern for children (4 yrs +). We also offer non-syllabus classes including Contemporary dance (6 years +). We also offer Adult classes including Ballet, Tap and Contemporary.

Venue Location: The Gateway Centre, Acomb, York. YO24 3BZ (children’s classes). The Railway Institute, 24 Queen Street, York , YO24 1AD (Adult classes).

T: 07917 176418 (Sarah)

Perform with Emma Bassett

Perform with Emma Bassett Dance Act and Sing classes prides itself on building a child’s confidence and improving their self-esteem for their everyday lives, as well as learning new skills for the stage.
Classes are held at York College and venues at Copmanthorpe and Bishopthorpe.

Please get in touch to arrange a free trial.
T: 07720717858

Rebalance Studios

Pilates, Yoga and Fitness all taught by experienced instructors with a mixture of classes and styles 7 days a week. Focus on improving your health, wellbeing and getting fitter with a great community of like-minded women!

💜 Mention Mumbler for your first class half price.

5 Devonshire Court, York, YO24 3HD
T: 07874 872722 (Lucy)

Sarah fitmiss

I am a fully qualified personal trainer, offering 1-1 sessions in the comfort of your own home. 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.

Wednesday, 7pm-8pm, Headlands Primary school in Haxby.
£5 pay as you go.

Tel.: 07884141385

York Rhythm Tap

Adult only dancing school where you can come and learn to tap dance!

There are three levels beginner, intermediate and advanced, so whatever your experience you will find a class to suit you.

Drop in classes on a Wednesday night in Belfrey Hall.

Find us on facebook and Instagram.

Zumba Fitness With Emma

Come and join us for a fun, fast paced, easy to follow dance/ aerobic workout.
Burn hundreds of calories and lift your spirits with a lovely group of people of all ages and abilities.
Thursdays 5.45-6.30 @ St Aelred’s Community centre £5 PAYG
First session free

T: 07929 091142 (Text Emma to book your place)