Yorkshire Dance

Fresh 2016 - photo (c) Brian Slater

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Young at Arts

The LEAF Partnership – Leeds Grand Theatre & City Varieties, Northern Ballet, Opera North, Phoenix Dance Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse & Yorkshire Dance – presents YOUNG AT ARTS.

The two-year project is part of Time to Shine, a six-year programme delivered by Leeds Older People’s Forum and funded through Big Lottery Fund Ageing Better.

Time To Shine takes a city-wide approach to addressing the social isolation of older people. The LEAF partnership’s Young at Arts will create social opportunities through culture and the arts.

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Dancing in Time

In January 2015, Yorkshire Dance teamed up with University of Leeds and Public Health Leeds to deliver Dancing In Time.

The project, taking place in three areas across Leeds, aims to provide new dancing activity for older adults who have little access to dance, researching the impact of dance on the health and wellbeing of older adults.

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Yorkshire Dance champions the value of dance and its development in Yorkshire. We do so by raising standards, increasing knowledge and understanding and fostering creativity and innovation.

We create opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to see, make and take part in high quality dance that is rooted in their creativity, in their lives and in their communities, with the power to transform and inspire.

We create opportunities for emerging and established artists and practitioners to research, create and present new contemporary work on the small scale, and in communities, developing their skills, expertise and networks.

We create opportunities for people to experience dance by working with partners in local authorities and the arts, in health and in sport, building a region-wide infrastructure for dance development.


We are raising funds to support our work with young people and adults with learning disabilities.

So please – if you believe this work is valuable – give what you can to help us keep doing it! To donate click on the Local Giving button to the right of this screen.




Yorkshire Dance Centre Trust Company Ltd
Registered 2319572 England
Registered Charity No. 701624
VAT No. 418 0193 70