About Us

Dance in Leeds (c) Chris Sands

Yorkshire Dance celebrated its 30th birthday in 2012.

We’d like to thank you – along with thousands of dance artists, audience members, participants in classes, board members, staff and funders – for playing your crucial role in the life of this dance agency for Yorkshire.

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 delighted to welcome adults and children with disabilities to participate in all our activities.

Yorkshire Dance has good access for wheelchair users.

Accessibility in the building has been considerably improved by the installation of a new lift, thanks to generous funding from Leeds City Council Adult Social Care and from Aiming High for Disabled Children, the Government’s transformation programme for disabled children’s services in England.

Equal Opportunities

Yorkshire Dance actively promotes an equal opportunities policy. It undertakes to ensure that no individual connected to or served by Yorkshire Dance receives more or less favourable treatment than another.

Yorkshire Dance recognises that many people suffer discrimination and accepts a responsibility to work towards eliminating such discrimination.

We will take positive action to ensure that the policy is promoted successfully and consistently throughout every area of our work. An appropriate system for monitoring and evaluation will be maintained in order to ensure its effectiveness.

Yorkshire Dance’s equal opportunities policy and code of practice recognises and conforms to legislation and parliament approved codes of practice.
Yorkshire Dance is a regularly funded charity.
Yorkshire Dance Centre Trust
Registered 2319572 England
Registered Charity No. 701624
VAT No. 418 0193 70