Class and Course descriptions

Spring Term 2016

Mon 4 Jan  - Sat 19 Mar
11 weeks

Yorkshire Dance runs its own programme of Contemporary Dance classes, the Saturday Superstars programme for children aged 0-12 and Mind the Step (for adults with learning difficulties).

The rest of the classes listed here are Tutor-Led Classes. 

To book you need to contact the tutor directly.


Contemporary (c) Brian Slater


Tue, 6.30pm – 8.00pm (Advanced)
Tue, 8.00pm – 9.30pm (Beginners)
£6.50, concessions £5.50

Advanced: a challenging class encouraging dancers to work against common learned dance movement patterns. The class reflects the training background and the personal movement style of the artist, placing an emphasis on co-ordination, risk-taking, and non-linear movement.

Beginner / Intermediate: the class reflects the training background and the personal movement style of the artist, placing an emphasis on co-ordination, risk-taking, and non-linear movement. It is taught on two levels to enable complete beginners to get acquainted with basic principles of contemporary dance, at the same time as allowing people with some experience to develop further.

Shoes: bare feet
Clothing: comfortable

Tutor: Rita Marcalo
Online booking here, or over the telephone, 0113 2438765

Mind the Step (c) Yorkshire Dance

Mind the Step (18+)

Wed, 5.00pm – 6.30pm (All abilities)
£25.00 per term

Mind The Step is a creative dance class for independent adults, aged 18+, with learning disabilities.

It is a fun and creative class where you can get fit, be expressive and meet new friends.  Find out more here.

For more information or to book your place, give us a call on 0113 243 8765, email or just pop in and see us!

Tutor: Youth & Community Team
Booking info: 0113 243 8765

Yorkshire Dance Youth (c) Jonathan Turner

Yorkshire Dance Youth

Wed, 6.30 – 8.00pm
Free – membership by application only

Weekly sessions for Yorkshire Dance’s youth dance company, working towards performances. Find out more here.

For info: 0113 243 8765


Aerial Hoop - Lorna Mackinder

Aerial Hoop

Mon, 8.00pm – 9.30pm (Drop-In Class)

Fancy a new challenge? Come along to learn the basics of Aerial Hoop, practise moves and build strength and flexibility in a relaxed and friendly environment! All abilities welcome!

Clothing: Comfortable fitted clothing. Ensure the backs of knees are covered.

Cost: £12 per session.

6 Week Courses
Tue, 5.00pm – 6.30pm (Beginners COURSE)
Tue, 6.30pm – 8.00pm (Intermediate COURSE)
Tue, 8.00pm – 9.30pm (Advanced COURSE)

Aerial Hoop is a fantastic full body workout designed to build strength, muscle tone and increase flexibility. It is a great way to get fit, work with others and push yourself to new limits! All programmes are designed for dancers to learn at their own pace. Booking is essential.

Course 1: Tue 5 Jan – Tue 9 Feb
Course 2: Tue 16 Feb – Tue 22 Mar

Cost: £70

Tutor: Lorna Mackinder
Booking info: / 07792 081 278

Ballroom (c) Brian Slater

Ballroom / Latin

Sat, 12.30pm – 1.30pm (Beginner, Drop in)
Sat, 1.30pm – 2.30pm (Intermediate COURSE)
Sat, 2.45pm – 3.45pm (Advanced COURSE)
There are various price options for these classes and courses – contact Paula for details.

If you love the grace and glitz of Strictly’s Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Jive and Samba, this is the place to experience them for yourself. With sessions for every level of ability, this is a fun, sociable way to develop and practise your skills.

Shoes: Ballroom & Latin shoes are best; other options would be leather- or smooth-soled shoes for gentlemen, small heels or smooth-soled shoes for ladies. No trainers, sling backs, or shoes that really grip.
Clothing: comfortable

: Paula Clark
Booking info: or 07780 688623
Payment: by cash or cheque

Cirque Dance Company

Cirque Body Conditioning

Thu, 5.00pm – 6.00pm (All Abilities, for ages 6+)

A crucial basis of dance, focused on increasing flexibility & muscle conditioning correctly in order to become the best you can be in all aspects of dance.

Tutor: Cirque Leeds
Booking info
: Scott 07536 034589 or Jordan 07539 049246 /
: £4 per session

Cirque Dance Company

Cirque Commercial

Mon, 8.00pm – 9.30pm (All Abilities)

Tutor: Cirque Leeds
Class & Booking info
: Scott 07536 034589 or Jordan 07539 049246 /
: £6 per session (drop in)

Cirque Dance Company

Cirque Freestyle

Thu, 6.00pm – 7.00pm (Advanced)

Tutor: Cirque Leeds
Class & Booking info
: Scott 07536 034589 or Jordan 07539 049246 /

Commercial Dance

Commercial Dance

Mon, 7.00pm – 8.00pm (Beginners)
£5 per session

Commercial is a vibrant combination of Street Dance, Hip Hop and Commercial, for everyone who likes a challenge. Our class is suitable for those who want to brush up their technique in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Experience catchy style routines with a commercial flair, and have a great workout at the same time. The emphasis is on having fun and learning the most up-to-date moves, in a friendly and supportive class environment.

Shoes: non-marking trainers
Clothing: loose, comfortable

Tutor: Junior
Booking info: 07402 919100 /
Payment: by cash

Cuban Salsa & Bachata

Thu, 8.00pm – 9.00pm (Beginners)
£6 per session

Ivan Silva a professional dancer from Barcelona was the 2015 national champion of Latin ballroom B, dancing in Spain.

The classes will be Cuban and bachata for beginners in which you will learn this style of dance with fun. You will learn the most common steps of Cuban Salsa and immerse yourself in the world of Salsa and bachata.

You don’t need to bring a partner, everybody is welcome.

Shoes: non-marking trainers
Clothing: loose, comfortable

Tutor: Ivan Silva
Booking info: 07706 902920 /
Payment: by cash

Instituto Cervantes


Tue, 6.30pm – 8.00pm (Intermediate)
Wed, 6.00pm – 7.00pm (Beginners)
Wed, 7.00pm – 8.30pm (Advanced)

The Instituto Cervantes boasts a Flamenco dance programme designed and conducted by specialists. Flamenco has become increasingly popular with its exciting rhythms and movement. It is usually performed without a partner and is a disciplined dance form. Learning a good technique is essential. All sessions will allow you to become familiar with dance form and style, and will provide ample scope to enjoy and express yourself. Each session will include practicing arm movement and footwork (Técnica), Short Choreography for a dance form (Palo), etc.

Enrolment should be made in person or over the phone at the Instituto Cervantes, Leeds.

Ladies should wear shoes with hard soles and medium heels and a loose skirt.
Gentlemen should wear shoes or boots with hard soles, trousers (not tracksuit bottoms)

Tutor: Luisa Galan
Booking info: 0113 246 1741 or 0113 246 1749 / /
Payment: by card, cash or cheque; also online on the Instituto Cervantes website

For more information go to The Instituto Cervantes website here

Hip Hop Streetdance

Hip Hop Streetdance

Mon, 8.00pm – 9.00pm (Intermediate)
£5 per session

This fun choreography based class holds emphasis on performance and technique, and focuses on levels, dynamics and style. Junior’s teaching style uses different musicality to encourage the expression of personality in dancers. It is street dance with hip hop and commercial elements, combined to create a style that is fun and interesting to perform. The aim of the class is on picking up choreography, improving personality whilst grasping musicality and performance while having fun!

Shoes: non-marking trainers
Clothing: loose, comfortable

Tutor: Junior
Booking info: 07402 919100 /
Payment: by cash


Indian Bollywood Dance

Thu, 6.30pm – 8.00pm (Beginners)
Thu, 8.00pm – 9.30pm (Intermediate)

The 11 week course is designed for everybody of all ages and abilities and will certainly spice up the aura by adding some Indian glitz to a workout whilst aiding optimum health and fitness through dance. The class comprises various elements of Yoga, Indian dance form hand mudras to travelling sequences merged with contemporary and mesmerising Bollywood moves. This multicultural, fun class/workshop will enhance people’s individuality with auras, quality and style.

Tutor: Zoobin Surty
Booking info: / 07532 109562
Payment: Payment by cheque (to ‘Zoobin Surty’) or by paypal prior to class

Lyrical Jazz

Lyrical Jazz

Mon, 7.00pm – 8.00pm (Intermediate)

Lyrical combines ballet and jazz techniques, it is emotive and story telling, soft, flowing and dynamic. Routines are taught to a variety of music genres.

Tutor: Sarah Spearing
Booking info: 07961 579482 / /
Payment:  £6 / £5 student, cash on the door.

Pilates - Miranda Wells


Mon, 6.00pm – 7.00pm (All abilities)

The cost of the class is £7 if paid in a block of 6 consecutive classes and £9 at a drop in rate.

Wear gym clothing you can move in, it is a bare foot class.

To attend the class please call the tutor first to ensure there are spaces free.

Tutor: Miranda Wells
Booking info: 07738 353665 /
Payment: cash or cheque (payable to Miranda Wells) at first session

Reggaeton and Afrodancehall

Reggaeton and Afrodancehall

Wed, 8.30pm – 9.30pm (All Abilities)
£6 per class (£20 if you book a block of four)

Reggaeton is the fusion of Reggae, Latin and Hip Hop flavours. Originating in Panama as ‘Spanish Reggae,’ the genre soon spread in popularity throughout Latin America, especially in Puerto Rico. The Reggaeton beat was derived from one of the most renowned Dancehall “riddims” which is fast and energetic, reflecting the way in which it is danced.

Reggaeton focuses on strong and sensual hip movements (commonly known as dancing ‘perreo’) and often incorporates hip hop grooves and latin dance technique.

In this class, we will also explore African movement and expression inherent in the ancestry and spirituality which exists throughout the Caribbean, shaping the genre as it is known today.

Each class will consist of:
- warm up and body movement technique
- choreography

Tutor: Emanuela Iafrate
Booking info
: 07531 919528 /

Street Funk

Thurs 7.00pm – 8.00pm (All abilities)

A non competitive yet challenging class that promotes the building of confidence and fitness through the art of dance. A great class to join if your looking to learn new or expand current dance skills, excel your creativity in street dance or just keep fit in a friendly environment!

This class is suitable for all levels – although previous experience of any form of dance will be beneficial!

A 10 week block booking includes one FREE class.
(Drop-ins are still welcome but will pay extra).

10 week block booking – £40.00
Drop ins – £5.00 per class.

A new routine will be choreographed each week to keep things fresh and exciting!
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Ages: 15+
Shoes: Comfortable, non marking
Clothing: Comfortable

Tutor: Katie Kouchouk
Booking info: / 07794 297272

Vinyasa Yoga with Nichi Green

Vinyasa Yogo

Fri 12.15pm – 1.30pm (All abilities)

A good all round Vinyasa based Yoga class with music to set you up for the day with Nichi from The Yoga Space.

We will move through sun salutes, standing postures and finish with seated poses and a short meditation/ relaxation.

Shoes: Bare feet
Clothing: Loose comfortable clothing you can move easily in

Tutor: Nichi Green
Booking info: 07501 463275

Check here for Saturday Superstars details – classes & courses for ages 0-14, on sale now!