Class and Course descriptions

Adult Open Classes & Courses

Mon 18 Apr  - Sat 23 Jul
14 weeks
Please note: no classes on 2 May or 30 May due to bank holidays!


Please contact Yorkshire Dance Reception directly for more information.

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


Please contact the tutor directly – all contact details listed below.

Aerial Hoop

Drop in session Mon, 8.00pm – 9.30pm 

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)
Tue, 6.30pm – 8.00pm (Intermediate)
Tue, 8.00pm – 9.30pm (Advanced)

Course 1: Tue 19 Apr – Tue 24 May
Course 2: Tue 7 Jun – Tue 12 Jul

Beginners/Improvers Course Wednesday 8.00pm – 9.30pm 

Course 1: Wed 20 Apr – Wed 25 May
Course 2: Wed 15 Jun – Wed 20 Jul

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.
Cost: £70 Tutor: Lorna Mackinder
Booking info: / 07792 081 278

Bachata Fusion Ladies Styling Class

Bachata Fusion Ladies Styling Class

Drop in session Tue, 8.00pm – 8.40pm 
Ability Level : All abilities

This is a friendly class focused on bachata ladies styling.

Class will focus on: • Technique • Footwork, arms styling, body movements, musicality • Tips for the lady to apply in partnerwork • Movements for performance The style will be a fusion of Dominican, sensual, nueva. Please wear something comfortable and if dance shoes (salsa, ballroom shoes).

Price: £4.00
Tutor: Emanuela Iafrate
Booking info: / 07531 919528

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
Tutor: 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 /

Payment: £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 /

Payment: TBC

Commercial Dance

Commercial Dance

Mon, 7.00pm – 8.00pm (All abilities)
£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

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


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


Pole Dancing

Mon, 8.30pm – 9.30pm
Wed, 8.30pm – 9.30pm
Thu, 7.30pm – 8.30pm & 8.30pm – 9.30pm 

Open to all ablilities Pole Dance is the fun, exciting and confidence building form of fitness that has been taking the world by storm over the past few years. We guarantee a proper, full body workout offered in an innovative and enjoyable form. No matter your age, size or experience with sports, Pole Dance is for EVERYONE! We’ll guide you from the beginning of your journey building up your strength, increasing your flexibility and helping you push your body to new limits. Sign up and get fit the fun way!

Age: 18+
Shorts (skin grip required, therefore leggings are not recommended), comfortable top (t-shirt, tank top, sports bra)
Tutor: Jakub Kolasa

Drop in class: £12.50 (requires contacting the studio to ask for free spaces)

Monthly membership, 1x a week – £10 per class x amount of weeks in the month Monthly membership, 2x a week – £15 per week x amount of weeks in the month

Please do NOT: – sign up for classes if you are currently pregnant or have given birth in the 3 months prior to the start of the course – apply any moisturising substances (creams, lotions, balms etc.) to your skin up to 24h before class – use a tanning bed up to 24h before class – come to class with new or unhealed tattoos in places that might have contact with the pole

Disclaimer: We require a completed health and safety form confirming that you are in a proper physical state to attend classes (form provided by the studio after signing up via email).

Raised (c) Sara Teresa

Raised (18+)

Wed, 6.30pm – 8.00pm (All abilities)

An integrated performance company for adults with and without disabilities

We are looking for dancers with a passion for sharing their talents and developing their skills further.

During 2016 Raised will create and perform new work in Leeds and the North of England, mentored by guest artists Gary Clarke, Rachel Liggitt and David Toole.

Launched by Yorkshire Dance in January 2015, Rasied has since become an independent company.

For more information and to discuss joining Raised contact Ceri Brierley

Katie Kouchouk Street Funk 2016

Street Dance

Thurs 7.00pm – 8.00pm (All abilities)

A non-competitive class that promotes the building of confidence and fitness through the art of dance. This class will be beneficial to those who are looking to learn new, expand current dance skills or just keep fit in a friendly environment. This class welcomes all levels of ability although previous experience will be beneficial. A new routine is choreographed each week to keep things fresh

Block booking (includes one FREE class) = £40.00 Drop in = £5.00 per class

Ages: 15+
Shoes: Comfortable, non marking
Clothing: Comfortable
Tutor: Katie Kouchouk
Booking info: / 07794 297272

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