Class and Course descriptions

Autumn Term 2014

Mon 8 Sep – Sat 13 Dec
14 weeks

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


Contemporary (c) Brian Slater


Tue, 6.30pm – 8.00pm (Level D)
Tue, 8.00pm – 9.30pm (Level B/C)
£6.50, concessions £5.50

Level D: 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.

Level B/C: 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 (Level A)
£25.00 per term

Creative session for independent adults aged 18+ with learning disabilities. Learn new moves and make new friends.

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

Yorkshire Dance Youth (c) Jonathan Turner

Yorkshire Dance Youth

Wed, 5.00pm – 7.00pm
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

Aerial Hoop courses

Mon, 8.00pm – 9.30pm (Level B)

Tue, 5.00pm – 6.30pm (Level B)
Tue, 8.00pm – 9.30pm (Level B)

Block 1: 9 September – 14 October
Block 2: 28 October – 2 December / 3 November – 8 December
(NO CLASS on 21st October or 9th December)

An introduction to Aerial Dancing and Aerial Hoop technique. Learn the basic mounts and dismounts, static poses and create your own sequences in this unique, full body workout! Suitable for those new to the aerial arts, this programme is designed for dancers to learn at their own pace.

: Lorna Mackinder
Booking info: / 07792 081 278


Ballroom (c) Brian Slater

Ballroom / Latin

Sat, 12.30pm – 1.30pm (Level B)
Sat, 1.30pm – 2.30pm (Level C, Course)
Sat, 2.45pm – 3.45pm (Level D, 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



Wed, 8.00pm – 9.30pm
£84 per term

The 14 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 & fitness through dance. The class comprises various elements of Yoga, Indian dance form hand mudras to travelling sequences merged with contemporary & mesmerising Bollywood moves. This multicultural & fun class/workshop will enhance people’s individuality with auras, quality & style.


Tutor: Zoobin Surty
Booking info: / 07532 109562
Payment: £84 to be paid by cheque (to ‘Zoobin Surty’) or by paypal prior to class

Burlex Fitness

Burlex Fitness

Tue, 8.00pm – 8.45pm (Level A)
Age 16+ only

Block 1 = 9 September – 21 October = £24.50
Block 2 = 28 October – 9 December = £24.50

BurleX Fitness is a fun toning programme which uses interval training and is based on the theme of Burlesque using props such as feather boas and chairs throughout the class. So come and get your shimmy on with us! Boost your confidence and boost your body at the same time!

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Shoes: non-marking trainers
Clothing: comfortable

Tutor: Cassie Butler
Booking info:
Payment: by cash only


Commercial Dance

Mon, 8.00pm – 9.00pm (Level C)
£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


EthnoDance folk group

Thu, 7.00pm – 8.30pm (Level A/B)
£5 per session

These classes are designed for everybody who wants a workout whilst aiding optimum health & fitness through dance. In the course you will learn different styles of Bulgarian folk dances from 7 different districts with their typical movements and music. You will find new emotions and you will improve your dance skill.

Shoes: comfortable
Clothing: comfortable

Tutor: Aleksandar Ivanov
Booking info: / 07761 773099
Payment: by cash only


Instituto Cervantes


Wed, 5.30pm – 6.30pm (Complete Beginners, Course 216)
Wed, 6.30pm – 8.00pm (Advanced, Course 219)
Wed, 8.00pm – 9.30pm (Higher, Course 220)
Tue, 6.30pm – 8.00pm (Intermediate, Course 218)

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 1749 / / /
Payment: by card, cash or cheque; also online on our website (you will need a PayPal account)

For more information go to The Instituto Cervantes website here


Hip Hop Streetdance

Mon, 7.00pm – 8.00pm (Level B)
£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

Life Drawing

Life Drawing

Wed, 7.00pm – 9.00pm (course)

Weekly untutored life drawing sessions, charcoal, boards and paper are provided, all levels welcome.

Pre-book only via the website, no drop ins please.

Tutor: Ellie Halls Schiadas
Booking info: /
Payment: via website in advance


Lyrical Jazz

Mon, 7.00pm – 8.00pm

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: details TBC

Pilates - Miranda Wells


Mon, 6.00pm – 7.00pm (Level A)
£9 per session; discount available for block booking, contact Miranda for more details

This is a beginners/intermediate Pilates class for mixed ability as the exercises are levelled. If you want to develop strength, stability, flexibility and improve your core stability this is the right class for you. Pilates is a challenging class, it is not aerobic, but will give you a good work out resulting in a toned fitter body. It is a great class for strengthening core muscles to support the back, stretching tight muscles, posture and alignment, and back problems. All ages and abilities are welcome, as all injuries and issues will be taken into account and the right exercises assigned.

Shoes: barefoot
Clothing: loose

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

Street Funk

Street Funk

Tue, 8.45pm – 9.30pm (Level C)
£4.00 per class

A non competitive yet challenging dance class that promotes the building of confidence and fitness through the art of dance.

Shoes: flat, comfortable
Clothing: comfortable

Tutor: Katie Kouchouk
Booking info: / 07794 297272
:£5 per class, cash only

Tone It Up

Tone It Up!

Mon, 7.00pm – 8.00pm (Level A)
£7 per session; discount available for block booking, contact Miranda for more details

A fun and relaxed exercise class for those wishing to improve their fitness regardless of age or previous fitness level.  The class contains aerobic, strength, toning and flexibility training. You will be challenged, but will progress at your own level and ability.

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


Details of the Saturday Superstars programme for children aged 0-14 here