Class and Course descriptions

Adult Open Classes & Courses

Mon 5 Sep – Sat 10 Dec 
13 weeks
Please note: no classes on 24 – 29 Oct due to Juncture 2016!



Contemporary (c) Brian Slater

Contemporary Course

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

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.

Tutor: Rita Marcalo
Booking: 0113 2438765 / book securely online here
Clothing: comfortable, bare feet
Cost: £104 per term, £84.50 concessions

Mind the Step Course (18+)

Wed, 5.00pm – 6.30pm (All abilities)

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.

Watch the class in action 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
Cost: £25 per term

Yorkshire Dance Youth Company

Wed, 6.30 – 8.00pm

Free weekly sessions for young people aged 11-19 yrs. The dance company works towards performances to tour around the region.

Want to join? Please call 0113 243 8765 and speak to Sarah Lyon or find out more here.

Tutor: Youth & Community Team


All enquiries about any of the classes listed below should be directed to relevant tutors; contact details listed.

Aerial Hoop – Open Class

Mon, 8.00pm – 9.30pm (All abilities)

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

Booking is essential.


Clothing: Comfortable fitted clothing. Ensure the backs of knees are covered.
Cost: £13 per session

Aerial Hoop – 6 Week Courses

Tue, 5.00pm – 6.30pm (Intermediate)
Tue, 6.30pm – 8.00pm (Intermediate)
Tue, 8.00pm – 9.30pm (Advanced)

Course 1: Tue 13 Sep – Tue 18 Oct
Course 2: Tue 1 Nov – Tue 6 Dec

Wed, 8.00pm – 9.30pm (Beginners) 

Course 1: Wed 14 Sep  - Wed 19 Oct
Course 2: Wed 2 Nov – Wed 7 Dec

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 tailored to the ability of the group and designed for dancers to learn at their own pace.

Booking is essential.

Cost: £72
Tutor: Lorna Mackinder
Booking info: / 07792 081 278

African Fusion w/ Mulembas d’Africa

Drop in class
Sat, 2.30pm – 3.30pm (All abilities, for ages 15+)

Mulembas African fusion term will approach original routines whilst ensuring a balanced marriage between soul and spirit.

From the playfulness of the Angolan dance culture and its roots connection to Brazil, to the expansive liberating movements of Guinean dance, this will be a term for energy, technique and rawness.

Mulembas dance class aims to provide a nurturing, safe and protective environment so come along, bring a smile and explore the joyful strength of African dance. 

With the occasional support of the Mulembas’ musicians you are guaranteed to release the energy, expand the soul & embrace the roots!

Tutor: Angelina Abel (Mulembas d’Africa)
Booking info: 07930 209076 / /
Cost: £6 cash on the door
Clothing: comfortable clothing to allow full range of movement

Bachata Fusion Ladies Styling Class

Bachata Fusion Ladies Styling Class

Drop in class
Tue, 8.00pm – 8.40pm (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.

Cost: £4.00
Tutor: Emanuela Iafrate
Booking info: 07531 919528 /
Clothing: comfortable clothing and salsa/ballroom shoes

Ballroom (c) Brian Slater

Ballroom / Latin Course

Sat, 12.30pm – 1.30pm (Beginner)
Sat, 1.30pm – 2.30pm (Intermediate)
Sat, 2.45pm – 3.45pm (Advanced)

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
Cost: £6.50 drop-in / £71.50 course

Commercial Dance

Commercial Dance

Drop in class
Mon, 7.00pm – 8.00pm (All abilities)

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 /
Cost: £5 per session by cash

Instituto Cervantes

Flamenco Course

Wed, 6.00pm – 7.00pm (Beginners – £85 per course)
Tue, 6.30pm – 8.00pm (Intermediate - £128 per course)
Wed, 7.00pm – 8.30pm (Advanced - £128 per course)
20% discount available – call now to find out more.

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 movements and footwork (técnica), short choreography for a dance form (Palo), etc.

Enrolment can be made at the Instituto Cervantes, Leeds in person, over the phone. To purchase your course online please visit

Booking in advance is essential.

It is not possible to enrol for individual lessons only for the whole course.

If you are not sure of your level, the tutor can advise you.

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 from Andalucia, Spain
Booking info: 0113 246 1741 /


Indian Bollywood Dance Course

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
Cost: £96 per course. Payment by cheque (to ‘Zoobin Surty’) or by paypal prior to class

Lyrical Jazz

Lyrical Jazz

Drop in class
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


Open class
Mon, 6.00pm – 7.00pm (All abilities)
Booking is essential. 

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 /
Cost: £7 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

Street Dance

Drop in class
Thurs 7.00pm – 8.00pm (All abilities)

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

Cost: £5 per class / £40 per term (13 weeks)

Ages: 16+
Clothing: Comfortable, non marking trainers
Tutor: Katie Kouchouk
Booking info: / 07794 297272

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