Youth & Community

Yorkshire Dance t-shirts (c) Antony Dunn

Yorkshire Dance runs a diverse range of youth & community projects aimed at providing people with the opportunity to dance.

Leeds Dance LadderThe Leeds Dance Strategy Group, of which Yorkshire Dance is a member, has created the Leeds Dance Ladder, providing information about dance services, education and development routes in Leeds. Download the full PDF here.

To find out more about our Community and Education work please contact Sarah Lyon, Youth & Community Dance Co-ordinator
0113 243 9867

If you would like to learn more about our current projects listed below, please contact Danielle Byars, Youth & Community Intern
0113 243 9867

Current Projects


Streetdance (c) Paul Greenwood

Saturday Superstars

Dance courses & classes for ages 0 – 14

Saturday Superstars is our programme of courses for young people. It’s a brilliant place to learn from very experienced teachers in a friendly, safe and fun environment. The programme includes ballet, street styles, street jazz and creative dance.

Details of this term’s programme are here.

Call 0113 243 8765 to buy tickets, or book online here

Mind the Step 1 - Lizzie Coombes

Mind The Step (19+)

This dance course is for independent adults with a range of learning and physical disabilities. The hour long weekly class provides an opportunity to hone creative and performance skills in a clearly directed and supportive way and where ever possible will lead to a product. The class provides a differentiated and supportive environment allowing participants to be challenged and push their personal boundaries whilst being aware of individuals’ needs.

 Leaps and Bounds - Lizzie Coombes

Leaps and Bounds

Yorkshire Dance is delivering the project ‘Leaps and Bounds’ consisting of regular weekly creative dance classes in Rothwell and in Leeds City Centre (at Yorkshire Dance), for adults with learning disabilities between 2010-2012.

Participants are challenged to extend their experience of mind-body connection through raising awareness of the body’s expressive, creative and dynamic abilities, as well as raising physical confidence and skill.

This project is funded by Adult Social Care.