South Yorkshire

Areas covered: Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster & Sheffield

Hub Co-ordinators:

South Yorkshire Hub Co-ordinatorsWayne Sables Project
01226 327102

Jo Lettin (Administrator)
0114 249 3650

South Yorkshire Hub’s updates


Crossing Borders performers 2015Crossing Borders
Youth Dance Platform for South Yorkshire

On Thursday 26 March South Yorkshire Dance Hub was delighted to hold the 2015 Youth Dance Platform for South Yorkshire at Barnsley Civic, welcoming 13 groups from across South Yorkshire and beyond.

It was a wonderfully energetic and inspiring evening seeing over 150 young dancers from 8+yrs perform pieces from a wide range dance styles and genres, from contemporary to street dance, ballet to classical Indian dance.

“It was such a great opportunity for performers from a variety of backgrounds to come together and celebrate their love of dance, some performing for the very first time”
Charlotte Armitage, Crossing Borders Project Manger


Indian Dance Meets Contemporary Dance

Sheffield-based dance practitioners Lucy Haighton and Nisha Lall have teamed together to run a dance project for young people in the city and surrounding areas.

Tattva (Hindi for Elements) is a fusion of contemporary dance with traditional Indian dance styles. Lucy and Nisha are using their different dance backgrounds and experience to collaborate on this project. The eighteen participants, who are performing the work, have a variety of cultural backgrounds. Some are dancers in training and others have very limited if no dance experience at all.

The project is funded by the South Yorkshire Dance Hub. Rehearsals for Tattva began in early January and the piece premiered as part of Crossing Borders, the South Yorkshire Dance Hub platform at the Civic in Barnsley, on Thu 26 Mar 2015.

Hannah Robertshaw, Yorkshire Dance’s Youth & Community Dance Director, says of the project, “Tattva is a really exciting project for South Yorkshire bringing two local professional artists together with young people to explore a fusion of cultural dance styles. Yorkshire Dance is delighted to support this work through the South Yorkshire Dance Hub. The culmination of this project will be a public performance at Barnsley Civic as part of ‘Crossing Borders’ youth dance showcase and this provides a wonderful opportunity to share the success of this project with a wider audience.”

Freedom Dance Collective - Summer School 2015Freedom Dance Collective presents
Contemporary Dance and Digital Arts Summer School

27-31 July
Performance 1 August
Dearne Playhouse

11-15 yrs £85
16-21 yrs £110
Professionals £130

A week-long intensive in contemporary dance working with industry professional Nikkiita McLusky to develop technique and performance skills.

Collaborating with digital artists and musicians, you will develop a performance piece to show at the end of the project.

Contact to book your place now.

Freedom Dance Collective - GalaFreedom Dance Collective invites you to
Freedom Summer Dance Gala Evening

1 August
Dearne Playhouse

Fee per group £50
(to cover insurance)

Are you part of a youth or community dance troupe? Would you like to perform alongside professional dancers? Then get in touch with us and book your spot in our summer gala event!

Contact Nikkiita at for more information and a booking form.

Find us at

New from Feb 2015:
Open Professional Dance Class, Doncaster

Every Monday, 7.15pm-8.45pm
£5 per person
ages 16+

Doncaster Baptist Church
Chequer Road, Doncaster, DN1 2AL

A high energy, fast paced and exciting contemporary dance class starting in Doncaster! Led by professional dancer and choreographer Nikkiita Mclusky. Improve strength, stamina, flexibility and movement skills through a combination of release techniques and intensive technical training! Contact Nikki now at to book your place.

Find Freedom Dance Collective on Facebook here.

South Yorkshire Hub Partners:

Activity Sheffield
Aim to Dance, Sheffield
Barnsley Academy
Barnsley College
Cast, Doncaster
Chance to Dance, Sheffield
Dance Network Sheffield
Darton ALC, Barnsley
darts (Doncaster Community Arts)
Don Valley School, Doncaster
Doncaster Youth Dance Company
E-Dance, Sheffield
Hall Cross Academy, Doncaster
Horizon Community College, Barnsley
Hype Dance, Sheffield
Norton College, Sheffield
Qdos Creates, Barnsley
Rawmarsh School, Rotherham
Rotherham Boys Dance
Rotherham College
Sheffield Council
South Yorkshire Sport
Spiltmilk Dance
Spin Arts
Streetbeat, Doncaster
Tapton School, Sheffield
The Civic, Barnsley
Wath Comprehensive, Rotherham
Wayne Sables Project
Yorkshire Dance

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