Weekly Clubs & Activities (4-12 years) North Leeds

Dance lessons and Dancing classes

Dance Classes and Dancing Lessons, including Ballet, Stage, Jazz, Modern and Contemporary Dance classes for children in North Leeds. Covering Horsforth, Headingly, Adel, Chapel Allerton, Roundhay, Alwoodley, Roundhay, Wetherby, Seacroft, Scarcroft, West Park, Cookridge, Oakwood and Farsley.

Our theatre school is a friendly, fun and dynamic place to be, your child will be encouraged to play a major part in the creative process contributing ideas and making decisions about their work. Your child’s voice is important to us, including the shy and the confident alike, we will help you to build their confidence and character for whatever career the future holds. At Northern Arts Factory we are far removed from any notions of stardom or celebrity, your child’s happiness is at the heart of what we do.

Dance Classes consist of technique classes developing core physical skills, strength, stamina, flexibility and co-ordination. A range of dance styles will be explored including: contemporary, street, jazz and musical theatre.

Drama Classes consist of workshops to develop communication skills, co-operation, concentration and memory. A range of genres will be explored including: mime, improvisation, script, musical theatre and devising.

Mini Performing Arts Classes take children on a weekly adventure to a magical land developing their imagination and nurturing creativity. Using puppetry, movement, music, mime and vocal exercises children develop their communication, listening and physical skills whilst being entertained and having lots of sensory fun!


07747 105 277 or 07590 820 920


Classes are for these age-ranges:
  • Razz Minis (4-5 years)
  • Razz Juniors (6-8 years)
  • Razz Inters (9-11 years)
  • Razz Seniors (12-18 years)



AMK Dance Academy

AMK Dance Academy is an IDTA approved dance school based in Wetherby and Boston Spa offering classes for children 3+ in Ballet, Tap and Modern Jazz.

Tuesday and Wednesday, Wetherby Town Hall

Saturday, Jubilee Hall, Boston Spa

Tel: 07983 330610

Ballet and Spanish Dance Academy

Fun classes taught be experienced ISTD/SDS teacher of Ballet and Spanish Dance for children Aged 7 to 18 years. Classes held on Monday and Tuesday at Bardsey Village Hall, Woodacre Lane, LS17 9DG.

Call Natisha on 07773 199617 or 01937 579878.

Updated for September 202o

Breakin’ Through Leeds

We are Breakin’ Through Leeds, based in the bustling Hyde Park are of Leeds, West Yorkshire. Challenging, fun and engaging sessions based around not only learning great dance skills but also gaining confidence and keeping fit. We provide Breakin’ (breakdance) classes all around the city as well as Breakdancing parties. 

Classes run: Thursday (Open practise sessions for the more experienced breakers in the city Monday, Friday).

All Hallows Church, 24 Regent Terrace, Ls6 1NP. Tel 07961 475439/07415 033610 (call before attending)

Updated for September 2020

Classical Ballet Coaching

– 1:1 at home coaching for dancers to improve technique, strength & flexibility.
– Audition preparation classes for intensives and vocational training.
– Any age or previous experience welcome, classes are personalised to your needs.
– Encouraging & nurturing environment with a passionate teacher.

Call Philippa Gomez on 07488540555 for more information


The school prides itself on professional standards and high quality teaching in a friendly and welcoming environment.  Offering a range of classes including: Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Freestyle, Street Dance for boys and Tiny Tots an introductory class for pre school children from age 2.

IDTA examination sessions are held at least twice a year and an Annual Showcase is held every July.

Danceology Studios, 15 Erivan Park, Sandbeck Way, Wetherby, LS22 7DN. Tel: 01937 581198


Established by Laura Jakes in May 1993 Danceworks, which is located in Moortown offers a wide range of classes for both girls and boys, which include Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz.

Classes are run during term time. There are discounts for siblings and those doing more than one class a week. First class is a free trial.

Classes on:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.

Firtree Lane, Harrogate Road, Moortown, Leeds LS17 3EU.

Deborah Coultish School of Dance

A friendly fun dance school offering expert tuition in ballet, tap, modern, musical theatre, cheerleading and commercial dance.  Children taught from age 2 upwards.  Believe that all students, irrespective of initial ability, should be given the opportunity to grow and develop.

Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

Alwoodley Park Methodist Church. Tel: 0113 217 6873

Deborah Hoskins Dance

Children and young people from 4 years old are offered classes in Ballet, Musical Theatre Dance, Tap Modern Jazz and Contemporary Dance. Ballet, Modern and Tap classes from Primary upwards follow the ISTD syllabus. Students are offered the opportunity to take formal exams or just dance for fun!

Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

The Workhouse Fitness Club, Springfield Commercial Centre, Pudsey LS28 5LY. Tel: 07772 284827

Updated Sep 2020

Elevations Academy

Elevations Academy hosts over 50 classes every week for Children and Adults including: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Cheerleading, Break Dance, Jazz, Gymnastics, Street Dance.

The school is fully registered with the Royal Academy of Dance and the International Dance Teachers Association. Students have the option of taking yearly examinations.

Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Chapel Allerton. Tel: 07790 225385

Ellis School of Dance

Offer classes for all abilities in Ballet, Modern Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Street Dance, Gymnastics, Drama, Singing, competiton work and shows.

Classes Monday – Saturday at Collingham Memorial Hall.

Tel: 07711 087823

EXP Dance – Junior Academy Dance Classes

EXP Dance provides students with the opportunity to learn modern dance styles in a safe environment that helps develop confidence, self-esteem and friendships.

All classes work towards a yearly show during the Winter Season.

Classes run: Thursday, Saturday

Gym Pro, Street Lane, Roundhay, LS8 1AA . Tel:  07810125027

Flex Dance Inc

Flex Dance Inc delivers high quality dance tuition for all abilities whilst encouraging freedom of creativity. Their mission is to get everyone involved in dance as a means of keeping fit and healthy whilst meeting new people and having fun!
Students learn a combination of Musical theatre & Street dance in a happy and safe environment.
Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,  Friday in North Leeds.
Tel:07792 332169

Footloose Academy of Dance & Theatre Arts, Roundhay


Providing fun & friendly dance classes for the wonderful people of Roundhay & surrounding areas since 2003.

Ballet/Tap – Modern Jazz/Contemporary/Lyrical – Freestyle Disco/Street Dance – Cheerleading – Boys Street Dance – Adult Tap – Tiny Tots Ballet/Tap/Boogie. From 2 years+.

Classes: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

St. Edmund’s Church Hall, Footloose Studios, Roundhay Tel: 07746 010376


Headingley Ballet School

A family run school offering Ballet, Tap, Pointe and Jazz to children 3+.

COVID Update: locations for September 2020 TBC

Monday, Thursday, Saturday at Weetwood Primary School
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday at Adel & Ireland Wood Centre
Wednesday, Pre School Class at Adel & Ireland Wood Centre (Pay as you go)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at St Stephens Church Hall,  Alwoodley

Tel: 0113 274 8404

In 2 Dance Academy

In 2 Dance Academy provide physical and artistic development through a range of dance styles and imaginative choreography.

Classes are focused on helping kids and adults express themselves in a safe and fun environment – it’s a place to leave life’s troubles outside and truly let your hair down.

TUESDAY: Alwoodley Community Hall, The Avenue, Alwoodley, LS17 7NZ

Tel: 07762 761291 (Stacy)

Updated for September 2020

KOBY Street Dance

Covid-19 Update: Plans for classed to resume after October Half Term

Youth street dance class for 5-18 year olds.  All abilities welcome

Monday: 3.45 pm

Moortown Methodist Church. Tel: 07583 085157

Lawnswood Dance Classes

Lawnswood high dance classes. Suitable for ages 3+. Styles including Ballet, Musical Theatre and Street.

Classes on a Wednesday and Thursday at Lawnswood High School.

Contact Natalie 0113 224 9331

Leodis Dance Academy

Leodis Dance Academy  teach a variety of dance styles including Ballet, Tap, Street dance, Breaking and basic gymnastics from 4+.  Some of the classes provide the opportunity to take exams within one of the world’s largest and most recognised examination boards in the UK.

MONDAY & TUESDAY – Stainbeck Community Hall, 162 Stainbeck Lane, Leeds, LS7 2EA. Tel:07708 335494

Lunch Breaks at Left Bank Leeds (Monthly Drop Ins)

Everyone’s welcome at these fun-filled sessions, run by the Hello HipHop team. Drop in any time between 11 am and 2pm. Starts Sunday 27th September.

Listen to the sound of hip hop and breakbeats coming through the speakers as you sit and watch or get involved! There might be people dancing, rapping, creating art or beatboxing. Feeling competitive? You can play old-school games on our console. If you’re not quite ready to share your skills, info and activity sheets will help you start to express yourself.

Food and drink are available in our cafe area from 10am until 4pm. Kids can have a free meal before or after the session.

Free Event but booking is essential. Visit Left Bank Leeds for more information.

North Leeds Dance Academy – Juniors

Children’s classes are structured to ensure that students receive outstanding professional tuition whilst maintaining a fun, friendly and accessible environment. Follow IDTA and UKA dance syllabi, leading to examinations and competitions (if desired). Ballroom and Latin.

Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday.

Tuesday: Baby Ballroom for children 3-5 years

Roundhay Parochial Hall, LS8 4AB. Tel: 0113 2806011

Northern Ballet – Age 3 to 8 years

These fun-filled classes accompanied by live music are the perfect introduction to the basics of dance. Children are encouraged to express themselves through dance and music and build on their natural ability.

Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.

Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, LS2 7PA. Contact 0113 220 8000 for details.

Northern Ballet Age 8 to 16 years

Classes for young people are accompanied by live music and develop each dancer’s technical ability whilst enhancing their presentation skills and musicality.

Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.

Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, LS2 7PA. Contact 0113 220 8000 for details.

Ruby Dance Studios

Upbeat and creative dance classes for boys and girls aged 18 months to 8 years. Private lessons also available for children and adults in a variety of styles.

Friday timetable:
11-1130am Little Bear Feet Ballet (18 months- 3 years).
1600-1630 Mini Ballet (3-5 years)
1630-1700 Mini Jazz and Musical Theatre (3-5 years)
1700-1745 Beginner Ballet (6-8 years)
Based at Bramham Village Hall, Church Hill, Bramham, Wetherby LS23 6QF.
We also offer nursery and school workshops/classes.

Contact Ruth to book: ruth@rubydancestudios.co.uk  or 07912678792

Sara Horner School of Dance

Learn dance like never before with Sara Horner School of Dance

Classes are Thursdays at Brackenwood Community Association, LS8 1RG

Miss Sara’s Starlets ballet for 2.5 – 4 years **starting again soon**

Pre Primary tap and ballet for 4 – 5 years, 4.05pm to 4.50pm  

Primary tap and ballet for 5 – 7 years, 5.55pm to 6.40pm

Grade 1 tap and ballet for 7 years +, 5.00pm to 5.45pm

Tel: 07809 096408

Updated September 2020

The Dance Studio Leeds – Get down with the Kids!

This parent and child dance class is the perfect way for you and your child to spend some quality time together, whilst also getting fit and having fun!

The class will be open to children aged 5-11 years old.

Classes run: Saturday

Mill 6, First Floor, Mabgate Mills, Leeds,  LS9 7DZ Tel: 0113 242 1550 

Union of Dance

We promote active dance experiences for children and young people.

Union of Dance offers weekly classes, after-school clubs, holiday camps and bespoke projects in the community and in education.

Mondays – Mix of dance styles. Bramhope, LS16 9BA

  • 4-7Y – 4:45-5:45 pm
  • 7-11Y – 5:45-6:45 pm

Welcome to our dance community.

Contact 07814012081 or email unionofdance@gmail.co.uk

Vibe Performing Arts Academy

Learn to act, sing and dance in our fun-filled theatre school.

Offering something for all children and teenagers. Training for professional performance, unlocking hidden talents, making friends, and developing valuable life skills such as interaction and confidence. We seek to inspire and nurture in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Performing Arts classes run: Wednesday – Cookridge Methodist Hall, classes for 4-7 years and 8-16 years.

Stage School classes run: Saturday – Abbey Grange Academy, classes for 4-7 years, 8-10 years and 11-18 years.

Phone: 0770 103 3877

Updated September 2020

Willis Academy of Dance

Classes held in Ballet/Tap/Modern & Street Jazz.

Come join in with our fun and friendly dance school for ages 3-17yrs, taught by a fully qualified and experienced teacher of 20 years.

Classes run: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

Clifford village hall & Wetherby Methodist Church Hall, Wetherby.

Tel: 07943450743

Saturday Superstars, Yorkshire Dance

Saturday Superstars is a programme of dance classes and courses for young people. A brilliant place to learn from very experienced teachers in a friendly, safe and fun environment.

2-4 Years: the perfect introduction to dance using the basics of ballet movement and language.
4-6 Years: achieve basic intermediate ballet skills in a creative fun environment – fall in love with ballet and with dancing.
6-9 Years: build on technique without the pressure of exams in this creative session.

3 St Peter’s Buildings , St Peter’s Square , Leeds, LS9 8AH. Tel: 0113 243 8765