About Us

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Dance City is a vibrant and friendly place where people come together to take part, enjoy, experience and talk about dance; where professional and aspiring dancers meet, learn and train; somewhere to watch world class dance performances and somewhere for all to come along and get involved in dance. People come to Dance City to socialise, learn new skills, keep fit and active, train professionally and find out more about dance. This all takes place under one roof, in our purpose-built dance-house, in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Established for over 30 years Dance City is the North East’s leading development organisation for dance, which exists to lead and support a thriving dance ecology in the region. We present a regular programme of dance performances from contemporary to ballet, world to breakdance bringing leading North East, British and International dance to Newcastle. We also commission original new works, which premiere in our theatre.

We offer weekly classes in many different styles of dance – open to all ages and for absolute beginners as well as more experienced dancers.  From contemporary to hip hop, ballet to ballroom, belly dancing to Pilates, from bumps to 55+ and for adults with learning disabilities, Parkinson’s and dementia– our classes are an excellent way to stay fit and healthy, learn new skills, have fun and meet new people.

Dance City’s Engagement Team offers workshops to schools outside of our landmark building to engage with people and champion best practice in participatory dance across the region. Our Engagement Coordinators also work with partners to create bespoke projects as a way of engaging hard to reach groups, for celebratory events, for well-being and simply for fun! Every year we work with 8000+ people of all ages in a variety of settings in the North East.

We also offer formal dance training through our Training Academy for talented young people aged 10 through to postgraduate level and we support professional dance artists and choreographers.

Partners and supporters

Dance City receives funding from Arts Council England, as a National Portfolio funded organisation.

National Dance Network

Dance City is a member of the National Dance Network (NDN), a meeting point of organisations whose primary role is the development of dance in the context of presenting, programming and commissioning.  NDN champion the creation and presentation of dance as a contemporary art form within a UK and international context and has a mission to work together to achieve a thriving, risk taking and confident dance sector in Britain, where UK based dance artists have the opportunities to research, create and present world-class work nationally and internationally.

For more information visit nationaldance.co.uk.