Dance City is a great place for young children and families. You can see an inspiring performance, take part in a dance class or come along to one of our family workshops. We encourage visits and participation by children with additional support needs.
FAMILY & CHILDREN’S PERFORMANCES
Take a look at our guide for your first visit to Dance City here: Guide to DC
Dance City has a 250 seat theatre specially designed for dance where you can see leading national and international dance companies perform live. Look out for fun shows designed especially for children – tickets for under 18’s are just £8 (except for the Christmas production).
We also have an annual Christmas production. In 2015 this was The Little Match Girl, by renowned Choreographer Arthur Pita and in 2016 you can come and see the timeless tale of The Wolf and Peter by Coisceim Dance Theatre. Our children’s performances are often accompanied by fun activities or workshops before and after shows, and most of these are free.
Young children and babies can get moving with our Dancing Babies and Dizzy Families classes (0-5). We also offer yoga for pregnancy classes to help support wellbeing in pregnancy and gather the tools needed for labour and birth. Our yoga moves and baby play classes are perfect for new mums and babies (six weeks to crawling).
We also offer workshops such as Family Hang – aerial workshops where little ones can hang upside down and try out the trapeze and silks (3+) and Dinky Disco (0-6) where they can dress up and enjoy free play and dancing to music.
If you want to book a dance class but don’t know where to start why not pick up the phone or pop in to talk to one our friendly dance experts in the Ticket Office? They can guide you through choosing the perfect class for your child and get you booked in.
How it works
All classes are drop-in so you can join at any point in the term. Classes can be pre-booked so we’d recommend doing this in advance to avoid disappointment on the day. Dancecity.co.uk has lots of detail on each class (more than we can fit in the brochure), the level of experience you do or don’t need and advises on any specific requirements.
Taking your first class
When you arrive please pop into the Ticket Office to collect your ticket so your child can hand it to your teacher. Please let your teacher know if your child has any health issues, injuries or additional needs. Please arrive in plenty of time, latecomers may not be admitted.
After your first class you’ll receive a follow-up questionnaire, it’s really helpful for us to know we’re giving you the best experience possible so please complete it. If you’re not sure the class was the right one then don’t despair, please talk to the Ticket Office and they’ll help you find another option. If you’ve found the right class for you then hooray! We hope you’ll see the benefits of joining a class regularly and if you buy 4, 8 or 12 classes in advance you can save upto £1.50 per class.
We have great onsite facilities for families including:
- Designated space to park pushchairs
- Toddler toilets and sinks
- Baby changing facilities on all floors
- Free cold water drinking fountain
- Café with children’s menu, toys and high chairs
- Breastfeeding welcome