Young people are at the heart of what we do. Dance is a fun and highly effective way of getting students active and developing their confidence, self-esteem, creativity, self-expression, team building and social skills, as well as promoting learning around different topics and cultures.

We are passionate about creating and delivering dance opportunities for all and the transformations dance can bring. We offer workshops to schools (Nursery, Primary, Secondary, FE, HE and SEN) outside of our landmark building to engage with people and champion best practice in participatory dance across the region.

We offer a range of packages to fit within your school curriculum so that you can play your part in dance and be linked to the biggest dance organisation in the North of England.  Dance City can enrich the lives of your young people and staff through innovative dance workshops and work with us to achieve criteria for Arts Award for your pupils. You can use your P.E and Sports Premium or Pupil Premium to develop and deliver greater dance experiences.

Every year we deliver workshops to 30+ different schools across the North East, either at their venue or at Dance City.

Take the first step to book your activity and get your school group moving by contacting Dance Engagement Coordinator

Download our Schools and Colleges brochure here. 



Here at Dance City we have a fantastic package for your school called Make your Move bringing dance to you step by step.

Make your Move is guaranteed to get your young people moving, learning new styles of dance, understanding how to create choreography and performing their work which can all link to your creative curriculum.

Our fantastic package is delivered by one of our highly skilled, qualified dance artists over 12 x 1-hour sessions at your school.

  • Dance City can be part of your school for a whole term delivering to a maximum of 30 students.
  • All of our delivery can be tailored to meet your needs and we encourage teachers to use the sessions as a CPD opportunity.
  • At the end of the delivery your students will have a finished piece of choreography which they will then be invited to perform at Dance City in our Theatre.
  • In addition to the practical delivery children will also achieve an Arts Award.

Arts Award supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. It deepens engagement with arts and culture, develops both creative and leadership skills, and importantly, the Arts Award leads to a national qualification. The Discover Arts awards which young people will achieve with us is the first step to their Arts Award journey.

Our Make your Move package costs £1000 and discounted rates on available for any additional delivery in your school once you book one 12-week block with us.

Give us a call or email to book your schools Make your Move package today, contact and lets get people moving!



‘It was my first experience of Dance City.  As head, I know that dance lessons had been going on….I had seen bits and bobs.  However, I was absolutely gobsmacked when I saw not only my school but the overall performance.  The quality and messages were superb. I’m sure we`ll be working with you again.’

‘Excellent – very skilful delivery of the dance workshops pitched at the children’s level and led with a great deal of energy, humour and understanding of how to move the children on.’

‘The team were brilliant with the planning and communication regarding the event I knew exactly where we had to be, at what time, doing what activity and how much it would cost.’