Dance City’s Autumn 2020 Classes and Workshops timetable is now available to book!
After being closed to the public for almost six months we are very excited to be opening our doors and welcoming customers back.
We have carried out extensive risk assessments and implemented new Covid-safety procedures throughout the building so that class attendees can be as safe as possible when attending Dance City.
In order to maintain social distancing procedures class sizes are smaller and and studio tickets are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
In response to this reduced availability, most classes are ‘hybrid’, meaning that you can choose to take part in the studio or online – look out for ‘SD’ (socially distanced) or ‘Zoom’ in the class description.
If your favourite class isn’t currently available, it doesn’t mean it won’t be coming back. We will be regularly assessing our classes programme, to increase the number of classes as demand and capacity grow, in line with current government guidelines.
Afro Mix (16+)
Afro Mix is an effective dance work-out comprising a mixture of Afro-Caribbean dance styles, such as
dancehall/reggaeton, coupé décalé and azonto as well as elements of street, house, vogueing and
Learn the basic steps and how to perform them. Ballet tones and lengthens muscles and aids
posture. Dance City offers high quality, fun classes with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere,
without the pressure of exams.
This is an exciting Ballet class created for the more mature body. Ballet targets core strength,
flexibility, balance and alignment whilst challenging the mind through musicality and sequencing.
This class is a wonderful way to stretch, learn, and engage your sense of expression through classical
movement in a friendly and positive environment.
Ballet Beginners (7-11yrs)
All abilities welcome! This class is an introduction to classical ballet through a combination of
technique exercises, movement activities and imaginary games. This class offers those complete
beginners the opportunity to develop skills in a fun environment without the pressure of exams.
Ballet Improvers (7-11yrs)
For children aged 7-11 with some ballet experience. These fun and relaxed ballet classes provide an
introduction to classical ballet through a combination of technique exercises, movement activities
and imaginary games. This class offers those with previous ballet experience the opportunity to
develop skills in a fun environment without the pressure of exams.
A relaxed and social class where you’ll learn a range of dances, such as Waltz, Quickstep and Foxtrot.
This class is for partners who are already living together or in a social bubble. We cannot partner
solo attendees at present due to social distancing rules.
Breakdancing is a beginners introduction to all elements of breakdance. Learn how to create your
own style using the foundations of breaking. During this class you will learn top rocks, drops,
footwork and freezes.
Learn a fusion of styles and get to grips with group choreography building a variety of movement
skills. Contemporary dance is a term encompassing a variety of techniques and styles closely related
to ballet, modern dance, African and jazz dance.
This class is brilliant for budding contemporary dance students who would like to develop
performance skills. You will develop your contemporary dance technique whether you’re a complete
beginner or have done some dance before.
Contemporary Club Beginners (7-11yrs)
Contemporary Club is all about fun! Children can come along to show off and practice their favourite
moves, and learn routines to popular music. Contemporary is mix of lots of different styles, such as
ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern so there is plenty of room for creativity.
Contemporary Club Improvers (7-11yrs)
For children with some dance experience. Participants can come along to show off and practice their
favourite moves, and learn routines to popular music. Contemporary is mix of lots of different styles,
such as ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern so there is plenty of room for creativity.
This is a dance and fitness programme designed and choreographed by the professionals on Strictly
Come Dancing with Mark Foster (Olympic swimmer). Fitsteps is a mix of the graceful steps of
Ballroom and the up tempo steps of the Latin dances to create a really fun, energetic and effective
way to stay fit and keep trim that would appeal to everyone, even if you can’t dance!
Fun Fit For All (All)
A class for all ages for people who simply enjoying moving and keeping fit through dance. Follow our
teacher stretching, jumping, twisting and laughing. You can recommend your favourite songs which
we will use in the class!
Get Moving (16+)
This class is a specially designed for people with Parkinson’s and their assistants, friends, families and
carers and run by a specially trained tutor. During the class participants will be encouraged to
express themselves through dance in a supportive, fun and friendly environment.
Hip Hop (16+)
Hip Hop includes a wide range of styles that have evolved around hip hop music and culture. Join our
high energy dance class for complete beginners and those with a little more experience. You will get
a great exercise workout, boost your energy and bust some moves!
Hip Hop (11-15yrs)
Hip Hop began during the late 60’s and early 70’s originally inspired by the movements of African
dancing and modern dance, and flourished as a new style of dance performed on the street. Hip Hop
includes a wide range of styles that have evolved around hip hop music and culture.
In Motion (16+)
In Motion is a class for young to older adults with additional support needs, learning and physical
disabilities. These classes are about getting people moving and being active. Carers or Support
Workers must accompany the participants in the class and have a Carer ticket to account for studio
Meditation is the practice of mindfulness and focusing the mind to train attention and awareness,
and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. These relaxing classes will teach
you the skills and technique to clear the mind and achieve a sense of calm and flow.
A beginners dance class focusing on the core Latin dances, we will work on styles of Cha- Cha,
Samba, Rumba and Jive, learning the basic steps and then building to small combinations to suit all
levels. A fun and relaxed class, you do not need a partner.
Mini Movers (Families with children under 6)
Wriggling and giggling, moving and grooving! A fun creative class for parents/carers and little ones.
Who is it for? Families with children aged 6 and under.
Learn the steps and technique of this iconic style and work them into combinations and routines. At
dance city we teach a variety of tap styles incorporating musical theatre, street, traditional and
Slow Flow Yoga (55+)
Slow Flow Yoga will work slowly and smoothly through yoga postures connecting with the breath. By
practising postures progressively we will achieve more alertness, steadiness and overall comfort
bringing the body, mind and breath into unison.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga (16+)
The word ‘vinyasa’ can be translated as to ‘place in a special way’. Using this concept, this flowing
class will consciously link the breath and body. By practising postures progressively we will achieve
more alertness, steadiness and overall comfort bringing the body, mind and breath into unison.
Studio classes must follow social distancing rules, please keep a 2 metre distance where possible. Due to reduced capacity studio class tickets are very limited. These are ‘hybrid classes’. This means that some people will be taking part in the studio with social distancing, while some will be taking part at home via Zoom. There will be a camera and screen in the studio live streaming the class into Zoom participants’ homes.
Masks must be worn around the Dance City building which you may remove once inside the studio. There is a possibility that you will be asked to keep your mask on during class. Go straight to your studio when you arrive, and show your E-ticket to the teacher using your phone or print out from home. The café remains closed for now. Drinking fountains, lockers and showers are currently out of use to reduce risk of contamination. Please bring your own bottles of water, yoga mats, dance shoes and any other items as Dance City cannot supply these. Do not attend Dance City if you have possible Covid 19 symptoms. Inform us immediately if you have
attended and develop Covid 19, so that we can implement Track and Trace. We are taking every reasonable precaution to protect the health and safety of our staff and building users. If you have any further queries, please consult our regularly updated FAQ’s page here.
Children must be supervised by an adult Please make sure you have plenty of space to move in, clear of objects and tripping hazards. Dance City is not responsible for the safety of your home environment or for any accidents. You must keep your camera on at all times for safeguarding purposes. You can talk at the beginning and end of the class but should keep your microphone muted while dancing. You can write any questions or comments in the group ‘chat’ at any time
which will picked up by the class assistant.
How do I book my class?
Both physical and digital classes can be booked online at www.dancecity.co.uk. We ask that customers please book online if possible to ease the pressure on our reduced Ticket Office team. We also encourage customers to use the E-Ticket delivery option to minimise unnecessary printing and surfaces for contamination. If you have any trouble with this process you can get in touch as usual by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0191 261 0505.
Using your credit
You can now view your credit on your Dance City online account and use it against the purchase of tickets. You can view your credit by selecting ‘Account Credit’ in the list of options after logging in. To use this credit, go to book the class as you usually would, after selecting card payment, you will be given the option to ‘use account credit’.