Children’s Classes (5+) Calderdale

Dance Classes

From their earliest days, children have a natural urge to dance, sing and perform.

At our theatre school, our vision is that each and every one of our students will perform, dance and sing with joy and self belief.

We’ll help each child blossom, learn and shine, with their happiness at the heart of everything we do.

Whether shy or outgoing, we will help you build their confidence and character for whatever the future holds.

Classes include mini and junior drama and dance for children aged 2-7, in Northowram and Brighouse.

Mini Drama: For children aged 2-4. Children will enjoy imaginative play, singing, dancing and acting all based around a different theme each week.

  • Wednesdays, 9.15-10am. £5 (or £5.50 PAYG), Northowram Methodist Church Hall, HX3 7JF
  • Wednesdays, 11.15am-noon, The Edge Play Gym, Brighouse, HD6 1AT. £5.50 drop in or £5 block booking

Junior Dance: Technique classes where children develop core physical skills, strength, stamina, flexibility and coordination. Dance styles include contemporary, street, jazz and musical theatre.Children from reception to Year 2.

  • Mondays, 4-5pm. £8. Northowram Methodist Church Hall, HX3 7JF
  • Tuesdays, 4-5pm, £8. The Edge Play Gym, Church Lane, Brighouse, HD6 1AT.

Junior Drama:Develops communication skills, co-operation, concentration and memory. Children will enjoy mime, improvisation, script, musical theatre and devising. For children from reception to Year 2.

  • Mondays, 5-6pm. £8. Northowram Methodist Church Hall, HX3 7JF.
  • Tuesdays, 5-6pm, £8. The Edge Play Gym, Brighouse, HD6 1AT.

07747 105 277 or 07590 820 920


Abigail Warburton Stage School – Ripponden

Stage school with classes including Early Years Street, Junior Cheerleading, Junior Contemporary, Acro, Advanced Ballet and Senior Acrobatics.

Abigail Warburton Stage School, Stones Methodist Church, Ripponden. Contact 07921 656 652.

Creative Dance Centre

Classes for tots, children and adults. Genres include musical theatre, street & jazz, dancing tots, adult dance, tap & modern and classical ballet.

Venues include Rowley Poleys in Brighouse, Lightcliffe Academy Sports Centre, and Hipperholme & Lightcliffe Christ Church Centre.

Musical Theatre School Holiday Workshops available .

Creative Dance Centre. Phone 07377 883 522.

Dance 4 All

Dance 4 All is a dance school in Halifax providing classes across Calderdale for the past 18 years. We offer classes for age four and up in Commercial Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Modern, Ballet, Street, Creative Dance and Drama. Dance 4 All holds two annual shows, a summer show at the Victoria Theatre and a Christmas Show at Square Chapel.

Dance 4 All, Horton Street, Halifax. Contact 01422 616286.

Dance Arena Ballet and Stage School

Tuition for beginners to adults in RAD Ballet, ISTD Modern Dance, ISTD Tap Dance, Musical Theatre Classes, Melody Movement pre-school classes and Adult Tap. Classes held at several locations including Holywell Green, Elland, West Vale, Greetland and Brighouse.

Dance Arena Ballet and Stage School, Halifax. Contact 01422 357678 0r 07715 326729.

Dance Mill Academy

Dance Mill Academy offers dance training from two-years-old to adult. Ballet, modern and tap. Progress can be made through exams and there is an annual show.

Dance Mill Academy, Holmfield, Halifax. Contact 01422 248000.

Dance Unlimited

Dance Unlimited teaches creative and contemporary dance at Ravenscliffe High School, Skircoat Green, Halifax.  Age 11 years and over. Saturdays 1pm-2pm.

Dance Unlimited, Skircoat Green. Contact 07958 975998.

Halifax Dance Academy

Long established dance school providing tuition in tap, jazz, street, musical theatre, breakdancing and adults ballet.

Halifax Dance Academy, Greenwoods Mill, Halifax. Contact 01422 849780.

Hi Energy Dance Academy of Performing Arts

A fantastic dance studio with a range of classes including sessions for children and adults and styles ranging from ballet, salsa, urban funk and much more. Classes include Commercial Street Dance, Freestyle, Street Cheer Dance, Contemporary and Total Beginner Ballet, as well as under 6’s classes in Gymnastics, Cheeky Monkeys, Street Dance and Tiny Tots (18 months – 3 years).

Hi Energy Dance Academy of Performing Arts, Contact 01422 330856.

Jessica Francis Dance

Principal Jessica Francis welcomes you to her school of dance. A friendly local school teaching ballet, jazz, street, tap, Lyrical M.T. and Acro.

Jessica Francis Dance, Lightcliffe Club, Hipperholme, 07961 858242.

Little Cheer LW Danceworks

Cheerleading at Calderdale College.

Little Cheer LW Danceworks, Calderdale College, Wednesdays, 5.15pm-6pm. Contact Laura 07868123902.

Miss Stacey’s School of Dance

Classes include Toddle Pops for pre-school children (activities such as singing, dancing, music, bubble time, parachute fun), Twinkle Toes Ballet and Tap for 3-6 year olds, Street Dance and Musical Theatre for children aged 4-7.

Miss Stacey’s School of Dance, Hayley Hill, HX3 6ED. Contact 07791 209353.

Open Minds Gymnastics

Artistic gymnastics, dance, acrobatics, free running and more for children aged 3+.

  • St Peter’s Community Centre, Sowerby Bridge, HX6. 07541 635525.

Sarah Hitchen School of Dance

Our dance school follows the highly-regarded ISTD syllabus (Imperial Society of Teachers and Dancing). We teach classes in ISTD ballet, tap and modern jazz for children aged three to adults. The school operates from the Conservative Club in Todmorden.

Sarah Hitchen School of Dance, Todmorden. Contact 07929 576785.