Dance classes for babies, toddlers and young children in Halifax and Calderdale.
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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.
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.
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.
A family business with family principles at the heart for students aged 2-19. With all aspects of dance and stage covered, there is so much going on all year round with an annual performance at the Victoria Theatre, pantomimes, summer clubs, performances at Disneyland Paris, London and more.
Whiteley’s Academy of Performing Arts, 6-8 Akroyd Place, Halifax. Classes are held Mondays-Saturdays. 01422 351958. www.whiteleysacademy.co.uk
Pre-school dance parties for tots and their grown ups.
Classes include: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am, The Limelight Studio, Rastrick (enjoy free juice and fruit; Tuesdays, 10am, The Edge Play Gym, Brighouse (free play afterwards); Thursdays, 10am, Jungle At The Junction, Queensbury (includes an hour of free play either before or after class).
Boogie Babes. Contact Lisa on 07779 154 126. www.boogiebabes.biz
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 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.
Fun dance class for children aged 18 months to 3 years.
Tuesdays, 9.30am. Fridays, 10.15am.
Fun dance fitness class for kids AND adults with disco lights, glow sticks and great music.
Expect a high-energy cardio fun class , dancing the same routines each week.
Children aged 4+. Parents don’t have to stay and take part, but are encouraged to.
Wednesdays, 4.10-4.55pm. £4.50 per child, £3.50 for parents and guardians. Pay as you go.
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.
A dance, movement and creative play class for parents and their little ones.
Sessions include: Mini Movers (12 months- 5 years) Mondays, 10am-11am, Kate’s Classes, Sowerby Bridge
Mini Groovers (3-12 months), Wednesdays, 12.30pm-1.30pm, Kate’s Classes, Sowerby Bridge
Mini Movers and Mini Groovers, Sowerby Bridge. Contact Lindsay on 07827 314253.
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.
Create special memories through songs, music and dance.
Miss Stacey’s School of Dance, Boothtown. Email Stacey at email@example.com
Artistic gymnastics, dance, acrobatics, free running and more for children aged 3+.
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.
Fun and swinging dance and gentle movement classes for mums and dads with their little ones in slings and baby carriers.
Musical styles include pop, hip hop, Charleston, Cha Cha, Salsa, Meringue, Bachata, Raggaeton, Swing, Disco, Musical Theatre, Ballroom and more.
Participants are encouraged to wear their littles ones in high quality slings and carriers and spaces are always available for people wanting to try it out.
Sling Swing Calderdale: Mondays, 11am – noon at The Edge Play Gym, Brighouse, and 1.30pm – 2.30pm at VH Fitness, Charles Street, Halifax.
Thursdays, 11.30am – 12.30pm, The Mill, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax.
Contact Fiona on 07740 346457.