Primary Age Classes & Groups

Dance & Performing Arts

Classes, activities and groups for primary age children in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire – dance classes, musical theatre and performing arts.


We endeavour to keep these listings as up to date as possible but please contact all providers before attending anything, as Covid restrictions ease. Most are pre-book in advance only and the providers will have the very latest covid guidance and class information. Thank you.

fit for all logoFit For All dance classes in Swanland. Classes throughout the week for all age groups at Swanland Village Hall, HU14 3QR.

Saturdays in Swanland for under 5s: tap and ballet from 2 years, with our parent & child new starters class at 9.30. Children over 3yrs who can dance without parent support in the room can join our United ballet, tap and cheer class at 10.15. First class FREE then £4.50 per session.

More classes throughout the week for ages 5+ years.

Please get in touch for more information – call Anneke on 07801752684, email fitforall@icloud.com.

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Flex Dance

flex dance hullFlex Dance, musical theatre and street dance classes for children aged 4 to 11 years, plus Youth Classes too. Fun, non-competitive classes with 2 optional performances each year. Classes held in lots of venues across Hull and West Hull villages.

Flex Tots, for 2 -4 years on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at Active + and Friday mornings at St Marks church Anlaby.

Book your FREE TRIAL now. For more info and bookings text Sam on 07921 222710, or visit their website here or follow them on facebook here.

Louise Dell Performing Arts have been a dance school in Hull for 25 years. We follow the IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) syllabus, with lots of opportunities for taking part in exams and shows. Louise has 30 years experience as a dance teacher, with a 100% pass rate for exams and many ex pupils now working within the trade.

Ballet, Tap, Street dance, Freestyle, Ballroom & Latin, Musical Theatre – from age 3 years to 18. Classes in West Hull and Hessle at All Saints Church Hall, Hessle Scout Hut (behind All Saints Church Hall) St Joseph’s Church Hall, Boothferry Rd, Eastfield Pre-School and Primary School.

NEW classes in contemporary modern jazz! From age 6, at St James Centre, First Lane Hessle.

For more information please contact Louise on 07876 547282, email ldpahull@gmail.com, or please visit their website here or facebook page here.

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PQA Hull

PQA hull performing arts for children in hull and the east rising of yorkshirePQA is a weekend performing arts Academy providing tuition for children and young people from 4-18 years. Students spend three hours with us, rotating through hour-long sessions in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television. Students are split into groups according to their age and are taught by specialist expert teachers.

Classes run at Tranby, Tranby Croft, Anlaby, HU10 7EH every Saturday morning and afternoon.

  • PQA Hull AM: Main Academy (6-18 year olds) 9.45am-1.00pm | Poppets (4-5 year olds) 9.45am-11.30am
  • PQA Hull PM: Main Academy (6-18 year olds) 1.45pm-5.00pm

MENTION MUMBLER for 4 free weeks when people quote PQAMumbler in the ‘Any Other Information’ section of the enquiry form

Contact Principal James on 07753179070, email james@pqacademy.com, or find out more on their website here.

Anlaby Studios – Children’s Dance Classes

Anlaby Studios is an in-house performing arts centre.

  • Saturday mornings – Parent & Tots Dance, Pre-Primary Ballet & Modern

For other age groups (4-5 yrs, 6-7 yrs, 8-9 yrs, 10-13 yrs, 14-16 yrs) classes run throughout the week in:

  • Ballet, Modern, Tap
  • Acrobatics, Flexibility/Stretch
  • Street, Hip Hop
  • Musical Theatre, Drama

Also Boys Only Dance for ages 8+ – Ballet Monday at 6pm, Contemporary Thursday at 6pm. Also run children’s drama classes.

For more info contact Chloe on 07414 444685, email contact@anlabystudios.com.

Anlaby Studios, 18-22 Wilson Street, Anlaby, HU10 7AN.

Calvella School of Performing Arts Anlaby

Ballet and tap lessons for ages 2 – 15 years. Saturday mornings and Monday evenings, various times by age. Street jazz classes on Wednesday evening, times by age. Classes include warm up, then work on a routine for an exam / show. One set of IDTA exams a year in May, and two shows, in July and January.

Also adult tap and fitness classes, and a children’s musical theatre workshop in August. For more info call 07818 085919.

Calvella School of Performing Arts, Pryme Street, Anlaby, HU10 6DQ.

Danceforce Performing Arts Academy

Dance classes include ballet, tap, modern, street, musical theatre, contemporary and acrobatic arts. Annual performances, shows, exams and competitions. For age 2 and upwards.

Please contact dance_force@outlook.com for class details and times.

South Hunsley School, Welton, North Ferriby HU14 3HS

Dancestars

Dancing with the Emphasis on FUN! Dancestars is a fun, energetic dance class that will see your little one wiggle and giggle, move and groove to all the latest songs! Aimed at boys and girls with classes catering from walking up to 7 years. We provide the funky tunes…the children do the rest! September 2021 timetable:

  • Monday, 9.45: St Mary’s Church Hall, St Mary’s Close, Elloughton
  • Thursday, 10.00: St Nicholas Community Hall, Holme Church Lane, Beverley
  • Friday, 10.00: Anlaby Studios
  • Saturday, 9.30 and 10.30: The Scout Hut, Market Weighton

We work with nurseries, schools and provide holiday clubs and parties too!

For more info contact Clare on 07943 112262, email info@dancestars.co.uk.

Delanoy Dancers: Ballet, Tap & Modern

Delanoy Dancers in Beverley opened its doors in September 2019 for children aged from 18 months to 18 years, with classes in ISTD Ballet, Tap and Modern, Boys Street Dance and Adults Ballet, Tap and Fusion (blend of jazz, contemporary and commercial)

  • Saturday: St Mary’s Parish Hall (18months-12 years)
  • Monday: St Nicholas’ Community Centre (11-18years and adults)

For more information or to book a trial class contact Fiona Delanoy on 07944 280 716 or email delanoydancers@gmail.com.

East Riding Youth Dance

East Riding Youth Dance is happy to announce its return for an autumn term, running from October 2021 to February 2022.
This exciting and inspiring community dance programme takes place in the East Riding for young people aged 9 – 18, in Bridlington, Beverley, Pocklington, Leven and Withernsea. You can find out more and sign up on their website.

Empire Dance

Fun, friendly dance classes in freestyle disco and street dance for children.

Tuesdays at Marist Parish Church Hall, Cottingham Road:

  • 5.30pm – 3 to 6 years
  • 6.15pm – 7 years +

Wednesdays at North Hull Community Centre, 37th Avenue:

  • 4.45pm – 3 to 6 years
  • 5.30pm – 7 years +

(Also adult classes on both days at 7pm)

For more info contact Laura on laura@empiredancehull.co.uk

Fleur Elizabeth Academy of Dance

We offer a wide range of classes including ISTD Ballet, Tap,  Modern and Jazz. We have a boys only class, our very successful Boys Crew, Acrobatic Arts, Musical Theatre and Dinky Dancers. Pupils can start their dance journey at 18 months and continue to learn and thrive until 18 years. All staff are fully qualified, experienced and deliver engaging classes that your children will love! The team is led by the Principal and Founder of the Academy, Miss Fleur.

We would love you to join us as we head into a new and exciting term,  back in our venues in person once again. Our Boys Crew is thriving and we have a couple of spaces for boys from 5 to 10 years old. We have classes and venues to suit all (Kirkella, Swanland and Hull).

Contact us today via email fleur@fleurelizabethacademy.co.uk or please feel free to phone the Principal, Miss Fleur on 01964 550996, if you would like a chat about what we could offer your child.

Freesoles Dance

Ballet, Tap, Street Dance, Contemporary and Acrobatics classes delivered by qualified and experienced teachers . For ages 2 years and upwards.

  • Monday, Wednesday & Saturday at Hessle Town Hall, HU13 0RR
  • Tuesdays at D’Angelo Dance Academy, Holderness Road, HU9 1ED

Places are available for new starters from January 2022, for more information and to book a class email freesolesdance@outlook.com

Hull KR Dance Academy, Craven Park

The Hull KR Dance Academy focuses on developing key fundamental movement skills such as agility, balance, coordination, flexibility and core strength, and we do this through fun, no pressure dance classes:

  • Wednesdays, 5.00 – 6.00pm Ballet, 5–12 years
  • Thursdays 4.15 – 5.00pm,  3–6 years, 5.00 – 6.00pm, 7 – 10 years, 6.00 – 7.00pm, 11-13 years, 7.00-8.00pm, 14 years+

For more information call 01482 780908 or email claire.hambly@hullkr.co.uk

Craven Park, Preston Road, Hull, HU9 5HE

Street Dance Ings & Central Libraries

Join in with some sensational street dance sessions and learn some funky moves, for ages 5-11 years. Book online, contact the library for more info.

  • Tuesdays 4.00 – 4.45pm at Ings Library
  • Saturdays 10.15 – 11am at Central Library

Ings Library, Savoy Rd, Hull HU8 0TY 01482 331250
Central Library, Albion Street, HU1 3TF 01482 210000

JB Cheer Academy

JB Cheer Academy teaches Cheerleading, Tumbling and our New Urban Cheer classes, we offer both recreational and competitive classes from 4+ years.

Classes are held at The Academy, St Mary’s College, Hull on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Also run Cheerleading Tryouts, for those wanting to join and compete. We competed this year for the first time at UKCA in Manchester and plan to do more competitions.

£5 per session.  For more information please email info@jbsportsdance.co.uk.

We also run Cheer Tots and Cheer Tots Tumble for ages 2+.

JPs Performing Arts

JP’s Performing Arts and Spark Gymnastics Academy run from Barton, Anlaby and Victoria Dock Hull, for toddlers up to age 15.

Anlaby Studios:

  • Wednesdays: Pre School Performing Arts (Starts 12th January 2022)
  • Thursdays: Primary Performing Arts (age 5-8), Junior singing and drama (age 9-15)

Spark Gymnastics Academy (Barton):

  • Thursdays: Pre School Perform and Play session – (age 0-4)
  • 1st Sunday of every month: Musical Theatre Primary (Age 4-8) and Musical Theatre Primary (age 9-15)

For School Pupils only (after school):

  • Victoria Dock Primary – Monday, Performing Arts. Thursday, Dance.
  • Carr Lane Primary – Tuesday, Dance and Musical Theatre. Thursday, Drama.

For booking and more information please contact Jayne on jpsperformingarts@gmail.com.

Little Stars Holderness Road

A variety of classes in Dance, Musical Theatre & Cheerleading, for ages 2-18 years, running from Tuesday to Saturday.

For more information contact Sammy on  07415 888611. 159 Southcoates Avenue, Hull.

MAD Childrens Theatre Group

Dancing, singing and acting with professional and friendly teachers in a fun environment. Perform regular shows. Also run holiday workshops. Suitable for age 4 – 16 yrs. For more info call 01482 631881

North Ferriby Parish Hall, Church Road, North Ferriby, HU14 3DA.

Northern Lights Drama – Acting & Musical Theatre Classes

Northern Lights Drama is an independent theatre school that runs weekly Acting, Musical Theatre, and LAMDA Classes (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) for ages 3 to 18 years.

  • Mondays in Hessle: (Hessle Town Hall and Hessle Memorial Hall), Intermediate Musical Theatre Class 5pm, Intermediate Acting Class 5pm, Senior Singing Class 6.30pm
  • Wednesdays in Welton: Intermediate Musical Theatre Class 4pm and 5.40pm. Senior Musical Theatre Class 7.20pm.
  • Thursdays in Beverley: Acting Class 4.30 & 6.00pm
  • Saturday in Beverley: Intermediate Musical Theatre Class 9.15am and 9.45am, Senior Musical Theatre Class 11am and 11.30am.
  • Saturday in North Ferriby: Stage School 9.30am

For more information or to book a FREE trial class please call 01482 641690 or email info@heynld.co.uk.

Park Street Performing Arts Dance and Musical Theatre

Park Street Performing Arts Centre provide tuition in dance, drama, the performing arts and much more! Call 01482 222452 for more info.

Park Street (behind St Stephen’s Centre), Hull, HU2 8RR

Rhythm & Dreams Dancing Centre, Ballroom, Latin, Freestyle & Baby Ballroom

Ballroom, Latin and Freestyle dance classes for under 6s, under 8s and under 10s. Come along just for fun or to do exams and competitions.

Rhythm and Dreams also run Baby Ballroom for under 3s on Thursdays, and adult fitness Latin-in-Line on Fridays

For more info and to book call 01482 448347 / 07876 455394 or email buildingdancers@aol.com..

Rhythm & Dreams Dancing Centre, 833-839 Hessle Road, Hull, HU4 6QF

Rose Elliott Academy of Arts

Rose Elliott Academy of Arts is school designed for those who wish to meet there full potential as a musical theatre performer, to meet new friends and have plenty of fun! All classes consist of acting, singing and dancing preparing themselves to perform musicals such as Wizard of Oz, Hairspray, Shrek, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, School of Rock, Mama Mia and many more.

Mondays & Wednesdays:

  • Age 4-6 years 4.00 – 5.00pm
  • Age 7-9 years 5.15 – 6.15pm
  • Age 10+ years 6.30 – 7.30pm

For more details and bookings please call Rose on 07414826669 or email roseelliottacademy@gmail.com. 

St Andrews Church, Sutton Park, Hull.

Also for younger children, REA Tots, Musical Theatre classes for babies and tots (details here).

State of The Arts Academy

State of The Arts Academy deliver professional, inclusive and affordable performing arts training to all ages and abilities from their purpose-built venue in Hull’s Old Town. Their aim is to provide an accessible and friendly environment where students can develop and excel in their chosen avenue of creative performing arts.

Venue includes: large dance studio, with sprung-floor and mirrored-wall, extensive black-box performing arts studio, light and spacious drama studio, large rehearsal studio, equipped music department, private tuition rooms and a café. Regularly put on shows.

Classes run Monday to Saturday and include: Boys Dance, Open Dance, Street Dance, Ballet, Tap Modern, Musical Theatre, Singing, Panto. From tots to adults plus specific SEN sessions.

For more info call 07928 077862, email info@stateoftheartsacademy.co.uk. 42-43 High Street, Hull, HU1 1PT.

The Space Dance & Space2Dance Studio Classes

The Space Dance Studio – Grafton Street, Hull, HU5 2NP.

The Space2Dance Studio – St Aidan’s Church, 139 Southcoates Avenue, HU9 3HF

Classes include (contact them for latest timetable):

Toddle’n’Ballet 2-5 Yrs, Toddle’n’Street Dance 2-5 Yrs, Toddle’n’Happy Feet  2-5 Yrs, Toddle’n’Floor Gymnastics 2-5 Yrs, Street Dance 6 -11 Yrs, Street Dance 12-18 Yrs, Musical Theatre 6-16 yrs, Ballet 5-8 Yrs, Floor Gymnastics 6-11 Yrs, Ballet, Tap and Modern 5-9 Yrs, Contemporary Class 9-16 Yrs, Urban Ballet/Commercial (Ballet with Funk) 12-18 Yrs, Ballroom/Latin 6-11 Yrs, Urban Ballet 6-11 Yrs

For more information call 07340 688279 or email hello@thespacedance.co.uk

Thunk-It Youth Theatre with Pocklington Arts Centre!

Thunk-It Youth Theatre with Pocklington Arts Centre – Weekly drama sessions for ages 6-11 taking place 10-11am every Sunday during term time (on zoom) – starting on February 28th 2021, then from 25th April 2021.

Fee £30.00 (for 5 x 1hour sessions). For more information and to book your place thunkittheatre@gmail.com or call Becky on 07942302052

Tornadoe Twirlers

Dance and baton twirling group for 3-15 year olds.

Wednesdays, 5.15-6.00pm. For more info contact Andrea on 07789 543711

St Marks Church Hall, Anlaby Common, Hull, HU4 7RY

Victoria Gregson School of Dance

Street, Musical Theatre, Commercial Dance and Cheerleading:

  • Mondays at Tower Hill Methodist Church Hall, Hessle, HU13 0SP: Starting at 4.00pm – various classes with a range of ages from 3 to 11+ years.
  • Tuesdays at Priory Baptiste Church, Hotham Road, Hull, HU5 5RN: Starting at 4.00pm – various classes with a range of ages from 3 to 16 years

For more info call Vicky on 07742 339000 or email vicgregson@hotmail.co.uk

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