Adult classes

It's never too late to learn to dance and our adult classes, from beginners up to advanced level, are a great way to keep fit and improve posture and flexibility in a social atmosphere.

Open Adult Courses. Photo Martin Bell

If you wish to fully grasp the basics of ballet then we recommend that you enrol on one of our 10 week Ballet Courses (highly recommended for complete beginners). This will guide you through the key principles in a relaxed and informative class providing you with a sound knowledge of the basic classical technique, movement vocabulary, coordination and confidence needed to progress on to level 1 of our drop-in classes.

Open class timetable 2014-15

Adult Ballet Fusion Mixed ability 19.00 - 20.00  
Dancing for the Over 55s Improvers 10.30 - 11.30  
Dancing for the Over 55s Improvers Creative Choreography 11.45 - 12.15  
Adult Ballet 3 Intermediate/Advanced 18.45 - 20.15  
Adult Ballet 2 Improvers 19.00 - 20.30  
Adult Ballet Course Beginners 19.00 - 20.00  
Dancing for the Over 55s Beginners 11.30 - 12.30  
Adult Ballet Course Improvers 18.00 - 19.00  
Adult Ballet 1 Beginners 19.00 - 20.15  

Adult Ballet

Whether you are a beginner or a professional dancer we have a class for you. Ballet classes will improve your fitness, help you tone up and improve your flexibility and posture.

Ballet Fusion

These classes are designed to get you moving and your heart pumping. A combination of ballet, Pilates and cardio, Ballet Fusion blends body toning, posture and alignment work, flexibility exercises with cardio in a fun and energetic class.

Dancing for the over 55s

Whether you have danced all your life or simply want to try something different our gentle ballet exercises will keep you moving in this social and friendly class. Open to anyone 55 and over - no previous experience required.

For improvers there is a Creative Choreography class available on Tuesdays.

Sneak peek at the Over 55s class


Download the registration form or call the Academy on 0113 220 8000.


We have drop-in classes for all levels. £6.50 per class (£5.50 for student card holders)

For all classes and courses participants must pay a yearly £5 registration fee.


Classes run on a drop-in basis. Payment for classes is made on arrival but we ask dancers to book a place in the class beforehand by calling 0113 220 8000. Bookings can be made from 10am on Saturday mornings for the week. Places in adult classes will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

What to wear

Clothing should be loose and comfortable so that you can move easily. No denim please. Footwear is dependant on each dance style but on the whole we recommend that students have bare feet or flat ballet shoes.

Information handbook

Download the handbook as a PDF (1.44MB)