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Dancing is good for your soul! What's more, it's a fun (and very sociable) way to work up a sweat and stay fit.

An Overview of Dance

Ceroc
Ceroc is a simplified version of jive and quite similar to swing but without the complicated footwork.

Street dance
Street dance describes urban dance styles that evolved in the street, school yards and nightclubs, including hip-hop, popping, locking, krumping and breaking.

Ballet
The first ballet school, the Académie Royale de Danse, was established in France in 1661. Today there are three main forms of ballet: classical, neoclassical and contemporary.

Contemporary
Unlike dances such as ballet, contemporary dance is not associated with specific techniques. In contemporary dance, people attempt to explore the natural energy and emotions of their bodies to produce dances that are often very personal.

Salsa
Salsa dancing is a fun and flirtatious form of partner dancing, fusing steamy Afro-Caribbean and Latin styles into simple and lively movements.

Ballroom
Ballroom dancing has made a comeback in recent years, partly thanks to TV shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and Strictly Dance Fever. There are many styles of ballroom dancing from around the world, such as the waltz, tango and foxtrot, and each has specific step patterns.

Zumba
Zumba is a popular fitness programme inspired by Latin dance. The word "Zumba" comes from a Colombian word that means to move fast and have fun.

Flamenco
From Andalucia in Spain, this is the dance of swirling skirts, castanets and breathtakingly fast heel stomping. Flamenco's musical and dance traditions are centuries old, blending gypsy, Moorish and Andalucian influences.

Tap
Tap dance uses shoes with small metal plates on the soles to make the dance itself part of the music. Tap evolved in America and had its roots in African dance, Irish dance and clog dancing.

Bollywood
Bollywood dancing stems from the Indian film industry and is now popular throughout the world. It is known for being upbeat and often helping to tell a story or show emotions. Bollywood dance blends classical Indian dance forms, with its intricate hand gestures and footwork, with modern western styles, including hip-hop and jazz.

Modern jazz
Jazz dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. Jazz dance evolved alongside jazz music and was popularised in ballrooms across the US by the big bands of the swing era. Jazz dance offers a full body workout, developing dance ability, flexibility, strength and rhythm.

Wheelchair dancing
BBC3's Dancing on Wheels has done wonders for the sport of wheelchair dancing and has raised its profile as a recreational activity. Wheelchair dancing is open to people of all abilities, including mixed ability dance partners. From the ballroom to the street – not forgetting ballet, and group dances like Gangnam or line dancing – nothing is off limits for those wheels of steel.

Find Dance Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Harrogate Gymnastics Club

The club is for anyone with an interest in taking part in gymnastics sessions, whether it be for fun, to take part in competitions or perhaps those with aspirations to one day be in the Olympics!

Lazer Cheer Academy

An Allstar Cheerleading club providing opportunities for 3 - 50+ years to have a go at cheerleading! Either for fun or competitively.

York RI Queen Street

York RI is a large sports organisation based on Queen Street adjacent to York Station

Kpop X Fitness Northallerton

Kpop X Fitness is a high intensity low impact dance workout. Sweat it out to 12 Kpop hits in this 50 minute workout!

Charlotte Jacqueline School of Dance

Charlotte Jacqueline School of Dance specialises in teaching children and adults from the ages of two years in Ballet, Tap and Modern Theatre Dance.

Huddersfield Community Trust

Using the influence of professional sport, we have the ability to engage people, improve community cohesion, improve fitness and well-being and raise the hopes and aspirations of the people of Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield.

All Star Dance Academy

All Star Dance Academy

Tuesday evenings at the LD Nutrition Stadium

Tiny Tots- 4:45-5:30pm (3-6 years)
Junior Starlights 5:30-6:15pm (7-9 years)
Intermediate Starlights 5:30-6:15pm (10-13 years)
Senior Starlights 6:15-7pm (14-16 years)
All Star Rookies7-8pm (Audition Only)
All Star 8-9pm (Audition Only)

First session is FREE!