Access & Education

Phoenix Dance Theatre Access and Education aims to empower, engage and inspire through high-quality dance provision.

Focused on three key strands, namely: training dancers of the future, children and young people and the hard to reach – our Access and Education team are committed to changing lives through dance.

We offer regular weekly provision as part of our Saturday School and Illuminate Dance programmes, as well as more concentrated dance training for young people through our Youth Academy. Our other schemes of work include our successful Schools Partnership Scheme; repertory workshops on tour; a range of mass-participation events and three annual youth dance platforms that showcase the very best in local, regional and national talent.


To discuss access and education

Please telephone us on:
0113 236 8130

Contact us by email

Phoenix Dance Theatre are proud to be a Child Friendly Leeds Ambassador, working with other organisations to create a city where children are valued, supported, and look forward to a bright future.

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Company Class

Morning classes for professional dancers

Phoenix Youth Academy

Intensive training programme for young dancers aged 13-19 years

Phoenix Academy North East

Satellite training programme in the North East for young dancers

Saturday School

Fun, inspiring classes for young people aged 3 -16 years

Illuminate Dance

Subsidised creative dance classes for young people with additional needs aged 6-18 years

Schools Partnership Scheme

Bespoke learning packages tailored to the needs of each school

Cross-Curricular Projects

Advocating the positive impact of arts subjects on children’s learning

Youth Dance Platforms

Providing performance opportunities for children and young people

Mass Participation

Providing exciting opportunities for all ages to connect with the company

On Tour

Repertory workshops for all ages alongside our current tour