Illuminate Dance

We are excited to offer creative dance classes for young people with additional needs thanks to funding from the Leeds Short Breaks Partnership.

Our Illuminate Dance courses give young people aged 6-18 the chance to make new friends while learning new skills and performing. The classes are ideal for those who are passionate about dance or just looking to try something new. With our programme, we aim to improve our participant’s dance techniques as well as their health and fitness whilst supporting them to develop social and communicational skills.


Phoenix Dance Theatre, Leeds, LS2 7PA
Class Times on Saturdays afternoon:

6-10 years: 13.00 – 14.00
6 – 10 years: 14.30 – 15.30
11 – 18 years: 16.00 – 17.00

Term Dates 2018/2019:

15th September – 8th December 2018 (no class on 3rd November)
12th January – 30th March 2019 (no class on 23rd February)
27th April – 6th July 2019 (no class on 1st June)



We are able to subsidise our sessions thanks to the funding from the Leeds Breaks Partnership. Therefore, we request a contribution of only £25 per term per participant. Should these fees to prevent a young and motivated person from attending our classes, please contact us to discuss possible options. House hold finances should not create a barrier to anyone accessing our provision.


How to take part:

We welcome the young participants to attend alone or with a parent/carer for a one-to-one support. Our staff are very experienced in dealing with a range of physical and behavioural needs. We assure that there are no more than four young people to one member of the Phoenix team.


Admissions are taken year-round depending on availability. For more information or to book a place, please contact our Access and Education department by calling 0113 236 8130 or email