Illuminate Dance

This autumn Phoenix Dance Theatre is delighted to relaunch our Illuminate Dance provision offering creative dance classes for young people with additional needs.

Our Illuminate Dance sessions give young people aged 6-25 the chance to make new friends while learning new skills. The classes are ideal for those who are passionate about dance or just looking to try something new. The programme aims to improve our participants’ dance techniques as well as their health and fitness, whilst supporting them to develop social and communication skills. Participants are welcome to attend alone or along with a parent or carer who provides one-to-one support. Our staff are very experienced in dealing with a range of physical and behavioural needs and assure that there are no more than four young people to one member of the team.

Sessions run weekly on Saturdays in our professional dance studio at Phoenix Dance Theatre, St Cecilia Street, Leeds LS2 7PA.

Autumn Term: TBC – 16 December 2023 (no class on 4 November)
Spring Term: 13 January 2024 – 30 March 2024 (no class on 17 February)
Summer Term: 20 April – 13 July 2024 (no class on 8 June)

Illuminate Juniors | 6-13 years | 2.40pm-3.40pm
Illuminate Seniors | 14-25 years | 4pm-5pm

The Illuminate Dance Saturday provision is currently free of charge, thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund. If you would like to make a donation to the Illuminate Dance provision please email Hayley, Illuminate Lead, on for payment details.

Suggested Donation
£5 per session
£25 per half term
£50 per term

To enrol for a place on the programme, please complete the form below. Enrolments are accepted year-round subject to availability. Please note, if a class is fully subscribed, your enrolment form will automatically be added to our waiting list.

Image: Illuminate Dance session at Phoenix Dance Theatre (2022). Photo Scott M Salt