Saturday School

We are proud to provide dance opportunities for children and young people from 3-18 years.

Our popular Saturday classes are the ideal way to start the weekend. Whether it is the first step for an aspiring young dancer or the first time engaging with contemporary dance, we accompany our young participants on their journey.

The Saturday School programme invites children to have fun, develop and learn dancing techniques and encourages participants to get creative all while being supported by our leading dance practitioners.

We offer the children the opportunity to show their talent and work through regular studio sharing to parents/carers and in the Summer Platform during our summer term.

There is a clear progression route through our Saturday School to our Phoenix Youth Academy. A limited number of bursaries are available – please contact us for further information.

For the recruitment of our ‘Step Up’ group this Autumn we are offering taster workshops within the community, to groups of children aged 3-5 years old. Taster workshops vary between 30-45mins in length, depending on groups abilities and needs, and will be delivered by our qualified professional dancer practitioners who hold enhanced DBS certificates and chaperone licences. If you are interested in hosting a taster session at your organisation, please complete the Saturday School: Taster Workshop Enquiry Form at the bottom of this page.

Upcoming Collaboration

After 5 years apart, Opera North Learning and Phoenix Dance Theatre Education are coming back together.

Phoenix Dance Theatre is proud to deliver youth dance platforms at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, providing performance opportunities and raising aspirations of young people.

This event will bring you a mixture of work created by Opera Norths Childrens Chorus and Young Voices in collaboration with Phoenix Dance Theatres’ Saturday School Level 2 and Level 3. Over the previous months, the participants have been brought together, sharing skills and knowledge in preparation for this performance.

We are also happy to announce that we will have additional performances by Phoenix Youth Academy Juniors and Doncaster.

Dates, Times and Prices

To reserve a place or to join our waiting list, please complete the Saturday School Enrolment Form below. Term dates and prices are as follows:

Autumn Term: 16 September 2023 – 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)

Step Up (3-5 years) | 9.15am-10.00am | £45
Level 1 (6-8 years) | 10.15am-11.15am | £50
Level 2 (9-12 years) | 11.30am-12:30pm | £50
Level 3 (13-18 years) | 12.45pm-2.15pm | £55

10% sibling discount applies

Payment for the full term is required prior to the beginning of term, details to make payment will follow your submission of the Saturday School Enrolment Form 2022-2023. All enrolments and payments are final, and the Company does not offer any money-back guarantees for lack of attendance or cancellation.


For any further information or sibling discount enquiries, please email