Saturday School

We are proud to provide dance opportunities for children and young people from     4-18 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.

Recent Collaboration

After 5 years apart, 2024 saw Opera North Learning and Phoenix Dance Theatre Education perform for our platform Dan-Sing Together.

This event brought a mixture of work created by Opera North Children’s Chorus and Young Voices in collaboration with Phoenix Dance Theatres’ Saturday School Level 2 and Level 3. Over the previous months, the participants had been brought together, sharing skills and knowledge in preparation for this performance. During the event, we also had 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: 14 September 2024 – 7 December 2024 (no class on 2 November)
Spring Term: 11 January 2025 – 5 April 2025 (no class on 22 February)
Summer Term: 26 April – 12 July 2025 (no class on 31 May)

Step Up (4-5 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

A limited number of bursaries are available – please contact us for further information.

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. 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

Saturday School Practitioners

Hayley Graham Step Up & Level 1

Jennifer RuizStep Up & Level 2

Lydia HerbertLevel 3