Unless you’re a big fan of Billy Elliot, dance may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the North East of England, but, not far from Newcastle’s Central Station is major venue Dance City which provides teaching, performances and talks on dance in all its forms.
Being established for over thirty years, it has helped to put the North East on the map for all types of dance from ballet to breakdance. From beginners just starting out to world-class performances, Dance City is an organisation highlighting the skill required in dance.
Working with local people, the school is committed to helping bring a new generation of people from all walks of life into this amazing art form, via personal fitness routines and hobbies. Belly dancing and Pilates can be found side by side with ballet and ballroom – so if you want to enjoy something for fitness or fun, or aspire to be the next star of Strictly Come Dancing, Dance City can help.
Teaching, performances and talks on dance in all its forms
The social aspect is something that Dance City highlights. Often people think of dance as something they could not be a part of, but the instructors at Dance City open it up to all. Dance City employs an engagement team who work with schools and community groups across the region, and always focus on the bespoke skills and requirements each of these groups possesses. They can boast over eight thousand participants a year.
If you are a fan of watching dance, the performances, whether by the resident performers or visiting artists, are assured to be world-class. Alongside this, what makes the venue special is that every time you enjoy a performance here, you are helping to support a new generation of dancers.
The training academy takes people as young as ten and helps them to learn skills right the way through to postgraduate level if they wish. So, enjoy a visit to Dance City on your trip to Newcastle and learn something new about the world of dance, or even book yourself a lesson to improve your footwork today.