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What is it?

There are lots of different styles of dance from contemporary dance, street dance and ballet to salsa, Zumba and Bokwa. On a basic level all dance involves moving rhythmically to music and following a sequence of moves. That doesn’t really explain fully dance and just how uplifting and invigorating a sport it is.

Dance is creative and gives you chance to express yourself and have fun. It is a great way to meet new people and try something different. You might have gone to ballet classes as a child but how about street dance or Zumba, there are so many different dance classes in Leeds you can try a whole range of dance styles.

Leeds is a city of dance.

It is the number one city for dance outside of London, so make the most of it and get dancing.

Why is it good for me?

  • Dance offers a full cardio and aerobic workout
  • It can improve coordination and mental agility
  • It improves muscle tone and strength

Is it for me?

You don’t need to have danced professionally to enjoy dance. Everyone loves to dance. As soon as the music starts let yourself go.

There is a dance style for everyone, if you want to try a slower pace why not give ballroom dancing a go or if you fancy trying something a bit more up tempo how about street dance?

Dancing is a very social sport and learning a new skill and dance moves can be extremely rewarding. It is a fun workout and you can make some new friends at the same time. The majority of dance classes are done indoors so whatever the weather you can dance. Dance classes are a great way to try dancing for the first time and then you can practice your moves at home with friends

What are you waiting for? Get moving.

How much does it cost?

The cost of dancing varies depending what type of dance you want to try. Most dance classes are around £5 and some you have to book for a course of classes which can work out cheaper. If you want to try a new dance many places in Leeds offer ‘taster’ sessions and beginner classes which are a great way to try it for the first time.

Some gyms in Leeds offer the more aerobic style dances such as Zumba and Bokwa and the classes are free if you are a member of the gym.

What equipment do I need?

  • The footwear you need changes depending on the type of dance
  • Comfortable clothing that doesn’t restrict your movement

Become an ambassador

We want you to help us persuade more women and girls to get active, whatever their age, size, background or ability.

What is an Ambassador?
A Leeds Girls Can Ambassador: Goes through an appropriate recruitment process and signs up to Leeds City Council and Sport England’s policies and procedures. The main aim of an Ambassador is to get more women and girls in Leeds physically active. Ambassadors are required to attend monthly meetings which are vital for receiving guidance and insight around This Girl Can, this helps support their role. An Ambassador is not paid for their time, they are not required to lead a group and the roles can vary.

For further information on becoming an ambassador or any of our other roles contact Dani Penney

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Get Involved

Do you have an event, club or sport you would like to see here? Please get in touch.

Leeds Girls Can, here:

  • Line Dancing
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    Kippax Leisure Centre, Station Road
    Leeds, LS25 7LQ United Kingdom
    Starts: October 24 @ 1:00 pm
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Pole Fitness Lessons
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    The Dance Studio, Mabgate Mills, Macaulay St
    Leeds, LS9 7DZ United Kingdom
    Starts: October 24 @ 8:30 pm
    8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Calypsoca Fitness Classes
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    Rouhdhay Road
    Leeds, West Yorkshire LS85QD United Kingdom
    Starts: October 25 @ 7:30 pm
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Aqua Zumba
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    Bramley Baths, Broad Lane, Bramley
    Leeds, LS13 3PS United Kingdom
    Starts: October 26 @ 8:15 pm
    8:15 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Daniel Jones Ballet UK
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    Woodkirk Valley Country Club, Leeds Country Way
    Dewsbury, WF12 7JL United Kingdom
    Starts: October 27 @ 6:00 pm
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Zumba
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    Aireborough Leisure Centre, The Green, Guiseley
    Leeds, LS20 9BT United Kingdom
    Starts: October 27 @ 6:30 pm
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Women's Morris Dancing
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    Horsforth Central Methodist Church
    Leeds, LS18 4AP
    Starts: October 30 @ 7:15 pm
    7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
  • Rhinestones Dance Classes
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    Headingley Stadium
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Starts: October 30 @ 7:45 pm
    7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Yorkshire Dance
    Yorkshire Dance, 3 St Peter’s Buildings, St Peter’s Square
    Leeds, West Yorkshire LS9 8AH United Kingdom
  • The Carnegie Café Bar
    Headingley Stadium
    Leeds, United Kingdom
  • The Dance Studio
    The Dance Studio, Mabgate Mills, Macaulay St
    Leeds, LS9 7DZ United Kingdom
  • Northern School of Contemporary Dance
    Northern School of Contemporary Dance, 98 Chapeltown Road
    Leeds, LS7 4BH
  • Horsforth Central Methodist church
    Horsforth Central Methodist Church
    Leeds, LS18 4AP
  • Better Leeds Communities
    Better Leeds Communities, 42-46 Burley Lodge Road
    Leeds, LS6 1QF United Kingdom
  • Tenants Hall Enterprise Centre
    Tenants Hall Enterprise Centre, Middleton,
    Leeds, LS10 4HX United Kingdom