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Dance City

Dance City is a friendly place where people come together to take part, enjoy, experience and talk about dance; where professional and aspiring dancers meet, learn and train; somewhere to watch world class dance performances and somewhere for all to come along and get involved. People come to Dance City to socialise, learn new skills, keep active, train professionally and find out more about dance. This all takes place in our purpose-built dance-house, in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne and our stunning studios in the repurposed Sunderland Fire Station.

Established for over 30 years Dance City is the North East’s leading development organisation for dance, which exists to lead and support a thriving dance ecology in the region. We present a regular programme of dance performances from contemporary to ballet, world to breakdance, bringing leading local, national and international dance to Newcastle. We also commission original new works, which premiere in our theatre.

We offer a vibrant program of community classes, open to all ages and abilities.  From contemporary to hip hop, ballet to ballroom, belly dancing to pilates, from bumps to babies and for adults with learning disabilities – our classes are an excellent way to stay fit, learn new skills, have fun and meet new people.

Outside of our building our Engagement team work with schools, partners and community groups to create bespoke projects for celebratory events, for well-being and simply for fun! Every year we work with 8000+people of all ages in a variety of settings across the North East.

We also offer formal dance training through our Training Academy, for talented young people from aged 10 through to postgraduate level and we support professional dance artists and choreographers in the region through funding and development opportunities, daily professional class, sector events and in kind support.

Dance City receives funding from Newcastle City Council and is an Arts Council England, National Portfolio funded organisation.

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