East Riding Youth Dance

East Riding Youth Dance (ERYD) is an exciting and inspiring community dance programme within the East Riding of Yorkshire for young people aged 8-18, taking place in Bridlington, Beverley, and Withernsea.

In termly blocks, we run weekly sessions where participants work closely with professional dance artists, providing a platform for those with little or no previous background in dance to have fun, energetic and engaging experience.

Participants can try a range of dance styles including contemporary and street dance whilst developing their creative technique and dance skills.

Interested in joining one of our groups? Choose an area and sign up online.

How to join ERYD

County Company, East Riding Youth Dance’s flagship group, is not currently running.
Contact arts.development@eastriding.gov.uk to find out about future opportunities.

Join

East Riding Youth Dance is open to all, aiming to inspire and engage young people – even if you’ve never danced before. Our team of professional dance artists work alongside dedicated support workers to make sure participants have the best possible experience with us.

What you get:

  • 10 weekly dance sessions from a professional dance artist (excluding school holidays).
  • The opportunity to gain an Arts Award qualification.
  • An all-round great experience, meeting new people whilst learning new dance approaches.

Sounding good so far? Find out more about each of the sessions below.

Sessions

Bridlington

Our Bridlington sessions take place each Monday at Bridlington Spa, you can find out more about this group below:

Venue:
Bridlington Spa, South Marine Drive, Bridlington YO15 3JH

Spring Term Dates:

Mondays
January 15, 22, 29
February 05, 19, 26
March 04, 11

Session Time:
4.30pm - 6.30pm

Ages:
8 to 16-year-olds

Term Fee:
£32 for 8 weeks if paying in advance (or £5 weekly).
Please note that there is an additional booking fee if paying online.

Reserve your place by emailing arts.development@eastriding.gov.uk

Online payments are taken by Bridlington Spa box office or pay by cash or cheque at your first dance session. To pay online for Bridlington sessions visit the Bridlington Spa booking system:

Bridlington Spa booking system - Bridlington sessions

Please complete and return an East Riding Youth Dance Permission Form (pdf 135kb) in advance of the first session.

Beverley

Our Beverley sessions take place each Tuesday at Beverley Memorial Hall, you can find out more about this group below:

Venue:
The Memorial Hall, Lairgate, Beverley HU17 8HN

Spring Term Dates:

Tuesdays
January 16, 23, 30
February 06, 20, 27
March 05, 12

Session Time:
4.00pm - 5.30pm (Beverley Younger)
5:30pm - 7:30pm (Beverley Older)

Age Range:
Younger – 8 to 11-year-olds
Beverley Older – 11 to 18-year-olds

Term Fee:
£32 for 8 weeks if paying in advance (or £5 weekly).
Please note that there is an additional booking fee if paying online.

Reserve your place by emailing arts.development@eastriding.gov.uk

Online payments are taken by Bridlington Spa box office or pay by cash or cheque at your first dance session.

Pay online for Beverley Younger sessions

Pay online for Beverley Older sessions

Please complete and return an East Riding Youth Dance Permission Form (pdf 135kb) in advance of the first session.

Withernsea

Our Withernsea sessions take place each Thursday at Withernsea High School, you can find out more about this group below:

Venue:
Withernsea High School, Hull Rd, Withernsea HU19 2EQ

Spring Term Dates:

Thursdays
January 11*, 18, 25
February 01, 08, 22, 29
March 07, 14

*Free taster session

Session Time:
3.30pm - 5.30pm

Age Range:
8 to 16-year-olds

Term Fee:
£32 for 8 if paying in advance weeks (or £5 weekly).
Please note that there is an additional booking fee if paying online.

Reserve your place by emailing arts.development@eastriding.gov.uk

Online payments are taken by Bridlington Spa box office or pay by cash or cheque at your first dance session. To pay online for Withernsea sessions visit the Bridlington Spa booking system:

Bridlington Spa booking system - Withernsea sessions

Please complete and return an East Riding Youth Dance Permission Form (pdf 135kb) in advance of the first session.

Our Artists

We’re proud to work with professional dance artists to deliver our sessions, here you can find out a little more about them:

Events

Platform Events

One of the highlights of the programme is our annual platform event, the biggest youth dance platform in the area, where participants can showcase their development across the sessions and their contribution to their group’s original dance piece.

Theatre Trips

Our popular theatre trips are always a highlight for our young people, offering an opportunity to see live dance performances across Yorkshire. Previous trips have included FRESH in Bradford and Phoenix Dance at Bridlington Spa. Upcoming trips will be added to our term schedule, remember to check back to see what we have planned!

Merchandise

Coming soon!

Opportunities

Artists

We’re keen to support artists and at the same time offer a high level of teaching within our sessions. If you’re an artist interested in working with us please get in touch.

Work With Us

Why work with East Riding Youth Dance? Our community dance programme is a fantastic opportunity for artists, the participants and those with an interest in dance. We support our team with training and development opportunities to advance their skills and knowledge. If you’re interested in becoming a part of the East Riding Youth Dance team read about the available opportunities below and get in touch.

Support Workers

All our groups have support workers working alongside the artist to support the young people and assist in the attainment of their Arts Award Qualifications. If you’re interested in working with us in this capacity please get in touch.

The Hull and East Riding Dance Hub

Yorkshire Dance works in partnership with five subregional youth dance development hubs, covering the whole of Yorkshire.

Each hub is a partnership of local organisations and agencies from a variety of sectors, each having an interest in youth dance: the education sector, the sports sector, the arts sector, the local authority sector and the health sector.

Each hub has one key contact person, the hub co-ordinator, who can provide information, advice and guidance about youth dance in the area.

For Hull and East Riding dance hub, contact Ruth Drake, Hull City Council:

Call Ruth on (01482) 612685