Dance City gets people moving in Sunderland with new term of classes

Written by on 25th April 2018

A new term of dance classes is getting people moving in Sunderland as ballet, salsa, tap classes are now on offer in the heart of the city.

Dance City has two studios within The Fire Station, the major £3.5million Fire Station hub that opened at the end of last year which aims to build on music, arts and culture offerings in Sunderland.

Dance City Sunderland are now offering 29 different classes across the week aimed at all ages and abilities including babies, toddlers, young children, teens and adults.

Classes take place in a purpose-built dance house designed to high specification with sprung floors, barre and full wall mirrors.

Adults can book a class in tap, salsa, musical theatre dance, contemporary, Egyptian belly dancing, contemporary, yoga and even a dance workout class.

Teens can take up aerial skills using silks, trapeze and cocoons, or contemporary dance; there are ballet, a dance club and aerial skills too for younger children; and even a dancing babies class for those under 4.

Artistic director Anthony Baker said: “With Sunderland being the biggest population centre in the North East, through this new venture in the new cultural hub we are able to expand both our knowledge and ethos into the area.”

“Dance is a creative, fun, social and physical activity that is great for keeping fit and active, boosting self-confidence and improving coordination and we are very keen to offer people in Sunderland an equal standard of dance classes and opportunity as on Tyneside.”

Dance City began in Newcastle and has been open for more than 30 years, it now welcomes 45,000 dance class attendees every year and is the North East’s leading development organisation for dance.

More details on classes offered and how to get involved are available here.

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