Workshops

 

This page offers you descriptions of the different techniques we offer, both at the dance studio in Jesmond and in schools or other venues. For exact times and days of classes please click on the Studio Timetable

 

Private Tuition Packages

Freelance Dance offers private tuition in a full range of dance styles. Whether you are rehearsing for the first wedding dance, developing confidence or skills before attending one of our weekly classes or wanting to prepare for an audition for college, University or dance school we are able to help. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and receive a quote. Prices start from just £40 per hour.

Ballet Bod

Ballet targets the smaller muscles you don’t often use

It’s all the craze in the USA and now you can get your body ready with the total body workout that defines and tones the body, giving you a long lean, supple ‘dancer’ look.

It combines elements of Pilates, Dance and resistance training and focuses on Barre exercises, you don’t need to be a trained dancer or have any experience- this class pushes your individual limits and you can work to your own pace.

Participants will need a yoga/pilates mat. Please wear comfortable clothing, preferably leggings so i can check alignment, bare feet or socks.

This is a 45 min class and costs £36 for 6 weeks

To book please contact Brooke 07783 421 132 brooke@freelance-dance.co.uk

 

Chillates

A new dawn in toning and relaxation taking influence from yoga, pilates and dance. A complete mind-body workout which improves balance, aerobic fitness, co-ordination and muscle tone. Suitable for all levels, Chillates features a ‘Wake Up’ section to warm up the body, ‘Salute & Strengthen’ developing strength and tone in the large muscles of the lower body, ‘Core Strength & Flex’ working the smaller muscles of the upper/lower body and abdomen and ‘Standing Yoga & Dance’ improving strength and tone for the entire body. This is a new course starting at Freelance Dance Studios, and the introductory price is £6 per 45min session & £8 per 1 hour session (however block boking is required). Please note participants will require a Pilates/Yoga mat. These can be purchased from any good sports shop or department store.

To book please contact Brooke on 07783 42 11 32 or brooke@freelance-dance.co.uk

 

Salsacise/Dance Fit (evening course)

A high impact aerobic workout full of a wide range of different Ballroom styles and techniques! A fantastic way to keep fit and learn ballroom steps with a twist at the same time! You will learn, salsa, tango, jive, lindy hop, waltz, fox trot….. the list goes on… 1 hour class

This is a 6 week course and costs £36

To book please contact Brooke on 07783 42 11 32 or brooke@freelance-dance.co.uk

 

Dance Fit

Dance Fit is all about the dancing.

This is a cardio focussed class which utilises several short routines each week incorporating different music, moves and styles!

Simple Choreography (no co-ordination necessary!), to get you moving around, having fun and of course sweating and burning calories! 1 hour class

£36 for 6 weeks

To book please contact Brooke on 07783421132 or brooke@freelance-dance.co.uk

 

Body Sculpt

Callanetics Exercises can work for every body. By isolating muscle groups and using tiny, precise (yet powerful) movements, Callanetics exercises tighten and reshape your body while increasing strength, flexibility and body alignment. 1 hour class

£36 for 6 weeks 

To book please contact Brooke on 07783421132 or brooke@freelance-dance.co.uk

 

Adult Tap

Tap dance is a form of dance characterised by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses on dance; it is widely performed in musical theatre. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality. We will be covering al these basics and MORE!

£36 for 6 weeks

to book please contact Brooke 07783421132 or brooke@freelance-dance.co.uk

Belly Dancing

This form of dance is effective for improving posture and muscle tone; relieving joint and back pain; increasing bone density; helping weight loss; preparing for child birth; lowering stress levels; boosting self-esteem and can help in relieving PMS. Our style of Belly Dance uses all the muscles in the body in a really enjoyable way. What is of particular significance is the way all the smaller underlying muscles get used. The problem with conventional muscle training regimes is that they tend to focus on only the large really obvious muscle groups and you can develop a “hard” muscular look. Belly Dance aims to use all the muscles more evenly so you can develop a nice overall tone. The likes of Kylie, Shakira and Beyonce swear by it!

This class runs for 1 hour and costs £36 for 6 weeks.

To book please contact Brooke on 07783 42 11 32 or brooke@freelance-dance.co.uk

 

Showgirls

An amazing new course which lets the inner showgirl in you come to life! You will learn an array of different cabaret and showgirl routines, this is a fabulously fun way to keep fit and have a giggle. Feathers, chairs and  few other props may make an appearance! The course runs for 6 weeks and costs £36 1 hour class

To book please contact Brooke on 07783421132 brooke@freelance-dance.co.uk

 

Dirty Dancing

Work out to your favourite dirty dancing tracks and have the time of your life doing it! The specially choreographed class covers all the classic tracks from the Dirty Dancing film. this class is suitable for all levels and as well as a great cardiovascular workout you get to learn some hot techniques. This is not a couples dance class as it’s choreographed for individuals. The course runs for 6 weeks and costs £36. 1 hour class.

To book please contact Brooke 07783 421 132 brooke@freelance-dance.co.uk

 

Pole Dancing

This course runs for 6 weeks and costs £60. Taught by experienced instructors, our classes are for fitness, to help you build up yourself confidence and feel more sexy in the process; we aren’t teaching you how to take on a new career. We focus on the fun, fitness side of pole dancing, and that’s why our classes are the most popular pole dancing classes in the North East. 1hr class (18yrs +) Please wear shorts or something that you can roll up as you’ll need grip on the pole. NO body lotion or moisturiser to be applied before the class.

To book please contact Brooke 07783 421 132 brooke@freelance-dance.co.uk

Brazil Fitness Dance

Ditch the workout, join the fun and dance yourself in to shape with Brazil Fitness Dance.

This high energy class will take you on a tour of Brazil from the heart of Rio de Janeiro to the drum beats of Salvador. We’ll explore exciting movement styles including Samba, Afro Brazilian, Forro and Funk to give you a flavour of Brazilian culture.

The hot Brazilian rhythms and sensual moves will put a smile on your face. While having fun you can improve your fitness, flexibility, coordination and pick up a few words of Portuguese.

The class is open to all levels and abilities. Wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water! There is no partner work in this class.
See you on the dance floor!

£40 for 8 weeks or £6 per single session

please contact Andre for more information or to book;  07495267748 or brazilfituk@gmail.com

 

Hustle

A street/commercial inspired dance fitness class. Real easy to pick up, No experience needed just a killer attitude. All tracks to HipHop/R&B beats, some tracks include explicit content.
£40-6weeks
Or Drop in £8
To book please Contact Maxine 07810111973 maxina32@hotmail.com

Hustle Extra…

A little extra . . . Hip Hop/ Street dance class stripped back to the basics. A perfect HOT and SWEATY pre Saturday night warm up. 1hr30mins back to back HUSTLE tracks. Burn up-to 800 calories whilst learning current routines. All abilities welcome. £10

This class will run once a month or so, please contact Maxine for dates and further info;

07810111973 maxina32@hotmail.com

Classical Ballet for Beginners

This class is perfect for beginners (18yrs +) who have never tried ballet before and also for those of you who danced many years ago as a child who wish to get back into it!

The class teaches the basics of ballet, working on technique, basic postures and exercises whilst improving core stability, tone, grace, co-ordination and technique as well and pushing flexibility. 1 hour class

£30 for 6 weeks

To book please contact Sarah 07984 411 542 or evokedancefit@gmail.com

 

Development Classical Ballet

This development level is for those with a background in basic ballet technique who wish to push their skills further. A relaxed yet motivating class, ideal for those returning to dance after a few years off, or wanting to keep fit in a fun environment. 1 hour class (18yrs+)

£3 for 6 weeks

To book please contact Sarah 07984 411 542 or evokedancefit@gamil.com

 

Burlesque Technique/Performance courses

Flexibility and Splits Course with Kristi

6 week course £35, 12 week courses £65. A £10 deposit is needed to secure your place… Love the art of burlesque? Want to dance like a burlesque dancer? Then Burlesque Technique lessons are for you! Learn the beauty and the techniques of burlesque and create your own persona. Lessons will concentrate on a different part of the tease each week from how to position your body to how to remove stockings and other garments effortlessly. Every lesson a short routine will be learned to enhance the burlesque training, all this will equip you for the final lessons which will be an incorporation of all training to one big routine that can be taken away and performed at your hearts content. 1 hour session (18yrs +)

Flexibility and Split course – This course is designed to increase your flexibility using safe controlled techniques. This is a 6 week course £35. A £10 deposit is needed to secure your place.

To book please contact Kristi on   info@houseoftrixieblue.co.uk   www.houseoftrixieblue.co.uk

 

Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Preet 

Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Preet

Tones muscles and strengthen joints

Improves posture and flexibility

Detox and weight control

Depression and stress management

Improves blood circulation, concentration and memory

Improves immunity and increases good hormones

Controls high blood pressure and diabetes

Our aim is to achieve a healthy body, mind and soul.

£45 for 6 weeks or £10 single session

For further information please contact Inderpreet (Preet) Kaur Ghura on 07984 184585  indisonia5@gmail.com

 

Sunrise Yoga with Tamsin (7.30 – 8.30am)

 

Set a positive intention for your day and wake up the body with a Hatha yoga class to connect you to what really matters. Stretch it out and get the energy flowing with simple asana (yoga poses), learn breathing techniques that you can take off the mat and into work and home (even sitting in traffic) and gather yourself with a short mindful meditation designed to bring a healthy focus to your day.

 

Sunset Yoga & Meditation with Tamsin (Friday evenings)

Shake off the work week and transition into your weekend right with a relaxing yoga and meditation session designed to help you wind down in the most loving way. Restorative yoga poses will relax your body and release tension, while a simple meditation will lower stress levels and shift anxious energy into trust. Slow down, cultivate balance and connect. Perfect for tired muscles, ideal for beginners, seniors or those seeking slow and mindful practice to balance out the bustle. Practice ends with a blissful relaxation. You deserve it.

£32 for 4 weeks or £9 drop-in

Tamsin – 07800 742 262

tamsinwrites@gmail.com

Restorative Yoga with Sis

Using props such as bolsters, cushions and blankets to support the body and promote deep rest, restorative yoga aims to combat chronic stress and fatigue through stimulating the body’s own relaxation response and natural healing processes.  By holding supported postures for longer and working mindfully with the breath to slow down and release tension, this class is aimed at anyone feeling overloaded, weakened or fatigued by the stresses of daily life – or just wanting to take time out of a busy week to nourish the mind and body with a gentle, rejuvenating practice. No experience is necessary, and all props will be provided.

Please note numbers for this class are restricted to a maximum of six to make sure everyone gets plenty of support getting comfortable in the postures, a place can only be guaranteed by booking a full course, however spaces are available most weeks, so do enquire if you cannot commit to a full course but would like to come on a certain date or dates! cost – 5 – 8 week courses of £12 per class or £15 for individual classes

Please call Sis on 07885 720380 or email Sis@yogasis.co.uk for more details and to book a place. www.yogasis.co.uk

 

Yoga for better backs!

A 90 minute class 5-8 week courses. Contact Sis for more information 07885 720380 or email Sis@yogasis.co.uk for more details and to book a place. www.yogasis.co.uk

Hatha Yoga with Sis

A gentle yoga class focusing on building strength and flexibility and creating balance working with the body, mind and breath. Beginners welcome. 90 minute class! 5 – 8 week courses of £12 per class or £15 for individual classes

Please call Sis on 07885 720380 or email Sis@yogasis.co.uk for more details and to book a place. www.yogasis.co.uk

 

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra sometimes known as “yogic sleep” or “sleep with awareness” is a deep relaxation practice in which you will be guided into a state of profound physical and mental relaxation. Benefits include relaxation of the heart, skeletal muscles, and nervous system, reduction of stress and stress-related diseases, and deep conscious rest that reduces the need for sleep. No previous experience is needed for this practice. once a month – usually the last Friday of the Month. £10 per class

Please call Sis on 07885 720380 or email Sis@yogasis.co.uk for more details and to book a place. www.yogasis.co.uk

 

Hatha Yoga with Melissa

Hatha Yoga is a discipline that unites the body with the mind. Gentle stretches and breathing exercises help to release tension and unwind. Each session ends with a period of complete relaxations. These sessions are suitable for all. Please bring a blanket/jumper for the relaxation.

One hr drop in session – £6

Block booking for 6 weeks £30

Contact Melissa on 07986 128 223 or millipede1000@hotmail.com

www.unwindbcalm.co.uk

 

Face Yoga & Laughter Yoga

FACE YOGA class. We hold loads of tension in our faces (hands up all you teeth grinders!) and I have lots of lovely exercises/activities that can help people recognise that tension and hopefully help release it. These will be seated sessions, and in addition to facial exercises there will also be acupressure, self-massage, sound therapy, meditation, laughter and even elements of Indian dance!

Face Yoga Sessions will be held on the  4th Saturday of the month.

LAUGHTER YOGA combines movement, laughter sounds and breathing to fool the body into thinking it has genuinely laughed. Among many benefits laughter helps release endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good and pain-relieving chemicals.An interactive, fun and absolutely barking-mad way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

Laughter Yoga sessions will be held on 1st Saturday of the month

Cost £6 drop in fee.

Contact Melissa on 07986 128 223 or millipede1000@hotmail.com

 

Happy Circuits 

Happy Circuits is a new full-body workout designed to have you smiling as you leave, even if you’re aching (in a good way) the next day – no shouty bootcamp here!

Open to all levels of fitness, each exercise can be made harder or easier depending on the individual needs of the participants, plus Katharine is always keen to incorporate new exercises so you’ll never do the same workout twice.

Katharine is a Level 3 qualified personal trainer, so I keep a very close eye on all participants, helping with exercises where needed and demonstrating each one beforehand.

Happy Circuits is a NICE thing to for yourself and your body, not some grim punishment you feel you “should” put yourself through! Upbeat, cheesy music and a feeling of achievement are the order of the day. Come and join in! £7.50 pay as you go or block booking discount available!

To book please contact Katharine at Yes Please Fitness on 07817 771175 or yespleasefitness@gmail.com, facebook.com/yespleasefitness

 

Capoeira

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form which combines martial art, rhythm, sport, music and philosophy to create a unique game between two players. Anyone can join in and anyone is welcome. Capoeira is a fantastic form of physical activity that will improve your fitness, coordination, balance, strength and agility, whatever your level of fitness. At the same time, you can enjoy the social, artistic, musical and cultural elements of Capoeira and even pick up some Portuguese! All you need for the class is tracksuit trousers and a tee-shirt (and bare feet). 1 hour class

£6 (£4 concessions) drop in or £30 for 6 weeks

To book please contact Phil 07748 906 113 or philheslop@hotmail.com

 

 

Daisy Birthing

Daisy Birthing is a practical, educational and supportive journey through pregnancy and birth. Our all-inclusive Active Antenatal method is an all-encompassing pregnancy class helping you to learn your antenatal education in a truly effective way. Each week traditional antenatal education is combined with active birth principle, taught seamlessly alongside repetitive flowing movements designed to anchor the education to your body, breath and movement, exactly where you will need it on your baby’s birthing day.

Your classes will cover a combination of:

  • Antenatal and active birth education
  • Breathing techniques
  • Relaxation and birth hypnosis
  • Yoga based movement
  • Meeting local pregnant women

Daisy Birthing is accessible for all mums from 14 weeks of pregnancy, no matter of shape, size and ability and is suitable for both first time and subsequent pregnancies, supporting all birth plans and choices. (Please note: Daisy Birthing classes are for mums-to-be only – it is not a couples class).

To book please contact Jenny on: 07779 728383 or jenny-hicken@thedaisyfoundation.com

 

KIDS CLASSES

Musicella (6 months – Pre School)

A NEW music group for parents/care givers  & babies/ toddlers …..

Sessions consist of 40 minutes of interactive traditional songs & action rhymes, dance & percussion instruments including drums!

A child’s musical life should start young. The combination of sound & physical contact at this age is fundamental.

Musicella – is led by Vicki Hook,  back in the UK after 20 years in the Middle East, with more than 15 years experience in Music Education  & creative Dance.  With a dance & performance background, she’s passionate about instilling a love for music in all children.

£5 per session

Contact Vicki on 07957 064 746 or vhooked@gmail.com

Ballet for children Aged 4 – 15

Bring out your child’s inner ballerina. Watch their confidence grow through this elegant form of dance. Either learn for fun or work towards exams and class performances, it’s up to you! £5/£5.50 per class  (to be paid a term in advance).

For more information please contact Chimney Sweep Theatre Company

07919 496 020 or info@chimneysweeptc.co.uk

www.chimneysweeptc.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/ChimneySweepTheatreCompany/

Tap for children Aged 4 – 15

Tap dancing is full of style, rhythm and pizzazz! Children are taught techniques, rhythms, exercises, routines etc and can either learn for fun or work towards exams and class performances, it’s up to you! £5/£5.50 per class (to be paid a term in advance).

For more information please contact Chimney Sweep Theatre Company

07919 496 020 or info@chimneysweeptc.co.uk

Prices

General Classes – please see timetable as prices may vary.

Wedding dance

£45-£50 (depending on requirements) also block book and receive a discount See our weddings page for more info