Dance Classes York

A range of dance styles to suit everyone

Starbrite Studios offers all of the following classes with the option for students to enter in for IDTA examinations. If you are interested in joining our classes or have any questions please contact us.


The core of all dance subjects. It is a wonderful mixture of a number of arts; dancing, music, drama and poetry. Whether just for pleasure or for the more serious-minded, ballet develops a sense of movement, rhythm and appreciation of music. It helps to co-ordinate mind and body whilst improving poise and posture. Ballet is a confidence builder and promotes self-discipline.


Apart from being an essential skill for the professional dancer, tap dance is one of the most enjoyable and rhythmic forms of recreational dance. This lively activity makes the performer not just a dancer, but also a percussive musician.


Modern Jazz is great fun. You will learn to develop many different movements across a broad choice of varying rhythms and musical styles. You will explore contrast between expansion and relaxation and learn to isolate in a slick stylish mood. Whatever the atmosphere of the class, it is a wonderful opportunity to react and interact with other members of the class and dance to express your feelings.


Have you ever seen the hottest pop bands' music videos? Then you will already know what street dance looks like. Street dance takes any form of popular music from pop to hip hop and choreographs routines to the beats. Miss Emma has worked alongside choreographers from the UK and USA to bring the most recent trends back into the dance school.


Freestyle is the trendiest and most popular form of dance in the UK today. It involves runs, spins, kicks and leaps as well as many other diverse steps. Freestyle allows dancers of all ages to use freedom of expression to enhance their style. Introducing our new youth dance project for 11+, come and learn about commercial dance wearing trends of today.


Ever wanted your child to be the star of the show, appear on stage or TV and experience the thrill of performing in front of an audience, but don't know how to get started? Come and join STARS (Stage Training in Acting Recital and Song) and learn the skills of dance and stage movement, acting and drama, music and singing.
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Come and be part of this exciting new class and learn all the fancy moves such as kicks, leaps, fame jumps, split jumps, side leaps, straddle leaps, tuck jumps, turning jumps - the list is endless. These fabulous steps will help make your other work look more limbered and exciting and as a dancer are steps that are compulsory to be able to make it in the business.

Age Specific Classes


Do you want the opporunity to burn a few calories, tone up and have fun at the same time? Why not sign up for one of our adult dance fitness classes. We offer Jazzercise, Tap and Express Fit & Tone classes to various musical styles.
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From age 2½, these “introduction to dance” classes are to help children with co-ordination, music, social skills and of course having fun.
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Interested in joining one of our classes?

One week’s free trial is available to all new starters so you can try as many classes as you like.

At Starbrite we do pride ourselves on good grooming and correct uniform as it prepares the body and mind. Our branded uniform must be purchased from the dance school, but when out students first join us, we allow them to wear suitable clothing such as shorts and a t-shirt with soft pumps or clean trainers.

For more information about our classes or to find out specific times and costs, please call:
01430 803170 or complete our contact form.

Where & When?


Our classes run on Mondays-Saturdays at Units 13-15 Brookfield Business Park, Clay Lane, Shiptonthorpe, YO43 3PU. Classes start at 4.00pm and run throughout the evening until 9.00pm.

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Our classes run on Wednesdays-Saturdays at Unit 3, Millfield Lane Industrial Estate, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York, YO26 6PQ. Classes start at 4.00pm and run throughout the evening until 9.00pm.

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A great way of developing your child’s confidence and technique further and are also a great rapport building lesson between pupils and teachers. Private lessons are compulsory to be able to compete in competitions and recommended to work on weaknesses near exams. Private lessons can be shared with a friend no more than two people.


We provide support and expertise to school productions giving them a professional touch. Starbrite also offers extracurricular workshops bringing a new dimension into schools. These are usually spread over a half-term with popular choices being hip-hop, ballet, musicals of the westend and help to promote healthy eating but can be tailored to your schools needs.


Miss Emma offers teacher training /coaching in all core subjects of the International Dance Teachers Association.

A performer’s intermediate examination is required to commence teacher training. At Starbrite Studios this examination can be gained in the first instance if already a pupil to continue onto pre-associate status and finally to full associate qualification.


Miss Emma is also a festival adjudicator for dance festivals.