Newborn to Pre-School

Dance Toddlers

Details are subject to change, and there may be a waiting list for some activities. Please check for the latest updates directly with providers.

πŸ“† Tuesdays, 4pm:Β  Funky Monkey Class
πŸ“Œ Marron Theatre Arts Centre, Larch Road, Blaydon, Gateshead, NE21 5AJ

Funky Monkey class for 18 months to 3 years, with lots of music, props and fun. Range of classes for older dancers also available, including Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Greek, National Dance, Musical Theatre, Singing and Drama. Dancers can take part in shows and IDTA exams.

πŸ‘‰ Email to book, or contact 07901 872 240.

0191 414 7000
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From 25th April 2022

Fun and funky dance classes for boys and girls, covering 16 dance styles from Hip Hop to Bollywood, Rave to Charleston and many more! Above all it’s about having lots of fun!

πŸ‘‰ From Β£5 per session. Booked termly here.
Approx 18 months (when steady on feet) – 5 years
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Jitterbugs (Parent & Toddler sessions)
πŸ“† Mondays, 10 am

πŸ“† Wednesdays, 10am
πŸ“† Fridays, 1.30pm
πŸ“Œ Rowlands Gill Scout Hut, 2 Lilley Terrace, Rowlands Gill, NE39 2PD

πŸ“† Wednesdays, 4 – 4.30pm: Infant Ballet (age 4 to 7)
πŸ“Œ Winlaton Centre, Winlaton, Gateshead

πŸ“† Saturdays, 3 – 3.45pm: Tutus & Tappers (3-5 years)
πŸ“Œ Rowlands Gill Scout Hut, 2 Lilley Terrace, Rowlands Gill, NE39 2PD

In Jitterbugs sessions you can sing & dance to your favourite nursery rhymes and songs using hoops, pom poms, bean bags, musical instruments and more, then have a fresh fruit snack before playing with beams, tunnels, trampets and bubbles! Children can move on to independent classes in ballet and tap.

πŸ‘‰ From Β£4 per class. Contact 07534 667 913 to book.

07534 667 913
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Designed to help pre-schoolers develop coordination, self esteem and social skills through Irish dance, music and play.

πŸ‘‰ From Β£3 per session. Booked termly here (single sessions also available)
**FREE taster class using code ‘firstclassfree’ at checkout**

07909 220 870


Under 5s classes:
πŸ“† Wednesdays: Mini Ballet Lyrical (under 5 years)
πŸ“† Saturdays: First Steps (age 2-4)
πŸ“Œ JLJSTUDIOS, Main Road, Ryton,NE40 3RS

πŸ‘‰ Monthly Kids Pass for unlimited classes available. Enquiries here.


πŸ“† Tuesdays, 9.30am
πŸ“† Saturdays, 9-9.45am. 11.15-12pm & 12-12.45pm
πŸ“Œ Eve Trew School of Dance, 10 Telford Close, Saltwell Business Park, Gateshead, NE9 5BG

A fun, interactive Ballet class for ideally suited to boys and girls who enjoy music and movement. A perfect introduction to the world of dance.

πŸ‘‰ To book, email with your full name and mobile number and a name and date of birth for your child.
Age 3-5 years


0191 420 1266
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Dance, <1 year+ (Baby Ballet)

πŸ“† Fridays, 9.30 – 11.35am
πŸ“† Saturdays, 9 – 11am
πŸ“Œ Dunston Activity Centre, Ellison Road, Dunston, NE11 9SS
Term time only, from 25th April 2022

We teach award-winning pre-school dance classes to babies, toddlers and children. Our fully trained dance teachers create a fun, friendly environment where every little one is given a chance to shine.

πŸ‘‰ Β£6.50 per 30/35 min class, booked termly (3 week trial available at Β£18).
For more info, visit @babyballetnorthtyneside
Tots: 6-18 months | Tinies: 18 months – 3 Years | Movers: 3-4 years | Tappers: 3+ years | Groovers: 4.5-6 years

Dance, <1 year+ (Tappy Toes Newcastle & Gateshead)

From 23rd April 2022

Tappy Toes classes are welcoming, sociable, supportive and most importantly so much fun for children and parents! Our 30 minute sessions are suitable for boys and girls, with classes split into three age ranges. Classes follow EYFS guidance to support your child’s early years development, and involve sensory props, catchy tunes, action songs and basic dance movements, finishing with bubbles.

πŸ‘‰ Β£15 for 3 week trial, then termly booking available.
For more info, visit @tappytoesgateshead
Teeny: 6 months to walking | Toddle: walkers to 3 years | Tots: 3-5 years

Dance, 1+ years (Buzz Dance)

πŸ“Œ Buzz Dance Company, The Old Fire Station, Edward Road, Birtley, DH3 1HQ

Preschool dancers can come along from the day they can walk, with Dance Stars classes available for parent and child and then moving on to independent classes, primary school age classes and beyond.

πŸ‘‰ Β£15.55/Β£17.30 per month, 30/45 min classes
For more info, visit @buzztheatrearts
Discount of 5% for pupils attending more than one different class.

Mon, 3:30-4pm: Preschool Popsteps, Freestyle (Age 3-4)
Tues, 10-10:45am: Dance Stars (Age 1-4)
Wed, 10-10:45am: Dance Stars (Age 1-4)
Thurs, 3:30-4pm: Preschool Ballet/Theatre (Age 3-4)
Sat, 11-11:30am: Preschool Ballet/Theatre (Age 3-4)
Sat, 11:30-12pm: Preschool Acrobatic Arts (Balance/agility/locomotive skills/acro positions) (Age 3-5)

πŸ“† AGES 4-6
Wed, 4-4:45pm: Ballet
Wed, 4:45-5:30pm: Popsteps (Freestyle)
Thurs, 4-4:45pm: Ballet
Thurs, 4:45-5:30pm: Popsteps (Freestyle)
Thurs, 5:30-6:15pm: Acrobatic Arts (Gymnastics/flexibility/motor skills)

Dance, 2.5+ years (Happy Feet Dance)

πŸ“† Mondays, 4.30-5.15pm: Musical Theatre / Pop (Ages 2.5 – 4)
πŸ“† Tuesdays, 4.15-5pm: Acro (Ages 4+)
πŸ“† Saturdays, 9-10am: Ballet / Tap / Pop (Ages 2.5 – 4)
πŸ“† Saturdays, 9am-12pm: Infants (Ages 4+)

πŸ“Œ Happy Feet Studios, 53 High St, Felling, NE10 9LU

Our PAY AS YOU GO CLASSES are a great way to start your child’s dance passion. Pop along for a free trial.

πŸ‘‰ No need to book. Pay on the Day, no termly fees!
For more info, visit @Happy Feet Dance

Dance, 3+ years (Dance Fuse)

πŸ“† Tuesdays, 3.45 – 4.30pm: Street Dance (4+ years)
πŸ“† Thursdays, 3.45 – 4.30pm: Tiny Toes Ballet (3+ years)

πŸ“Œ Gateshead Cleveland Hall CA, Easedale Gardens, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 6TA

The perfect way to build confidence, co-ordination and to make new friends. We offer all students the opportunity to progress through IDTA grades and medals and to take part in our presentation evenings and shows.

πŸ‘‰ Β£4.50 per class (4 week trial period payable weekly, then monthly payments).
For more info, visit @dancefuse.dancefitness


Dance, 3+ years (Romero School of Dance)

πŸ“† Wednesdays 4 – 4.30pm: Ballroom & Latin Mini Stars
Springwell Village Community Venue, Springwell Village, Gateshead, NE9 7RP

Teaching the basics of Classical Sequence, Ballroom and Latin in a fun and relaxed environment, with a mixture of song, dance and movement activities. Children have the opportunity to participate in nursery awards, shows and competitions.

πŸ‘‰ For more info, visit @romeroschoolofdance
Ages 3 – 5 years