COVID-19 UPDATE (July 2021): The info in the Weekly Activities sections will be updated once restrictions are lifted and things return to normal (as many groups won’t re-open until Sep21 or are running at reduced capacity).

In the meantime, you can find info on Classes, Playgroups, Days Out & more here. You can also like our Facebook Page here for updates🙂

If you run a relevant activity or business that’s not listed yet (or if you’re a parent with a recommendation) please feel free to get in touch with details.

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Acro Dance (Sylvia Dobson Dance)

Sat: 11 – 12.30pm – Acro

Rowlands Gill Scout Hut, 2 Lilley Terrace, Rowlands Gill NE39 2PD
Tel: 07534 667 913

Acro (JLJ Dance)

Mon: 4 – 4.45pm – Junior Acro (9 & under)
Mon: 5.15 – 6pm – Senior Acro (10+)

Floor 1, Main Street, Ryton, NE403RS

Acro classes are highly advised for any young dancers looking to improve their skill sets & tricks.

Booking required, FREE first class then enrolment via form.


Acro Kids (Happy Feet Dance)

Tuesdays 5.30 – 6.15pm (Age 5-8)
Tuesdays 6.15 – 7pm (Age 9+)

Happy Feet Dance, 53 High St, Felling, NE10 9LU Gateshead
Tel: 07939 587 538

Acro and gymnastics.


Acrobatic Arts (Buzz Dance)

Mon: 6.30 – 7.15pm (Age 7-9)
Mon: 7.15 – 8pm (Age 9-11)

Buzz Dance Company, The Old Fire Station, Edward Road, Birtley, DH3 1HQ
Tel: 0191 492 2099

£15.55 per month.

Gymnastics (Lee Brannigan Academy)

Thursdays 6pm

Cromer Avenue Church, Cromer Avenue, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 6UJ
Tel: 07583 838 482

We pride ourselves on giving first class training and fun classes, for pupils to gain confidence and improve their stage ability.

£4 (discount for block booking). Age 4+.

Gymnastics – My Club (Northern Hope Centre)

Saturdays 4 – 5pm

Northern Hope Centre Limited, 78 Imex Business Centre, Station Lane, Birtley, DH3 1QT
Tel: 0191 338 9865

These sessions are for young teens who either want to start gymnastics or learn new skills for dancers etc.

£5, drop-in. Ages 12 and 18 years.

Gymnastics – Over 7’s (GoGatehead)

Tuesdays: 5 – 6pm
Thursdays: 5 – 6pm  &  6 – 7pm
Saturdays: 12 – 1pm

Gateshead Leisure Centre, Alexandra Road. Gateshead. NE8 4JA
Tel: 0191 433 5733

Develop core skills such as balance, strength, flexibility and coordination in a fun, pulse-raising fashion. Working through eight levels of attainment (with awards), kids become proficient in a number of disciplines, building confidence and forming lasting friendships.

£48.50 for 10 weeks (with GO Gateshead card). 7 – 14 years.

Gymnastics (Sylvia Dobson Dance)

Mondays, 5.45 – 6.30pm
Thursdays, 4.30 – 5.15pm

St James Church Hall, Front Street, Burnopfield, NE16 6HR
Tel: 07534 667 913

British gymnastics sessions. New date added on Thursdays, taking names from March to reserve a place.

Stretch & Flex (Happy Feet Dance)

10.30 – 11am – Junior / Intermediate
12.30 – 1pm – Senior

Happy Feet Studios, 53 High St, Felling, NE10 9LU
Tel: 07939 587538

PAY AS YOU GO CLASSES are a great way to start your child’s dance passion. No termly fees, pay on the day!

£3.50. Drop in.