Katherine Leydon-Smith FIDTA, a renowned teacher of dance, has worked at Pontefract Squash club since its formation in 1979 and runs her successful and thriving school of dance based here. The Leydon-Smith School of Theatre Dance has over 150 children and adult pupils attending her very popular classes. Pupils work towards IDTA examinations and exam pass rates are outstanding.
The Leydon-Smith School of Theatre Dance has classes suitable for children and adults. The classes include ballet, tap, modern jazz, street dance, musical theatre and cheerleading. Further details about classes and the dance school can be found at www.leydonsmithdance.com
Every three years the school performs a major theatrical show, which is held locally at Pontefract Town Hall, the talent that comes through is incredible and proceeds from the show support local charities. In addition, the Cabaret Class performs an annual ‘Cabaret Evening’ which is great fun and very popular.
For more detailed information about any of the dance classes please see our contact page on www.leydonsmithdance.com
Classical ballet classes for pupils from the age of 3 years and upwards.
Tiny Toes Baby ballet
For the tiniest of dancers – the age range for this class is from around 18 months to 3 years. Mums and carers are welcome to stay and join in with their little one. A great deal of fun for all! The class involves movement, music, playing instruments, singing and basically having lots of fun! A great class for developing confidence, coordination and musicality.
Tap dancing classes for pupils from 3 years of age and upwards.
Modern Jazz classes learn modern dance moves to a wide range of music styles and types.
Acting, singing and dancing all rolled into one fun packed class.
A fun dance class using pom poms to modern music with a mix of dance styles from traditional cheerleading to street dance based.
A dance class with modern funky dance. Moves to hip-hop chart and RnB music with a mix of dance styles from traditional cheerleading to street dance based.
Adult classes are offered in Tap, Modern Jazz and also Zumba Fitness. All our adult classes are very friendly but also offer a great way to exercise whilst having fun.
Zumba Fitness Classes
The exercise class that is sweeping the nation is now at Pontefract Squash and Leisure Club. Classes take place on Wednesday at 10.30am (with FREE Creche) and Thursday with classes running at 6.45pm and 7.30pm. Ditch the workout join the party!