Theatre and Dance

  • Active4Today

For Active Fitstep and other dance classes in our leisure centres in Newark, Ollerton, Southwell and Blidworth visit Active4Today

  • AJ's School of Dance

AJ's School of Dance and Performing Arts pride themselves on offering students (aged 2 years to 80 years!) quality teaching and fun classes. Teachers all have professional credits ranging from West End shows to backing dancers. 

For more information visit

  • Argent Theatre

Performing quality theatre in and around Newark and Southwell area. New members always welcome.

Tel 01636 679000


  • Bethany Sweeney School of Dance

Ballet classes for children age 3 and upwards 01636 813632 or e-mail

  • Ceroc (modern jive and salsa)

Mondays: Grange Hall, Radcliffe on Trent NG12 2FB
Tuesdays: John Godber Centre, Ogle Street, Hucknall, NG15 7FQ
Wednesdays: Friesland School, Nursery Avenue, Sandiacre, NG10 5AF
Thursdays: Lutterall Hall, Church Drive, West Bridgford, NG2 6AY

4 class nights in Nottingham all of which are suitable for complete beginners The nights start with a complete beginners class at 7:45pm where you will learn 3 beginners moves and how to link them together into a short routine.

This is followed by 30 minutes of dancing to music to get to grips with what you have learned in class and then at 9pm there is a choice of an intermediate class and for those that have been dancing for 8 weeks or less there is a separate beginners practice session.

Then its social dancing through until 10:45pm. For more information please see their website or call Kali on 07469890189.

  • Dance4

Dance4 is a regional organisation who support UK artists and groups in the development of dance throughout Nottinghamshire. Visit for full information or call 0115 9410773.

  • Egmanton Village Hall Ballroom

Learn Latin and Salsa. Children and adult classes and private lessons. Call Jill on 07790 601 877

  • Elaine Varney School of Dance

Based at the Hawtonville Community Centre, Newark. Telephone 01636 688681

  • Firecrackers Cheer Squad

Firecrackers Cheer Squad are a non profit competitive cheerleading programme based in Newark, Nottinghamshire. They welcome athletes of any ability aged 5 years and over.

Find out more and contact through the groups Facebook page

  • Julz Dance School

Based at Ollerton Primary School and run by Julie Robinson. The school caters for ages 3-11+

Freestyle classes and Zumba are held on Tuesdays and cheerleading and Latin is held on Mondays.

  • Lowdham Pantomime Group and Lowdham Players

A friendly amateur theatre group with over 50 members based in the village of Lowdham. Visit for more details.

  • MLM Dance Classes

Learn waltz, quickstep, cha-cha, rumba and foxtrot in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with AIDTA qualified dance teacher Mike and partner Maggie.

Wednesday evenings, Coddington Village Hall, NG24 2PN, 8pm to 9pm
Thursday evenings, Salvation Army Church Hall, Balderton, NG24 3GA, 7.30pm to 8.30pm

All sessions £5 per person. For more information call 07790 719 870 or email

  • Newark Dance Academy

Millgate Community Centre

Mini Movers Ballet, Sundays 3:15 - 4pm (ages 2-3)
Little Movers Ballet, Sundays 4 - 5pm (ages 4-6)

  • Newark Academy - Little Movers musical theatre, Saturdays

9 - 10am ages 3-5
10 - 11:30am ages 6-9
Contact Natasha via Facebook @newarkdanceacademy or email -

  • Notts Youth Dance Company (NYDCo)

NYDCo offers creative dance classes including acro, contemporary and lyrical for children and young people.

The classes are on Saturday mornings at the Joseph Whitaker dance studio, term time only.

Age 4 to 6 at 9am to 9.45am

Age 7 to 11 at 9.45am to 10.45am

Age 12+ at 11.30am to 12.30pm

Emphasis is on FUN and the children are invited to join in shows or attend the occasional excursions to workshops and performances.

Contact Bec Lister, Dance Leader, on 07720 839 749 for more information or via the NYDCo Facebook page.

  • Open Classes for Dedicated Dancers

Classes focus on technique, passion, performance and dedication. Sessions run on Tuesday's at Magnus C of E School Dance Studio and include Ballet at 6pm and Jazz at 7.15pm. Classes cost £8 per class or £14 for 2 classes.

Tel 07885838701

  • Robin Hood Theatre Company

Everyone is welcome to join in with the activities of the Robin Hood Theatre Company, whether this is on the stage, back stage, front of house, prompting, directing, costumes/props, set creation.

01636 706097

  • Robin Hood Theatre - Youth Theatre

Every Sunday £6 at the Robin Hood Theatre, Church Lane, Averham, NG23 5RB

For more details contact Jean Lebeter, Artistic Director on 07733 179986 Or Shauna Dennett – Youth Leader at

  • ‌Southwell Dance Club

Based at Thurgarton Village Hall. We meet Monday 7:30pm - 9:30pm and enjoy sequence and ballroom. Call 01636 830733.

  • Southwell Dance School

We deliver weekly training in Classical Ballet, Modern Jazz and Tap. Classes take place at Southwell Leisure Centre and Farnsfield Village Centre. We hold a professional show every other year at The Palace Theatre, Newark.

We are a welcoming school which delivers high quality dance training.  Tel: 01623 884313 Email

  • Southwell Musical Theatre Group (SMTG)

The group rehearse weekly and hold several scheduled performances throughout the year. The group also run master classes from west end professionals on a regular basis.

For more information and details on annual membership fees please email

  • Southwell Theatre Club

A small friendly theatre club, we perform all things theatrical. We aim to do 3 to 4 productions a year including a regular slot at Southwell's Poetry Festival.

Our performing home is Southwell Library and rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings. 

New members are always welcome, both novice and experienced. For information about getting involved contact:

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  • Spotlight Studios

Dance and drama for children aged 2 to adult. Mansfield Road, Edwinstowe.

The classes on offer are:

  • Classical ballet
  • Tap
  • Modern jazz
  • Musical theatre
  • Acrobatic
  • Lyrical
  • Cheerleading
  • Cheerleading competition squads
  • Mansfield giants official cheerleaders
  • Street dance and hip hop
  • Freestyle disco
  • Latin and ballroom
  • Wedding dances
  • Contemporary
  • Irish dance
  • National dance
  • Classical Greek
  • Song and dance
  • Character

Tel: 01623 823174 / 07899 778473


For more details visit Spotlight Studios or email

  • Stagecoach Southwell

Performing arts school for children aged 4 to 18 years old. Activities include singing, dancing and drama. Email or visit or call Michelle on 0115 9614261

  • Studio 96

Studio 96 is a local dance school based in Rainworth at the Joesph Whitaker sports college. We offer weekly training in freestyle, contemporary, commercial, street dance and gymnastics classes for 2.5yrs+.

Classes are suitable for beginners onwards and everyone is welcome! 

Contact Natalie on 07504301260 or email

  • Studio NG24 - Inspire, create, educate

Now available for hire.

Location: Newly renovated, this fully-equipped studio is situated in the heart of historic Newark, just off Castlegate in the Old Coach House.

Facilities: As a wonderful, modern facility in a building steeped in history, the studio space measures approximately 8 metres by 8 metres with a full length mirrored wall, ballet barre and hi-tech sound/speaker system.

Classes: Whether you wish to learn to dance or extend your dance vocabulary, Studio NG24 aims to provide high quality classes and opportunities to allow you to excel.

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Contact : Dean 07885 838701 or email

  • Sway dance at Rufford Abbey Country Park

Ballet and street dance for children and young people. Sessions from £4 Visit Rufford Abbey Country Park

  • Tom Gribby Theatre Arts

Theatre school for children 7 upwards. Saturday mornings at the Newark Academy (Lilley and Stone Site) on London Road, Newark. Contact Tom Gribby on 07739 961597 or visit

  • Tozer Dance Studios

Dance lessons from 3 years 01636 814007 or visit

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