Playgroups & Classes Harrogate

Music & Dance

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Baby Sensory

Award-winning, sensory-rich development classes designed to support you and your baby from birth. Regular exposure to an incredible range of sounds, smells, sights, textures, music, dance, signing and massage all help rapidly develop the brain in your babyā€™s first year. Weā€™ve done the research; so you can enjoy the funā€¦

St Wilfridā€™s Church Hall, Harrogate HG1 2EY
10.00am 6-13 months
11.30am birth-6 months
1.00pm birth-13 months
2.30pm birth-13 months

Holy Trinity Church Hall, Gracious Street, Knaresborough, HG5 8BQ
11.00am 6-13 months
12.30pm birth-6 months

Wetherby Sports Association (beside Leisure Centre), LS22 5HA
10.00am 6-13 months
11.30am birth-6 months
1.00pm birth-13 months
All classes last 1 hour, which includes our sensory activities and also time in the fantastic exploratory play area.

You can join us at any time (pending availability) and your fee reflects the number of weeks remaining in the term. Please note, if a class is marked as ‘wait list’, please try to book onto another class to avoid disappointment. Once all class places have been filled, a place would not become available until the next term.

Visit Ā theĀ Baby Sensory WebsiteĀ for more details and to book a trial.

AlternativelyĀ emailĀĀ or phone 07970 122187 for more information.

After dancing online throughout lockdown, we are so excited to be back in our physical classes and dancing with our little stars again in person.Ā  Our preschool dance and ballet syllabus offers four stages of ballet dance classes, for young children aged 6 months to 6 years, plus a tap dancing class for children over 3 years.


Tots (6-18mth), Tinies (18mth-3yr), Movers (3-4yr), Groovers (4-6yr)

Mondays – Killinghall

9.45am Tinies

10.30am Movers

11.15am Tots


Tuesdays – Knaresborough

11.00am Movers

11.45am Tinies

12.30pm Tots


Wednesdays – Harrogate

9.45am Movers

10.30am Tinies

11.15am Tots


Fridays – Killinghall

9.45am Tinies

10.30am Movers


Saturdays – Beckwithshaw & Knaresborough

9.30am Tinies

10.15am Movers

11.15am Groovers


You can start classes with babyballet at any time and we offer a three-week introductory trial for Ā£15.00 to trial our magical classes before committing to a term.Ā 

Please rest assured all of our classes have Covid secure measures in place and we are practising social ā€˜dis-DANCINGā€™ at all of our venues.


Visit ( for more details and to book a trial. You can also email Miss Kim atĀ or call/text 07873 443595


07873 443595
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Ballet at Chatsworth Dance

Chatsworth Dance believe our combination of expertise and enthusiasm provides top quality tuition and facilities.

We hold over 70 classes a week inĀ 2 dedicated studios as well as additional classes at Harrogate Gymnastics at Hornbeam park withĀ 8 qualified teachers teaching over 500 studentsĀ (Girls, boys & ladies)
Classes start from 18 months upwardsĀ (no upper limit!) there is something for everyone including Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Musical Theatre

Born to DanceĀ (baby ballet age 18 months to 3 years)Ā This class is for babies/toddlers and a parent/guardian. Designed to introduce boys and girls to movement, rhythm and co-ordination through music (accompanied by an adult).
Pre-School DanceĀ (ages 3 and 4)Ā A class devised especially for boys and girls aged 3 years to school age. The emphasis is on freedom of movement, development of co-ordination and building confidence.
BalletĀ (IDTA syllabus)Ā Still as popular as ever – indeed we currently have over 140 students coming to ballet classes every week! Ballet has a technique which is the foundation of all dance. We currently run 16 classes per week covering 10 different grades/standards
TapĀ (IDTA syllabus)Ā Popular with teachers as well as students, tap spans many diverse musical styles and is enjoying an increasing popularity amongst our students. Beginners through to Seniors.
Modern JazzĀ (IDTA syllabus)Ā Modern Jazz is designed to be a combination of structure and fun ā€“ principally geared to demonstrate emotion through interpretation of any musical genre. Ā Beginners through to Seniors.
Freestyle & Boys DanceĀ (IDTA syllabus)Ā Our freestyle classes are very popular and very energetic. Covering age ranges from 6+ to 17+.
Musical Theatre & TheatrecraftĀ For those who aspire to emulate the stars of “Mamma Mia” or even the “X” Factor, our Musical Theatre classes give the opportunity for students to exercise their vocal talents as well as their dancing skills.
Zumba FitnessĀ® & Zumba GoldĀ®Ā is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive. Zumba GoldĀ® is the low impact version.
Adult Tap & BalletĀ We run a number of classes both adults returning to dance and beginners
DiscofitĀ A unique exercise and fitness programme for all levels based on ever-popular disco classics!

For the current timetable visitĀ

Tel 01423 522322 or visitĀ


Drama class places available at Harrogate Theatre now!

Harrogate Theatre run weekly drama classes each school term and champion creativity, build confidence and are just loads of fun! Ranging from 3 to 18 years we have something for everyone, beginners and seasoned performers alike. Sign up now for your place starting this September and become a member of the Harrogate Youth Theatre.

Each age group develops age appropriate performance skills learnt through play ranging from learning about key practitioners to puppetry, script analysis and how to look after your voice. Ever wanted a go performing on one of our stages? From 5 years upwards we do just that, starting with simple projects pulling out themes from familiar stories you may read at home, to devising their own plays and staging published scripts with the whole shebang, lights, costumes and sets designed specifically for that show.

Each term is 10 weeks long and starts Monday 23 September 2019. Places are Ā£70 per term, with the subsidised rate Ā£40 per term for families eligible for free school meals or in receipt of benefits.* Discounts available for signing up to all three terms for this year.

*Subject to proof of income.

For more information or to book one of our free taster sessions please visit our website.

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hartbeepsHartbeeps is a music and movement class for babies, toddlers and pre-school children. A magical,musical soundtrack comes to life through puppetry, props and fun allowing your child to be at the centre of their own adventure and creates a sound journey down the rabbit hole into a childhood world of imagination.

We offer 3 types of classes for you and your little one to enjoy:

Happy House:Ā Family class for toddlers, suitable for their younger and older siblings.

Baby Beeps: sitting to walking confidently babies
Baby Bells: Newborn to sitting confidently babies


Calcutt Village Hall




9:30am Happy House (toddlers to preschoolers)

10:30am Baby Beeps (sitting to walking)

11:30am Baby Bells (Newborn to sitting)

St Jamesā€™ Church

Church Street


LS22 6LP


9:30am Happy HouseĀ (toddlers to preschoolers)

10:30am Baby BeepsĀ (sitting to walking)

11:30am Baby BellsĀ (Newborn to sitting)


Harrogate GymnasticsĀ 


Unit 7, The Zone

Hornbeam Park



9:30am Happy HouseĀ (toddlers to preschoolers)

10:30am Baby BeepsĀ (sitting to walking)

11:30am Baby BellsĀ (Newborn to sitting)

ClassesĀ mustĀ be booked in advanced per termly booking atĀ

We also doĀ partiesĀ for 1-4 year olds šŸ™‚ We will make yourĀ little’s birthday magical!





Please ā€˜likeā€™ our page for updates about our sessions.

We would love to see you at Hartbeeps soon.

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Musicality Kids

Unique music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers teaching your little ones all aspects of music.

Weā€™ll learn different beats and high & low, loud & soft and fast & slow. Through playing games, dance and stories weā€™ll also learn about different types of music such as classical, jazz, rock, pop and more. Weā€™ll also introduce your little ones to different orchestral instruments and theyā€™ll even get to meet a few.

Tuesdays (Term Time) at St Mark’s Church, Harrogate.

First session FREE.

9.45, 10.45 and 11.45am


*New Class*

Mondays 10.45 at Oatlands Community Centre for 0-4 year olds

We are also available for parties.

For more information on these fantastic classes or to book visitĀ,

email or call Hannah on 07967 932062

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Rhythm Time!

Do you want the best start for your little one, no matter what their own individual needs are? Do you want to watch them grow and develop fantastic new skills whilst having the most amazing musical fun? Welcome to Rhythm Time!

Fun, quality classes that help develop a childā€™s confidence, creativity, listening skills, language, numeracy and co-ordination. Courses are specially written by a music teacher and created to enhance every childā€™s development.

A holistic, musical and multi-sensory approach to baby development, where we do lots of activities which encourage brain development through eye-tracking, listening and experimenting with sound and textures.

We have fun with bubbles, hoops, mirrors as well as learning listening skills with Ratatat, our Rhythm Time rabbit!

Every baby and toddler is an individual with great potential. Weā€™ll teach you how to make music fun for your child, and show you how you can help to unlock their potential by singing and making music together.

We have classes in Harrogate and Wetherby, as well as surrounding areas.


Harrogate- Flock to Fold, West End, Harrogate
Monday 10am Toddler/10.45am Baby
Harrogate- Elin Pentecostal Church
Monday 1.00pm Baby/1.45pm Toddler
Knaresborough- Chain Lane Community Hub
Monday 10am PreSchool/10.45am Toddler/11.30 Baby
Harrogate- Elin Pentecostal Church
Tuesday 9.40am PreSchool/10.20am PreSchool/11am Toddler/11.40am Toddler/12.20pm Baby
Wetherby- St.James Church Hall
Wednesday 10am PreSchool/10.45am Toddler/11.30am Baby
All of Ami’s region classes can be found onĀ

Book your place on the website, visit or Facebook page, or call Ami onĀ 07340 048804

Find us on Facebook: RhythmTimeNorthYorkshire

Visit our website:

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Western Toddler Group

Update September 2020- Unfortunately due to COVID-19 this group is not currently running.Ā 

Welcome to Western Toddlers Group!

We meet on Wednesday mornings, 09.15 to 10.30 a.m.Ā (term time only). Please find us in the school canteen across the back the playground.Ā You may leave your pushchairs under the pergola and meet in the rear playground under the canopy.

Weā€™re a small, friendly group with toys and playmats for babies, different play and art activities each week for toddlers, refreshments and a sing song and/or story to finish, all for a small charge of Ā£3 per family.

We would be very happy to welcome you to our group!

If you have any questions, please contact:


telephone: 01423 502737


ACTAcademy UK is a Triple Threat Training Performing Arts School. ACTAcademy gives it’s pupils the absolute highest standards of teaching, most amazing state of the art studios to train/perform in & numerous chances to pursue incredible & truly unique opportunities to excel in the performing arts.

Call 01423 202646 for a chat about our classes and opportunities, arrange a tour,or book your FREE trial!

AdamĀ WestermanĀ Music Tuition Harrogate

Absolute beginner or intermediate,Ā AdamĀ has 15 years experience tutoring musicians to a high standard.

Guitar: Classical, Rock, Acoustic and pop.

Drums & Percussion.

I teach all ages and cover grades 1-8 with three examination boards. (ABRSM, Trinity and Rock School)

Full DBS check available.

To find out more callĀ Adam on 07447 064889

Classical Ballet CoachingĀ 

  • Classes for Children 18 months – 6 years in Harrogate area
  • Encouraging & nurturing environment with a passionate ex-professional teacher.
  • A fun introduction to music, movement and creativity
  • PrivateĀ coaching available for any age

Call/text Philippa Gomez on 07311333484 for more information

Knaresborough School of Speech and Drama

At the Knaresborough School of Speech and Drama, we offer classes and private lessons for children from age 4-18. We teach LAMDA examinations which, at the higher grades, offer UCAS points. We pride ourselves on quality tuition that helps students build confidence, skills, and friendships.



Talking Tots

Talking Tots classes combine fun interactive games, songs, activities and stories to build on those vital early skills needed to communicate effectively. The sessions promote speaking, listening, attention, sharing, cooperation, confidence, self-esteem and phonological awareness

call Ruth on 07984327465

The School & Dance Shop (formerly Broadbank and Empson), Knaresborough

We are a local family shop on Chapel Street, Knaresborough, selling

local school uniform and dance clothing to local families.Ā  I pride myself on service,

quality and making sure your little one leaves my shop happy, confident and comfortable.

The easiest way to make contact with me is through Facebook. See you soon, Julie

Tiny Pop Activities

Come and join us as we dance, sing and play every Tuesday at Winkies! Our fun, interactive classes use music, dance, action songs, props, bubbles and more to offer structured sessions which are planned to help children achieve EYFS goals as well as offering wonderful opportunities for parent / carer bonding and socialisation.
We offer a 2-4 years class (10am), a walkers to 2 years class (10.30am) and a 3 months – walkers class (11am), all with free stay and play at Winkies.Ā Booking is essential. Please contact Vikkie on 07595466521

YOLO Dance – Mother & baby

For more info call Valentina 07555391934

Mummy & Baby (0 mths ā€“ 3 yrs) dance class. A fusion of hip hop, pop, rhythm and African dance modified to suit a mother with a baby in arms.

It is great for bonding with baby, creating a personable personality for baby, shedding the baby weight, fighting depression, keeping fit, and meeting with other mums.