Ludus Dance specialises in dance classes for children and young people. Our classes are delivered by DBS-checked experts in a friendly and safe environment.

Forming part of our core programme, these classes are an important part of our mission to make art that matters - inspiring, engaging and empowering young people through dance.


If you have any questions or particular requirements, please contact us before booking and we will make every effort to assist.

Autumn Term 2020

Following the news that we are vacating the Assembly Rooms, we have been trialing and testing outdoor delivery in Williamson Park, More Music courtyard and Ryelands Park and School. For the Autumn and Winter of 2020, we will be working in partnership with Ryelands Primary and Nursery School, Lancaster, delivering cultural education and targeted learning during the week and running our Studio Programme from the school grounds and other public spaces on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Classes that we offered before lockdown, including LYDC Juniors, Ballet Bounce, Junior Ballet and Dance Blast will resume in September as we test out this new way of working - outdoors, mobile, digital*.  

All necessary safety precautions will take place, with hand sanitisers on site and colourful dots on the floor to assist participants with social distancing. Sessions will be limited to 12 participants, which sits nicely with our person-centred approach and gives the workshop leader the opportunity to see how participants are progressing throughout the weeks. For those children and young people who are nervous about returning to dance in person, we will continue to offer an online weekly, inclusive dance class designed to enable all children, regardless of their age, ability or background to access and enjoy dancing. During lockdown we took the time to find a safe, secure and effective platform ( and developed a strong delivery model to continue to provide the same quality experience you have come to expect from us. You can read more about our chosen online platform in our user guide.

Term Dates:

Wednesday 16th September - Saturday 12th December

Please note that there will be no classes during half term, W/C 26th October, accept for Inclusion in Motion which will run through uninterrupted until 16th December.


LYDC Juniors 

5:15 - 6:15pm 

A contemporary dance class to develop movement and creativity, ideal for dancers aspiring to be part of our youth dance company. 10-15 years. 


Inclusion in Motion (Online class)

4:30 - 5:15pm

A creative, sensory dance programme developing personal expression through movement for all children, regardless of their age, ability or background. Through the use of creative tasks and calls for responses, participants won’t just be following a routine on a screen, they will be able to interact with the tutor and fellow students as well as feel a sense of ownership over the movement they are creating.


Ballet Bounce

9:45 - 10:25am

An imaginative and creative ballet based class designed to explore dance through music and movement. 3-4 years.

Junior Ballet

10:40 - 11:20am

A fun filled class building on children's natural ability and love of movement. A perfect way to progress from Ballet Bounce.4-9 years.

Dance Blast

11:35 - 12:35

A fun filled class building on children's natural ability and love of movement. We'll step into the world of performance and look at styles from jazz to contemporary, and choreography to performance skills. 6-9 years.Dance Blast


*Please note that at the moment it isn’t possible to accommodate everything, so Space Babies and Mini Movers will stay on hold for now as we adapt and develop our plans to adhere to social distancing guidelines to make sure we keep everyone safe.

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