Dance Classes to Connect Us During Lockdown

Dance Classes to Connect Us During Lockdown

With a range of styles to choose from, Déda wants to help people to connect through online classes this February and March.

Déda is delighted to welcome people of all ages and abilities to join their growing online community for a programme of online dance, fitness and yoga classes, recommencing Monday 22 February 2021.

Through their new Better Together offer, Déda hope to help people set a weekly date to connect with the online class, or even attend virtually with loved ones by giving customers the first class for free when they book a block of five classes or a course.

Drop-in adult classes include Online: Ballet to Make You Feel Better, Online: Yoga with Michelle and Online: Rock the Hoop (hula-hoop dance class). These classes, which are part of the #DerbyWell programme, are designed to help physical and mental well-being. Brand new Wellbeing Wednesday classes will give people the change to try a different style each week, from Musical Jazz and Theatre to Carnival!

Déda’s 5 week online Academy courses return to keep young people moving and connected during lockdown. Online Youth Company Class offers 10- 19 year olds the chance to explore creative dance techniques, while Online: Illuminate brings together young disabled people aged 10 -25 years to dance in a friendly, welcoming environment.

Younger children will love Déda’s Saturday classes #DancingThroughDéda, designed to start their personal dance journeys. Online: Movers and Shakers is a fun and creative introduction to dance for under 5's and their parent or guardians. Children aged 5 – 10 are invited to Online: Street Jazz for Kids and Online: Ballet and Contemporary for Kids to kick off their weekends with music, dance and friends.

Déda’s online classes were launched in November 2020 as part of #LIVEInYourLivingRoom, a programme of events, performances, activities and blogs to bring us closer through art and culture, while we remain socially distanced.

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Clare Limb, Head of Dance Development and Learning at Déda says:
Déda’s online class programme has already impacted many lives; from a two year old attending their first ever dance class to a person in their sixties attending their first Ballet lesson in over fifty years. The classes have attracted local, regional and international audiences of all ages and abilities.

I am excited to introduce a new addition to our programme: Wellbeing Wednesday, a series of five classes in a range of different styles that gives you the chance to learn something new. Bring Carnival into your kitchen, shimmy by your sideboard and Northern Soul your way around your lounge. These classes are designed to complement our online Derby Well programme of classes, which focus on being active, connecting with others and learning something new.”

Parent of Movers and Shakers participant says:
"My child has been transported to another world – Beautiful!"

Ballet to Make You Feel Better participant says:
“Using the Zoom facility, you feel like you’re not quite alone. I get quite excited about doing it and afterwards I feel wonderful!”

Déda’s online class programme will begin on the week commencing Monday 22 February 2021. Prices begin from £3.50 per class. Tickets are onsale now and can be purchased from

For more information and enquiries contact the Box Office team at

Better Together discount
First class free (or 20% off) on children and young people’s courses taking place in between Monday 22 February - Saturday 27 March when customer quotes 'BTacademy' at check out.

First class free when customer books 5 of the same Déda Adult drop-in classes within the period Monday 22 February - Saturday 27 March 2021 and quotes 'BTballet', 'BTyoga' or 'BThoop' at check out for respective classes.

Offer ends 11.59 on Sunday 21 February. Terms and conditions apply. Visit:


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