Projects & Whats On  

When and where are classes held 
at D Dance Theatre 
 
Tuesday 11 - 12noon Newman Centre (at St Theresa's Church) Crossgates LS15 7JY. 
Wednesday 11 am - 12noon Swithens Farm, Rothwell LS26 0BT. 
 
PLEASE NOTE FROM MARCH 2020 ALL CLASSES CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19.  
 
UPDATE: from Wednesday 16th September, Wednesday classes at Swithens Farm are open. Tuesday classes remain closed awaiting reopen news from the venue. 
 
On Wednesdays, 11:30 - 12noon people have the option to stay behind for coffee and a chat to meet new local people.  
 
Both ladies and gentlemen are welcome aged 50 and over. Classes cost £5 per session. We ask members pay £20 for the month so we know numbers each week (£25 if there are 5 Wednesdays in a month. Alternatively you can pay as you go, one class at a time for £7. If you would like to attend both Tuesday and Wednesday sessions there is only a charge for one class. Parking is available at both venues. 
 

Events - Group Journey and Timeline  

Dec 2017 
D Dance Theatre CIC was founded 
Mar 2018 
Indian Day of Dance and Tea - for the ladies of Oulton and Woodlesford. A dance workshop followed by afternoon tea (cakes, sandwiches and snacks) concluding with professional dance from Chiragi's students. 
10th June 2018 
Oulton Hall Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show - Attended by the new Mayor of Leeds and his wife. 
10th Nov 2018 
All Saints Parish Hall - Afternoon Tea, quiz and raffle with attendance from Time to Shine team including Katherine Greathead from Leeds Community Foundation 
5th Dec 2018 
Christmas meal for all members to attend to join in dance and community. 
6th March 
2019 
Lady Mayoress' Afternoon Tea at the Civic Hall, Leeds. 
4th May 2019 
Leeds Millenium Square Performance, followed by charity Garden Party at the Myrtle Tavern in Meanwood to raise money for the Haven Breast Cancer charity - everyone welcome (entry is free)! 
21st May 2019 
Launch of Crossgates Classes . Introductory Coffee morning with the opportunity to meet some of our members and see a demonstration of our dance and well being exercise sessions for over 50s. Please come along to find out more. Venue: Newman Centre, Crossgates 10am - 11:30 am - parking available. 
28th May 2019 
The first ever Bolly-Fit class to be held at the Newman Centre Crossgates. Classes are 11am - 12 noon and taught by the very talented Chiragi Solanki. Classes suitable for all abilities and fitness levels and open to both men and women who are aged 50+. Classes are £5. Hope to see you there! 
22nd 
June 
2019 
Invitation to perform at Bradford Dragon Boat Festival (Roberts Park in Saltaire) with our teacher Chiragi Solanki and members of her dance school. Please visit our learning and participation page for photos from the event. 
6th July 2019 
Afternoon Tea, Quiz and Fundraiser to be held at All Saints Parish Hall in Woodlesford. To support our local Bollywood and wellbeing classes for the over 50s. Everyone welcome for fun and delicious food. A dance demonstation will also take place to give people a taster of the classes! 
11th 
July 
2019 
Two of our ladies will attend the CareConnect forum, created by Sheffield University to explore how Time to Shine funded projects can help to reduce loneliness among older people and promote social inclusion in local communities.  
20th 
July 
2019 
We will be taking part in the nationwide Tesco 'Dance Beats' event to raise money for three brilliant charities: British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK and Cancer Research UK. Our dance slot begins at 3pm - if you can make it, please come along to support us at Tesco Seacroft (York Road, Leeds LS14 6JD). 
3rd 
Oct 
2019 
Opening performance at the Time to Shine marketplace event at Broderick Hall at Leeds City Museum - to support the launch of the Age Proud Leeds campaign (an anti-ageism campaign to tackle age discrimination and to work towards people having a more positive attitude to ageing). We are dancing at 12 noon, everyone welcome so please come along if you can!  
21st October 2019 
Perform at the opening of the Hunslet Community Hub and Library in Leeds in LS10. We will be dancing a short set of 2-3 songs starting from 2pm. If you're able to come along to see the brand new library and community hub and to watch us perform, it will be lovely to see you! Everyone welcome. 
25th Oct 
2019 
Oulton to India trip - some of our ladies to visit India from 25th October to the 3rd November 2019. Our ladies are going to perform in embassies across New Delhi, India on a mini dance tour. 
16th Nov 
2019 
Christmas Coffee, Cake and Craft morning. 10:30am - 12:30pm at All Saints Parish Hall in Woodlesford. A chance to visit stalls with homemade food, craft and flower stalls - beautiful creations by local ladies! There will also be a quiz and a raffle! Tickets are £3.50 and can be bought on the door. Everyone welcome, hope to see you there! 
11th Dec 2019 
Christmas meal at Franco's at Colton - an opportunity for ladies from across both classes to get together before Christmas and also to meet new members from the other class to socialise over the festive period. 
18th Dec 2019 
Final class of 2019. We will have two weeks off for Christmas to spend time with friends and family. 
7th 
Jan 
2020 
Classes begin again on Tuesday 7th January 2020 11am at the Newman centre in Crossgates and Wednesday 8th January 2020 10:30am at All Saints Parish Hall in Woodlesford. 
31st  
Jan 
2020 
Performance at St Chad's Church, Otley Road at Community Heros Celebration event - to celebrate the wonderful contribution individuals and groups make in their local Leeds community. 
19th 
April 2020 
Chiragi Solanki Showcase - A Bollywood bonanza bringing together all the classes that Chiragi teaches. Students aged between 5 and 90 years old will perform in a fantastic showcase at the Carriageworks Theatre at Millenium Square to display talent from all around Leeds. POSTPONED until further notice. 
March 2020 
UK Wide lockdown due to COVID-19, all classes close until further notice. 
16th 
Sept 
2020 
A larger temporary venue has been found and classes can restart today with strict Covid-19 guidelines in place. Classes are now at Swithen's Farm, Rothwell LS26 0BT. Crossgates classes remain closed for now - awaiting news on venue reopen date. 
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