Children’s Creative Movement & Dance Classes

Summer Term Children’s Class Schedule – Saturdays

Performance Studio:
9:45-10:25      Mini Movers (Ages 2-3) 
11:00-11:40     Leaps & Strides (Ages 4-5)
12:00-12:50     Leaps & Strides (Ages 6-7)
13:00-13:40     Leaps & Strides (Ages 4-5)

Research Studio:
10:00-10:40     Mini Movers: Research Studio (Ages 2-3)
11:10 – 11:50     Wiggle On (Ages 3-4)
12:10 – 13:00    Street Dance (Ages 8-12)

About our Children’s Classes Programme: 

Nurturing creativity through movement has been a key part of our mission since CDS was founded over 40 years ago. 

Led by our teaching team including CDS member Robyn Holder as well as Olly Otley and Wiktoria Grzes, our Saturday morning Children’s Creative Movement and Dance classes nourish the creativity of nearly 200 local children each term. 

Our classes are for children aged 2-12 years and offer a progressive programme of instructions designed to build skills in movement, rhythm, and choreography.

We end each term with a sharing for friends and family to see what the children have been learning!

For every class we run, we offer a limited number of free and subsidised places for local children and families based in Bow postcodes E3 5 and E3 2. For more information, please contact 

Term Schedule

Summer Term
23 April – 16 July 2022
Half term break (no classes): 4 June 2022

To enquire about Children’s Classes, please contact us Monday – Friday 10am  – 6pm on 020 8981 6617
or email

Safeguarding and Inclusivity

As an organisation working with children, Chisenhale Dance Space is committed to taking action to promote the welfare of young people. We have implemented Safeguarding policy and procedures to ensure that every child, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity, can be protected from harm.

CDS is also committed to creating a culture of inclusion as an organisation and among its community. We have developed an Equality and Inclusivity Statement, and Anti-bullying Statement

Please note our studios are located on the second floor and are step-access only.

Terms and Conditions

Collection policy: Parents of children younger than 16 years must stay in the immediate neighbourhood area of Chisenhale Dance Space whilst their child is in class, and must be present outside the door of the studio to collect their child at least 5 minutes before the end of class.

We require written permission from any parent whose child is permitted to travel and attend sessions independently. Please contact Chisenhale’s Operations and Education Manager Jessica Richards at if this is the case and we will notify all tutors.

Children will be required to wait in the lounge next to the office if parents are running late, however we cannot guarantee supervision of unattended children at all times.

A registration form for each child must be filled out online before the first lesson. You will receive this via email after booking. Registration details must be reviewed and updated at the start of each term for each child.

Payments are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Classes paid for must be used in the term that payment is taken.

A limited number of taster sessions are available in the first two weeks of term. You must sign up to the Full Term to continue after this.

Concession rates are available to the following groups, proof required on the first day of class:
Universal Credit, Pension Credit, Disability Living Allowance
Full-time students (in possession of valid NUS or ISIC cards)

COVID Safety and Adaptations

Chisenhale Dance Space puts the safety of it’s staff, Members, hirers and participants first as we assess how to reopen the building and avoid the spread of COVID-19. Following recent government lifting of restrictions, we will continue to be take the following precautions:

Implementing an enhanced cleaning regime including daily professional deep cleans of the building.

Hand sanitising stations are available as you enter the building and outside each studio.

If you have any further questions or require more information about our COVID-19 policies and control measures, please contact