Children’s Creative Movement & Dance Classes

Bookings for Autumn Term are now closed, Spring Term bookings will open in the next few weeks. Please sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear when Spring Term goes on sale!

Spring Term 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)
13:00-13:50     Creative Contemporary (Ages 8-12)

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)

Nurturing creativity through movement has been a key aspect of our mission since its founding. Our Saturday morning Children’s Creative Movement & Dance classes offer a dynamic series of classes for children in local boroughs. Led by CDS Member Robyn Holder with Olly Otley and Oluwatosin Omotosho,  the programme nurtures the creative futures of nearly 200 children each term. The classes start at age 2 and run on a progressive programme up to the age of 12, building skills and knowledge in movement, rhythm and choreography. We always end the term with a sharing which lets family and friends see what the children have been working on.

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 thanks to Action for Bow. For more information, please contact 

Term Schedule

Autumn Term
11 September – 4 December 2021
Half term break (no classes): 30 October 2021

Spring Term
8 January – 2 April 2021
Half term break (no classes): 19 February 2021

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

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.

Clear signposting throughout the building including floor markings, traffic flow systems and COVID-19 safety information. This will include staggered drop off and collections for Children’s Classes.

We will also be operating a fixed group system for each class. Children/young people will be placed in age appropriate bubbles.

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