Nurturing creativity through movement has been a key aspect of CDS mission since its founding. Our Saturday morning Children’s Creative Movement classes offer a dynamic series of classes for children in local boroughs.

Currently run by CDS Artist members Robyn Holder and Patricia Zafra 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 11, building skills and knowledge in movement, rhythm and choreography. Each term focuses on a different creative theme and we always end the year with a performance which lets family and friends see what the children have created.

Class Schedule

Booking is now open for Summer Term 2018. Please follow the links below:

Class Schedule
9:45-10:25      Mini Movers (Ages 2-3)
10:30-11:10     Leaps & Strides 1 (Ages 3-4)
11:15-11:55      Leaps & Strides 2 (Ages 5-6)
12:00-13:00   Dash (Ages 7-11)

Term Schedule

Autumn Term
16 Sept – 2 Dec 2017
Half term break (no classes): Sat 21 Oct 2017
Last day of classes: 2 Dec 

Spring Term
6 Jan – 24 March 2018
Half term break(no classes) 17 Feb 2018
Last day of classes: 24 March 

Summer Term
21 April –7 July 2018
Half term break (no classes): 26 May 2018
Last day of classes: 7 July

Children’s Creative Dance Facilitators:

Robyn Holder  graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2013. As a freelance dance artist she has been performing and teaching in the UK and Europe. She is a founding member of Feet off the Ground Dance, a performance collective which specialises in Contact Improvisation and Partnering techniques. Robyn has varied teaching experience covering a spectrum of ages and styles. These include creative dance classes, ballet, body conditioning and Contact Improvisation. In conjunction with Feet off the Ground Dance, she has been involved in introducing family jam sessions at Chisenhale Dance Space where she is an Artist Member.

Photo Credit: Thomas Holder

Patricia Zafra is from Valencia, Spain. She started her training at Maria Carbonell Dance School. After 4 years she moved to London to study at London Contemporary Dance School where she graduated in 2013. Since graduation she has worked with New Movements Collective, Just Us Dance Theatre, Rick Nodine and Theo Clinkard. She has worked for over 2 years with deaf choreographer Chisato Minamimura in a number of creations and has recently worked with Saju Hari Dance. She is also a founding member of the dance collective Feet off the Ground Dance, a Contact Improvisation & Partnering company based in London. Alongside with Feet off the Ground, she runs Contact Improvisation & Partnering workshops nationally and Internationally.

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

Read our Safeguarding Policy & Equality Statement 2016-17.


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

Terms and Conditions

A child’s place is secured only once payment has been received.

A registration form for each child must be filled out before the first lesson, either online or in hard copy on the first day.

Registration details must be reviewed and updated at the start of each term for each child.

Only one Taster session is allowed per child per term for Leaps & Strides 1 and 2, and Dash. On-going drop-ins allowed for Mini-Movers, subject to availability of places. No new starters or Tasters in the last 3 weeks of term.

Maximum 24 children per class.

Please notify us in advance of any absences of more than one week. Email or call 020 8981 6617

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

Children under 8 must all be accompanied by an appointed adult who must stay on site during classes; Chisenhale Dance Space is not legally responsible for childcare in this capacity.