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Classes

We offer classes for a range of children and young people of all abilities from ages 6 – 19.

Open Classes

Join these classes at any time – no audition required.

RISE Youth & Performance Group

These sessions are for more experienced dancers – join via audition.

Early RISERS

Members of Early RISERS take part in weekly dance classes to build confidence, make new friends and experience contemporary dance as well as build skills in other dance styles.

Early RISERS will have performance opportunities throughout the year, such as our annual show REACH along with various end of term sharings.

We run two Early Risers groups, the North group in Lockleaze, and the South group in Southville.

Saturday 9:30 am – 10.30 am
Year 2 – Year 4
North: The Hub, Gainsborough Square, Lockleaze, Bristol, BS7 9XA
South: The Southbank Club, Dean Lane, Bristol, BS3 1DB

RISE Juniors

RISE Juniors will gain experience in the foundations of contemporary dance including technique and build skills in other styles. The dancers are given opportunities to be creative and work together to make movement. 

They perform at various events such as Bristol Refugee Festival, REACH and end of term sharings.

We run two RISE Juniors groups, the North group in Lockleaze, and the South group in Southville.

Saturday 10:45 am – 12.15 pm
Year 5 – Year 6
North: The Hub, Gainsborough Square, Lockleaze, Bristol, BS7 9XA
South: The Southbank Club, Dean Lane, Bristol, BS3 1DB

Horison

Horison is a class for young people who enjoy dance to build their contemporary technique and meet new people. They will be introduced to other styles of dance and will work with different teachers.

As with all groups, there are performance opportunities throughout the year.

We run two Horison groups across Bristol, based at Trinity Academy School and Cotham School.

Horison North

Tuesday 5:00 pm – 6.30 pm
Trinity Academy School, BS7 9BY

Horison West

Thursday 5:00 pm – 6.30 pm
Cotham School, BS6 6DR
Year 7 – Year 11

RISE Youth

RISE Youth is a regular commitment, and we hold open auditions twice a year.

Sessions are primarily led by Helen and Luke with occasional guest teachers and workshops. Members of this group have many opportunities to perform throughout the year.

Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Year 9 – Year 13
Trinity Academy School, BS7 9BY

“I love it, I just love it. It’s a lot more work and a lot more commitment but it’s very worth it. It’s pushed me to my limits technically which is exactly what I hoped for”

Freya – Performance Group member

Performance Group

Performance Group is aimed at young people who may be considering a career in dance or those looking for more intensive training. Membership is via an audition. 

Members receive advanced training and additional workshops by professional dancers. They choreograph their own pieces and perform at national events. They may also have the opportunity to take part in international exchanges and will be supported by the team through the audition process to further training.

Thursday 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Year 11 – Year 13
Trinity Academy School, BS7 9BY

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At RISE we want to make sure that anyone who wants to dance with us can do so. Please donate to support our work, or learn more about how you can help us on our campaign page.

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