Located on the lower ground floor, this fabulous self contained space is one of the best rehearsal/dance studios in the area. Home to weekly dance, fitness, theatre and yoga classes along with The Ground-UP Craft Workshops.


Tuesdays: https://www.initiatetheatre.co.uk/  6pm – 8pm.

Initiate Theatre provides workshops, professional theatre and event entertainment throughout the Northwest. Our academies are run by Industry professionals, with years of experience teaching students of all ages.   Andrew Sumner, the Artistic Director, has performed nationally & internationally and specialises in Shakespeare tuition. Emily Bentkowski, the weekly tutor, has a dance and drama degree, and is now working with Initiate Theatre on a regular basis, as well as freelancing for others.
Our terms follow a set structure, focusing on different practitioners and their techniques. We also work towards performances and exams, and provide opportunities to learn from other tutors and directors in one off sessions.   The first session is always free, so come down and give it a go!

Contact Initiate Theatre Company on 01772 439009 or email enquiries@initatetheatre.co.uk

Thursdays: Fit Steps, 10 – 11am

FitSteps® is a really fun, energetic exercise class based around twelve of the most popular Latin and Ballroom dances and has elements of Jive, Cha Cha, Samba, Tango, Waltz and Quickstep.
The programme has been designed by ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ professionals and is endorsed by the show. Suitable for all levels, ideal for those new to dance and you don’t need a partner! You just have to want to get fit and have fun.
FitSteps® classes are held on Tuesday at 9.30am at Padiham Leisure Centre , Wednesday at 6pm at St Peter’s Leisure Centre and Thursday at 10am in the Basement Studio at Burnley Mechanics.
For more information contact the Up and Active Team on 01282 477134.

Thursdays:  Ground Up Craft Group, 1 – 3pm

Ground UP is a programme of artist residencies focusing on celebrating the uniqueness, the individuality, the commonality of all the areas that form part of South West Burnley.

Embracing process not product, art as a social function, and artists as ‘context providers’ rather than ‘content providers’ are the overarching philosophies of the programme.

Ground-UP will be facilitated by three creative collaborators – Cath Ford, Iain Broadley and Dr Stephanie Hawke.

You can also find them on facebook, so ‘like’ their page for regular updates and to join the conversation.

Sundays: Baby Ballet, 9:30 – 12:30am

Babyballet Burnley, teach hundreds of babyballet stars each week in their babyballet dance classes including ballet and tap for little boys and girls. Following the trial, their classes cost £3.50 per week, paid for in short, manageable, half term blocks.   They look forward to welcoming you and your little stars to the magical world of babyballet very soon!

The Basement Studio is available for hire, to enquire about hiring the space please call 01282 477311 or email bhood@burnleyleisure.co.uk
(Please note a minimum 2 hour hire policy applies)

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