Classes are current not able to run due to COVID We hope to be back offering after school clubs soon! 

The Dance Network have applied for Satellite Club funding from our partners Active Essex and Essex County Council on behalf of schools across Essex.


Our strategy over 2019/20 is to establish 10 new clubs across Essex ensuring dance is accessible to all and support young people who wish to develop their dance career further.

We have the following clubs available to students in the respective schools aged 14 - 19 and up to 26 with a disability

In 2020 we would like to encourage Special Educational Needs and Disability Schools to join the programme and offer an after school club or lunch time club for their students. If you are a school teacher from this setting please contact us with your interest


Details about the programme: 

The Satellite Club programme is a Sport England national initiative to establish new, sustainable activity clubs and groups for 14-19 year olds and reverse the trend of young people dropping out of sport and physical activity. The programme is coordinated at a county level through the County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) - which in Essex, Southend and Thurrock is Active Essex.

Aims and objectives of the Youth Dance Club programme:


To introduce dance and movement skills

To develop self-esteem and confidence in the young person

To explore teamwork and co-operation

To support healthy living and physical activity through dance

To increase knowledge, skills and independence

Signpost young people to further opportunities if they wish to take their dance career further

To have fun!



To listen / pay attention and respond to instructions

To gain confidence in their physical abilities and have fun trying new skills

To be involved and engaged in weekly classes

To engage socially and enjoy relating to each other in the space, making new friendship groups

To begin to communicate and express their own creative output through dance

To respond to music

Offer young people the opportunity to perform in front of an audience or on a professional stage


Target numbers: Club’s target numbers have been set at 30+ pupils (no higher than 40). The school should aim to engage with this many young people.