Adult Dance Classes
in York & Malton
See us on facebook
Hello from the founders of
York Vintage Dance Group, Judith, Stephen & Tina - This is us at the Festival of Vintage at York Racecourse. see us there again in 2021. We will be at our stall, dancing with our group in the courtyard and instructing in the Festival's Vintage Ballroom.
As a community dance group, we promote, demonstrate and teach adult dance classes in a social and relaxed environment. We cover a wide range of individual and partner dances from the 1920's to the 1940's & 50's and beyond, playing great music from those decades, along with alternative modern and retro style songs.
Along with our dance classes we also orgainse 1940's & Vintage themed dance nights, social evenings, outings and displays in & around York and Malton.
With the emphasis on fun for all ages and abilities, it's a great way to excercise, earn a new skill and make friends in a happy atmoshere.
So why not give dancing a try?
It has both physical and mental health benefits.
BESPOKE DANCE INSTRUCTION & VINTAGE DJ SERVICE
York Vintage Dance Group can offer a fun bespoke dance instruction sessions at special events, covering dances from the 1920's to the 1950's and beyond, and a DJ service with our own Vintage musical journey down the decades.
A REVIEW from our WW2 Worshop at Wigginton Primary School
"Thank you so much for the wonderful World War Two dance workshop! The children absolutely loved it. They are still singing the songs and 'Doin' the Lambeth Walk'! Your team was very patient and friendy with the children. It was great value for money and we will definitely be contacting you when we study WWII again.
A REVIEW on FACEBOOK
From our Jitterbug/Swing Workshop at Huntington Club
"The YVDG team are so welcoming and are great dance teaches. They were very attentive to our lack of dance skills. It was our second class tonight and came away beaming both times as we'd successfully learnt all the dances that were being taught. The beginners workshops are brilliant too. Having been so many 40s and 50s events over the years and never danced properly it's great to think I'll now be able to get involved"
Beginner's Dance Class at the Milton Rooms, Malton
Well my first dance class over with and I absolutely loved it. I learnt nearly 5 dances. Didn't go with a partner but that was no problem as I teamed up with another when required. There were about 20 of us beginners and then half an hour later another 20 or so of the more "experienced" dancers turned up who were more then happy to help us novices. Well worth the money. I felt very welcomed And a nice little touch of a small bar where a bottle of ice cold water went down a treat! Can't wait till 21st Feb!
Dance Instruction at The Poppleton Play Danceathon
York Vintage Dance Group kindly supported our fundraising event,
everybody enjoyed the event and we received some excellent feedback:
"Can't speak highly enough about the York Vintage Dancers. They were friendly, informative, great teachers and lots of fun! Can't wait to do more!"
"A lovely group of enthusiastic dancers who managed to teach a group of complete beginners some great dances in a fun and informal way. We are still talking about it days later!"
For our dance group members who are in isolation
we are currently all meeting via Zoom.
Below is a light hearted video we posted to show what some of us are up to. There will be more videos to follow,
particularly for VE Day. Watch this space for news!
We offer the following in York & Malton:
1 Dance Classes - Vintage & Social Ballroom
2 Jitterbug/1940's Jive & Lindy Hop Dance Workshops
3 Dance Nights - 1940's & Vintage Themed
4 Afternoon Tea Dances & Parties
5 Dance Themed Hen Parties
6 DJ Service & Dance Instruction at Special Events
7 Dance themed team building workshops
8 Primary School Workshops:
All music, song and dance themed:
a) Dancing Through the Decades - 20's to 60's
b) Dancing & Sing-along - World War 1 (Key Stage 2)
c) Dancing & Sing-along - World War 2 (Key Stage 2)
A video of our 1940's/ Vintage themed Dance at the Milton Rooms, Malton.
DANCER REVIEW: "We had an amazing time, can't wait for the next one!"
DANCER'S REVIEW - 1940's Dance at Huntington WM Club, York
"Fantastic group, the dance night 11th November was great, everyone had a lovely time. There was a broad range of ability’s when it came to dancing but everyone got up and joined in. Can’t wait till the next one. Well done to all you wonderful organisers."