DAZL undertakes discreet levels of social enterprise work with the express intention of generating surplus income to invest in its charitable activities. This includes being hired to deliver activity for other organisations, and selling a small range of merchandise. In the current economic climate there is likely to be an increased need to establish a level of financial independence in this way. If you would like to find out more about hiring DAZL for delivery of dance provision, project management, or consultancy click here.

Need a dance teacher?

DAZL works with a wide range of staff who specialise in teaching dance to children and young people. Classes include a warm up and cool down as well as learning routines and creating own material but the content can be tailored to meet the specific needs of a particular group. DAZL believes that everybody has individual needs and our staff are particularly experienced in delivering dance to individuals and groups who could be considered “hard to reach” for a variety of reasons, as well as catering for other specialist areas including learning disabled groups. To see the benefits of participating in dance click here. Most of our tutors have a degree in dance and all are experienced teachers, however we also have a strong community development ethos where we train local young people to deliver dance into their own communities, these young people are called Youth Dance Leaders and are trained by DAZL. Youth Dance Leaders are CRB checked now called DBS in the same ways as our other staff and can provide a very cost effective service for particular projects e.g. working as assistants in large groups or delivering in pairs. Youth Dance Leaders, as members of the community themselves, can offer a service that truly reflects community need. Contact us to find out more. Choose from a list of dance styles or if you have an idea for something else then just ask, chances are that we know a tutor who can meet your need! Please click here for our DAZL Services Brocher _PDF please get in touch.

Why use DAZL to provide a tutor?

When you hire DAZL you hire peace of mind. We can look after legal compliance and best practice concerning CRB/DBS, risk assessment, insurance, and contract management. All tutors/ dancers contracted with DAZL also have First Aid Trained, Safeguarding level 1 and are listed on the Leeds City Councils Approved Coaches list DAZL has over ten years’ experience of delivering a range of dance interventions, particularly with groups who may be considered “hard to reach” and NEET young people. If you want a true community development ethos then we are for you, we provide free music and resources to support activities e.g. Pom-poms etc., saving you money. Our fees are available on request as they are dependent on the type of dance, number of hours, choice of venue, number of artists required, Contact us to discuss your individual requirements.!

DAZL Holiday & Half Term Programmes

DAZL delivers holiday programmes in partnership with a range of other organisations across the city and beyond. Many of these holiday projects also lead to performances at local and regional galas and festivals such as BREEZE etc.

Consultancy Services

Do you work for NHS/ Public Health/ Local Authorities, school, or community development organisation and want advice on setting up dance interventions?

DAZL is an expert at meeting public health outcomes through dance, and delivers a wide range of community development dance interventions in direct response to local public health priorities. We have given talks and interactive workshops/performances at many key conferences including Youth Dance England, British Heart Foundation National Conference, School Sport Conferences, Children Services Conferences, Poverty and Health conferences, NHS, DanceXchange, Change 4 Life campaign and many others. DAZL is a business model that could roll out to other areas. If you want advice we can offer consultation on the DAZL model towards identifying opportunities for your local needs. Where possible we offer consultancy pro bono as part of our charitable aims however may need to charge expenses e.g. travel or any direct costs.

Project Management

Lots of organisations just want a tutor but we can take on full project management including project set up, recruitment, delivery, monitoring and evaluation, and even fundraising in certain circumstances. Fees for project management are available on request, depending on what you require. Contact us to discuss your needs and let’s work together.

Youth Dance Leaders Course

DAZL can provide this service in a range of setting and the process takes around 3 – 6 months to complete (depending on length of weekly session/ block booking and level of award), in the past this has been run in partnership with other youth related organisation such as Leeds City Council Youth Service and Positive Futures and various high schools

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  • Competitive Dance Competitive Dance DAZL Diamonds & DAZL Goldstars are the official championship winning Cheerdance / Hip-Hop Teams of DAZL.
  • Community Dance Groups Community Dance Groups Throughout the year a large number of participants have engaged with DAZL’s other activity as a direct result of being involved various programmes.
  • Disability Dance Disability Dance The DAZL VINE Cheerdance Project starting in January 2011, the aim of this programme is to deliver Cheerdance to young people between 14 and 24 years.
  • DAZL Boys DAZL Boys We offer many opportunities for boys of all ages from 3 year old upwards, in all types of styles to suit the physical aspects of dance that interest boys.
  • Schools Schools DAZL’s Active 4 Life programme aims to increase involvement of inactive children by offering a range of fun activities delivered with an inclusive ethos.

Try a DAZL dance session

Classes across Leeds for anyone aged 3 -25 years. We're here to make sure you have fun even if you've never danced before. DAZL can introduce you to all kinds of dance; Street / Cheerdance / Hip-Hop/ Breakdance/ Creative /Jazz and Contemporary and more.... Express yourself, you'll have a great time make new friends, not to mention keeping fit whilst filling you with confidence!