We offer a welcoming, relaxed environment and professional, friendly service, whether you’re a complete beginner, professional dancer, hen party goer or corporate client. Conveniently located just a 10 minute walk from Leeds city centre in a converted textile mill, we are easily accessible and provide the perfect backdrop for activities ranging from tap-dancing to photography, with all the facilities you need to feel at home.

Our team is headed up by founder Katie who is a trained professional dancer and teacher. Since opening in 2009, we’ve welcomed to the studios a wide variety of dance styles from belly dancing to break dancing, opened our doors to people of all abilities, and welcomed clients from the BBC, West End Theatre companies, local businesses, party planners and wedding couples, who have used the space for a wide range of activities. Katie and her team of top class freelance dance teachers also take the benefits of dance out to schools, colleges, universities, businesses and organisations.

Find out why we are so passionate about dance, why the studio was formed and the inspiration behind the studios 🙂

I am extremely passionate about dance and the many benefits it can provide both physically and mentally. Not only is it a fun way to exercise, meet new people, and tone the body, it is also a fantastic way to increase confidence, boost your immune system and release any day to day stress.

We pride ourselves on offering a friendly, inclusive, supportive safe space for learning and helping you to achieve your goals. My mission is to empower and encourage everyone to dance and share the joy, energy and laughter that it provides.

I’m a firm believer anyone can dance and it’s never too late to start so whether you are treading the boards for the first time at 70 years of age or you’ve danced since you were young you are very welcome to our studios.

- Katie Geddes, Founder and Director of The Dance Studio Leeds
  • One Dance UK Nomination 2023
  • Yorkshire Prestige Awards 2023/4
  • Quality Business Awards Winner 2023
  • Shortlisted Finalist for Forward Ladies Inspiring Mentor 2023

We always endeavour to work with the community and will continue to do so in order to help Leeds develop as a vibrant and cultural city, in particular increasing the services and opportunities for dancers in our region and supporting local charities. Local companies we have previously or are currently supporting include:

  • St Gemma’s Hospice
  • Martin House Children’s Hospice
  • Yorkshire Cancer Research
  • Young Enterprise
  • Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal
  • People in Action
  • Leeds Fashion Show
  • Dance for people living with Dementia
  • Regular contributer to BBC Radio Leeds
  • Contributor to Capital FM (Dance and Mental Health Awareness)

Are you a professional dance artist or creative? Click here to see how you can get involved at the studios!

Meet The Team

  • Katie Geddes - Director / Founder
  • Ceris Williams - Studio Manager
  • Jessica Cooper - Studio Administrator
  • Holly McLaren - Studio Administrator
  • Tapathon for Children in Need
  • Presenting a cheque to the Leeds Children's Hospital Appeal