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Suffolk Local Offer


The team believe that dance is for everyone, and aim to make classes accessible for all movers, from 4-16 years old.

DanceEast is the leading voice for dance in the east of England. Based at the beautiful purpose-built Jerwood DanceHouse on the Ipswich waterfront, the organisation has a national and international reputation for operating at the forefront of dance practice.

DanceEast delivers a broad range of creative activities, including extraordinary dance performances from the world’s finest dancers and choreographers; exceptional support and development opportunities for artists; classes and workshops for people of all ages and abilities; and life-affirming community participatory opportunities across the region. The Jerwood DanceHouse Digital Suite, consisting of broadcast quality green screen and production facilities, is available to hire to artists and the community.

DanceEast is a registered charity, funded by Arts Council England, Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council, and donations from individuals, businesses, trusts and foundations.

Classes at DanceEast run throughout the year, from Dance Clubs to Youth Springboard classes - if you would like to join them but need additional support in the studio, just drop the team a line. Holiday sessions also available.

Support level: 2-4