Ballroom & Latin


Thursday's 8-9 pm 


St Lukes Dance Studio, 

Franklin Square,


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The Harrogate Dance Centre was founded by Darren Hodgson in 2004 to be the centre of excellence for Ballroom & Latin American dance tuition.

Darren is a Fellow (the highest teaching qualification) of the IDTA and has also received the John Knight award in 2019 for Latin in the Fellowship branch with the International Dance Teachers Association and his wife Jane is qualified at Associate Level.

Darren and Jane teach all the classes and private lessons together.
We are delighted to welcome complete beginners to advanced dancers.  

Whatever your request we can help.
Harrogate Dance Centres dance studios are conveniently located in various Harrogate town centre venues, and offer a variety of styles including Ballroom, Latin, Sequence, Argentine Tango, Rock 'n' Roll, Latin in Line and Line Dancing.

Learning to dance is a great way to keep in shape, meet new people and to have fun!



“Darren & Jane make learning to dance fun and their knowledge, experience and professionalism is outstanding. If anybody is looking to learn or just meet new friends then Harrogate Dance Centre is the place to contact.”

— David (Ballroom & Latin)


Social Events

We run a social dance most Friday evenings.

Venue: St Luke's Dance Studio, Franklin Square HG1 5EL

Our social evenings provide the opportunity to practice what you have been learning and meet friends and other dancers.

It is a large room with a great dance floor. There is no bar but you are welcome to bring your own refreshments.

We supply a playlist on all the tables listing the dances throughout the evening.

These social evenings are only for pupils of the Harrogate Dance Centre.

£7 per person

Starts at 8:00pm 'til 10:00pm 

2022 DATES

30th September

7th October

14th October

21st October

4th November

11th November

18th November

25th November

We run a monthly Saturday afternoon social dance.

Venue: Clarke Foley Centre, Ilkley, LS29 9DZ

Our Saturday afternoon dances are a mixture of Sequence, Line Dancing & Ballroom. £10.50 per person.

This includes a scone and tea/coffee.

Starts at 2:00pm 'til 5:00pm

2022 Dates

22nd October

19th November

17th December


Private Tuition Now Available

Private tuition gives you the full attention of our expert teachers, Darren & Jane Hodgson.

Our lessons cover all the Ballroom and Latin styles as well as Sequence, Rock 'n' Roll and Argentine Tango.

All styles can be taught at any level up to and including Professional Level.

Taking private lessons allows you to focus on the dance elements you really want to master. This is the perfect option if you want to gain confidence before joining a class, preparing for a social dance event or if you need to brush up on some particular figures you are struggling with. Private lessons are also a fantastic gift for: Birthdays, Anniversaries, Valentines or Christmas. We can arrange lessons for you at a time that suits you best.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Wedding Dance Choreograhy 

Make your special day extra special by having a unique wedding dance choreographed especially for you.

You can bring your chosen music or we are able to offer advice for music, depending on what kind of dance you desire to do.

Your wedding dance is a unique experience that will only happen once so please feel free to contact us for further information.



Our cancellation fees for private lessons are -

Less than 24hrs notice of cancellation - 100% of lesson fee

Less than 48hrs notice of cancellation - 50% of lesson fee




Private lessons are a fantastic gift for:

Birthdays, Anniversaries, Valentines Day or Christmas.

We can arrange lessons for you at a time that suits you best. 

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