Studio Classes (Externally Run)


As well as our own programmed activity, Exeter Phoenix is home to a wide variety of studio classes and workshops that are run by external tutors.

Read on to find out more about the externally run dance and fitnesses classes that take place under our roof.

Class term breaks or alterations not included; please contact tutors directly for specific class dates.

CHHAYA Youth Dance Company

Chhaya Youth Dance Company was established in 2015 and provides an excellent opportunity for young dancers, aged 13 to 21 years, to develop their technical, creative and performance skills. The company runs a weekly class at the Exeter Phoenix Dance Studio and strives to offer dancers an insight into the multidisciplinary, intercultural and diverse ways of working as a professional dance artist. The classes are primarily contemporary based, but weaves influences from a range of styles, including Bharatanatyam, Kalaripayattu, African Forms, Social dances and Contact Partnering. Chhaya Youth are regularly involved in film projects, live performances, site specific performance, curtain raisers for visiting professional companies and workshops from renowned artists.

Dates & Time: Mondays, 4.30pm-6.30pm
Price: £80 (£65*) per term
To join contact Kay Crook:


All welcome. Come and join us every Monday – we have salsa classes for all levels and beginners are always welcome. As well as teaching you the techniques & moves you need to hit the dance floor, Angus Peters & the Abanico Salsa team will make sure you leave class with a smile on your face! We have a great fun bunch of students & dancers and we always look forward to our Monday evening lessons.
Contact us any time to find out more…

Dates and times: Classes take place on Mondays at the following times:
7.00pm – 8.00pm: Beginner (Level 1)
8.00pm – 9.00pm: Technique (Level 2)
9.00pm – 10.00pm: Improver (Level 3)
One class £8, two classes (on the same evening) £10.
To join contact Angus Peters:


Julia has been teaching pilates for 18 years. All exercises are modified to suit individual requirements. This is tailor-made for you so if you have injuries, are post-op or want to combine a different type of workout to your running and cardio, then this might just be the thing.

Dates & Times: Mondays, 9.30am-10.30am
Price: Contact tutor
To join contact tutor Julia Macquisten: 07968952850 or


tonep2fitness | pilates with doris

Improve Posture, Mobility & Balance. Gain core strength & flexibility

Have fun & learn to relax!

Suitable to all levels and ability.

Dates and times: Tuesdays, 10am-11am
To join contact: | 07769 687319


Inspiring growth, well-being and compassion through the power of creativity for people challenged by health or social circumstances.

Please contact Magic Carpet directly for more info, dates, and fees.

Tuesday Club: 1.30pm-3.30pm, Tuesdays

Thurspians, Too: 10am-12pm, Thursdays

Open Studio: 2pm-4pm, Thursdays

Creative Changes: 10.30am-12.30pm, Fridays

Snapdragon: 1.30pm-3.30pm, Fridays

South West Dance Hub

South West Dance Hub is an inspirational space for professional dance artists and choreographers to share, learn, grow, support and be supported.

These co facilitated sessions will focus on contemporary dance techniques, improvisation & choreographic exercises. There will be space to share your projects & explore collaborations, in a supportive space.

Dates and times: click here
To join contact: Ruth or Jenny at

A Chance To Dance For Over 50s

Come and join in, dancing to world and other music in a relaxed and welcoming space. The steps and routines are fun and usually easy to follow! Some come with dance experience, others with no formal background, what’s more important is a willingness to explore your own movements and enjoy yourself.

Dates and times: Tuesdays, 2pm-3pm with occasional breaks.
Price: £5
To join contact Jessica Cohen: | 07931 534 284.


Flamenco - the fiery & passionate dance from southern Spain. Fun classes will improve fitness, co-ordination, posture & confidence! Learn footwork & bodywork technique and full choreographies, classes are accompanied by live flamenco guitar. Opportunities to perform for those who’d like to! Classes are great fun, excellent for building core strength and improving general fitness, and suitable for women & men of all ages and abilities. We also have a social calendar for those who want to join in!

Dates and times:


6pm - 7.30pm: Beginners – no experience needed. Technique and choreography.


10.30am: Beginners – no experience needed
11.30am: Technique – for all levels
12.30am: Intermediate – for more experienced dancers

A variety of one-off flamenco workshops throughout the year, some dates are beginners, some open level, some intermediate. Please contact Karina direct for more info.

Please check with Karina directly here before attending in case of date changes/ holiday

To join contact Karina Gracia: | 07813 990937
Facebook group: Karina Gracia Dance Instagram: @karinaflamenco

DanceXe (17+)

DanceXe is a fusion of hiphop and jazz styles of dance to popular music. These classes are aimed at anyone who wants to have a good dance and either learn how to move or perfect and improve their existing skills. The class is also followed by an extra 30 minute stretch class for those who want to incorporate yoga and flexibility into their routine!

Dates and times: Thursdays, 7.30pm-8.30pm |  Studio 1

Price: £9.50 per class & £5 for flexibility flow
Package deals available on website

For more information and to book a class visit:


Exciting percussive dance to live music from our own Old Time String Band. We will teach you steps in the first half hour that you can use in a dance with the team in the second half hour. Hard soled shoes or taps.

Please contact us for dates of open practice sessions when you can meet the team, see us dance and try it for yourself.

To join contact Jo Wright:


Dates and times: Fourth Thursday of each month, 2.30pm-4.30pm
To join contact Trish Darke: |


If you love to dance but never had the chance to learn or you haven’t danced for a while, then this is where you begin. You will learn technique, routines, keep your brain alive, become more flexible, get fit & have fun in this very friendly class of mixed ages & abilities.

Dates and time: Thursdays, 6.15pm-7.15pm
Price: £6 per class or £55 for 10 classes
To join contact Nicholette Pollard: 07810 750950 |


We welcome everyone from those who have always wanted to try ballet to those with more experience – Men and Women equally welcome. Classes are taken by Anne Jobson – who has been teaching ballet to adults at Exeter Phoenix for over 5 years. There is a 15 minute period before and after class for checking in, warming up and changing. This class is aimed for beginners and those with some experience.

Class dates and times: Fridays, 7pm-8.30pm (Class starts at 7.15pm, you can arrive for set up just after 7pm)
Price: £8.00 per class. Payment in cash or card on the evening.
To join contact Anne Jobson:  07958739896 | 01392421420 | FBook: Ballet In Exeter |


Please contact Spin City directly for more info, dates, and fees.