Step into the spotlight every Wednesday evening with new Burlesque classes, taught by Soleil Webster.

Déda class expansion - Zumba, Burlesque and Acrobatics

Burlesque classes will be introduced at Déda in Chapel Street, Derby, for the first time next month, thanks to the popularity of the LaDéDa Cabaret shows which are now a regular feature at the venue.

Burlesque has joined Déda’s busy adult dance class schedule and will be held on Wednesday evenings from April 15.

The instructor is artist and dancer Soleil Webster who has performed throughout the UK, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  She will also lead a new programme of Zumba dance fitness classes at Déda.

Meanwhile, Déda’s Juniors and Youth Academy programme has also been expanded with new Circus Acrobatics classes held on Tuesday afternoons and early evenings from mid-April.

These will be led by Frank Terry from Derby-based Du Sol School of Acrobatics.

Frank has performed throughout the world and is also a professional mime artist.  He has taught acrobatic skills since 1986 and some of his pupils have gone on to become successful professional performers.

The new classes will join a diverse programme for young people and adults at the regional dance house.  Classes for all ages and abilities include Aerial Skills and Ballroom as well as a programme of health and wellbeing sessions including Pilates, Yoga and Tai Chi.

The programme for children and young people starts with creative movement for little ones as young as six-months-old through to a wide range of styles for budding dancers from Ballet to Bollywood.

Déda’s Head of Dance Development and Learning Clare Limb explained: “These new classes join a programme of around 50 different classes a week and are the perfect complement to the artistic direction of the organisation.

LaDéDa Cabaret is now an established and highly popular show at Déda – with a wide range of Burlesque and Cabaret acts which make for a great evening’s entertainment. Their popularity has prompted the introduction of Burlesque classes.

“And the introduction of aerial classes for both adults and young people in the New Year have proved so popular that we have expanded that programme further, based in our recently opened dance and circus arts studio.”

For more information about the Déda class programme and performances at the dance house, please visit or telephone 01332 370911.


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