Little ones desperate to dance can join our fun and friendly class, Play Dance Move from the age of 18 months. Come along each Monday and/or Friday and explore movement, music and props in a safe and creative space with your grown-up getting stuck in too!

Family Fun at Déda this Spring

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here's a quick look at what's coming up for families between January and May 2017...


Classes restart this week and we have fantastic termly and drop-in classes for Minis, Kids, Juniors and Youth available throughout the week and on Saturdays - take a look.


presented by Turned On Its Head with The Spark Arts and Big Imaginations
Friday 17 February 11am and 2pm
Perfect for ages 4 months - 4 years (and their grown-ups)

Roll, squeeze and pop yourself through a new malleable kind of family dance show, set to a funky 1970s soundtrack, including disco favourites The Hustle and Car Wash.
'Sponge' is about all things spongy, a child’s ability to soak information up like a sponge and the squishy, squashy texture that fascinates children and adults alike!


'Getting Dressed'
present by Second Hand Dance
Saturday 4 March 2pm
Perfect for children aged 4+ and their families

Dive into a world of colour, texture and movement...

Ever put your coat on the wrong way? Couldn't find the arms holes in your trousers?

Second Hand Dance invites us all to be as creative as we can with the clothes we wear, tempting us to get dressed just a little bit differently. Climb mountains of clothes, plunge into piles of pants or swing in swathes of skirts. Big or small, scratchy or soft, ordinary or extraordinary – getting dressed will never be the same again.


Interface17 will showcase the best youth dance talent from schools and community groups across Derby and Derbyshire. This event promises to deliver an evening of inspirational performances, as young people aged 11 - 19 demonstrate their energy, creativity and skill on a professional stage. Monday 6 March 7pm at Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield. Box Office: 01246 345222

THANK YOU! Our Christmas show, 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King' was a huge success in December. We had over 800 people through the doors and raised over £200 in donations (which can be doubled thanks to Arts Council England). Thank you to all of our wonderful customers who attended, donated and made us smile throughout the festive season. Here's just some of Nutcracker-themed decorations that adorned our Christmas tree!


Don't forget that we have the wonderful CUBE café|bar on site for all your naughty-but-nice, nibbly needs. With delicious healthy options, sweet treats and freshly prepared meals - pop in for a coffee or book the family in for a proper get together and enjoy the warm, friendly atmosphere - with plenty to keep little people busy!



Déda prides itself on being a welcoming and accessible venue for families. We recognise that families come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, with a variety of different needs. In order to help us to be as welcoming as possible, we have pledged to honour the Family Arts Standards.

We look forward to seeing you soon!