Welcome to Sara Horner School of Dance

Sara has been a professional dancer, singer and teacher since 2004, having completed her professional training at Performers College, Essex. During this time she has performed in corporate shows, pantomime, cruise ships, television and theatre tours of the UK and abroad as a lead female vocalist, dancer and backing artist. Sara has taught in numerous academic and performing arts establishments, and became a classical ballet teacher at Northern Ballet in September 2017. Sara also holds teaching qualifications with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and bbodance, and is a bbodance Examiner.

In November 2015, Sara founded Sara Horner School of Dance, delivering high quality dance classes for children and adults in North Leeds. Affiliated with bbodance , the dance school offers opportunities for students to participate in bbodance examinations, as well as performances.

As an Ambassador for Child Friendly Leeds, Sara Horner School of Dance is committed to dance and performing arts being accessible to all children in Leeds, whilst promoting health and an active lifestyle in a safe and fun environment for all participants. 

Sharing the love and enjoyment of dance amongst  friends is what the dance school stands for, whilst maintaining high teaching standards and fulfilling every student's full potential.

Class Timetable

Children's Classes


4.00pm - 4.55pm Musical Theatre (Reception  - Year 6)


4.15pm - 5.10pm Primary Tap & Ballet (Reception - Year 2)

5.15pm - 6.10pm Grade 1 & 2 Tap & Ballet (Year 3 - Year 6)

Adult Classes


6.15pm - 7.00pm Improvers Adult Tap

(For those with previous tap experience)

7.00pm - 7.45pm Beginners Adult Tap

(For those with a little tap experience)

All classes take place in the Tap Room at Brackenwood Community Association, The Highwood Building, Brackenwood Drive, Leeds LS8 1RG.  

Free on-site parking located at the back of our building, accessed via Larkhill Road.

There is a waiting area inside for parents with seating, access to our Free Little Library, and refreshments available to purchase from The Highwood Snack Stop.


All classes 

BCA Members* - £5 per class  |  Non Members - £7 per class

Classes should be booked online in advance and can be booked and paid weekly, monthly or termly.

*Join as a Members of Brackenwood Community Association (BCA) to receive the discounted Members rate of just £5 per class.

Membership is £10 per year or part thereof (£5 concessions) renewable 1 June each year.

To join as a Member, complete the Membership Form here


Before attending your first class, please ensure you have completed our Registration Form.

Booking your Classes

We use Ticketsource to our manage our class bookings.

Classes must be booked in advance, but can be booked and paid week by week, monthly or termly.

If booking more than one date, please add all dates to your basket before checking out. 
All our Members will be provided with the Members Code to enter for the BCA Member tickets in order to receive the discounted rates.  Please do not share this code with anyone else.

Book your classes here

Term Dates

Classes run weekly during Term Time only.


Term 1: 10 / 11 January 2024 - 7 / 8 February 2024 (5 Weeks) £25  |  £35 Non Members

Term 2: 21 / 22 February 2024 - 27 / 28 March 2024 (6 Weeks) £30  |  £42 Non Members

Term 3: 17 / 18 April 2024 - 22 / 23 May 2024 (6 Weeks) £30  |  £42 Non Members

Term 4: 5 / 6 June 2024 - 17 / 18 July 2024 (7 Weeks) £35 |  £49 Non Members

Children's Classes

Musical Theatre

Wednesdays 4.00pm to 4.55pm

Singing, dancing and acting to all of our favourite songs from the musicals. Following the bbodance Musical Theatre syllabus.

Primary Tap & Ballet Grade 1 & 2 Tap & Ballet

Thursdays 4.15pm to 5.10pm                   Thursdays 5.15pm to 6.10pm

We continue the bbodance syllabi with Primary, Grade 1 and Grade 2 tap and ballet. These are a safe and developmental programme of exam work that focus on technique, artistry and performance skills. As well as preparing students for examinations, all our classes provide students with an opportunity  to perform free work, dance and improvisation games and to rehearse for any performing events Sara Horner School of Dance become involved in.

Adults Classes

Improver Adult Tap Class

Thursdays  6.15pm to 7pm

Teaching the fundamental steps in tap, this class is ideal for those who have donned tap shoes in the past. In adult tap, we build on the basic tap technique and accumulate these steps to form a routine performed at the end of each lesson. A thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding class for all. 

Beginners Adult Tap Class

Thursdays  7pm to 7.45pm

A relaxed and friendly adult tap class for those who have little or no knowledge of tap and have always wanted to learn.

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