Autumn Youth Arts Programme

Here at Inspire Youth Arts we deliver a range of music, dance and digital projects and showcasing events. During the pandemic, we successfully managed to move many of our regular groups and sessions to online delivery  (with a few offering in-person COVID -safe sessions when available outside of lockdown restrictions), but we are now excited to be able to return to our in-person sessions at The Old Library in Mansfield as well as other venues across the county.

Below we've listed all the dance and music sessions we currently have on offer, for more information or to register your interest for one of the sessions please click here to complete the online form. 

We have a Frequently Asked Questions section at the bottom that should answer any queries you have, however please do get in touch if there's anything else we can help with. The team can be contacted on iya@inspireculture.org.uk 

Dance Programme

Class Location Day Time & Price Description
MX Street Dance Collective The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield Mondays Beginners 5.30 - 6.30pm
Intermediates 6.30 - 7.30pm
Advanced 7.30 - 9pm

£2 per session
Open to young people aged 7 - 19. Work with professional choreographer & dancer Jasmine Eccles to learn the various street dance styles and techniques, work on your choreography skills and then perform as a crew at various regional dance events.
Nottinghamshire Contemporary Youth Dance Company (NCYDC) The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield Tuesdays 6 - 8pm

£4 per session
Weekly contemporary and choreography technique sessions with Hayley Corah. Dance 4 CAT Satellite Company. Auditions held throughout the year. Open to young people aged 11 - 19.
West Bridgford Dance West Bridgford Young Peoples Centre Wednesdays 5.30 - 6.30pm

Contact the IYA team for cost details
Open to any disabled young person aged 13 - 25. No experience necessary just enthusiasm for dance and a willingness to learn new skills. Work with professional choreographer and dancer Tamara Roberts to learn various contemporary dance styles, techniques, and performance skills .
SANDance Valley Leisure Centre, Worksop Wednesdays 6 - 7.30pm Open to any disabled young person aged 11 - 25. No experience necessary just enthusiasm for dance and a willingness to learn new skills. Work with professional choreographers, & dancers Sali Gresham and Emily Thurston to learn various contemporary dance styles, techniques, and performance skills
Daybrook Dance Daybrook Baptist Church Hall Thursdays 4.30 - 5.30pm

£1 per session
Open to any young people aged 9-12. No experience necessary just enthusiasm for dance and a willingness to learn new skills. Work with professional choreographer, & performer Shona Manderson to learn new contemporary dance styles, techniques, and performance skills
Dukeries Dance Dukeries Young People's Centre Fridays 4.30 - 5.30pm A new contemporary dance group for anyone who loves to dance and would like to gain more skills. Come and join this upbeat fun session to work with Georgina Saunders from Next Door Dance. You will get to create your own unique choreography and share the work at fantastic events. For ages 13 to 19.
Square Peg MyPlace@Westfield Folkhouse, Mansfield Saturdays 4.30 - 5.30pm

£3 per session
Open to any disabled young person aged 13 - 25. No experience necessary just enthusiasm for dance and a willingness to learn new skills. Work with professional choreographers & performers Sali Gresham and Cara Verney to learn various contemporary dance styles, techniques, and performance skills. Currently taking place at MyPlace @ Westfield Folkhouse Mansfield

Music Programme

Class Location Day Time & Price Description
East Leake Rock School East Leake Academy Mondays 4.30 - 6pm

Free
A weekly rock school programme for budding bands and musicians 11 to 19 years old. Create original music, band identity, access recording sessions in our pro-studio and performance opportunities around the county.
Urban Studio Project The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield Mondays 5.30 - 7.30pm

£2 per session
Work with Professional Producer Jimmy Power to write, produce, record, and release your own urban music. Suitable for young people aged 11 - 19.
Pure Steel - steel pan band The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield Mondays 7 - 8pm
8 - 9pm

£6 per session or £10 for double session
You will have loads of fun learning to play the steel pan. Learn many different styles of music on this unique instrument, improve your musical skills and become part of a band. For more information contact niccoker@hotmail.co.uk
Singer Songwriting Academy The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield Tuesdays 5.30 - 7.30pm

£4 per session
Work with our team of professional music artists to develop your ideas, write songs, learn production skills and turn your finished songs into demos and performances. Suitable for young people aged 13 - 19 who are experienced musicians.
Vocal Dimensions Young Voices The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield Wednesdays 5 - 5.50pm

£2 per session
A fun singing group for children aged 7 – 13yrs. An opportunity for young singers to develop their musical and listening skills singing songs in different musical styles.
Voal Dimensions Vocal Workshops The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield Wednesdays 6 - 7.15pm

£4 per session
Vocal training and voice coaching in a group situation for young people aged 13 – 25yrs who have some musical experience and would like to hone their vocal performance and aural skills, gain more confidence, and discover how to be creative.
SUMP Urban Music Production Collective The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield Wednesdays 6.30 - 9pm
Free
Open to any disabled young person from across the county aged 13 to 25. Work with professional producer Jimmy Power to produce, record and release your own urban music.
Vocal Dimensions Community Choir The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield Wednesdays 7.30 - 9pm

£3 per session
A fun intergenerational singing group for all voices, ages (13+) and abilities. No previous experience necessary. Explore many different styles of music and discover the fun of choral arrangements of songs from pop to rock, classical to jazz, folk to indie. A great opportunity to get out of the house, make new friends and share in the joy of singing!
Red Hot Band The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield Wednesdays 6.30 - 8.30pm

Free
A lively swing ensemble that performs regularly throughout the year. For more details contact nottsmusichub@inspireculture.org.uk
Singer-Songwriting Clinic Zoom Online sessions Thursdays 5 - 6pm

Free
Open to any young person from across the county aged 11 to 19. Suitable for young people who have an interest in writing, performing, and recording their own music. Working with our team of professional musicians to further develop your ideas. These workshops will include a regular industry session with talks from top producers and record label managers.
Old Library Rock School Programme The Old Library, Leeming Street, Mansfield Saturdays Beginners 9.15 - 10am
Juniors 10 - 11.30am (7-12yrs)
Seniors 11.30am -1pm (13-19yrs)
A weekly Rocks School programme for budding bands and musicians. Create original music, band identity, access recording sessions in our pro-studio and performance opportunities around the county.
CRS Urban Music CRS Studios, Nottingham Saturdays 11am - 1pm Work with the nationally renowned CRS studios to write, record, release and perform you own Urban music
Open to any young person from across the county 13 to 19 years of age

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. All of the partner venues we work with have put the necessary measures in place to ensure the safety of our tutors and participants. If you have any concerns or wish to discuss this further please get in touch via iya@inspireculture.org.uk

Once you've completed the registration form online a member of the team will get back to you to check through a few details. You'll then receive an email from your tutor with the details to join each session

Safeguarding is of the utmost importance and we would like to reassure you that our project staff are fully enhanced DBS checked and adhere to strict safeguarding guidelines. For full details please read our Online Arts Delivery Guidance for parents here