Community Projects


The D Project delivers many community projects for all ages, Follow the link below for our current term timetable:

The D Project Class Timetable

Our Community Partnerships:

Darlington Civic Theatre

ArtsSpark Youth Dance

ArtsSpark Youth Dance provides a safe, welcoming environment for young people aged 7 to 18 to develop their dance skills and techniques leading to regular performance opportunities. ArtsSpark Youth Dance is based in the Studio, a brand new professional performance and workshop space for children and young people at Darlington Arts Centre. A number of Youth Dance sessions are available each term exploring a range of styles, led by professional dance teachers.

The D Project delivers 2 options for our youth dance sessions.

‘Mix It Up’ Dance

Mondays: 4.30pm – 5.30pm – Ages 7-11 
(school years 3, 4, 5 and 6)

Contemporary Dance

Wednesdays: 6- 8pm – Ages 11-18

For more information on dance with ArtsSpark please contact Lyndsey Middleton, Arts Engagement Officer, on 01325 348874 or visit the website on our LINKS page.


Xtreme Voltage Boys Dance Group

Monday 4.30-5.30pm

Xtreme Voltage is a boys dance class held at St Aidan’s Academy in Darlington. The class involves challenging, high energy, creative, physical, explosive movement. The boys train hard, learn technical Skills, create, & perform dances. Please contact us for more information.

Photos by: Pete Huggins – Aperture Dance

Foundation Programme


The D Project work intensively to create pathways for gifted dancers withour Foundation Programme- Offering young people access to high level dance training with the goal of preparing them for our talent spotting audition.

The aim of this programme  is to train young  dancers in Contemporary and Ballet with the longer term aim of preparing to audition for Dance City’s CAT if they choose to, as well as providing the necessary progression routes for each individual. (For more information on Dance City’s CAT please refer to their website or speak to Debbie.)


To discuss a community project with ‘The D Project’ please contact us via phone or e-mail we would be happy to explore possibilities.