DanceEast

Every week at the Jerwood DanceHouse on the Ipswich Waterfront, we host over 50 dance classes and courses in our world-class dance studios. Covering a huge variety of styles, for all ages and abilities, including Contemporary, Creative, Zumba, Tots & Co, Pilates, Adult Ballet, Tap and Musical Theatre to name just a few!

Inside our home, the Jerwood DanceHouse you’ll find:

  • A 200 seat Studio Theatre where some of the best professional dance companies in the world create new work and perform alongside fantastic local community projects in a diverse programme bringing people together through dance from across Suffolk and the region.
  • danceeats! The great value family friendly café serves hot and cold drinks, cakes, light lunches and alcoholic drinks throughout the day and on show nights.
  • A seminar/board room for meetings and training courses.
  • A resource room to support undergraduate students in Ipswich.

DanceEast is so much more than what is presented in the theatre – we bring dance to people in schools, hospices and sheltered housing. Working with people from all walks of life; from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with special needs, we’re privileged to see how dance changes lives every day.

DanceEast delivers ground-breaking work through projects working with ‘looked after’ children and those at risk, as well as children in hospitals and older people in care homes, offering them all the opportunity to use dance for creative expression and physical and psychological therapy. Dance can energise, motivate, encourage creative thinking, and develop expressive minds and healthy bodies.

Pop in to say hello sometime and see what we can offer you. Everyone is welcome.