About Ascendance

Ascendance is a creative charity, dedicated to health and well-being, offering dance classes and performance opportunities that are inclusive for all. Whether in a local community venue, a care setting or on the internet via Zoom Ascendance provide a welcoming and friendly community with a sense of belonging and joy.

Performance is a key part of Ascendance’s work and through its own community driven performance company ‘Fuse Dance Collective’ a diverse cast of professional dancers, people with Parkinson’s, and others of any ability are given the opportunity to create and perform dance works in site specific locations or perform in prestigious local theatres.


Dance with Parkinson's Programme


Fun movement-based classes, designed specifically for the symptoms of Parkinson’s & other neuro conditions.


Watch us in action

Dance classes

Dance classes across Leeds & Bradford. We are on Zoom too - Find out more about our specialist classes for older adults who want to stay active for longer!

Ascendance films

Enjoy our gallery of videos and "Dance at Home"

Meet #TeamAscendance

The Board of Trustees, Teaching Team & Volunteers are the passionate professionals at the heart of Ascendance

Latest from Ascendance

April 3, 2024

A fun movement-based class, designed specifically for the symptoms of Parkinson’s & other neuro conditions. New 6 week block starts on April 16th and this term is on a Pay as you Feel basis!

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April 2, 2024
Moving with Joy

On Saturday @ascendance 's diverse cast of professional dancers, people with Parkinson's, & others will be performing two new dance pieces at our #MovingWithJoy event at 3pm at @UniversityLeeds: Signature Moves and True Yorkshire Grit […]

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January 21, 2024
Ageless Dance Workshop (Aged 50+)

Sat 3rd Feb 1-3 Limited spaces Get ready to move and groove to the upbeat music of Christella Litras and experience themes of heritage, community and belonging through dance. In this class, you'll learn extracts […]

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January 2, 2024
New Classes - Book Here

New Booking System - Taking on-line payments

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December 21, 2023
Fuse Dance Collective

Do you enjoy dance and movement? Are you ready to develop your creativity and performance skills? Then join Ascendance's 'Fuse Dance Collective' today! Fuse Dance Collective is made up of mature professional and non-professional dancers, […]

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December 21, 2023
Season's Greetings

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas. Visit our gallery form our Winter Celebration at Morley Town Hall. Winter Celebration - Ascendance

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