In addition to our events programme, we host a wide variety of clubs, societies and classes take place at Otley Courthouse every day, there is something for all ages from music to creative writing and children’s activities.
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Do you want to improve your French?
Daytime French classes for adults are offered at the Courthouse on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays:
Monday 10 am – 12 – Intermediate 1 (post-beginners)
Monday 1 – 3 pm – Intermediate 3
Thursday 1 – 3 pm – Advanced
Friday 9.30 – 11.30 am – Intermediate 2
You will learn from Sue Kent a sympathetic, patient, experienced teacher in a class of up to 15 people.
You will gain confidence to speak French, improve your knowledge and have fun!
There are no exams or formal assessments, just lots of practice with people of a similar standard.
All classes are 2 hours long, including a short break in the middle.
Classes cost £8 per session daytime, payable termly in the first class you attend.
Classes are ongoing but you can join at any point.
If you are interested in joining a class, email Sue email@example.com or phone her on 0113 2789250 so that she can discuss what level you are, and which class would be best for you.
YOGA, FITNESS & DANCE
CHAIR YOGA & MINDFULNESS CLASS
This session is run by Chrissie Chelinski, Dru yoga teacher, for people with MS, ME, Fibromyalgia & any conditions which impair mobility. The group meets on Mondays from 10.30-11.30am & it’s £6 per class. Classes run on an ongoing basis and you can join at any time.
For more information please contact Chrissie on 07423 057790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays at 9.30am. Beginners welcome. Contact Phil on 01423 780018 or email email@example.com
OVER 55S EXERCISE CLASS
An ever popular class, they meet every Tuesday from 11am-12.30pm. For more information and to reserve a place, please call 01943 461506
OTLEY MEDITATION CLASSES
Explore how meditation can be used to solve daily problems and develop peace of mind.
These sessions run every Tuesday from 7.30 – 8.45pm. The classes are led by Gen Paljin
To enrol please contact Buddahland on 01535 958189 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This happens every Wednesday from 10-11am.
For more details please contact Jason Redman on 07712 892550
SINGING FOR THE BRAIN
This is a fun relaxed and friendly singing session led by a trained facilitator. Everyone with memory loss and their carers welcome.
Sessions take place on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month from 2-4pm
Dates for 2017 are:
January 9th &23rd
February 13th & 27th
March 13th & 27th
April 10th & 24th
May 8th & 22nd
June 12th & 26th
July 10th & 24th
September 11th & 25th
October 9th & 23rd
November 13th & 27th
Each session costs £1.50 per person and includes tea & biscuits
For more information call 01943 467466 or email email@example.com or just turn up on the day
COURTHOUSE COMMUNITY CHOIR
Led by experienced teacher and singer Dave Stewart, the choir meets every Tuesday during term time from 1.30 – 3.30pm. Everyone is welcome and the cost is £5 per person.
For more information please contact Liz on 01943 461971
OTLEY BRASS BAND
With 3 different bands to choose from the Otley Brass band meet every Tuesday at the following times:
STEPPING STONES – Otley Brass Youth Band – 5.45-6.15pm
WHARFE BRASS – Otley Brass Development Band – 6.15-7.45pm
OTLEY BRASS BAND – Rehearsals – 7.45-10.15pm
For more information on how to join, please call 01943 464805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
OTLEY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Since its foundation in 2009, the Otley Chamber Orchestra has rehearsed fortnightly at the Courthouse. Members come from Otley and surrounding areas, with over 50 experienced players led by Alijosa Skorja who studied on a scholarship at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Rehearsals are every other Sunday from 7.00-9.15pm and all keen amateurs are welcome to join.
This year’s concert will take place on Sunday 21st May at 7.30pm at the Methodist Church Hall in Otley. Tickets are £9pp with under 18s going for free. The programme will be as follows:
Overture Egmont – Beethoven
Variations on a Theme of Haydn – Brahms
Symphony No 3 (Scottish) – Mendelssohn
To book tickets please call the Courthouse box office on 01943 467466 or go online at otleycourthouse.org.uk
BABY SING AND SIGN
Sing and Sign Babes is a gentle music and sensory class with a strong emphasis on communication. Classes are open to babies from birth or as soon as you feel you would like to get out with your baby and enjoy some music together.
Sing and Sign Stage 1 is ideal for babies from 6 months old up to around 14/15 months old and their parent/carer. Themes include basic signs, nappies & bath time, emotions & bedtime. You’ll learn over 100 signs related to your routines and also the sort of things your baby may be interested in, such as animals and vehicles.
Sing and Sign Stage 2 is great when your little one is 14/15+ months, moving about and probably starting to talk (although every baby is different, so there’s no hard and fast rule!) as it is more active and interactive. Themes include weather, opposites, colours and the phonetic alphabet, together with simple counting songs, turn taking, sharing and of course, lots of fun!
The classes are on Tuesdays during term time, led by Melanie Macauley and run at the following times:
Stage 1: 10-10.45am
Stage 2: 11-11.45am
For more information please contact Melanie on 0113 2676105 or visit her website singandsign.co.uk
PERFORMANCE DRAMA SCHOOL
Performance drama school was founded in 2003 by Sue Hughes and now teaches drama, dance and singing, at Otley Courthouse.
Performance classes are for 4 – 18 year olds and they are taught by professional, experienced and fun-loving staff. Performance aims to inspire enjoyment and achievement in the art of performing whilst developing self confidence in everyone who attends in a friendly and fun environment.
As well as weekly classes we give the children the opportunity to put on shows on a regular basis.
Details of classes which happen every Wednesday during term time at the Courthouse are as follows:
For all ages of children
16:45 – 17:30
School years up to Year 5
17:30 – 18:15
School Year 6 and over
18:15 – 19:00
School Years 1 – 6
18:15 – 19:00
Senior Drama Workshop
School Years 7 and over
19:00 – 20:00
Performance Drama Summer Schools – every year Performance Drama run two Summer schools for children aged 4 – 15 years. They offer a fully supervised week of drama, singing and dancing – 9.30am to 3.00pm each day.
£100 for the full week / £90 for 2nd child in the same family.
This summer the dates are as follows:
- Monday 1st to Friday 5th August – Mary Poppins (takes place at St Mary’s Parish Centre – 43 Station Road, Burley-in-Wharfedale, LS29 7JL)
- Monday 8th to Friday 12th August – Matilda (takes place at Otley Courthouse)
For more information please contact Sue on 01943 602265 / email@example.com
OTLEY RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
Rhythmic Gymnastics is a combination of gymnastics and dance using rope, hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon.
Otley Rhythmic Gymnastics Club is the only rhythmic gymnastics club in Yorkshire.
We hold classes for all level of abilities from 4 year old beginners to competition and display level. We are a British gymnastics Gymmark accredited club.
Classes are every Thursday during term time at the following times:
3-6 yrs 4.45-5.30pm
7+ yrs 5.30-6.30pm
For more information contact Karen Priestly via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Music and singing classes for babies which run every Friday during term time. Class times are as follows:
Baby – 10am
Toddler – 10.50am
Pre-School – 11.30am
For more information and details on how to book please contact Lynne O’Malley on 07789 895864
WRITING AND SPOKEN WORD
WEA CREATIVE WRITING
This group meets every Friday from 10am-12pm. Facilitated by local writer James Nash all abilities are welcome.
For more information please call 0113 245 3304
Meeting every Friday from 1.30-3.30pm for more details on how to join please email Sandra Burnett email@example.com
OTLEY ACTION FOR OLDER PEOPLE
Otley Action for Older People (OAOP) is a long established and successful community-based organisation working on behalf of the older population of Otley, Pool and Arthington. OAOP is part of the Leeds Neighbourhood Network Schemes (NNS’s).
They meet every Wednesday from 1.30-3pm for a range of activities. If you are interested in joining then please call 07527 803005
PIC ‘N’ KNITS
This group meets every Saturday morning from 10.30am-12.30pm except the second Saturday of every month when they cast off from the Courthouse and have a joint knit-in with the Parish Church knitters. Everyone is welcome just come along and join in!
Quaker meeting for worship is held at the Courthouse on the first and third Sunday in each month at 10.45am. If you wish to come along then please call 0113 318 8084 or email firstname.lastname@example.org