Classes & Workshops

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.
View our classes and workshops brochure on issuu.com.
Cant find a class to suit your interests, why not set one up? Come in and talk to us about setting a new class

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE CLASSES

FRENCH

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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 otleyfrench@gmail.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

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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 chrissysnake@hotmail.co.uk

 

ZEN YOGA

Tuesdays at 9.30am.  Beginners welcome.  Contact Phil on 01423 780018 or email yoga@niddpress.co.uk

 

OVER 55S EXERCISE CLASS

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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 info@enjoymeditation.org

 

TAI CHI

 

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This happens every Wednesday  from 10-11am.

For more details please contact Jason Redman on 07712 892550

 

MUSIC

SINGING FOR THE BRAIN

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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

August 14th

September 11th & 25th

October 9th & 23rd

November 13th & 27th

December 11th

Each session costs £1.50 per person and includes tea & biscuits

For more information call 01943 467466 or email admin@otleycourthouse.org.uk or just turn up on the day

 

COURTHOUSE COMMUNITY CHOIR

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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

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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 otleybrass@gmail.com

 

 

 

OTLEY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

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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.

 For more information contact Helen Thornton on 01943 463099 or email otleychamberorchestra@gmail.com
http://www.otleychamberorchestra.com/.

 

CHILDREN

BABY SING AND SIGN

BABY SING AND SIGH

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

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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:

Singing
For all ages of children
Wednesdays
16:45 – 17:30

Junior Dance
School years up to Year 5
Wednesdays
17:30 – 18:15

Senior Dance
School Year 6 and over
Wednesdays
18:15 – 19:00

Junior Drama
School Years 1 – 6
Wednesdays
18:15 – 19:00

Senior Drama Workshop
School Years 7 and over
Wednesdays
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:

  1. Monday 1st to Friday 5th August – Mary Poppins (takes place at St Mary’s Parish Centre – 43 Station Road, Burley-in-Wharfedale, LS29 7JL)
  2. Monday 8th to Friday 12th August – Matilda (takes place at Otley Courthouse)

For more information please contact Sue on 01943 602265 / sue.performance@gmail.com

OTLEY RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS

Rhythmic Gymnastics competition at Richard Dunn Sports Centre, Bradford. Otley Rhythmic Gymnastics club at the event.Amelia Tempest, 11, Jessica Carroll, 12, Caitlin Thomas, 10,Maia Parkin, 12. Photo: Lucy Ray

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 karenharper8280@talktalk.net

 

RHYTHM TIME

RHYTHM TIME

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

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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

 

COURTHOUSE WRITERS

WRITING WORKSHOPS

Meeting every Friday from 1.30-3.30pm for more details on how to join please email Sandra Burnett sandra@s-burnett.fsnet.co.uk

 

OTLEY ACTION FOR OLDER PEOPLE

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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

KNITTING

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!

 

QUAKERS

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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 otley@quaker.org.uk

 

 

ABOUT US

Otley Courthouse is a unique development run by people in Otley, West Yorkshire. After an eight year development period we transformed a redundant nineteenth century magistrates court into a unique arts and resource centre for our community.

Find out about the history of Otley Courthouse by visiting the Heritage section of our website.

CONTACT US

Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street, Otley, West Yorkshire LS21 3AN

Telephone: 01943 467466 email: admin@otleycourthouse.org.uk

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