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.
Cant find a class to suit your interests, why not set one up? Come in and talk to us about setting a new class
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.
New and starting on the 19th September
Early Years 0930-1000
For more information please contact Isabel on 07878 160251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
MIND, BODY CONNECTION CLASS
This class runs every Monday from 12-1pm in the Courtroom. Classes are led by Patricia Wood and you should bring your own towel/mat. Classes are £4 per person per session.
For more information please contact Patricia on 01943 467 014
LADIES EXERCISE GROUP
An ever popular class, they meet every Tuesday from 11am-12.30pm. For more information and to reserve a place, please call Jackie Harris on 07847 760773
These classes run from 6.45 – 9.45pm every Monday in the Courtroom. Come along and try your hand at the American Smooth, Ballroom & Latin, and West Coast Swing.
For more information call Ping on 07931 195506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Run by pilates foundation teacher Gaynor, come along every Tuesday from 9.30-10.30am for mat based pilates.
For more information and to book a place call Gaynor on 07970 116408 or email email@example.com
This happens every Wednesday from 10-11am.
For more details please contact Jason Redman on 07712 892550
Dancing with Parkinson’s
Wednesdays 11.30am – 12.30pm
Email Classes@ascendance.org.uk for a registration form or Tel 07933 683359.
Taking place every Saturday from 10.30 – 11.30am this is a Vinyasa Flow yoga class run by North and Soul Yoga.
For more information and to book please contact Polly on 07850 471568 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Wednesday from 6.45-7.30pm & 7.30-8.15pm this is an aerobic dance class to disco music and lights. For more information contact Gemma Smith on 07854 739 071 or email email@example.com
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 2018 are:
October 8th & 22nd
November 12th & 26th
Each session costs £1.50 per person and includes tea & biscuits
For more information call 01943 467466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 – 4.30-6.15pm
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 email@example.com
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 Chris Pelly who, as well as conducting, is also a pianist, trumpeter and singer. He started conducting Otley Chamber Orchestra on an occasional basis in 2014 and became our Musical Director in June 2016.
He studied Music at the University of Leeds and now arranges their International Concert Season. He is the Musical Director of the Leeds Haydn Players and Mirfield Choral Society, and also regularly conducts the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra.
Rehearsals are fortnightly on Sundays from 6.30-9.15 pm . New members are very welcome but please check with Helen Thornton (see below) to ensure there is a vacancy. (We virtually always have room for extra string players. The woodwind section is currently full but we keep a ‘waiting list’ for interested players who get occasional chances to play owing to absences for holidays, sickness etc).
October 14th & 28th
November 11th & 25th
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 Josie Martin on 07980 757 207 or 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 Laura Justice on 07577 531 359
TECHNOLOGY IN PLAY
Weekly coding club every Wednesday for 5-10 year olds with projects, tasks and games using toys and computers. Led by Rosie Robinson. For information call Rosie on 07957 111 991 or email email@example.com
WRITING AND SPOKEN WORD
This group meets every Friday from 10am-12pm. all abilities are welcome.
For more information please call 0300 303 3464
Meeting every Friday from 1.30-3.30pm for more details on how to join please email the Courthouse centre director at firstname.lastname@example.org
OTLEY POETRY STANZA
Meeting on the last Sunday of the month from 2-4pm. For more details please contact Jane on 07766 708273 or email email@example.com
PIC ‘N’ KNITS
This group meets on the 1st, 3rd & 4th Saturday morning of every month 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