As well as our fantastic theatre seasons here at the Eric Morecambe Centre, we’re proud to work alongside our local community to deliver regular community events and classes.
Please click the class title which will take you direct to the organiser for more information and to book.
Fun and friendly adult group fitness every Thursday morning. 3 great classes to choose from including Body Tone, Zumba and Pure Stretch. All abilities welcome.
Classes are pay as you go but must be pre booked. If you have any questions please call me on 07855 946555 or go to www.bookwhen.com/classeswithrachel
Hearing Advisory Service, Tues 10-12noon
Clinics for batteries, maintenance and repairs, appointment only. 01707 324582/[email protected] for more info or to book.
We meet at the EMC on the 3rd Wednesday of each month except December and August. Stimulating lectures cover an eclectic mix of subjects related to the arts. Our lecturers are experts in their field, hand picked by a panel at our parent body The Arts Society’s national headquarters. Study days in smaller venues provide greater depth and involvement. We also organise visits to galleries and museums and longer guided tours.
Mini Mozart – Mondays 9.30am – Midday (from Mon 4th Sept 2023)
Mini Mozart offers fun, interactive live music classes for babies & toddlers featuring professional musicians (all music graduates!) playing orchestral instruments with piano accompaniment and telling a different story or fable each week.
The main difference between Mini Mozart and other preschool music classes is that we create live music with at least two superb musicians performing and interacting with the children at every class. You’ll take the first steps in encouraging your little one’s musicality, language and social skills; parachutes, bubbles, instruments and puppets just add to the musical fun!
9.30am – Toddlers
10.25am – Babies
11.15am – Babies/Toddlers Together.
Visit their website below for more info.
Monkey Music – Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9.30am – 12.00pm
Monkey Music classes offer a safe, supportive and nurturing environment, where parents, carers and children meet in small groups to enjoy our interactive musical activities.
Zumba (Term time only) every Friday
9.30am – 10.30am
Zumba Gold 10.45am – 11.45am
Our wonderful Zumba instructor Andrea lives in Harpenden and has been a ZIN™ Member since Sep 2010 and in her words – “I absolutely love teaching Zumba classes. The reason is simple: Every class feels like a party! I am currently licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba® Toning, Zumba Gold®, Zumba® Step. Come join me, I guarantee you will have a blast! Got questions, don’t hesitate to call me on 07816916756 for more info.”
Ben Santos Salsa Classes – Every Wednesday 7.30pm – 11.00pm
The classes are arranged so no matter what level you are at from Absolute Beginner through to Experienced dancer there are always 2 hours of relevant classes for you….
Breaking Ballet -Every Thursday 9:30 -10:30am
Sarah runs a variety of ballet fitness classes in Harpenden that target and use muscles that are not used in other fitness programmes, or sports. The body shape, posture and movement that result from this workout are as unique as the workout itself. The Ballet HILIT (High Intensity, Low Impact training) workout embraces the athleticism of ballet and will your get your heart pumping and increase your stamina without the usual impact on your joints from traditional cardio exercise.
Visit www.breakingballet.com for more info.
You can book a trial (£10) for any class by emailing Sarah on [email protected].
Hurst Children’s Theatre Group – Every Friday 4.00pm – 8.00pm
HCTG offers weekly drama classes for children ages 3-18. These classes offer a combination of singing, acting and dance and each class works towards a production at the end of every term, in a real live theatre, with a real live audience! The productions include professional scenery, costumes, crew, lighting and a ‘live’ band. All classes perform 2 productions a year, where they all get a chance to shine!
Mondays & Tuesdays
10-10:30 & 10:40-11:50
The Dance Studio has been established for 35 years and has become a highly respected school with approximately 450 pupils attending classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Contemporary, Acrobatic Arts & Jazz Dance throughout Harpenden and St Albans. Book: https://www.thedancestudioherts.co.uk/
Referrals can be made through the Harpenden Trust well-being hub, GP’s and support workers. Previous art forms include art, creative writing and photography.
Working with the St Albans Arts Team (SAASH) and in conjunction with the St Albans City and District Council and a wider range of other organisations, the aim of the programme within the facilities has been and will continue to be, to make a difference to people’s lives ensuring accessibility for all. For more info please email [email protected].