AYAW: Sunday Service

Sundays | 1:00pm - 5:30pm | £20 / £6 per class

AYAW (Are you a Wharmby?): Sunday Service is a programme of afternoon open classes in all genres of dance over the summer.

Led by choreographer Craig Wharmby, each Sunday will offer classes in styles including Commercial, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical and Acrobatics.

All ages and abilities welcome.

£20 for the afternoon (1-5.30pm)

£6 per class (a minimum of 2 classes must be taken by each dancer)

Class Information

We offer classes for all ages and abilities in our studio, ranging from Beginner’s Ballet to Professional Commercial classes. All classes are suitable for adults aged 16+, unless otherwise stated.

See our weekly classes to find out more, or join our mailing list to receive email updates about classes and events.


Our studio is at 24 Hope Street. Please press the buzzer for the studio or office to gain entrance. The studio is located on the ground floor, where you can also find an accessible toilet.


Please use the drop down menu to find the class that best suits you - we offer classes for Beginners right through to Professional level. Open Level classes bare for all abilities, but some dance experience is recommended.

Attendance & Registration

ll dance classes are drop-in, and do not follow a structured curriculum. Participants are welcome to start a class at any point during a term, and should never worry about missing a session. If you are new to a class, please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time to complete a short registration form. Information collected during registration is required for health and safety reasons only, and will not be shared externally.

What to Wear

Leggings and t-shirts or other comfortable clothes are perfect for most classes. Some classes recommend specific dance shoes, but otherwise bare feet is fine. Check with us in advance if you are unsure: 0151 708 8810.

Payments & Pricing

Class prices vary, and some are subsidised through our charitable funding. All classes can be paid for on the day in cash (although some ask for payment for a full term in advance, specified on the listing). A number of classes are also available to book online in advance - a "book now" button is clickable where this is the case.

For all classes run by MDI teachers (Beginners & Open Ballet, Beginners & Open Contemporary, Pro Class) you can purchase a 10 Class Card, which can be used across any combination of these classes. Please note that all 10 classes must be taken within one year of purchase, and cannot be used for MDI summer courses.

Term Dates

Our classes follow the academic year, with a reduced timetable during half-term or other holidays for Liverpool schools, and will be highlighted as such. To check school holiday dates, please visit liverpool.gov.uk

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