Class Information

The next class to be taught by Ms. Leslie Smith at The Dance Studio is scheduled to take place on the 19th of April 2024 at 12:00pm and their after every Friday at that time.


The Dance Studio, Edgar Street, Norton-on-Tees, TS20 2HG.

Centre Number

07986 889288

Norton Dance Centre has a wide range of qualified instructors. Whether you're looking for a healthy hobby, some gentle exercise, or an opportunity to compete, the Norton Dance Centre provides social activities such as Ballroom, Latin, Sequence, Line Dancing, Zumba, Pilates, Tai-chi and much more.

They are located just behind Autoplus on Norton Road (opposite the Malleable Club).

Ms. Leslie Smith

07779 570983

Email Address:

Teaches a further class per week on behalf of Shen Tai Chi Academy:

I am a fully qualified Tai Chi instructor with 11 years of experience. I first experienced Tai Chi in 2004 as part of a rehabilitation programme following my husband’s heart attack. Ever since, I have been drawn to practice and learn more about this wonderful art.

I initially trained with Marie Paulinius and qualified to teach myself in 2009. I continue to attend training workshops with Grandmaster Liming Yue on a regular basis. I also attend a regular Aqua-fit training week each year, in Florida, which includes a strong tai chi element.

I teach Yang style long form, Foundation form and Yang 10.

A usual class would consist of thorough warm up for tendons and muscles, Qi gong including Five elements, Five animals and Shibashi, and a warm down. My main focus is on teaching Tai Chi for health rather than combat, and my classes are suitable for all ages and ability levels.