The Loft

The Loft

A place to meet, to learn, to participate, to create, to enjoy!

Our Dance Studio and creative space The Loft offer great opportunities to try new activities, have fun and meet new people.

Whilst the pandemic has reduced the programme for the moment, we are still offering the activities below and many more will be added in the coming weeks and months. 



Get That Novel Started: One Day Creative Writing Course

Saturdays 11 & 25 September 2, 16 & 30 October,  13 November

Suitable for beginners or writers looking to reignite their work, this fun, intensive, one day creative writing workshop will guide you through the creative process, taking your first seed of an idea and teaching you how to develop it with all the necessary ingredients until it forms a delicious, simmering plot.

In a warm, fun and inspiring environment, you will learn the nuts and bolts of the creative process and those key ingredients – character, structure, discipline, plot, drama, the creation of more ideas, point of view, location, delivery, and the all-important strong, dramatic and satisfying conclusion that will leave your readers wanting more.

From the get-go, you will begin to produce work, sharing it with your fellow students to build your confidence, critiquing skills and the necessary thick-skin all writers must have. 

You will leave the course inspired to continue your work, knowing the elements required to work towards a full novel.

To Book Click Here

From September 2021


babyballet is a fun, award-winning pre-school dance concept for girls and boys from 6 months to 6 years. With schools right across the UK, babyballet dance classes allow babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and social benefits of ballet, song and dance in a safe, caring, positive and informal environment.

With a real focus on learning through play, the unique babyballet syllabus offers four key stages of ballet classes where every child can build their confidence and social skills, learning manners, discipline and respect while developing their basic ballet technique, coordination, musicality, balance, posture and rhythm.

Give your child the chance to dance at babyballet Crawley East where there’s always a warm and friendly welcome - come and join the fun we would love to see you!

To find out more and book click here

You can book a 3 week trial for £15 anytime during the term!

Sun 3 October, 10am - 1pm       The Loft

Hidden Gem Creative Vision Board Workshop

'Live a life by design, not default' by visualising your future in this 3 hour face-to-face Creative Vision Board Workshop.

What Hidden Gems are you aspiring to become a reality in your life and future?

Lacking Confidence? Motivation? Focus?

Do you want to feel empowered? Seeking clarity on where to begin? Then join Life Coach Gemma Legrand of Hidden Gem Coaching for a face to face, interactive workshop in a light and spacious studio located in The Hawth, Crawley.

This 3-hour session will enable you to bring your inner dreams and visions to life. Creating a vision board is a relaxed, fun and effective way to bring to life what's in your head and heart. You will be getting hands-on creating your own collage of your dream life and learning the science and philosophy of visualisation and manifestation. As well as interactive learning, conversation and practices of 'how to', around the power of visualisation, manifestation and meditation.

This workshop is a space for like-minded individuals to come together and share ideas and inspiration. Leaving with a refreshed sense of empowerment and confidence with your own vision board and tools to help you stay focused and motivated on your quest to realise your dreams and goals. With a clear direction of the next steps needed to bring them to reality.

Gemma is a member of the International Coaching Federation and is passionate about helping and enabling creative souls realise and achieve their Hidden Gems and live a more fulfilled and purposeful life.

All creative material and refreshments provided. Plus, a Hidden Gem individual gift!

Tickets £50 / Pair of tickets: £90 Click here to book

Sat 3 October at 1-4pm            Studio 

Movement through Monologue Workshop: Unlocking the Body 

Led by Movement Director Christina Fulcher, this workshop: Movement through Monologue Workshop: Unlocking the Body will focus on the process of discovery and creation of movement language within a monologue or solo performance. More details Here

Mon 1, 8 & 29 November from 1.30-2.30pm      Tennyson Room

Creative Embroidery Class

New Creative Embroidery Class at The Hawth with Felicity Davies-Bradshaw.

Learn the craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread using different decorative stitching techniques.

Embroidery includes beads and sequins and can be applied to caps, hats, coats, overlays, blankets, dress shirts, denim, dresses, stockings, etc. 

No previous experience needed and all abilities welcome. 

The price will be £7.50 per session, pay upon arrival. Places limited please reserve your place by emailing

Ukulele & Guitar Lessons

Currently taking place in a socially-distanced environment. With experienced teacher and performer Mark Orchin. Bring your own uke or guitar.


Beginners 9.45-10.30am
A new starters class for over 16s and adults where you will learn how to play chords, accompany songs, tune up and play in a small group. 

Intermediate 10.45-11.30am
For those who have continued from the previous beginners class and players who can follow a chord chart and play some simple melodies.

Improvers   11.45-12.30pm
A class for players who wish to extend their skills considerably and covers more advanced techniques and styles.

Book Here


Saturdays 12.45pm-1.30pm

Tutor Mark Orchin offers acoustic guitar classes for those who have already started to learn the instrument (over 16s) and can play the basic chords and tune up . In the classes you will be able to develop your strumming and picking techniques, learn to read tablature, follow chord charts and a music score. A variety of styles are covered from folk, pop, blues and some jazz – places are limited so please contact the box office for more information – you will need your own instrument. 

£7.50 per session. Book here


Wednesdays 10am - 12noon Wed 15 Sept - 15 December (except 1 December)

Artist Rachel Cowell offers Life Drawing sessions focused on learning and experimenting with new materials and gaining more skills for people regardless of ability or previous experience. Suitable 16+. Please bring your own materials.

Admission: £12 per session (£10 per session if you book a block). Students: £10. Book here

((BOUNCE))™ Classes

Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm and Fridays 6-7pm in The Loft

Performed on mini trampolines in The Loft, ((BOUNCE))™ makes exercise fun with choreographed dance routines. ((BOUNCE))™ improves weight loss 3 times quicker than floor-based workouts due to opposing gravity and added g-force. For more info and book via


Find Us

The Hawth,
Hawth Avenue, Crawley
RH10 6YZ