64 Edward Street, Brighton
East Sussex BN2 0JR, UK (Map)
01273 681368 - Office open Mon - Fri 10:30 - 6
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Skateboard Tuition



Easter Holiday Beginners Skate Course

We’re running an intensive begginers course during the first week of the Easter holidays, aimed specifically at kids who are completely new to skating. With four 90 minute lessons we’ll cover the whole of our beginners course in four days!
Dates: Tuesday 3rd – Friday 6th April
Time: 10 – 11:30am every day
For ages: 5-12
Price: £50
The course is limited to 10 spaces. If you’d like to sign somebody up please use the link below and fill in the participant’s details. You can pay by card at the bottom of the form.
Please note: You will not receive a ‘proper’ confirmation from us. You will receive an automated receipt confirming your successful payment, which confirms that your place is secure.



BYC’s skateboard tuition classes are a safe and friendly introduction to skateboarding for ages 5 – 12.

Here two or more workers will introduce the basics of skateboarding, and work with young people individually and as a group to progress, feel comfortable and learn basic moves. Everybody is encouraged to push themselves but nobody will be made to try anything they do not want to.

A course consists of six weekly one hour lessons, at a set time each week. Skateboards and safety equipment are provided by us.

A new course starts after every school break. They will always be six weeks long regardless of term length.

Beginners classes currently run

Tuesdays 4:15pm
Tuesdays 5:30pm
Wednesdays 5:30pm
Thursdays 4:15pm
Sundays 10:30am

Improvers classes currently run

Wednesdays 4:15pm
Thursdays 5:30pm

Please take a read about each course and be sure that your child is in the correct ability group. If you are unsure, have any queries or want to talk about anything regarding the sessions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call and ask for a skate worker!

April / May term

We are currently looking in to whether we will be ready to close at some point during this period to carry the upgrade we’re currently fundraising for. Information on what will happen regarding skate courses will be up here as soon as we know. That’s all we can tell you at the moment I’m afraid, if you’d like to be updated by email please add your address to the form below. Members of the current course will be notified automatically.

How Our Schedule Works

Courses start after every half term break, and appear here to book on to usually three weeks beforehand. Information on the next start and booking dates appear here as soon as we’ve confirmed them. Places are on a first come first serve basis and cannot be reserved before going up online. Members of the previous course will be given a few days priority booking via email.


On our hugely popular beginners course we take eager learners through the first steps of skateboarding and help them become comfortable and confident. We start at the very beginning with standing and moving, staying safe and correct stance. We will then move along together into using ramps, basic moves and gaining full board control! Beginners lessons are group based, with extra allowance and support always being given to those who feel they want more (or less!) help. There is a maximum of 10 on each course.

In the beginners classes we will always start from the very beginning with each course, due to new members joining us. If there are a large amount who have been before we can do our best to compromise for this, but repeating members may need a little patience at times. Although a bit of refreshing is always good!

4What will we learn?

  • Staying safe and using a skatepark safely
  • Correct stance and riding comfortably
  • Pushing and turning
  • Rolling down and up ramps
  • Dropping in
  • Basic moves such as rolling off drops, manuals and pumping on ramps
  • Turning on ramps
  • Introduction to Ollies
  • Gaining confidence, challenging yourself and conquering fears
  • How to take what you have learned to help you in the future
  • There’s always time for a few other bits to throw in

What we expect

  • We don’t ask for much, just for your child to want to give it a go. Also to understand that this is a group lesson and we are all learning at once, and to listen and follow instructions even if they’ve heard it before or know it already!

If you feel your child may be well on the way to what is mentioned above you may want to consider the improvers, if in doubt give us a shout.


The improvers class is for young people that already have some experience on a board or have mastered the beginners, and are feeling more confident, starting to learn tricks etc. This usually takes a more individual structure. While the beginners course covers a more limited range, the improvers lets participants learn really anything they want, and ventures into the limitless world that skateboarding is.

What will we learn?

  • Anything! Skating quickly becomes a very individual activity with people wanting to focus on different tricks and ramps.
  • Skaters coming up from the beginners course can practice what they learned and work at doing it independently, as well as moving on to things not covered before.
  • Staff will give more focussed time to individuals and small groups throughout the session.
  • Being in a more free environment skaters can get comfortable being in an open park and learning more about park etiquette.

What we expect

  • Improvers is more about confidence and determination that ability. There is no set level you need to be or test to pass to join, but skaters need to be happy to be able to practice certain things on their own as staff will not be with them the entire time.