Our guide to Dance Studios and Classes on HK Island. Get grooving with our choice picks of dance studios and classes. Dancing is one of those activities you can do to keep fit, stay in shape and make new friends – all while having fun. It’s a way to de-stress and express yourself through body and movement. Believe it or not, even people with two left feet can do it (we swear!). Just put on your dancing shoes. All it takes is tons of practice.
There’s a range of dance classes featuring diverse techniques and genres. And depending on the styles that interest you, you can choose from solo dances like Jazz, Hip Hop and Contemporary or social dances like Swing, Salsa and Ballroom, where you rotate partners and socialise with different people.
Don’t feel intimidated. Oftentimes, classes are available for various skill levels and if you’re the shy type or prefer some one-on-one coaching, private lessons can be arranged. You can always call to enquire about trial classes too.
So pick up new dance skills or polish existing ones with our roundup of dance studios and the classes in Central :
Central Dance Studio
Classes: The studio specialises in teaching adults and runs classes in Zumba, Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk, Ballet and Argentine Tango, among others. Wedding Dance classes are also available for brides- and bridegrooms-to-be. You can get them to choreograph your very own number and perfect it so you can rest assured your first dance together is memorable for all the right reasons.
Rates: HK$200/drop-in; HK$1,500/10 class vouchers; HK$2,600/20 class vouchers; Wedding Dance rates – HK$1100/1 class, HK$4,000/4 classes, HK$7,500/8 classes
Location: 1/F, Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2537 0713
Classes: Classes offered include Salsa, Ballet, Argentine Tango, Modern, Jazz Funk, Hip Hop, MTV Dance, Bachata, Standard / Latin American Ballroom, Zumba. We also have classes to help train your technique and body such as Stretch, Spinning & Turn Technique, Pilates, Yoga, Fit2Fite, Timing & Musicality and Body Movement & Isolation. Classes are taught by close to 30 instructors (some are also performers and choreographers). If what you need is a flexible schedule to work with, the studio has daily walk-in classes of different levels all day and night to fit into your busy lifestyle.
Rates: HK$180/drop-in; HK$680/5 classes within 2 weeks; $1,2oo/8 classes within 3 months; HK$3,000 unlimited pass for 1 month
Location: 8/F Fung Woo Centre, 279-281 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 9634 9770
Classes: The studio attracts students and adults alike with urban street style classes like Breaking, Locking and Popping as well as House, Contemporary, Tap Dance and Jazz Funk. Measuring 8,000 square foot, this is perhaps one of the biggest dance studios around on HK island. And with events like dance contests, battles and the annual public Showcase, it’s a great place to gain on-stage experience and confidence. The studio also offers a 6-month intensive program called the Showbiz Project to develop you into a professional dancer.
Rates: HK$140/1 class, HK$1,000/10 classes; $1,360/16 classes
Location: Unit 2, 1/F, Block C, Sea View Estate, 8 Watson Road, North Point, Hong Kong. Tel: 2576 7622
Hong Kong Swings
Classes: This is an open community run by swing enthusiasts. They offer Lindy Hop and Charleston classes for their studio courses. Join their socials held at bars, pubs and restaurants or drop-in for free beginner classes on Mondays, 8.30pm-9pm at Rula Bula, and Wednesdays 8.30pm-9pm at Grappa’s Cellar.
Rates: HK$200/drop-in; HK$680/5 classes
Location: Trio Spin Studio at 5D Enterprise Building, 228-238 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Tel: 2521 2168
Oasis Dance Centre
Classes: This dance centre specialises in the exotic Belly Dance. It offers classes, including performance-specific classes and Tribal Belly Dance across 3 locations (Wanchai, Mongkok and Jordan). Get your shimmy on in their daytime, evening or weekend classes and courses taught by different instructors every day of the week.
Rates: HK$220/drop-in; HK$800/private lesson; courses range from HK$580-HK$1,480; special packages range from HK$660/up to 4 lessons within 4 weeks to HK$1,180/up to 10 lessons within 4 weeks
Location: 4/F Anton Building, 1 Anton Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Tel: 2522 6698