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Get Down! A Guide to Hong Kong’s Best Dance Classes

If you struggle to find time to hit the gym during the week, but can’t tear yourself away from the dance floor come Saturday night, why not work something you love into your fitness routine and take up dance classes in Hong Kong? From ballet to Bollywood, pole dancing to break dancing, our city is full of fun ways to keep in shape. So turn up the music and shimmy your way through the best adult classes our city has to offer.

Ballet | Pole Dancing | Irish Dancing | Bollywood | Street
Salsa | Swing | Wedding Dancing | Bit of Everything


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Ballet

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Twinkle Dance Company

In addition to their popular junior classes, the Twinkle Dance Company (pictured above) also offers dance tuition for adults. Whether you are a complete beginner, or have some experience under your belt, these classes will deepen your understanding of classical ballet, improve your muscular strength and flexibility, and fine tune the elegance of your movements. The studio also runs a Ballet with Mommy class, which allows parents and their budding ballerinas, from the age of 14 months, to learn the basics together.

How much: $600 / 6 classes (before 12pm)

Twinkle Dance Company, Rose Petal Studio/ Sugar Plum Studio, 801-2/403 Lansing House, 42-47 Queen’s Road Central, (+852) 6608 6689
Shop 311, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, (+852) 6608 6929
9/F, Capital Commercial Building, 26 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, (+852) 6608 1699

Russian Ballet School

Do you want to hang out at the barre tonight? Fusing traditional ballet techniques with the athleticism of the Italian style, this is the perfect place to discover your inner ballerina. With extensive stage experience and flexibility to take on groups, private lessons, or competition training, the professional teaching team will help you develop your technique and fulfil your personal goals at their North Point and Sai Kung studios.

How much: $180 per class / $1,400 for monthly memberships (eight classes)

Russian Ballet SchoolUnit 1010, 10/F, Fortress Tower, 250 King’s Road, North Point
G/F, 787 Po Tung Road, Sai Kung, (+852) 2570 2006
Unit 6, G/F, Block 2, 92 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay


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Pole Dancing

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 Pole Divas HK

Where better to learn the art of pole dancing than at the first ever performance school wholly dedicated to this dance style? Pole Divas HK has an action-packed schedule which promises to help you burn up to 350 calories in just one hour. With classes ranging from beginner to advanced, Pole Divas’ international pole judge and instructor is the perfect person to show you how to engage your muscles and move gracefully around the pole. Once you have mastered the basics, you can unleash your inner diva and dress up for the monthly costume video in the Showgirl Pole Dance class. Fancy a party with a difference? Pole Divas is the perfect place to let loose and groove the night away with your pals.

How much: $180 per class / packages range from $2,300 – $2,600

Pole Divas HK6/F, Wai Hing Commercial Building 17 – 19 Wing Wo Street, Central, (+852) 2541 5157

 Melody Pole Studio

Renowned for her graceful movements and impressive strength, two time Pole Dance Hong Kong Champion, Melody Rose, will help you to achieve your goals. Each eight week term culminates in a performance, so shimmy into those hot pants, dig out those heels, and invite your family and friends to check out your impressive new skills. Total beginners are welcome, all potential students are invited to check out the class before signing up, and new students are treated to a newcomer discount! So, what are you waiting for?

How much: packages range from $1,600 – $2,150

Melody Pole Studio, Unit E2, 25/F, TG Place, 10 Shing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, (+852) 3565 4268
17A King’s Tower, 111 King Lam Street, Lai Chi Kok, (+852) 3998 4903
15 C-D, Billion Plaza II, 10 Cheng Yue Street, Lai Chi Kok, (+852) 2568 5818

 


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Irish Dancing

Echoes of Erin School of Irish Dance

Echoes of Erin School of Irish Dance also celebrates the rich culture of the Emerald Isle with weekly classes for adults. If the decadent stage outfits have caught your attention, you will be pleased to learn that these students have danced their way around the world, donning these show-stopping outfits. With a little practice, you could be next!

How much: Approx. $2,000 per month

Echoes of Erin School of Irish Dance, (+852) 9408 9574


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Bollywood

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Cosmic Dance

From Ireland to India, the Cosmic Dance Company (pictured above) is on a mission to popularise Indian dance in Hong Kong. Fusing traditional Bharatnatyam moves with popular music and styles, the Cosmic Dance team have succeeded in transforming this 5,000 year-old temple dance into a hip, current genre. The school offers energetic Indian Fusion dance classes combining classical, Bollywood, and Indian folk dance for all ages, providing the perfect way to blast that cardio workout while building up a sense of rhythm, directional awareness, strength, and grace.

How much: $200 per class / packages range from $650 – $1,400

Cosmic Dance Company, Ricky Dancing Studio, 1/F, 33-39 Austin Road, Jordan, (+852) 9744 9595

Oasis Dance Centre

This spacious, modern Wan Chai studio is the perfect place to tap into your inner Goddess, lose yourself in the music, and fall in love with this exotic dance style. One thing’s for sure, your hips won’t be lying after a few sessions with this talented team of Middle East Dance Specialists. Focused on fitness? Try out Belly Dancing, Hawaiian and Flamenco for Fitness, and tone up your muscles to their world-dance tracks.

How much: $99 – $250 per class / packages range from $680 – $1,700

Oasis Dance Centre, 4/F Anton Building, 1 Anton Street, Wan Chai, (+852) 2522 6698


Street Dance/Contemporary

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Billy Chan Dance Concepts

Established in 1999, Billy Chan Dance Concepts knows its stuff when it comes to dance. Level one will introduce new groovers to the basics of street dance, including body isolation and coordination. By level three, you will be learning lengthy, stylised routines which include advanced techniques and hit syncopated rhythms. With classes in Hip Hop, Wacking, Jazz Funk, and more, the passionate team of instructors will have you poppin’ and lockin’ in no time.

How much: $145 per class / packages range from $420 – $1,900

Billy Chan Dance Concepts, Room D, 5/F, On Fook Industrial Building, 41 Kwai Fung Road, Kwai Chung, (+852) 2398 2663

Neverland Dance

Focusing on ‘pop dance’ and all the things that entails (think heavily choreographed stuff like k-pop, hip hop, urban, and house), Neverland Dance is great if you want to push yourself to the next level. Started by veteran dancer and choreographer Shing Mak, the company now operates across two locations – a huge, purpose-built space in Kwun Tong and a slightly ‘homier’ iteration in Sai Ying Pun. Both offer great packages and a jam-packed schedule, which can be found here.

How much: $85 – $135 per class / packages range from $400 – $1,950

Neverland Dance, G/F, 25 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, (+852 2857 1884);
12/F, Yip Fat Factory Building Phase I, 77 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, (+852) 3741 2740

Studiodanz

There’s a good reason that this studio is heavily respected within the Hong Kong dance scene. Operating out of a large, professional space on both the island and Kowloon, Studiodanz covers a litany of contemporary dance disciplines such as hip hop, jazz, funk, urban, tap, and break dancing. What sets them apart are two things: the first – they offer both group and private lessons, and the second – if you’re deadly serious about having a go at a dance career, but need some serious training, Studiodanz offers an intensive, six-month ‘Showbiz Project’ program that sets out a clear goal of turning you into a professional dancer by the time the six months are up.

How much: $170 per class / packages range from $780 – $1,520

Studiodanz, 7/F, Wah Ha Factory Building, 8 Shipyard Lane, Quarry Bay, (+852) 2576 7622
5/F, Tontex Industrial Building, 2-4 Sheung Hei Street, San Po Kong (+852) 2332 8006


Salsa

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Dance With Style

Allow the infectious salsa rhythms whisk you away to Latin America almost every night of the week, courtesy of Dance With Style (pictured). Hosting a series of free salsa nights at funky, downtown bars, it’s no wonder this dance style is proving to be such a hit. Wave farewell to the Monday blues with the hugely popular After Work Salsa Party at Rúla Búla, or sashay down to Morrison Cafe & Bar later on in the week for more free salsa classes and freestyle dance time. No partner? No worries. Dance With Style’s graceful rotation, embedded into the routines, ensures no one is left dancing alone.

How much: Free!

Dance With Style, (+852) 6389 6213 

Dance Trinity

Salsa classes are held every night of the week at Dance Trinity, so even those with the most hectic of schedules have a chance to get their bodies moving. Classes cover both open dancing and partner work, and before long you will be mastering complex techniques including ribcage rolls and body ripples. With sprung wooden floors, and mirrors along the full length of the spacious studio, this is the perfect place to unleash your inner Latino.

How much: $180 per class / packages range from $680 – $2,880

Dance Trinity, 8/F, Fung Woo Centre, 279-281 Des Voeux Road, Central, (+852) 9634 9770


Swing

Hong Kong Swings

Is it a dance school? Is it somewhere to go drop your car keys into a bowl? We checked, it’s the former. Unlike the others on the list, this isn’t so much a company, more of a social group with professionals at the helm. As such, they don’t have a set studio or space where they conduct classes, and sessions change location weekly (always on Hong Kong Island), which can be a pain but hey, that’s the nature of the beast. Classes are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays with free classes sometimes held on Mondays and Wednesdays as well as a litany of workshops and social events (that may or may not involve swinging).

How much: $200 per class / $680 for full courses (Free classes are on offer)

Hong Kong Swings, various locations on Hong Kong Island, find them here.


Wedding Dancing

Herman Lam Dance Studio

Learning to dance for your wedding seems like an absolute trauma. It’s one of the most important days of your life, and it’s the part of that day when all eyes are on you, and you have to actually move around gracefully. Trauma. So, why not lessen the angst-ridden pain of it all and let a professional help you? Herman Lam offer a bespoke service where they personalise your program based on how well you and your partner can currently dance, and you can even get your bridal party in on the action with group classes. Now you can have that cringy choreographed dance routine of your dreams!

How much: packages range from $4,000 – $8,000

Herman Lam Dance Studio, 1/F, Kai Kwong House, 13 Wyndham Street, Central, (+852) 2320 3605


Bit of Everything

Russ Dance Factory

If you fancy dipping your toes into the world of dancing and its myriad health and wellbeing benefits, but aren’t sure what discipline is for you, then Russ Dance Factory is a good way to go. Offering a variety of classes including funk, body groove, K-pop, hip hop, jazz, heels, and Latin dance as well as other, non-dance workout options like bootcamps and yoga, there’s no shortage of choice. All this takes place in their 7,000 square-foot space in Causeway Bay that consists of three separate studios!

How much: $350 for a trial class / packages range from $720 – $2,200

Russ Dance Factory, 7/F, Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, (+852) 2976 0182


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