10 Dance Classes To Try In Hong Kong
In Hong Kong, we have a good variety of fitness studios to choose from; with everything from gyms, indoor climbing facilities to yoga studios on offer. There are even various alternative workouts you can try if you hate the gym. Dancing is also another way to break a sweat. But more than just a regular workout session, it also makes for a great hobby.
With so many types to choose from ranging from hip-hop, ballroom, to Zumba––there's something for everyone to try. We break down the best classes that you can take in the city so you're always ready to groove to your favourite song.
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1/10 Ballet: Gravity Ballet
Founded by Taiwanese dancer, Eve Yu, Gravity Ballet opened its doors in 2009. Yu is a prominent member of the Taiwan National Chamber Ballet Dance Company and wants the studio to supply its students with a nurturing learning environment through good facilities and a professional, well-rounded curriculum.
The studio provides adult ballet classes for all levels; from complete novices to professional dancers. Their students have gone on to pass ballet exams, win competitions, and admitted to dancing schools.
Gravity Ballet; 6/F, 31-33 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Room A, 7/F, Capri Building. 130 Austin Road Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong; gravityballet.com.hk
2/10 Ballet: Twinkle Dance Company
Long-running ballet school, Twinkle Dance Company welcomes students from as early as 18 months all the way to adults. They specialist in early childhood ballet learning, introducing the craft in a safe and fun environment. They aim to provide dance classes that allow children to dance together, practice patience, and build their confidence.
Classes range from memorising choreography to exercises that allow them to pay full attention and concentration. But rest assured that adult classes for beginners, introduction to pointe, and even adult barre sculpt are available. Or if you want to learn together, there's a "Ballet With Mommy" class offered.
Various locations; twinkledance.com
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3/10 Hip-hop/Urban: BeDrex Dance Studio
BeDrex Dance Studio is a popular choice for aspiring hip-hop dancers. Established in 2014, this drop-in studio allows students to stop by any time and take classes based on their daily schedule. They offer over 40 classes weekly and are taught by both dance teachers and choreographers.
The faculty is made up of more than 30 professionals specialising in hip-hop, jazz, popping, and locking among others. So if the urban dance genre appeals to you, then definitely head over to this studio.
BeDrex; 1/F, Room 101-102, Oriental Centre, No. 67–71 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; bedrexdance.com
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4/10 Hip-hop/Urban: Infinity Dance Studio
Another long-term running dance school, Infinity Dance Studio launched in 2003 and has since become one of the leading dance schools in the city. The studio emphasises quality training, culture-tailored atmosphere, and keeping up with the new trend.
Its broad dance selection and diverse team of choreographers, artistic consultants, creative directors, and professional dancers are the backbones of the dance studio. With hip-hop, jazz funk, contemporary, and other urban dance genres available on offer, there's surely something here for you.
Infinity Dance Studio; 5/F, Kimberley Plaza, 45-47 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; infinitydance.com.hk
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5/10 Latin Dance: Dance Mos
Dance Mos is spearheaded by dance teacher, choreographer, and performer, Sherman Mosquito who started dancing at just three years old. She began dancing professionally at 16 and has since competed at various dance competitions for standard Latin and salsa.
Dance Mos is the biggest salsa dance school in Hong Kong with classes available for salsa, bachata, cha-cha, and Latin ballroom. In addition to the classes, they also run weekly parties exclusively for students to practice and dance in a fun and enjoyable environment.
Various locations; dancemos.com
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6/10 Latin Dance: Heavenly Dance Studios
First formed in 2001, Heavenly is a leading dance studio in Hong Kong that's striving for excellence, quality, and innovation. The studio boasts a dance floor of 7,000 square feet complete with stunning sea views of Victoria Harbour. Offering both private and group lessons, you can enjoy lessons catered to your level and goals. Prices vary depending on the teacher of choice.
If you want something other than Latin dance or ballroom, you may want to have a go at the wedding dance lessons—whether you're the one getting married or attending a wedding reception.
Heavenly Dance Studios; 8/F, Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; heavenly.dance
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7/10 Zumba: The Yoga Room
Despite its name, The Yoga Room doesn't just provide yoga classes. The boutique yoga studio in Sheung Wan occupies four studios in the same building and has over 90 classes per week for beginners and experienced dancers.
The Zumba classes are designed for people both as a dance and as a workout session. It mixes low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style and calorie-burning fitness party. In general, Zumba combines a mix of dances so it's guaranteed to include various elements of a fitness workout from cardio, muscle condition to balance and flexibility and boosted energy.
The Yoga Room; Xiu Ping Commercial Building, 104 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (Studio at 3/F, 4/F, 6/F and 16/F, office at 15/F); yogaroomhk.com
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8/10 Zumba: XP Fitness Hub
XP Fitness Hub has plenty of classes available and all of them focus on cardio, balance, flexibility, and muscle condition. Take their Zumba classes and learn to groove to upbeat music all while keeping fit.
The studio brings fresh classes to the table with plenty of unique ones including piloxing and funky dance. They also take pride in helping you create a custom class schedule that meets your specific goals and schedule. Enjoy their short-term packages catered to fit various lifestyles.
XP Fitness Hub; 4/F Li Dong Building, No. 9 Lo Yuen Street East, Central, Hong Kong; xpfitnesshub.hk
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9/10 Pole-dancing: Flaunt
Flaunt is a great choice for aspiring pole dancers regardless of experience level. Their classes are divided into different techniques, from heels choreography, floor play to spin pole flow. The studio is founded in 2015 by former Hong Kong-based pole dancer, Tessa Yung.
Pole dancing can be a challenging dance as it requires strength, concentration, and a lot of practice. With a vibrant studio, flaunting pink and purple colours, and friendly instructors to boot, they have everything needed to get you started.
Flaunt; 4/F Bonham Centre, 79–85 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; flaunt.life
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10/10 Pole-Dancing: Pole Beat Gallery
Founded in 2017, Pole Beat Gallery is one of the leading studios in Hong Kong when it comes to hoop choreography. They have different types of aerial classes to promote the aerial dancing culture and scene in Hong Kong.
Other than pole dancing, the studio has aerial hammock, aerial hoop, and aerial yoga available. Trained by professional aerial dancers, start your pole dancing journey at Pole Beat Gallery.
Various locations; polebeatgallery.com