Best Dance Schools In Sydney For Adults

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Do you envy the freedom with which your littlies bust a move on the dance floor? Whether it’s at a birthday party, a festival or in front of a poppin’ busker on the street—kids are enviably free from the inhibitions that hold adults back when it comes to dancing. 

As well as being pretty damn good for the soul, dancing is also a stellar way of getting some endorphin-boosting exercise into your routine post-baby. Whether it’s some beat-dropping hip hop or top-tapping tap dance, we reckon that adult dance classes are a sure-fire way to improve wellbeing, learn a new skill, keep fit and have a whole lotta fun while you’re at it. Here are our top picks for adult dance classes in Sydney.

Groove Therapy Beginner Grooves

If you're up for a dance class with dim lights, no mirrors and a heart-warming community feel, Groove Therapy in Redfern is absolutely for you. Their Beginner Grooves adult dance class is perfect for people who are slightly apprehensive about traditional dance classes.

The class encompasses a range of street dance styles—originating from the USA, Jamaica, Africa, Latin America and beyond. It’s a fun amalgamation of house, hip hop, dancehall and afro beats, and promises nothing but feel-good vibes throughout.

More info and bookings here.

Dance Central Belly Dance

If you’re down for some hip-shaking moves à la Shakira, you won’t get better than Dance Central Belly Dance in Surry Hills. The classes are designed to strengthen your posture, tone your abs, increase your coordination and give you a fun-loving confidence boost while you’re at it, with absolutely no experience necessary. 

More info and bookings here.

Dance Domain Adult Tap Mini-Courses 

Want to learn to tap but reckon you’ve got two left feet that are better for shuffling? Dance Domain’s Adult Tap Mini-Courses in St Peters are the perfect way to turn an uninhibited shuffle into a well-honed and intentional stamp. 

In a 1-hour class over 4 weeks, you’ll have the chance to learn the tap basics, refine your skills and have a bucket-load of fun as you tap away the stresses of the week (*cough*, kids, *cough). Perfect for complete beginners, these classes are a great way of doing some exercise without it, ya know, actually feeling like exercise. You're welcome. 

More info and bookings here.

Sydney Dance Company Contemporary Beginner

Keen to dance like no one’s watching at one of Sydney’s most iconic dance spaces? Sydney Dance Company offers contemporary beginner classes for adults with zero prior experience—and we think they look like one hell of a good time. Blending ballet and modern dance, the classes build a strong centre, legs and torso, whilst encouraging creativity, confidence and a big fat dose of self-expression. Sold!

More info and bookings here.

Studio Exclusive Beginner 1 Pole Dancing

Sorry dads, this one’s for the mamas only—and it’s a great choice for building confidence and feelings of empowerment through a style of dancing you may never have considered; pole dancing. 

Studio Exclusive in Chatswood and Drummoyne is a female-only studio who are committed to helping women improve their health and fitness whilst building an empowering community and having a whole heap of fun while they’re at it. Their Beginner 1 Pole classes are ideal for those who have never touched a pole before and promise to dramatically improve fitness levels and core strength.

More info and bookings here.

Crossover Dance Studio

If you’re on the hunt for a studio that offers a huge range of classes that you can drop into when it suits you—Crossover Dance in the city is the ideal pick for you. Styles include urban choreo, hip hop, break dance, house, locking, street jazz, contemporary, K-pop, jazz, Afro and more—meaning there’s always something for you to sweat away your stresses to. 

More info and bookings here. 

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