10 dance schools in Dubai

Learn tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary dance styles in Dubai

Arthur Murray Dance School
This Dubai branch of the American dance franchise offers bespoke dancing lessons.
Call for latest prices and times. Reef Tower, JLT, www.arthurmurraydubai.com (04 448 6458). Other location: Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 450 8648).

Ballet Centre
Head here for a range of dance classes for adults and kids.
Open Sun-Thu 9am-12.30pm, 3pm-6pm; Sat 9am-4pm. Road 39B, Jumeirah Road, www.balletcentre.com (04 344 9776).

Contemporary Dance Dubai
This dance school offers contemporary, fitness and ballet classes for children and adults in Dubai, in a group setting or as private tuition.
From Dhs65 per individual class. Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (050 949 5801).

Dubai Dance Academy
This school aims to bring the excellence of French training in ballet to Dubai. Run by Reiko M-Cheong, a professional ballet dancer with more than 20 years of experience. Lessons are available for both kids and adults.
Junior class: Dhs70 (one hour). Yassat Gloria Hotel Apartments, TECOM, www.dubaidanceacademy.com (055 362 6435).

James & Alex Dance Studios
Try salsa, tango, ballet, Zumba, hip hop, contemporary, musical theatre, pole fitness and more at this modern studio.
From Dhs55 per class, private lessons and packages available. Concord Tower, Dubai Media City (04 447 0773).

Nisha Dance Center
Offers classes in a variety of dance styles, including Bollywood, tap, belly dancing, flamenco, Turkish, ballroom, laser, acrobatic and more.
Dhs55 per class, Dhs550 for 11 classes. Sat 7pm-8pm. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, www.dancewithnisha.com (050 749 2067).

Nora Dance Group
Classes for teens and adults in everything from ballet to break dancing. Book online, and call for prices and timings.
Open daily 9am-9.30pm. Knowledge Village, www.noradancegroup.com, noradancegroup@gmail.com (050 395 8280).

Pharaoh’s Club
This club also hosts a number of dance classes. Aerobics, Body Pump, salsa, Zumba and belly dancing are all on offer.
Fee per class: Dhs30 (members), Dhs38 (non-members). Membership: Dhs7,800 (single), Dhs12,480 (couple). Open Sat-Thu 7am-10pm, Fri 9am-9pm. Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 0000).

Sharmila Dance
Sharmila’s classes are a mix of hip-hop, street jazz, funk, jazz and lyrical contemporary, and the routine changes every two weeks. Ballet classes are also on offer.
Dhs60 per class. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.sharmiladance.com (04 341 4777).

The Fridge
Fitted with aerial hanging points for aerial acrobatics practice and classes, as well as tango classes with Tango OK every Friday from 2pm to 6pm (email tangookay@gmail.com to book).
Dhs280 for four classes. Unit 5, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1 (04 347 7793).

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