Taught by Dubai-based Greek-Italian choreographer Ilenia Lonardelli, this classes focuses on LA-style hip-hop, which is based on a technique of fast changes between slow and smooth movement to fast, powerful steps. The aim is to make the choreography match the lyrics. Best for:
Those reserving their best moves for Friday. Dhs95 for one hour 30 minutes. James and Alex Dance Studio, Level 8, Concord Tower, Dubai Media City (04 447 0773) www.jamesandalex.com.Contemporary dance
This expressive style combines elements of a number of genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Beginners will learn how to do moves such as the Running man and kick-ball change. The studio offers drop-in classes for those wishing to attend sporadically, but they also offer beginners, intermediate and advanced courses for dedicated movers and shakers. Best for:
Those looking for a new hobby to try.Dhs65 for one hour, Dhs95 for one hour 30 mins. James and Alex Dance Studio, Level 8, Concord Tower, Dubai Media City (04 447 0773) www.jamesandalex.com.Ashtanga 1
This yoga school runs guided Thursday night classes introducing students to Ashtanga yoga with emphasis on alignment. It’s suitable for beginners and helps to build upper body strength as well as stability in the legs. It’s the ideal way to unwind, as it relieves pain, increases flexibility, detoxifies the body, corrects spinal alignment and tones muscles to have you ready for brunch. Best for:
Those with a brunch on the next day.Dhs75 for one hour and 15 minutes. The Yoga Room, Cluster Y, Swiss Tower, JLT (050 518 9966).