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The Best Ballroom Classes in London

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If like most of the nation you’ve caught a little ‘Strictly fever’ this autumn, or have been dreaming of dancing ever since you saw Patrick Swayze do ‘the lift’ with Jennifer Grey, you might be inspired to depart from the TV and take to one of these brilliant ballroom classes. Whether it’s the Waltz you want to try, the Foxtrot or the Samba, shimmy your way to one of these dance studios in London for an alternative night out on the town…

The Best Ballroom Classes in London

Pineapple Dance Studios

Pineapple Dance Studios

If you haven’t heard of Pineapple Dance Studios, then you’ve most likely been living under a rock. The renowned performing arts and dance school, previously attended by the likes of Madonna, Beyoncé and Girls Aloud, has established itself as one of the leading dance studios in Europe as well as a much-loved retail and dancewear brand – note: Tom Hardy once wore a Pineapple Dance tee to the Mad Max red carpet premiere in 2016. So where better to learn ballroom? Professional dance teacher Michael Litke – who has appeared on the likes of This Morning and Dancing on Ice – teaches a range of vibrant ballroom classes, including those suitable for beginners, while Matt Harris – having danced on Strictly Come Dancing and played the Beast’s body double in Disney’s 2017 Beauty and the Beast – teaches solo Latin classes for those looking to salsa, samba and jive. pineapple.uk.com

Karen Hardy Dance Studios

If you’re looking for a ballroom class with a dash of glamour thrown in, head to Karen Hardy Dance Studios, London’s first ever luxury ballroom dance club established for private members. Founded by Strictly star, World Masters Champion and celebrity choreographer Karen Hardy, this one-of-a-kind club is just a stones throw away from the idyllic Chelsea Waterside and situated within a sophisticated Fulham studio. Offering tuition to both beginners and competitive dancers, along with an array of exclusive ‘Let’s Party’ evenings, celebrity masterclasses and exclusive Live Lounge events, this is one member’s club you’ll want to be part of. Sign up for a complimentary 25-minute taster lesson at karenhardystudios.com

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 The London Academy of Dance

The London Academy of Dance

Whether you’re looking to learn Salsa, Bachata or the Argentine Tango, Canary Wharf’s The London Academy of Dance teaches a wide range of ballroom and Latin American styles. And you’ll certainly be learning from the best; from a former youth world champion, to British and National Vice Champions, this established academy’s ballroom expertise stems from its highly professional and accomplished tutors. Attend a private dance lesson, work towards an exam, or join a group Salsa class where you’ll even get to put your quickstep to the test with an end-of-course outing. thelondonacademyofdance.com

Dancebuzz

Whether you’re preparing for that highly anticipated wedding dance, looking for an exciting new interest, or even if you’re an advanced ballroom dancer with years of Salsa-ing behind you, Dancebuzz hosts classes and courses which cater to every individual. The award-winning dance school specialises in Latin and Ballroom styles, and offers an impressive over 200 courses every month spanning 20 top London locations, from Holborn to Aldgate, St Pauls and Tower Hill. dancebuzz.co.uk

Ballroom Classes by Michael Litke

While Michael teaches a combination of group and private lessons predominantly at Pineapple Dance Studios, the ballroom expert also offers the opportunity of private classes at RADA Studios in Fitzrovia. From group to beginner, intermediate and advanced, Michael’s diversity of classes ensure that anyone get involved. ballroomcourses.co.uk

Gemma Morton’s Latin & Ballroom

Gemma Morton

If you’re just starting out on the ballroom scene and are looking for some expert guidance, Gemma Morton’s Ballroom and Latin group classes might just be the perfect place to start. Tailored to those at both beginner and improver levels, Gemma’s evening classes, located at the Capital Dance School in Marylebone, cover all the vital moves in a fun and social environment, with the dance styles alternating every four weeks so you’ll get a chance to sample all the steps. Don’t worry; if you’re not quite ready to dance among the masses, Gemma also offers private lessons too within Marylebone and Putney. latinballroomlondon.co.uk

London Dance Studio

Whether you’re preparing for a showcase or simply looking to sample the Cha Cha Cha or Waltz, the London Dance Studio in Hammersmith – part of the reputable Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing – offers everything from drop-in group classes and monthly courses, to private lessons, wedding dance prep and even Medal Test Examination guidance. london-dance-studio.com

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