From jazz to hip hop, ballet to ballroom, pole-dancing to tap, you can do it all in London.
Dance classes are a great way to keep fit and have fun at the same time – plus you'll never be stuck for moves on the dancefloor again!
With so many venues offering classes it is not possible to list them all. However, we've picked out some of the highlights to give you an idea of the variety on offer.
LONDON DANCE STUDIOS
The Basement Dance Studio London
Based in Holloway, you can master locking and popping, Rueda de Casino (round dancing version of salsa from Cuba) and Jamaican dancehall at Basement Dance Studio.
For details of these lessons and more see the Basement Dance Studio website
Cecil Sharpe House
Cecil Sharpe House in North London is home to the English Folk Dance & Song Society. It hosts a range of dance classes including Baroque, Morris dancing, English Country dancing, ceilidh and more.
For class timetables and more information see the English Folk Dance and Song Society website
Dance Attic Studios
These studios in Fulham host dance classes including hip hop, ballet, jazz, salsa and Bollywood.
For details see the Dance Attic website
This is a centrally-located dance studio offering an array of classes. Styles include Bhangra street grooves, Broadway tap, flamenco and burlesque. Just off Oxford Street, DanceWorks requires a one-off joining fee.
Find out more on the DanceWorks website
The Factory is a gym in North London that offers a range of different dance classes, including ballroom, salsa, street dance and pole dancing.
See The Factory website for more
Grafton Regal Dance Centre
Based in Dulwich, the Grafton Regal Dance Centre specialises in ballroom dancing.
Follow this link for details of classes at Grafton Regional Dance Centre
Greenwich Dance Agency
The Greenwich Dance Agency believes that everyone can dance! It offers courses and drop-in classes open to all. Styles include Capoeira, lindy hop, African and contemporary dance.
Visit the Greenwich Dance Agency website
Karen Hardy Studios
Well known from her appearances on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, Karen Hardy is a Latin American dance champion! Learn a range of ballroom and Latin styles in these beautiful dance studios at Imperial Wharf.
Check the Karen Hardy Studios website for details
Marylebone Dance Studio
Located in trendy Marylebone, the Marylebone Dance Studio is the headquarters for the UK Federation for Dance. The studio has open classes in ballet, belly dance, swing and folk as well as general fitness and martial arts.
For more information, visit the Marylebone Dance Studio website
Pineapple Dance Studios
The Pineapple Dance Studios are internationally renowned. Founded in 1979 in an old pineapple warehouse in Covent Garden, they host over 200 classes a week. Catering for all levels and ages, almost 40 different dance styles are taught. Unusual options include fusion funk, Egyptian dance, break dancing, cheerleading and Michael Jackson Style! All classes are drop-in with no need to book.
For a full schedule see the Pineapple Dance Studios website
The Place runs courses for adults and young people at all ability levels. Situated near Euston, it provides top quality teaching in contemporary dance and ballet. It's also an important performance venue with a professional dance school.
Find out more at The Place website
LONDON CLASSES FOR POPULAR DANCE STYLES
So many dance classes, so little time! Take a look at Visit London's A-Z of Dance for even more dance styles. The London Dance website is also a good general resource for all sorts of information about dance styles, classes, costumes and more.
Ballroom Dance Classes
Ballroom dancing's recent popularity owes a lot to the hit TV show, Strictly Come Dancing. Ballroom is an elegant dance style that's enjoyed by young and old. Mr Wonderful, a well-established name on the scene, coordinates ballroom and Latin dance lessons across the capital. Learn to waltz, foxtrot, tango, rumba, jive, cha cha and more!
Find out more on the Mr Wonderful Dancing website
Belly Dance Classes
Belly dancing is great exercise and helps improve your posture and coordination. Plus you can wear exotic costumes and jangling coin belts! It's generally targeted at women but men can also have a go.
Find local classes or a teacher on the London Bellydance website or try the Central London Belly Dance School
Capoeira hails from Brazil and incorporates diverse elements of African culture including dance, music, acrobatics and martial arts. It is hugely popular in London, with classes held in most areas – check online, or at your local dance studio or gym. One of the longest-running Capoeira centres in London is the London School of Capoeira in Finsbury Park.
For more info see the London School of Capoeira website
Salsa is a spicy partner dance with origins in South America. There are several different styles. Learning salsa gives you a good introduction to all forms of Latin dancing, as well as being thoroughly enjoyable in its own right!
Check the London Salsa website for a list of salsa classes across London
Swing Dance Classes
The current craze for swing dance in London shows no sign of abating. Get into the swing with the London Swing Dance Society, which runs events throughout the year focusing on styles from the 40s and 50s such as jive and lindy hop. Stompin' at the 100 Club on Mondays features a live band, classes and social dancing.
Find out more on the London Swing Dance website
Tango Classes in South London and Central London
Learn authentic Argentinean tango in Dulwich. This sensual form has been described as "A dance made of contrasts: from exasperation to ecstasy, of domination and seduction, of sweetness and intimate affection." – Homero Manzi Jnr.
Find out more on the Tango South London website. Or try tango in Central London at the Tango Movement classes
Note: Visit London cannot vouch for individual venues, companies or instructors. You are advised to check for appropriate credentials before joining a class.