From Hip Hop To Swing, A Roundup OF Hong Kong’s Best Dance Studios

Tired of dancing like no one is watching? Looking to to add some polish to your (dub)step? In all seriousness though, dancing is an incredible way to stay fit. Not only are you learning a new skill, but dancing is really fun (hello endorphin release) and engaging, making it easy to be committed (unlike some of us with the gym). Get your groove on while breaking a serious sweat at one of the many awesome dance studios around town. 

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DANCETRINITY

Offering a large selection across the dance spectrum from ballet to Zumba and including bachata, ballroom dancing, jazz funk, hip hop, modern dance and salsa (plus non-dance sessions like yoga, Fit2Fite and stretching),  DANCETRINITY has truly got something for everyone. They also boast a beautiful professional-standard studio with a quality sound system and sprung wooden floors. Classes are HKD 180 per session with discounted packages available. As well as longer multi-week courses, they offer many walk-in classes on a daily basis too so they are super flexible. Find the full schedule here.

8/F, Fung Woo Centre, 279-281 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan; +852 9634 9770, info@dancetrinity.com.

Hong Kong Funky Dance Centre

Originally founded by Kelley Lin, who is credited with bringing Funky Dance to Hong Kong in the 90s, the Hong Kong Funky Dance Centre is now a multi-studio affair with large spaces in Wan Chai, Jordan and Kwun Tong. They offer a dizzying array of dance classes including contemporary ballet, funk, hip hop, heels, K-Pop, jazz, Samba, Rumba, Latino funky and even Tai Chi dance. One off classes are HKD 250 with lower-priced packages available. There are countless class choices every day of the week, just check their schedule: Wan Chai, Jordan and Kwun Tong .

Wan Chai: 16-18/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Road East. Jordan: 4-7/F, Place 18, 18 Cheong Lok Street. Kwun Tong: 12/F, Crocodile Centre, 79 Hoi Yuen Road. +852 2776 1103,  dance@kelley.com.hk.

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Hong Kong Swings

Everybody loves a good swing sesh! With Hong Kong Swings,  you can learn to Lindy Hop like a pro. Classes are offered Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, find the schedule here. Hong Kong Swings is not a physical studio per se, classes are offered in different locales around Hong Kong island. Drop-in classes start at HKD 200 though be warned: availability is limited. Bonus: they hold free classes on some Mondays and Wednesdays. In addition to classes, there are workshops as well as social events to help you hone your swinging skills.

Various locations on Hong Kong Island, find them here. hkswings@gmail.com.

Neverland Dance

Started by the Hong Kong master dancer and choreographer Shing Mak,  Neverland Dance has a focus on pop dance, and pop dance culture. They have two locations: a cozy Sai Ying Pun studio and a large professional space in Kwun Tong. Classes are on offer on most days of the week and include Jazz Funk, K-Pop, Waacking, Hip Hop, Urban and House, with a few Salsa and Bootcamps sessions thrown in to the mix. Single classes are HKD 135, with discounted packages available. Find their full schedule here.

Sai Ying Pun: G/F, 25 High Street; +852 2857 1884. Kwun Tong: Flat 12A, 12/F, Yip Fat Factory Building Phase I, 77 Hoi Yuen Road; +852 3741 2740. info@neverland.com.hk.

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Oasis Dance Centre

Looking for a dance class that’s a little bit different? At Oasis Dance Centre you can take classes in belly dancing, Hawaiian Tahitian dance, modern Egyptian dance, Flamenco and Latin-belly-fusion dancing, not to mention an open drum circle session. Individual classes go for HKD 250 with discounted packages available. Classes are offered daily,  check their schedule here. Plus point: you can book their dancers for events!

4/F, Anton Building, 1 Anton Street, Wan Chai; +852 2522 6698, oasisdancecentrehk@gmail.com.

Russ Dance Factory

Looking to get your groove on? Russ Dance Factory (RDF) offers a variety of classes including funk, body groove, K-pop, hip hop, jazz, heels and latin dance classes as well as other non-dance workout options like bootcamp and yoga. All of these are taught in their huge 7, 000 sq.ft. space in the heart of Causeway Bay, which showcases three separate studios! There are classes every day of the week except Saturday, find their full schedule here. Pricing starts at HKD 230 for an individual class with multiple discounted offers available. We also love that they run their own giving-back campaign,  RDFgives, whereby they will match all donations given by students at their reception counter and then distribute the funds to various charities.

7/F, Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay; +852 2976 0182, info@russdancefactory.com.

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Studiodanz

Well established on the Hong Kong dance scene and oozing with attitude, Studiodanz actually has two large studios, one on the island and one in Kowloon, and both offer hip hop, jazz, funk, urban, tap and even break dancing in both group and private class settings. Single classes are HKD 150 with discounted packages available. Most classes are held daily thanks to their many instructors- the full schedule is here. If you want to go for gold, Studiodanz has six-month ‘Showbiz Project’ program that focuses on turning you into a professional dancer.

Quarry Bay: Flat C, 7/F, Wah Ha Factory Building, 8 Shipyard Lane; +852 2576 7622. San Po Kong: Workshop B, 5/F, Tontex Industrial Building, 2-4 Sheung Hei Street; +852 2332 8006. info@studiodanz.com.

Special Mention: Groove Dance

Looking to get in shape while also adding a little spice to your life? Groove Dance offers classes in both pole dancing and sensual dance (think striptease and lap dancing), as well as Zumba,  funky dance and even aerial yoga. Fun fact: they make a great choice for hen parties! You can book a 90-minute party where the hen and her ladies can learn a sensual dance routine together. Classes are HKD 220 with discounted packages available. Classes are offered everyday of the week except Sundays- full schedule here.

15/F, Workington Tower, 78 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan; +852 2833 2805, info@groove-dance2fit.com.


Images courtesy of: Zumba Dance Class via photopin (license) (lead photo), DANCETRINITY, Hong Kong Swings, Oasis Dance Centre and Studiodanz.