Best Dance Schools In Sydney For Adults

By: Rosie Stevens, 03 September 2020

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Do you envy the freedom with which your littlies bust a move on the dance floor? Whether it’s at a birthday party, a festival or in front of a poppin’ busker on the street—kids are enviably free from the inhibitions that hold adults back when it comes to dancing. 

As well as being pretty damn good for the soul, dancing is also a stellar way of getting some endorphin-boosting exercise into your routine post-baby. Whether it’s some beat-dropping hip hop or top-tapping tap dance, we reckon that adult dance classes are a sure-fire way to improve wellbeing, learn a new skill, keep fit and have a whole lotta fun while you’re at it. Here are our top picks for adult dance classes in Sydney.

Sydney Dance Company, Ultimo

SDC Adult Dance Classes

Keen to dance like no one’s watching at one of Sydney’s most iconic dance schools? Sydney Dance Company boasts the largest public dance class program in Australia with 64 dance and fitness classes each week for ages 16+ in Ultimo and unlimited online classes in its Virtual Studio!

Tapping into the innate strength and creativity that lives within everyone, SDC is open to all levels and abilities, with styles including Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Jazz, JFH, Latin Funk, Tap, Theatre Jazz and Lyrical. There are also Yoga, Pilates and Stretch classes to keep you limber.

Groove Therapy, Redfern

If you're up for a dance class with dim lights, no mirrors and a heart-warming community feel, Groove Therapy in Redfern is absolutely for you. Designed for 'people who think they can’t dance', their Beginner adult dance class is perfect for people who are slightly apprehensive about traditional dance classes. They also have a Free Open Jam on Monday nights! 

The class encompasses a range of street dance styles originating from the USA, Jamaica, Africa, Latin America and beyond. It’s a fun amalgamation of house, hip hop, dancehall and afro beats, and promises nothing but feel-good vibes throughout.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 classes are currently via live-stream

Dance Central, Surry Hills

Dance Central

Dance Central has a full schedule of physical and online classes for adults including Hip Hop, Funk, Cuban Salsa, Bollywood, Jamaican Dancehall, BreakDance, Reggaeton, Burlesque, Brazilian Samba, Afro-Fusion, Tahitian Dance, Pantsula, Hulahoop and more.

If you’re down for some hip-shaking moves à la Shakira, you won’t get better than their Belly Dance classes, designed to strengthen your posture, tone your abs, increase your coordination and give you a fun-loving confidence boost while you’re at it, with absolutely no experience necessary. 

Dance Domain, St Peters

With dancers ranging from 21 - 60, Dance Domain pride themselves on small classes with lots of personal attention so you can dust off your jazz shoes no matter what your ability and fitness level is.

Their Adult Mini-Courses in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Lyrical off a 1-hour class over 4 weeks, where you’ll have the chance to learn the basics, refine your skills and have a bucket-load of fun as you boogie your stresses away. Perfect for complete beginners, these classes are a great way of doing some exercise without it, ya know, actually feeling like exercise. You're welcome. 

Studio Exclusive Pole Dancing, Chatswood & Drummoyne

Sorry dads, this one is strictly for the mamas only! Studio Exclusive Pole Dancing classes are a great choice for building confidence and feelings of empowerment through a style of dancing you may never have considered. 

Studio Exclusive is a female-only space who are committed to helping women improve their health and fitness whilst building an empowering community and having a whole heap of fun while they’re at it. Their Beginner Pole classes are ideal for those who have never touched a pole before and promise to dramatically improve fitness levels and core strength. You can book a trial, a private lesson or a group class. 

Crossover Dance Studio, Sydney CBD

Crossover Dance

If you’re on the hunt for a studio that offers a huge range of classes that you can drop into when it suits you - Crossover Dance in the city is the ideal pick for you. Specialising in street dance, they infuse community and culture into their styles. They offer more than 70 classes a week for absolute beginners to advanced dancers in over 15 different styles of dance including Urban Choreo, Hip-Hop, Breakdance, House, Locking, Street Jazz, K-pop, and Afro, plus Contemporary, Jazz and more.

Crossover Dance Studio aims to make dance easy, accessible and comfortable for everyone with experienced teachers to improve your skills and make dance fun. There’s always something for you to sweat away your stresses! 

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