Have you ever dreamt of being a talented, passionate dancer, but when you try to imitate your favourite pop star’s dance routine you just end up looking like a ridiculous flailing mess? We’ve all been there. However, you shouldn’t give up on your dreams just yet!
The following dance studios in KL offer various dance classes for all levels of experience, and that includes us beginners! On top of that, they are all priced below RM100! Read on to find out where you should be signing up to let out your inner dancing queen:
Sole To Soul
Sole To Soul Dance Studio in Petaling Jaya offers a wide variety of dance classes, so there’s sure to be something up your alley, even if you have zero dance experience! There’s all sorts of dance genres to choose from, like breakdancing, contemporary dance, street jazz, and ballet.
Not only do they have a wide assortment of dance classes, but they have special classes specifically for absolute beginners, so you don’t have to worry about being clueless while dancing (chances are everyone else will be too!). Besides that, most of their beginners classes are priced at RM100 a month, and it’ll be even cheaper if you sign up for 3 months of classes from the get-go.
If you don’t want the commitment but want to see how their classes are like, you can sign up for a trial class at RM25, or simply drop in to a class for RM30. They even offer free trials for specific classes, so do visit their website or call them up to find out more!
Address: 19, Jalan SS23/11, Taman SEA, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 2pm-10pm on weekdays, 10am-6pm to Sat, 10am-2pm on Sun
Tel: 03-7806 5852
This dance studio specializes in swing dances from the 20s and 30s, especially the Lindy Hop, so it’ll be like travelling back in time! Added with the fact that the dancers usually dress up in flared skirts and suspenders, as though they just stepped out of that time era, the whole experience is a whole lot of fun, even for utmost beginners!
Their weekly classes are held at New Star Studio in Taman Desa, and they organize various classes for novices all the way up to experts. For example, their Charleston Crash Course is open to people with no experience at all when it comes to dancing, and it offers a peek into the basics of the Charleston dance. It’s priced at RM100 for a three-hour class, and you can also get a 20% discount if you sign up with a partner!
Alternatively, they also have social dances every Friday night for RM15 only, so it’s the perfect time to meet new people and make friends with fellow swing dance fans. Even if you have two left feet, it’ll be fun to experience dances from the roaring 20s!
Address: 65, Jalan 1/109e, Taman Desa Business Park, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
Talent Hub offers loads of different dance classes, including burlesque, belly dancing, breakdancing, Latin American, jazz, ballroom, and street dancing. Most of their adult classes are priced at RM100 a month, and you’ll be able to learn the basics of whichever dance you choose. They also have classes for children and toddlers, so you can even bring your little ones along with you to your lessons!
This arts center has so much more than just dancing classes in their facilities though, as they offer drama, music and martial arts classes as well! It’s an excellent place to give dancing a try, who knows, you might find that it’s right up your alley!
Address: 19-2 Prisma Ville, Jalan 19/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 016-285 8353
Ritmo Latino Dance Studio
I’m sure we’ve all seen a Shakira or Jennifer Lopez video before and wanted to learn how to dance like them so badly. Well now you can! Ritmo Latino specializes in all kinds of Latin American dances like salsa, belly dancing, merengue, and bachata, and you’ll be imitating those truth-telling hips like Shakira’s in no time!
Besides offering month-long courses in Latin dancing, they also do one-off workshops so you can know what you’re getting into before signing up for a class. Their current workshops include South American salsa dancing (RM30 for singles, RM50 for couples) or absolute beginner salsa lessons (you can sign up for a free trial!). They also have social dances for only RM20, so you can come, eat, and dance with new friends or old ones!
Address: Lot 3.01, 3rd Floor, Wisma Cosway, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 – 2078 9993
Dancepot, located in the suburbs of Setapak, organizes all kinds of dance classes to appeal to anyone, no matter if you’re a beginner or expert. They have classes such as hip-hop, belly dance, salsa, K-pop, and ballet that you can sign up for, with the prices ranging from RM80-120 per month. They also have free trials for their classes, so you can have a feel of one of their dance classes and see if its for you!
Make sure to contact them beforehand to arrange your trial class, so you won’t be disappointed if the class is full if you show up unannounced. Also, if you are planning to drop by make sure to call ahead to make sure they’re open, because they’re only open at certain hours of the day!
Address: 26-2, Plaza Crystalville, Jalan Danau Niaga 1, Off Jalan Genting Kelang, 53300 Setapak, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 012-3800 299
Now it’s time to put on your dancing shoes and twist, shimmy, and twirl the night away!
Featured image credit: Gordon Fox Dance Academy