A form of Swing Dance, popularised in 1930’s America, take yourself back to the heady pre-war days when inhibitions and prohibition were breaking down and dance moves (and music) were livening up!

Hoola Boogie

Jive/Rock’n’Roll Classes


Upstairs @ The Savoy Tup, 2 Savoy Street, WC2

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Blues Revolution

Experience the music, dance and social spirit of a style once confined to backwater honkytonks in America’s Deep South. As much about hanging out as it is about having fun. Drink, chill-out or cut some serious shapes on the dancefloor to music courtesy of DJs and bands. Entrenched in African principles of movement, blues dancing is all about the motion of the hips and dancing within a boundary. It’s also an expression of emotions. But you’ll leave this place feeling happy.

Blues Revolution

Merchant House, Bow Lane, 13 Well Court, EC4M 9DN


Swing Dancing

No longer the preserve of a bygone era, styles such as the Lindy Hop and Charleston have gained a new following in the modern age. See what all the fuss is about at this weekly social dancing class, which revives styles from the 1920s through to the 1940s. Just swing by, you don’t need experience or a partner.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays

Various Locations


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Pole Dancing

Pole Dancing involves muscular endurance, upper body strength and athletic development so perfect for all round toning – helps you get over some shyness too!

Basement Dance Studios

C/O White Hart Studios, White Hart Lane, N17 8HR

Rail: White Hart Lane



Derived from the style of dance that emerged outside the professional studios, Street Dance encompasses everything urban from Hip-Hop to Liquiding (no me neither) – upbeat this dance will definitely get you fit! Danceworks Studio provides many types of Street Dance including Basicz, Boomdiggidy and House Waacking…

Seven days a week 8am-10pm weekdays, 9am-6pm weekends

Danceworks studio,  6 Balderton Street, W1K 6TN

Tube: Bond Street


Frame Rave

“It’s like hitting the dance floor hard with your best mates disguised as a workout.” – that’s what the website says and it sounds good to us! 45 minutes of high cardio with your besties…

Wednesdays 8.30pm & Fridays 7.30pm

King’s Cross, Queen’s Park, Shoreditch, Victoria


90’s Britney Spears Dance Workshop

Bring out your inner Britney with this dance workshop and add some attitude to your dancing. Includes choreography from ‘Baby One More Time’ and ‘I’m a Slave 4 U’

City Academy

38 Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4RN

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World Dance Masterclasses

These classes cover everything from Bollywood, Salsa & Burlesque to Rockstar Belly Dance and Brazilian Zouk.

Pineapple Covent Garden

16 Langley Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9JA


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Classical Ballet

For something a bit more graceful but still requiring a certain level of athleticism try some classical ballet

Pineapple Covent Garden

16 Langley Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9JA

Every day, throughout the day


Rumba Party

Ballroom dancing is a fabulous pastime, just ask Karen Hardy, who shimmied her way to a Strictly Come Dancing winners’ trophy in 2006. Set in her own salubrious studios, Hardy’s Practice Party Rumba class offers a bit little extra. Get a 25 min taster where you’ll learn the basics before heading to the dancefloor.

Karen Hardy Studios, 10 The Boulevard, Imperial Wharf, SW6 2UB

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80’s London Hen Dance

There are many things from the Eighties many of us would be happy to forget: cotton dungarees, shoulder pads, and highly flammable bouffant hairstyles. But the music – Fame, Footloose, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – are too good to keep locked away. Relive those awkward disco moments all over again, this time learning the famous moves and routines from the songs and films. Leggings, legwarmers, pumps and highly flammable bouffant hairstyles essential.


Various locations


Ballet Barre

A complete body workout including dynamic and static workouts all based around the barre.

Gymbox, various locations

various days


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Contact improvisation

If nothing else, it makes for unusual dinner party conversation. This movement involves two bodies moving together, with emphasis on the flow of kinesthetic energy. Sometimes wild, other times meditative. It’s worth a go.

Saturdays 1pm-3pm class, 3pm-6pm Jam

Caxton House, 129 St John’s Way, N19 3RQ

Tube: Highgate


Acrobatic Rock ‘n’ Roll

Like rock ’n’ roll on springs, this style involves high-kicks and jumping, and so is more suited to shows than clubs. All levels are welcome.


Mondays 8pm-10pm

Westminster Academy Sport, Torquay Street, W2 5EZ