Got a budding Fred or Ginger at home, or just someone who likes to wriggle their body to moving tunes? It’s time to tap those twinkle toes, cut a rug, bust a few moves, and maybe even Mom and Dad can knock out a twist or two! Dance is one of humanity’s most intuitive ways to express ourselves. Combined with well-thought-out discipline and learning, it becomes art, benefiting and enjoyed with the whole body and soul. Little Steps has everything from Hip-hop classes for teens, serious examination-level ballet, ballroom dance, Bollywood dance classes, and more in Hong Kong. Boogie on and peek at the end of the article for additional dance-related resources! Here is the ultimate guide to dance classes in Hong Kong for kids!
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Move For Life offers classes for all ages and abilities. Classes are divided into two age groups: Little Movers (2-6) and Dance Monkeys (6-12). They use modern music, technical aspects of jazz, hip hop, and Latin to allow students to get a feel for various music and movement, and types of dancing (including K-pop). They also look at the social aspect of dancing as well as building confidence in each child. Props help cognitive awareness and help introduce students to a class and teacher setting while having a great time and getting some of that energy out. Classes are available across various locations in Hong Kong.
BallroomBees is the brainchild of former BBC Strictly Come Dancing professional and mother of two Katya Virshilas and offers children an exciting new program for children who love to dance! Combining the unique combination of movement, etiquette, and social interaction. The result is an exciting new program that unites children in their love of dance. Parents can be certain that their children are in the capable hands of top-level professionals. Coached and encouraged by Katya and her team of highly trained pro dancers and stage performers, your children will leave their BallroomBees classes feeling inspired and ready to take on the world with confidence and strength.
With over 50 years in the biz, Jean M. Wong School Of Ballet is renowned for being one of the top dance academies in Hong Kong. There are classes for toddlers and vocational graded examination classes, plus studios all over town so you can practice your pirouettes wherever is most convenient for mama to drop off and pick up!
YWCA International Kids Club offers various dance classes for kids ages 2.5 - 9 years old. Their dance lessons focus on physical exercises that help develop coordination, balance, flexibility, discipline, and even memory power. They believe that dance will increase your child's level of self-confidence through practice and performance.
YWCA International Kids Club, https://clle.ywca.org.hk/
DANCETRINITY Studio offers many walk-in classes such as Zumba, Salsa, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and more! You can pay cash for a walk-in or pay for various discount passes, from a 5-class pass to an unlimited pass. Classes are designed for adults and teens as young as 13. The studio is easy to find as it is in the heart of Hong Kong, a minute walk away from Sheung Wan MTR Exit B and with easy Tram and Bus links. The studio is one large space that can be divided into two using a soundproofed mirrored partition and has a professional sound system plus sprung wooden floors.
There is something for everyone at this high-octane studio that trains choreographers, teachers, adults, and kids of all levels. Styles include Hip-hop, Jazz, Funk, House, Break-dancing, and Contemporary to name a few. The studio has strong links to the entertainment industry and often participates in professional performances. Pop n’ lock your way to their space on Kimberly Rd in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Founded in 1948, The Carol Bateman School of Dances is the gracious veteran of ballet. The highly-esteemed school offers the Royal Academy of Dance training in Midlevels, Causeway Bay, and Kowloon. They also offer Jazz for teens and adults. The classes are accompanied by a live pianist, and we love the gorgeous colonial-style studio at the Helena May on Garden Rd.
The Carol Bateman School Of Dance, Various locations across Hong Kong, +852 2525 3751, http://www.carolbatemanschool.com/
Looking for something a little more exotic? Mr. Uday teaches Bollywood/Tollywood, Pop/Jazz, Hip-hop, Indian Classical & Indian Semi-Classical, Indian Folk Dance, Kathak, Bhangra, and Belly Dance in Causeway Bay. Bollywood movies are renowned for their elaborate musical dance numbers, and Bhangra dance moves are great fun! What better way to develop an appreciation of South Asian cultures than with a personalized class with Mr. Uday?
City Contemporary Dance Company is practically a factory of incredible dance classes for kids and adults. There are various styles, focuses, and modules you can choose, including Ballet, Alternative Classes, Tap, Jazz, Chinese Dance, and more. There is a course for everybody there! Lessons are held in either Wong Tai Sin or Tai Po.
With locations throughout the city, Twinkle Dance Company offers a variety of dance styles and is super popular with the wee ones as young as 18 months. Programs and courses that Twinkle Dance Company offers include Ballet with Mommy (18m - 2.5yrs), Jazz (3+), Ballet (2+) K-Pop (5+), and Special Needs Complimentary Workshop (3-10). They also offer adult classes so mama can point and flex her way to ballerina land as well. Book up as Twinkle's spots fill up quickly.
Get your groove on at this fabulous school where variety is the name of the game. Students (kids to adults) are encouraged to try everything from ballet to street dance and everything in between…including the forever cinematically amazing flash mobs!
Sky Dance Avenue started as a private dance class service provider in Hong Kong in 2015 and now has become one of the top choices for collaborative dance curriculum for international schools, select institutions, and clubhouses. They offer a fun, technical, and empowering Dance Arts Program for toddlers, kids, and teens. Children can join various dance programs such as Hip Hop, Jazz-Funk, Creative Movement for Toddlers, Cheernastics, Tap Dance, and Rhythm Works Integrative Dance for Kids with special needs and learning disabilities.
This is the place to go for serious ballet instruction. As Hong Kong's first ballet school to use the Vaganova system, Russian Ballet School will have your child following in the footsteps of some of the greatest dancers in the world! Classes are held in their studio in North Point, and they take students, both boys and girls, as young as 4 and all the way up to adults.
From ballet shoes to tiny tutus, Paul's in Admiralty will sort you. For a variety of dancewear styles (including folk and Latin get-ups), check out Fonteyn's. If you are toting tiny tots, shop at Piu Ngai as they can cater to the smallest of feet. Three Star Dancing offers dancewear everything and has outfitted many of HK's performers over the years.
Paul's Ballet Supplies Centre, 1/F Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong, +852 2527 2860
Fonteyn's Dance Supplies Ltd., 1D, 8 Thompson Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 25289399, www.fonteyn.com.hk
Piu Ngai Dancing Fashion Supply Co., Room 2203, 22/F Island Beverley, 1 Great George Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2576 9722
Three Star Dancing Supply Company, Shop 16, 1/F, Prudential Centre, 216-228A Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2385 5076
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Are your young performers hankering to watch real live prima ballerinas on stage? Bring them to the Hong Kong Ballet, or The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, which offers musicals and dance shows.
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