Where to take a dance class in Vancouver

Always wanted to learn how to dance but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’re an experienced dancer who’s looking for a skill refresher? Check out this list we’ve put together of studios in Vancouver where you can learn the right moves. [Photo courtesy of Yellow Pages]

Harbour Dance Centre

927 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L3

Whether you’ve never taken a dance class before or you are a seasoned pro trying to pick up new moves, you need to drop by Harbour Dance. This downtown studio is central to Vancouver’s dance scene and there are drop-in classes in a diverse range of styles, from ballet and Broadway to jazz and hip hop. Check out the progressive workshops that run from six to eight weeks.

Urban Beat Dance Co

927 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L3

Urban Beat Dance Company offers many different kinds of classes, including hip hop, freestyle, ballroom and swing. They cater to dancers of all kinds and offer flexible schedules for those who can’t commit to regular, long-term classes. If you haven’t got a partner for the styles that require it, Urban Beat will provide one for you. You can even take a free class to see if the studio is right for you.


738 49th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2S5

Dominic Boyer Ballroom Dance a.k.a. Dboyerdance offers classes in partner and ballroom dance. The owner, Dominic Boyer, is trained in a wide range of styles that include salsa, blues and hip hop. He's a top-tier instructor for both groups and private sessions. No need to worry if you haven’t got a partner, as you’ll be paired up with someone if you arrive solo.

D2 Dance Studio

55 8th Avenue W, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R1

D2 Studio provides dance instruction on West 8th, offering fun and rewarding classes no matter what your experience level. With instructors who specialize in partner dances like tango, salsa and bachata, D2 Studio provides a welcoming atmosphere and gives you a hardcore workout in every class. You rotate through partners regularly during the classes, so you’ll get practice dancing with a diverse range of people.

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