Does anyone know of any fun dance classes round here? Something small and friendly is preferable (i.e. not in a big sports centre like the Sobell). I know about Zumba and Creative Dancing at the YMCA on Stapleton Hall Road but is there anything else? Maybe something a bit different like tap dancing would be fun. Any suggestions welcome. Thanks a lot.
Hiya,I go to a brilliant class at Virgin with Natasha Knight, I know she does classes at Stroud Green Primary, Zumba and Pilates, around the area in other places too.She is brilliant and her classes at the gym are booked up - she is the only person you have to book for. Ive contacted her and told her to put some information on here.I think she really great fun and inspiring - it is Zumba which you know about but if anyone is interested ill see if she can put some information up. Sorry Im not sure about other dance classes.Bridget
Have a look at the classes at Islington Arts Factory: http://www.islingtonartsfactory.org/activities/adults/?type=class&classtype=1&search=Also, Factory offers "contemporary rock" and "ballet fusion" among other styles, and they have a membership for dance classes only: http://www.factorylondon.com/danceI noticed last year that the church on the corner of Ferme Park Road and Weston Park offers Scottish Dancing, I think on Thursdays. There are quite a few dance teachers living in the area, but they mostly teach further afield, alas!
Small and friendly, but with rather classical feel:
I go to the Islington Arts Factory. In the classes I've tried there seems to be a good mix of abilities and no-one takes it too seriously.
For lots of fun, do check out swing / lindy hop classes - their emphasis is definitely on "fun"!There's some classes in the area: http://www.swingoutlondon.co.uk/
Very excited to hear about Newington Dance Space - I thought I knew most studios in London, but that one has eluded me! Islington Arts Factory is OK, but the floor in the studio where I went for ballet classes was awful - sticky & noisy. Am hoping to try Newington next week, will post thoughts afterwards.
There is samba class in Arts Factory on sunday with Romero and my samba school has classes on wednesday evening in Belsize park with live drums :)
@vetski - Newington Dance Space was set up in mid-2007, they moved to a slightly larger space a few years ago. They're mostly used by other dancers, but they've got a tantalising range of classes!
There's a free zumba class at the Community Hub on the Andover Estate: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Finsbury-Park-Community-Hub/144811832256019
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