When you’re looking for the top dance classes in the Los Angeles area, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Whether you’re looking for something fun, something challenging, or you’re in need of a new place to study as a professional, Los Angeles and the surrounding areas have plenty to offer.
Any dancer knows how important a dance company that offers many dance styles is, so we’ll cover a variety of locations and adult classes to suit everyone.
Here are a few of the top-rated dance studios in Los Angeles.
If you’re looking for something to help you prepare for your wedding or you want to improve your ballroom dancing skills (or acquire them altogether) then By Your Side Dance Studio is the perfect place for you. They offer private dance lessons, classes, and a great class schedule.
There’s no registration, no partner required, and you can enjoy drop-in classes. They are 5-Star rated on Yelp and an A+ BBB Accredited business. Best Choice Awards voted them Best Dance Studio in Los Angeles.
They offer pay-as-you-go, 10-class, and unlimited passes to group classes starting at $18 per class. Plus, the dance instructor for each class can help you master other types of waltz and contemporary dance such as Latin dance, Argentine Tango, Flamenco, Samba, Foxtrot, and Ballroom dance favorites.
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If you’re looking for something a bit more thrilling, check out Evolve Dance Studio for pole dancing classes. They accept beginners and those of all levels of dance experience. With the “Sexy Intro Offer,” you can enjoy two weeks of classes for $69. You’ll be able to try out their pole classes, fitness and dance classes, including twerk and chair dance, and more.
You can enjoy a sensual dance with floor work, work in some improvisation, and develop some killer dance moves that help you slay on and off the dance floor.
If you’re looking for the ultimate dance fitness experience, try out LA Dance Fit. The custom-designed, two-story studio offers sprung wood floors to preserve the knees and body, mirrors, and a Master Instructor who creates signature choreography to the most popular music.
You’ll find the best in Zumba, Cardio Hip Hop, Latin Hip Hop, Wil to Dance Hip Hop, Dancehall, Total Body Blast, and Dancinerate®. On the Los Angeles Hot List as Best Dance Studio for Adults, you can start here for $10 for your first class, and then there are 1, 5, 10, and 15-class packages.
Plus, you can schedule private lessons or parties as well. Studio rental can be fantastic for parties, and you’ll find plenty of high energy, upbeat styles of dance with instruction for kids dance and aerobic options. You’ll be having fun in no time.
If you’re looking for Classical ballet classes, check out the Westside School of Ballet. They offer both adult and children’s classes. Most classes have a live piano accompaniment and there are classes during the week as well as on weekends.
A ballet class here, whether beginner ballet or ballet barre, will teach you to perfect your ballet technique in the most graceful way.
From creative movement/pre-ballet all the way on up to Ballet VII and Adult’s Ballet, you’ll find what you’re looking for here at this dance company.
Known for both industry and commercial classes, EDGE Performing Arts Center offers a huge variety of classes and is open 350 days a year, 7 days a week. EDGE is a great place for hip hop to jazz to ballet and even salsa.
Aspiring dancers in the industry or dancers who just want to learn from some of the best choreographers will both be pleased with the school. You can take drop-ins and the schedule is packed with options. You can even rent studio space. A dance workshop here will be choreographed with great musicality and rhythmic variation.
You can sign up for single, five, 10, 20, or 567 Broadway classes starting at $16 a class. You can also pay union rates if you’re a member of one of the US Entertainment Unions.
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When you want variety at fair rates, check out 3rd Street Dance. This dance school and salsa club offers a wide array of classes from Zumba to tango to ballroom, to belly dance to swing, and also wedding dances. You can take private lessons, join a group class, and rent the space for events.
There are new student specials for a private lesson or 8 group classes for $185, or you can take a single class for $16. There are several packages for workshops, boot camps, combo specials, as well as monthly memberships and unlimited classes.
This studio has been an iconic LA landmark for over 40 years.
If you’ve watched a dance video where the studio has red, brick walls and hardwood floors, you’ve seen the Millennium Dance Complex. Millennium offers regular classes all the way up to star-studded master classes. There are several types of dance taught and you can rent the space at the school 24/7.
What’s more, there are even living accommodations for dancers training from all over the world. With additional locations in SoHo and Orange County, you can stay on your toes at your favorite studio even if you’re traveling.
They’ve trained celebrities and you can train there too. You register for classes right in an app.
When you want the backing of years of experience and a name devoted to one of the all-time dancing greats from Singing in the Rain, you want Debbie Reynolds Professional Rehearsal Studios. Established in 1979, The Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio was created by the amazing woman herself.
Offering Bollywood style, voguing, krumping, and more, classes are available 7 days a week. Classes in 2019 start on February 20th.
If you’re looking for something where you can work out as well, then check out the Lab Creative Arts Studio. You can kickbox, tumble, dance, and more in the contemporary studios in West Covina. The studio is home to World Champion dancers and athletes, including the winners of NBC’s World of Dance Season 2.
You can register for classes, drop-ins or packages, right from their app.
You can also check out the welcoming vibes at Movement Lifestyle. They accept dancers of all kinds from the community and the industry. It’s a hub for dancers all over the world who want to settle down in LA. The North Hollywood studio is bright, beautiful, and clean.
You’ll find classes ranging from foundation to masters level in all different styles. You can check them out on Instagram and Facebook. You’ll be able to take single, 5, 10, 20, 30, and unlimited dance cards with rates starting at $15 a class.
You can also rent the space.
Established in April of 2015, Snowglobe Perspective began as a workshop and a wildly loved YouTube channel. Since then, they have gone on to offer not only an endless collection of dope videos but classes with dancers from all over the community. You’ll find jazz hip hop, beg, breakdancing, and more. Learning to dance will be the dance workout and full body experience you want.
On top of the weekly lineup of teachers, they host late-night pop-up classes from teachers who don’t typically teach in the area. You can see who’s teaching that day by visiting their Instagram account and checking out the daily flyers.
You can also look at their Facebook page. They offer a great array of street and hip-hop style dance classes. Their mission is to give underrepresented artists a place to shine.
Boogiezone is another great place to take masters classes through to fundamental classes of a variety of types including hip hop. Started in 2002, they are working to foster a community of dancers of all types. The studio, Boogiezone Utopia, has five smaller studios within the building.
They also offer to house dancers coming from across the country.
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If you want a bit of spice mixed in with your hip hop class, check out the International Dance Academy. There are fantastic instructors who teach a variety of dance including hula, lyrical, burlesque, and more. You can take heels fundamentals, crunk, jazz, and they provide affordable rates.
You can take four classes for $52 and on up to 20 for $200.
And you’re not going to want to pass up Kinjaz Dojo. The Kinjaz opened their studio in Monterey Park in 2016. In Los Angeles, they offer classes form Monday through Friday with only one main dance space. There is an exclusive lineup of instructors and the classes are all about quality not how many they can jam pack onto a schedule.
They provide a comprehensive mix from Urban choreography to break dancing to body control to house, and pop-up Master Klasses. Single classes start at $12 per class when you book online. You can sign up for Klass Kards as well which even offer unlimited classes for $220 a month.