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Dance and Dance Classes in Glasgow

Glasgow is a city where people love to dance – whether it be salsa, ballroom, highland, tap, belly or ballet. You can promote your dance business, dance classes or events on the website. No charge for advertising free / community courses and events

Please email: [email protected]

You can also add your event to our What’s On Calendar

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Made to Measure Dance Costumes

Looking for a spectacular costume to show off your steps?
whether, you are strutting your stuff to tap, jive, latin or ballroom, Lisa Templeman and Steven McTear can design a costume to meet your taste.

Brand new “Cirkis Couture Customized” adjustable base ball caps. These ready made ones are available now but can be made to order for a little extra if you have anything specific in mind. From £25 each.

Telephone: 0141 952 5572
[email protected]

Alistair and Shona Dancing TangoArgentine Tango

Argentine Tango
Notre Dame Primary School on Havelock Street.
Classes £6.50 (£5.50)
Wednesdays with Shona and Alistair
Improvers 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Intermediate 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Beginners (booking essential) 8.30pm – 9.30pm
more info from Alistair MacDonald 07814884245
or email [email protected]

SoundSational Community Music

sound sational rehearsal studio

SoundSational Community Music is about using the arts to bring people together and to encourage community cohesion and social inclusion. SoundSational welcome and provide for the whole community regardless of their age, race, creed, colour or social background.


SoundSational Community Music, Fountain Business Centre, Unit 60 Ellis St, Coatbridge ML5 3AA

Tel: 01236 429091
E-mail: [email protected]

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Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival 2014

Are hosting the first ever Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival (CYDF) in Glasgow to celebrate the city’s hosting of the Commonwealth Games – A Get Scotland Dancing Commission as part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural.

The CYDF will celebrate the best of youth dance from across the Commonwealth, take place over 3 days and nights – 10 to 12 July 2014 – and bring approximately 30 groups from Australia, Canada, England, India, Malta, Namibia, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales together – up to 400 young people and 30 youth dance leaders.

There will also be public performances by these groups at Glasgow’s very own Tramway, offering local, national and international audiences the chance to see some of the best youth dance talent the Commonwealth has to offer.

Further details and how to apply



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Keith Edwards, Professional Dance Instructor UKAPTD

Hyndland Community Hall, 24 Novar Drive, Glasgow  G12 9PU

Every Monday from 9th September 2013

7.30pm to 8.30pm

Social, Ballroom and Latin American Dance styles for beginners. Classes will give everyone a chance to try out different dance styles, at the same time as learning a routine. Within a few weeks you will have mastered the basics! Dance styles include Waltz, Jive, Quick Step, Cha Cha, Tango, Foxtrot and Rumba.

Previous experience is not required. Dance classes are open to everyone of all ages men and women. Dress casually and comfortably, dance shoes are optional,.

Come and dazzle on the dance floor

Telephone: 0141 341 0694, mob 07577359147

Cost        £5 per night per person



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The El Abrazo Tango Club


Monday 7:30pm: Four hours of Tango! (Unchained)


CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD


 Sue Porter

Tango Teacher

Telephone: 07876  202 457



A magical parent and child class where you will work together through dance stories, games and imaginative play. Explore themes from the narrative dances of Scottish Ballet such as Alice, The Nutcracker, Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty. This class encourages boys’ and girls’ confidence, creativity and imagination as well as developing co-ordination and balance. The sessions are designed for one child participating with one accompanying adult, and provide a wonderful opportunity for you to spend time moving and playing together in a fun and creative setting, with live musical accompaniment. For more information visit scottishballet.co.uk/weemice Booking: 0141 331 6291

Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, G41 2PE


Photo: indepen-dance.Indepen-dance Creative Movement Classes

CCA and other venues.

Indepen-dance was founded in 1996, as an integrated dance company which provides creative movement/dance classes, training and performance opportunities for people with learning disabilities, their carers and volunteers.

Throughout the year the company performs work of high artistic quality created in collaboration with professional choreographers and dancers. Indepen-dance enables individuals with learning disabilities to participate in and benefit fully from a high quality arts provision.

Indepen-dance is committed to integration rather than segregation, and all activities are offered to people with and without disabilities, offering individuals the opportunity to learn from each other and share a creative experience.


Dance House

A comprehensive introduction to the dynamic, expressive art of Flamenco dance to get the rhythms flowing through your veins.

If you are interest in Flamenco classes – please get in touch on 0141 552 2442 or [email protected]


Dance for Young People in Glasgow


Blairdardie Sports Pavillion, 479 Blairdardie Road, G15 6JP

7:30pm – 8:30pm
Age range – 12-17 years

Free for Glasgow Young Scot or Kidz Card Holders only

Youth Clubs and groups meet regularly all over the City-mainly in the evenings and provide a wide range of services for young people. Multi-activity arts, sports and learning programmes are organised in partnership with the young people providing opportunities to take part in range of positive activities in a safe and supported environment.

Details of other classes and locations in Glasgow



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Charity Salsa Classes

Charity salsa dance classes Glasgow in Glasgow University Union, Queen Margaret Drive

The timetable for cuban salsa classes over the summer will be as follows:

Absolute beginners cuban 6-7pm
Beginners Cuban 7-8pm
Improvers-intermediate Cuban 8-9pm

Advanced cuban (advanced dancers only who have attended our improvers/intermediate classes for 20 lessons +)

More information: salsa4water

Glasgow Student Dance Company

GSDC is a performing company of students from the University of Glasgow. Each year we rehearse during term time, working towards a show in February. A team of choreographers lead the classes, teaching a wide variety of styles to dancers of all abilities.

Further information

Dance for Young People at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Dance programme for young people with access to specialist spaces and teaching staff who can share with you everything they know about dance, movement, creativity, and a healthy lifestyle.

Classes are a great way to meet new people, develop skills, and get creative.

Programme includes:

Weekly Classes
Specialist Study (Ballet)
Summer Schools

For 2012-13 a new Royal Academy of Dance syllabus classes for young people aged 6-12+ (and adults) has been introduced. Taught in RCS’ professional dance studios by a registered RAD teacher, accompanied by a pianist. More information can be found in the Dance for Young People Specialist Study section.

Classes take place across two campuses on Renfrew Street and at Speirs Locks Studios fantastic industry-standard studios.

Contact: 0141 270 8303 email

RCS shortcourses

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland,
Formerly known as the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3DB

Come and Try Scottish Country Dancing!

Classes begin in September for our winter term.

We have eight classes every week catering for all abilities so there will definitely be a class for you. We meet in The West End, Whiteinch, Bellahouston, Bearsden and Hillpark. Contact us for more details as we, at The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, are waiting to meet you!

0141 577 9695 or 0141 956 3350

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Scottish Ballet launch Company

If you are in your 20s or 30s and interested in dance, music, fashion, photography or art, why not join Company to discover Scottish Ballet from a whole new perspective?

Through a series of exciting events you will be able to explore all the creative aspects of our productions – from costume design to music composition, set building to fitness practices. You will also have the chance to meet the dancers and staff of Scottish Ballet, as well as other people like you who want to experience Scottish Ballet from a multidisciplinary point of view.

“Scottish Ballet is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new membership scheme. Aimed at people in their 20s and 30s, Company will give those interested not just in dance, but also in the arts, photography, music and fashion a whole new perspective on Scotland’s national dance organisation. With invites to season launches and unique events with partner organistations, members will get to know Scottish Ballet in an unusual and sociable way. Anyone with an artistic streak or a desire to see behind the scenes will be able to discover more about Scottish Ballet’s activity in the exclusive settings of performance receptions and intimate events. “

Adult Tap Class

In Partick Burgh Halls
Wednesdays from 7pm to 8pm.
Contact: Ashleigh 07595160012

Latin Dancing – Mini-workshops

Learn the Bachata
More information


Created through a fusion of Latin American and Middle-Eastern dance styles (including belly-dance and salsa) this dance class will introduce women to a new and fun way of exercising! – All levels welcome

Whitinch Centre, 1 Northinch Court, G14 0UG (off Dumbarton Road)

Tuesdays 7-8pm – dance class
8-9pm – creative workshop


Creche facilities available but these have to be booked in advance.

Contact: [email protected]

Rose, 07729 825333
Maritza, 07748 361313

Board Membership Opportunities with Dance House

As one of Scotlands leading providers of high quality dance and dance related events and activities, Dance House is currently seeking individuals who would like to enhance the Governance of the Company with their HR, Legal, Marketing, or Architectural experience and knowledge.

Dance House recently received Flexible Funding status from the Scottish Arts Council for 2009-2011 and over the next few months, the company will undergo a period of change and transformation. It will be an exciting time for interested individuals to join the other Directors in guiding the company through this challenging process.

If you are interested in discussing Board Membership further, then please contact:

Phyllis Steel, Chair, Dance House 20 St Andrews Street, Glasgow G1 5PD
Telephone: 0141 552 2442, Mobile: 07747 742 547, [email protected]

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Pre- School Music and Movement

class and from 5 years Ballet classes at The Studio Westbourne Gardens, Glasgow.
Saturday mornings from 10.15am
Please call 0141 777 7620 for further details.

Music and Movement

A creative dance class for pre school children aged 3+

On Saturday mornings at Kelvin Stevenson Memorial Church in Belmont  Street, Kelvinbridge from 10.30 – 11.15
Starting 8th September 2007

For more information or to enrol, please phone 0141 946 5486

Adult Ballet Classes

Natasha Gerson teaches elementary/intermediate adult classes every Monday 6-7.30pm at the SDTA headquarters in Woodside Road (next to the Office pub and the Stand Comedy Club) No registration required. Drop in Classes are £6.50

Dance in the City

Glasgow website for dance across Glasgow www.danceinthecity.com

Belly Dancing Classes

Wellington Church, Southpark Avenue

Classes started 10th January

Wenesdays Beginners 6-7pm Improvers 7-8pm

more info contact: 07775 976 197

Firebox Dance Theatre

A project based dance company which strives to create new, interesting dance pieces for the stage and screen. FireBox often works with alternative music and local musicians giving each performance an edge and making it accessible to a younger audience.


Street Fit, Street Performance, Tap and new Youth Performance classes all in the West End.

Highland Dance Classes

 Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church
Thursdays between 7.30-9.30pm
All ages and All levels
more info contact Merody Campbell on
[email protected]  

Penny Withers Studio

9 Newton Place
Enjoy the benefits of Gyrotonic Exercise
Combines elements of yoga, ballet, t’ai chi and gymnastics with a uniquely designed machine used by a qualified practioner
The gyrotonic expansion system is used by a wide variety of people including athletes, dancers and those looking to improve fitness and body shape regardless of age or physical condition…also an ideal method of recovery from injuries or back pain. The sessions are one on one with Penny who has a background in Ballet and a degree covering physiology and injuries. She is also a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science

For more info: Telephone: 0141 270 7557

The Annexe

Stewartville Street
Simple Salsa Class
Every Tuesday 8pm
£4 per class
for more info call Sarah Jane on 07891 663521

Dance House

New Programme out now with a huge variety of dance forms
from belly dancing to ballet (notalot of ballet mindyoo) – hip hop, jazz and flamenco! something for all movers in this range of classes taught by professional guest teachers
More info from 0141 332 1490/07747 742 547

email  [email protected] or visit www.dancehouse.org  


Scottish Ballet

25 Albert Drive,

Download information re: classes and timetable

Dance with Attitude

Streetdance and Dance Exercise classes
Harland House
1120 South Street, Scotstoun
Fusion of Jazz HipHop African & contemporary styles
regular salsa classes, flamenco and a jive class!
visit the website for times and prices
More info from 0141 581 3401
or email [email protected]


Urban Grooves Dance Crew

Join this award winning dance crew at The Stand Dance Studio, North Douglas Street, Clydebank and at the Playdrome Dance Studio Clydebank.

Classes for guys and girls of all ages in Hip Hop, Street, Breakdance, Street Tap, Cheerleading, crew battle classes. For more info log onto their website.

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