As a child I always wanted to take dance classes but my parents didn’t let me as there were none close to where we lived and they didn’t have the time to drive me around (first world problem childhood trauma right there). Thankfully as an adult there are lots of amazing alternatives in London enabling me to make up for lost times.
These are my favourite studios to get your inner Sacha Fierce on:
Seen on Screen, various locations
I was introduced to SOS as they did a session at the Lululemon store in Covent Garden a few months ago. They do different classes at various levels across London from Notting Hill to Canary Wharf but I usually go to their Tottenham Court Road or Rampert (an amazing studio in South Bank) classes. Go to there webpage to check out their latest schedule. They always do fun classes such as #RequestMondays where you can request your favourite music video choreography, Diva Thursdays or just random classes in tribute of Beyonce et all music videos. I LOVE their instructors too, they are amazing. Monthly memberships are between £50 and £75 and one off classes start at £12. They also offer some classes on ClassPass.
Frame, Shoreditch and Queens Park
Frame is almost a Shoreditch institution by now with everything from yoga to trampoline, barre and various dance classes. They do an amazing Music Video class, 80’s Aerobics, Rave and Street Jazz class. If you are new to dancing I suggest checking out their DanceFit class which has easy choreography and is a proper workout. Classes start from around £14 but Frame is also on ClassPass.
Pineapple, Covent Garden
Pineapple is probably the biggest dance studio I know of in London and they do so many different classes from beginners to really advanced. The actual studio reminds me of a slightly run down New York version and compared to all the boutique gyms and studios I go to these changing rooms and showers aren’t quite just the same. That being said obviously the main reason to why you go to Pineapple are the actual classes, which are amazing. I really recommend checking out their Monday Michael Jackson one. Prices start from £7 but you also have to pay for a day pass unless you are an annual member.