Danceworks

Sport and fitness , Gyms and fitness centres Mayfair
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Danceworks

Since 1982, Danceworks – in a prime position opposite Selfridges – has offered Europe's largest selection of classes in seven well-appointed studios. You can choose from more than 160 dance, fitness, Pilates, martial arts and yoga workouts each week. New trends include belly dance, poledancing and singing classes.

Venue name: Danceworks
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Address: 16 Balderton Street
London
W1K 6TN
Transport: Tube: Bond St
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Georgie
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I've recently completed an 8 week Ballet for Beginners course at Danceworks and have taken away so much from it. Firstly I learnt that I am NOT as flexible as I initially thought. The same goes my balance - I apparently don't have any! The course takes you through the basics - foot positions, arm positions, incorporating BOTH at the same time... balance, posture, pirouettes (which are REALLY difficult FYI) and a combination of moves which, while not quite swan lake quality, look quite pretty and impressive once practiced solidly for an hour and a half which in the length of each class. This course was run by Greta who besides being your quintessential beautiful ballerina, is kind, patient and a wonderful teacher who talked us through each move and the theory behind it all. The course was about £200 for 8 weeks (ish - it was a Christmas present) and i'm now considering taking the next more advanced beginners course to continue on my mission to be the next Darcy Bussell!


Danceworks itself is a pretty cool venue - there are classes running all day from jazz, ballet, hip hop and ballroom and so it's constantly packed out. The changing rooms are pretty small, definitely not big enough to accommodate all the people visiting the venue, and when classes are starting/ending, the corridors become packed out and moving around is difficult so arriving early is always essential.


Sound proofing in the building isn't great - trying to plie whilst hearing a banging beat permeate through the ceiling from the above hip hop class is quite distracting but the building seems to be quite old and it faded after a while.


If you're looking at taking up a new hobby there are plenty of classes available on an adhoc basic as well as a series of courses. It's great to do something so different and try new things in the heart of Mayfair and be taught by people who know how to teach in such a patient and fun manner.

Karoline W

I really enjoy my time there! Staff is very friendly and always ready to help. I already tried out various classes as they offer many different levels. Thus, they have something for everyone. 

Lisa A

I always have a good time at Danceworks. Staff is so friendly and always happy to help. Moreover, they have professional teachers and a great variety of different classes. I would highly recommend this place to everyone who wants to take dance classes in London.

Konstancja D

So many dance styles, so many interesting events, so many studios! Danceworks never sleeps. Professional and friendly teachers, staff always smiling and happy to help. Danceworks is definitely the dance place to be in London!  

Greta Wright

Really helpful staff and a lovely atmosphere! There are lots of different classes to take so should be something for everyone. Not a very modern building, but makes up for it with charm.

Patricia Denise

Filthy dressing rooms, dirty studios filled with junk, and the heating is either too hot or too cold -- I took classes here for years because they had an excellent teacher, Penny Holloway, but she no longer teaches at Danceworks. They also move classes about from one studio to another -- it is awful!