London’s prolific City Academy runs hundreds of classes, seven days a week, in over 40 locations across town. All types of dance are covered up to a professional standard and tend to be aimed at those with a performing arts itch to scratch. All will have you prancing in no time, but it’s the signature tap lessons that are a must for any budding tappers. Pick your level (Beginner, Improver or Tap Dance Company), find a venue near you, sign up for a six- to eight-week course, and that scene from ‘La La Land’ will be yours in a shuffle. Saying that, there's even a dedicated ‘La La Land workshop’ to teach you the exact routine from the film.
So, you want to dance? Perhaps you’re worried that when you return to the club post-pandemic your moves will be reminscent of your uncle’s after two VKs and a Jägerbomb. Perhaps your body’s begging for an endorphin fix only moving in unison with 17 other cool cats will fix. Perhaps you just want to get a bit fitter this January. Do not worry. From ballet to Bollywood, via salsa and new jack swing, the city is full of places to master new moves and dance like nobody’s watching. But where to start? We’ve rounded up our favourite classes and courses from all ends of the dancing spectrum. So whether you’re a newbie with twerking trouble or a pirouetting pro, here are the best places to throw some shapes in the city.
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