Classes: Tue., Thu., & Fri. Hancock Recreation Center, 811 E 41st. Social dance: First, third, and fifth Saturdays, 7:30-11pm. Go Dance Studio, 2525 W Anderson. $8. See website for details.
Hoop dance is a dance form, a fitness class, a moving meditation, and a ton of fun. Classes and jams occur all around town and multiple days a week: See website for schedules and prices.
Dance Associates presents classes for kids ages 2 years and older in a variety of locations. (Dance, gymnastics, and movement classes are taught at three locations.)
A couple hundred swingers hit the dance floor once a week for DJ-spun sounds of past blasts. A beginners' lesson starts the evening. Thursdays, 8pm-12mid. $6 ($3, members).
Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Ballroom, 2312 San Gabriel, 512/476-5845
Ballet Austin offers a wide variety of dance classes throughout the week all year long. Workshops for the absolute beginner adult include Ballet, Modern, Classical Indian Dance, Samba, and Hula. See website for details.
Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third, 512/476-9151
Learn Bhangra, classical Indian style, and more. 10700 Anderson Mill #208,
Ongoing classes for aerial hoop and static/spinning pole dance will add a tint of Eros to your Terpsichore.
Tapestry Dance Company, 2302 Western Trails, 474-9846
Flamencura is dedicated to teaching flamenco dance (and music) for all ages. Classes forming now for adult beginners, kids, and teens. Some youth scholarships available. Check out the full schedule of classes on the studio's website. Flamencura Music and Dance, 7113 Burnet, #111.
The Hula Hulau Kaepa Polynesian Dance Academy is accepting students for beginning hula and Tahitian dance classes. Hawaiian Tiki Imports, 3500 S. Congress.
Classes are forming now in belly dancing (all levels), flamenco, salsa/merengue, creative movement for kids, and tai-chi. See website for details. Lucila Dance Studio, 7 Carriage House.
Access Gallery, 3701 Guadalupe #103. $10, class; $60, six-week session.
The Nia technique is an energizing workout inspired by dance, martial arts, and healing arts. First class is free. Mon. & Fri., 9:30-10:30am; Mon. & Thu., 6-7pm; Sat., 10:30am. $10 per class.
Hancock Recreation Center, 811 E. 41st, 922-1581
Learn the Texas two-step and Western swing in a real honky-tonk. Singles and couples welcome. Thursdays, 8pm. $8.
Broken Spoke, 3201 S. Lamar, 417-7383
North America's only professional tap company offers classes for adults and teens and even younger. Tap and ballet are just part of what's on offer. 2302 Western Trails.
Tarrytown Dance, 2425 Exposition, 512/476-7715
The Latin-inspired international music and dance steps are designed for everyone, every shape, and every age. Tuesdays, 5:45pm; Thursdays, 7pm. Brushy Creek Community Center. E-mail for details.