Afro-Caribbean folkloric dance styles, with an occasional shake of old-school Afro-American funk, led by Novuyo Masakhane. $10/class.
George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina, 974-4926
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.
Learn a variety of couples and line dances from around the world. All levels of experience welcome. No partner required. Saturdays, 7:30pm (lessons); 8:15-11pm (open dance). $5.
Hancock Recreation Center, 811 E. 41st, 481-9362
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.)
Ages 10-17 can learn a variety of ballroom and social dances including salsa, swing, tango, cha-cha, two step, waltz, and more. Beginners: Saturdays, noon. Intermediate: Sundays, 3pm. $10 per class.
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.
For intermediate and advanced dancers at three locations. Saturdays, noon-1:30pm. Khabele Studio, 701 W. 7th. Sundays, 11:15am-12:45pm. The Dance Zone, 2323 San Antonio. Tuesdays, 6:45-8:15pm. Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third.
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
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.
Introductory classes for teens and adults. Saturdays, 11am. Free.
Tapestry Dance Company, 2302 Western Trails, 917/873-5219
Tapestry Artistic Director Acia Gray returns to the stage with her company of dancing virtuosi in a bravura performance highlighting our connection to the world, to our spirit, and through our soul. Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Fri., 8pm; Sat., 2 & 8pm; Sun., 2pm. $19 and up.
Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside, 512/457-5100