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
Laura Pellegrino offers ongoing classes for beginners, experts, and you in-betweeners. Khabele Studio, 701 W. Seventh.
13343 Hwy. 183 N. #285.
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.)
Various branches of the APL – the Carver, Cepeda, Pleasant Hill, and University Hills branches – host weekly salsa lessons. See website for times. Free.
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
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.
Austin's favorite local B-boy teaches an all-ages and all-levels class in breakdancing, not hip-hop. Saturdays, noon-1pm. $20.
Ballet Afrique's acclaimed dance studio offers a wide variety of classes exploring expressions of the cultures and experiences of the African Diaspora through professional dance. 3111 Manor Rd., 228-7060.
$99: One month unlimited dance and fitness classes! See website for details.
Ballet Austin, 501 W. Third, 476-9051
Tarrytown Dance, 2414 Exposition. $12-15.
Twyla of Twyla & the Twilight Star Ensemble teaches ongoing classes. Mon. & Wed., 8:30-9:30pm, 12687 Research at Oak Knoll,
People with disabilities, beginning dancers, seasoned professionals, older dancers, and people returning to dance are all welcome at these classes. Galaxy Studio, 1700 S. Lamar #338. $15.
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.
Traditional social dances to live music. You don't need a partner, and every dance will be taught and called. Weekly: Wednesdays, 7:30pm. Hancock Recreation Center, 811 E. 41st. First Friday: Carpenters' Hall, 400 Josephine. Third Saturday: St. Paul Lutheran, 3501 Red River.
A variety of ballroom and Latin dances each night. No partner necessary. Sundays, 6-8pm. Dancers Workshop, 183 & Balcones Woods. Weeknights, times vary. Hills Fitness Center, 4615 Bee Caves Rd., Fees vary.
Tapestry Dance Company, 2302 Western Trails, 474-9846
Summer schedule begins May 31. Tuesdays & Fridays, 7:30-8:45pm. Tapestry Dance Company, 2302 Western Trails.
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.
From cardio dance mix to sexy salsa to creative movement for kids, there's something for everyone, young and old, all week long. All classes are adult drop-in classes, unless otherwise noted as a kids' class. See website for details. Galaxy Dance Studios, 1700 S. Lamar #338.
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
What exactly does "modern dance" mean, these days? We suggest that this night of movement works will give you a compelling and memorable clue. The No Assurance project brings together choreographers willing to venture out of comfort zones and safety nets, with this show presenting different expressions of “No Assurance." Featuring Julia Duffy-Dzubinski, Katherine Hodges, Magdalena Jarkowiec, Erin Lane,
Rosalyn Nasky, and more. Fri.-Sat., Jan. 25-26, 8pm. $12 ($10, students).
The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo, 512/476-7833
Galaxy Studios (at 1700 S. Lamar #338, next to Yoga, Yoga) has changed its name to Galaxy Moving Arts and is looking for partners who need office space, rehearsal space, or a bare-boned performance space with LED lights and 80 chairs. Excellent for classes, workshops, performances, or whatever your imagination can conjure – with some of the best dance floors in Austin. For details, call Tom Giebink at 426-5729 or Amparo Garcia-Crow at 441-6085.
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.
Traditional West African dance taught by Jean-Clause Lessou from Abidjan, Ivory Coast. See website for details. $15.