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
ABD sponsors ballroom dancing with DJ'd music weekly, year-round. Saturdays, 7:30-11pm. Austin Uptown Dance, 8868 Research,
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.
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
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.
Introductory classes for teens and adults. Saturdays, 11am. Free.
Tapestry Dance Company, 2302 Western Trails, 917/873-5219