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Dancing is good for your soul! What's more, it's a fun (and very sociable) way to work up a sweat and stay fit.

An Overview of Dance

Ceroc
Ceroc is a simplified version of jive and quite similar to swing but without the complicated footwork.

Street dance
Street dance describes urban dance styles that evolved in the street, school yards and nightclubs, including hip-hop, popping, locking, krumping and breaking.

Ballet
The first ballet school, the Académie Royale de Danse, was established in France in 1661. Today there are three main forms of ballet: classical, neoclassical and contemporary.

Contemporary
Unlike dances such as ballet, contemporary dance is not associated with specific techniques. In contemporary dance, people attempt to explore the natural energy and emotions of their bodies to produce dances that are often very personal.

Salsa
Salsa dancing is a fun and flirtatious form of partner dancing, fusing steamy Afro-Caribbean and Latin styles into simple and lively movements.

Ballroom
Ballroom dancing has made a comeback in recent years, partly thanks to TV shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and Strictly Dance Fever. There are many styles of ballroom dancing from around the world, such as the waltz, tango and foxtrot, and each has specific step patterns.

Zumba
Zumba is a popular fitness programme inspired by Latin dance. The word "Zumba" comes from a Colombian word that means to move fast and have fun.

Flamenco
From Andalucia in Spain, this is the dance of swirling skirts, castanets and breathtakingly fast heel stomping. Flamenco's musical and dance traditions are centuries old, blending gypsy, Moorish and Andalucian influences.

Tap
Tap dance uses shoes with small metal plates on the soles to make the dance itself part of the music. Tap evolved in America and had its roots in African dance, Irish dance and clog dancing.

Bollywood
Bollywood dancing stems from the Indian film industry and is now popular throughout the world. It is known for being upbeat and often helping to tell a story or show emotions. Bollywood dance blends classical Indian dance forms, with its intricate hand gestures and footwork, with modern western styles, including hip-hop and jazz.

Modern jazz
Jazz dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. Jazz dance evolved alongside jazz music and was popularised in ballrooms across the US by the big bands of the swing era. Jazz dance offers a full body workout, developing dance ability, flexibility, strength and rhythm.

Wheelchair dancing
BBC3's Dancing on Wheels has done wonders for the sport of wheelchair dancing and has raised its profile as a recreational activity. Wheelchair dancing is open to people of all abilities, including mixed ability dance partners. From the ballroom to the street – not forgetting ballet, and group dances like Gangnam or line dancing – nothing is off limits for those wheels of steel.

Benefits

Dancing can be a way to stay fit for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. It has a wide range of physical and mental benefits including:

  • improved condition of your heart and lungs
  • increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
  • increased aerobic fitness
  • improved muscle tone and strength
  • weight management
  • stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • better coordination, agility and flexibility
  • improved balance and spatial awareness
  • increased physical confidence
  • improved mental functioning
  • improved general and psychological wellbeing
  • greater self-confidence and self-esteem
  • better social skills.

Costs

Dance classes vary in prices across the country with some companies allowing you to pay as you go.

Facts

  • Tchaikovsky composed 'Swan Lake' in 1875, however it was quite unsuccessful after the first year of performance; conductors, dancers and many members of audience thought that the piece of music was much too difficult to dance to, and therefore rejected the piece.

Find Dance Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Drumchapel Sports

Drumchapel Sports is a Community Sports Hub made up of local voluntary led sports clubs, working towards the vision of a healthy, confident and inspiring community in Drumchapel.

East End

Activities, clubs, and organisations based in Glasgow's East End.

Good Move

Good Move recognises that being physically active is one of the single most important things you can do for our health, which is why we focus our efforts on enabling the inactive become active.

Maryhill and Summerston Community Sports Hub

Maryhill & Summerston Community Sports Hub provides the local people opportunities to participate in a variety of sport and physical activities to help local people be more active and healthier.

Toryglen Community Sports Hub

Toryglen Community Sports Hub is the focal point for sports and physical activities in and around the Toryglen area of Glasgow.
Indepen-dance Scotland

Indepen-dance Scotland

Creating opportunities for disabled people to enjoy, express & fulfil their potential through dance

Vivace Theatre School

Vivace Theatre School

Vivace Theatre School offers first class training in Acting, Singing, Dance, Musical Theatre and Early Stages Performance for young people aged 3 years - 18 years.

Giggle N Grow

Giggle N Grow

Giggle N Grow is all about creative fun for everyone. We aim to provide stimulating fun for every child and opportunities for parent and child to interact together

Feel Good Women's Group

Feel Good Women's Group

The Feel Good Women's Group is a community based constituted group that provides health & wellness for women and girls.

St Matthew's Centre

St Matthew's Centre

The St Matthew’s Centre is a wonderful Community Facility in Possilpark that supports communities across the Canal Ward

McQuade School of Irish Dance

McQuade School of Irish Dance

Irish Dance Class
Glasgow Southside & Provanmill
Boys and girls age 3+

Cornerstone Community Hall

Cornerstone Community Hall

A community venue in the heart of Toryglen for the benefit and enjoyment of the local community.

McLaughlin School of Irish Dance

McLaughlin School of Irish Dance

McLaughlin School of Irish Dancing School is based in the southside of Glasgow and is the most decorated dance school in Scotland. The school offers classes across the south of Glasgow to boys and girls from ages 4+ from beginner level through to Worlds.

Toryglen Community Sports Hub

Toryglen Community Sports Hub

Toryglen Community Sports Hub is a partnership of local clubs and organisations who deliver sports and physical activities which are focused on increasing the health and well being of the local community.

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Hip Hop Revival - Street Dance Community Club

Hip Hop Revival is a street dance organisations who deliver community programme across Glasgow.

Dynamix Dance

Dynamix Dance

DynamiX Dance Academy is a fun and enthusiastic dance school for girls/boys starting from age 18 months! We run weekly classes so come along and join the fun!!

Maryhill and Summerston Community Sports Hub

Maryhill and Summerston Community Sports Hub

Maryhill and Summerston Community Sports Hub provides the local community with opportunities to participate in a variety of sport and physical activities to help local people live more active and healthier lives.

Hillhead Sports Club

Hillhead Sports Club

Hillhead Sports Club has been a multi-sport and social club at Hughenden since 1924. Today, with a Fitness Club and a restaurant, we serve the people of Glasgow and surrounding areas, as a Community Sport Hub.

Time to Dance

Time to Dance

Fun and friendly non competitive dance classes in southside of Glasgow for boys and girls age 2+classes in Ballet, Jazz & Lyrical, Cheer Pom, Tap&modern , baton twirling & freestyle, Acro and Aerial Hoop & Silks classes available to book v

Stepz in Time School of Dance

Stepz in Time School of Dance

We are a BATD dancing school based in the South Side of Glasgow .

Nanette Academy Of Dance

Nanette Academy Of Dance

Nanette Academy of Dance is a well established dancing school. Classes include RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap

The Dream Centre

The Dream Centre

The Dream Centre established in 2018 in Glasgow. We offer recreational, competitive and professional training in Dance, Musical Theatre & Gymnastics in our purpose built studios. We offer a range of classes for children & adults to suit various levels of

Glasgow East End Community Carers

Glasgow East End Community Carers

Glasgow East End Community Carers provides support for carers who are caring for family members or friends. We provide advice and information, a wellbeing programme, and a homecare service.

Caroline Greene School Of Irish Dance

Caroline Greene School Of Irish Dance

The Caroline Greene School of Irish Dancing is based in Glasgow, Scotland

Karen Burns School of Dance

Karen Burns School of Dance

We are a local dance school. Classes in tap, ballet, jazz, modern and acro

JAK Dance

JAK Dance

JAK Dance is local dance club which caters for children ages 3+, young people and adults. We deliver freestyle, rock and roll, boogy woogi, ballroom and latin american dance. Our club is located in the Castlemilk Area and everyone is welcome!

Mount Vernon Community Hall

Mount Vernon Community Hall

Mount Vernon Community Hall sits within Mount Vernon Park in the East End of Glasgow. It has parking for about 40 cars. The hall is run by a group of volunteers and hosts a number of activities including Judo, Taekwondo, and dance. See website https://

Alba Scottish Country Dancers

Alba Scottish Country Dancers

Children's Scottish Country Dance and Ceilidh Classes in Glasgow

BD Dance Studio

BD Dance Studio

Local dance classes for anyone aged 4+. Specialising in Hip Hop, Lyrical, Commercial dance and more!

Netherholm Community Hall

Netherholm Community Hall

Netherholm Community Hall is a new venue for community activity and can be hired for a range of events.

Decades Dance Fitness

Decades Dance Fitness

Feel DECADES younger! What kind of music do you love to dance to? Whether it's 60s rock n roll, 70s disco, 80s cheese, 90s clubland or recent chart hits, we have something for everyone!

Active Glasgow East

Active Glasgow East

Active Glasgow East serving the areas of: Baillieston, Garrowhill and Mount Vernon by working with a range of clubs and community organisations.

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Easterhouse CSH delivers activities across the Easterhouse community: Boxing, Badminton, Cycling, Taekwondo, Hurling, Yoga, Table Tennis, Community activities and Physical Activity

Drumchapel Sports

Drumchapel Sports

Drumchapel Sports is a Community Sports Hub made up of local voluntary led sports clubs, working towards the vision of a healthy, confident and inspiring community in Drumchapel.

Line Dancing

Line Dancing

For the older generation and anyone else who wishes to join, this class is run on Sunday's from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.

Giggle 'n' Grow - Move Dance Go!

Giggle 'n' Grow - Move Dance Go!

This is an innovative and energetic programme which has been developed at Giggle N Grow to offer a stimulating and enjoyable music and exercise experience which can be adapted to suit the age range or special requirements of many children with special needs. Fun learning activities, promotes early education through play. For children and families.

Giggle 'n' Grow - Move Dance Go!

Giggle 'n' Grow - Move Dance Go!

This is an innovative and energetic programme which has been developed at Giggle N Grow to offer a stimulating and enjoyable music and exercise experience which can be adapted to suit the age range or special requirements of many children with special needs. Fun learning activities, promotes early education through play. For children and families.

Giggle 'n' Grow - Move Dance Go!

Giggle 'n' Grow - Move Dance Go!

This is an innovative and energetic programme which has been developed at Giggle N Grow to offer a stimulating and enjoyable music and exercise experience which can be adapted to suit the age range or special requirements of many children with special needs. Fun learning activities, promotes early education through play. For children and families.

JLG Jive

JLG Jive

Get your dancing shoes on and learn some new moves at JLG Jive!

Giggle 'n' Grow - Move Dance Go!

Giggle 'n' Grow - Move Dance Go!

This is an innovative and energetic programme which has been developed at Giggle N Grow to offer a stimulating and enjoyable music and exercise experience which can be adapted to suit the age range or special requirements of many children with special needs. Fun learning activities, promotes early education through play. For children and families.

Giggle 'n' Grow - Move Dance Go!

Giggle 'n' Grow - Move Dance Go!

This is an innovative and energetic programme which has been developed at Giggle N Grow to offer a stimulating and enjoyable music and exercise experience which can be adapted to suit the age range or special requirements of many children with special needs. Fun learning activities, promotes early education through play. For children and families.

Giggle 'n' Grow - Move Dance Go!

Giggle 'n' Grow - Move Dance Go!

This is an innovative and energetic programme which has been developed at Giggle N Grow to offer a stimulating and enjoyable music and exercise experience which can be adapted to suit the age range or special requirements of many children with special needs. Fun learning activities, promotes early education through play. For children and families.

Giggle 'n' Grow - Move Dance Go!

Giggle 'n' Grow - Move Dance Go!

This is an innovative and energetic programme which has been developed at Giggle N Grow to offer a stimulating and enjoyable music and exercise experience which can be adapted to suit the age range or special requirements of many children with special needs. Fun learning activities, promotes early education through play. For children and families.

Movement Park: Gym Tots

Movement Park: Gym Tots

Movement Park, Gym Tots sessions allow you and your child to select sessions that are suitable to your child’s learning. All sessions allow parents and child to explore various areas of movement and dance in a fun and engaging way. At Movement Park, movement is what we do! The more you move the more you explore and learn!

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