The Best Dance Studios in Bangkok
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Are you passionate about the lindy hop? Can you not sit still whenever your favorite beat is on? Fret not, as there are plenty of studios in Bangkok
where you can get your groove on. From evenings spent swinging the night away to courses on learning how to tap dance, here are the city’s five best dance studios.
The Hop Bangkok
Bangkok has become a utopia for swing dancers from around the world, all because of one dance studio: The Hop
. This studio is home to Bangkok’s large swing community. The Hop opened on October 27, 2012, and this dance studio has been turning heads and attracting some big crowds for its social nights ever since. The Hop is a space that encourages everyone to pursue and embrace art. This studio also offers a wide variety of workshops on top of their dance courses, such as a musical theater workshop for kids. If you have the time, we highly suggest taking one of The Hop’s month-long lindy hop courses. It is here you will get your groove on and meet some amazing, like-minded dancers as well as build a global community with your fellow swing dancers. You will find The Hop’s dance studio just a short walk from the BTS Skytrain station Chong Nonsi.
Bangkok Dance Academy
There is a class for everyone at the Bangkok Dance Academy. Some of the classes that this academy offers include jazz, ballet, contemporary dance, street dance, hip-hop, Thai dance, and many more. The Bangkok Dance Academy has been in Bangkok for a while now, having opened back in 1996. If you are serious about your dancing skills and want to pursue a professional dancing career, the Bangkok Dance Academy also offers dance classes in higher education, specifically in ballet.
Groove Studio Bangkok
Groove Studio Bangkok offers classes in street jazz, hip-hop, and more. Regardless of your skill level, Groove Studio Bangkok has a class for you. This studio holds several classes every day, making it easy to book one that fits your schedule. The studio is open weekdays from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The studio is within walking distance from the BTS Skytrain station Ratchathewi.
Groove Studio Bangkok, 294/1 3 Phayathai Rd, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 02 611 1598
Rumpuree World Dance Studio
With up to seven classes being taught every day, you will find no shortage of ways to get your groove on at Rumpuree World Dance Studio. This studio has some of the most unique courses out of all the studios in Bangkok, with hopeful dancers able to choose from belly dancing, Argentine tango, pole dancing, Zumba, and even Afro-Caribbean courses. Rumpuree World Dance Studio was founded in 2006, and its goal is to make the art of dance accessible to everyone. You can take single dance classes at the studio or take up to 30-hour long courses. Classes start at ฿500 (about $15).
Aree School of Dance Arts
Aree School of Dance Arts
opened in 1987 and has been bringing Bangkok some of the best dance classes in the city. This school is no lightweight, producing some internationally known dancers. The school offers ballet, jazz, Spanish dance, contemporary, hip-hop, and stretching classes. Prices start at ฿4,200 for a three-month long course. This school has an additional branch on Silom. By Kelly Iverson