DANCE!

Classes and workshops are available for almost any kind of dance you can name, from ballet, tap, or flamenco to hip hop, belly and Egyptian dance. There are often annual registration fees. Many classes are offered on a semi annual or annual basis, but can be found à la carte.

Centre de Danse du Marais is a good place to start looking. It is frequently featured in movies set in Paris, as its courtyard setting is magical, with strains of Oriental, classical and salsa music filtering out through the windows, behind which one can glimpse the forms of dancers. Over 50 classes are offered weekly, including some in English or by anglophone instructors. Annual membership costs between 380 and 480 euros.
41, rue du Temple, 75004, M° Rambuteau, tel: 01.42.77.58.19

Centre de dance de Clichy also features a smorgasbord of choices, including a good power yoga (ashtanga) class.
54, ave rue de Clichy, 75009, M° Place de Clichy, tel: 01.53.32.75.00

Centre des Arts Vivants offers a good choice of dance and musical theatre classes, with a children's programme, in the Bastille area.
4 rue Bréguet, 75011e, tel: 01.55.28.84.00
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Salle de Pleyel offers classical ballet classes for all levels, in French.
252 rue du Faubourg St. Honoré, 75008, tel: 01.45.3.32.90, M° Etoile or Ternes

Georges & Rosy, ballroom dance school founded by the eponymous world champions.
20, rue de Varennes, 75007, M° Sevres-Babylone, tel: 01.45.48. 66.76

Sign up for traditional Irish dance classes offered by Sarah Clark, lead dancer for Lord of the Dance for six years, and professional competitor for 20 years. She also offers personal training! Contact her at theparisirishdancecompany@hotmail.com or tel: 06.80.56.18.78.

Jose Gomez Marques, professional dancer just in from Spain, offers private classes of salsa, contemporary or jazz dance. Contact him at jose.gomez.marq@terra.es or tel: 06.65.66.11.43.

Salsa, tango, capoeira, merengue - Lessons at the Ecole des Danses Latines et Tropicales, 164 rue du Faubourg st. Antoine, 75012, M° Faidherbe Chaligny or Reuilly Diderot, tel: 01.43.72.26.26, or check the website at www.salsadanse.com.

Rock & Roll Dance Center
6 impasse de Lévis, 75017, M° Villiers, tel: 01.43.80.90.23

Centre de danse Momboye, specializes in African dance.
25 rue Boyer, 75020, M° Gambetta, tel: 01.43.58.85.01

Rock and salsa classes offered in French every Wednesday at 7pm, at the Faculte de Medecine Necker, 156 rue de Vaugirard, 15e, Metro Pasteur, 2nd floor salle de sport. Information, tel: 06.0902.0546 or email tobebop@yahoo.com.

West Coast Swing beginners classes offered in French, Wed nights 17h30-18h30, at Studio Rey, 13 rue Simon Lefrance, 4e, tel: 01.4274.5379.

Children's dance

L'Académie Américaine de Danse à Paris, started by American Brooke Desnoues, offers classical and jazz dance classes, plus professional training, competitions and performances, children and adults. 5, rue Rousselet, 75007, tel: 01.47.34.36.22, M°Vaneau, Duroc